Since January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, it represents an opportune time to inform pregnant patients and their families about some lesser-known risks for birth defects that may help to improve neonatal outcomes.
PPD requiring hospitalization higher among women undergoing general anesthesia for cesarean delivery
Any exposure increases spontaneous abortion risk; cardiac septal defects up for use in early pregnancy
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians provide or refer counseling interventions for pregnant or postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression.
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