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Babies are “due” after 40 weeks of gestation, but evidence suggests that infant mortality and complications are lowest for those delivered at 39 weeks, when a fetus is considered full term
From the Mayo Clinic to Harvard, sources don't always get the facts right about preeclampsia. Reached by ProPublica, some are making needed corrections.
This morning, Alydia Health announced that it has secured $10 million in funding to test a medical device to prevent mothers from bleeding to death after childbirth.
For full-term, low-risk patients, induction of labor with a Foley balloon alone or with prostaglandins is associated with a significantly lower risk of adverse neonatal outcomes than with PGE alone
Source:U.S. News and World ReportMarch 16, 2021
One group of maternal health experts in 2016 urged doctors to give all women heparin shots after C-sections, barring specific medical risks for individual patients.
Source:PIX 11 NewsFebruary 18, 2021
Heart disease is not only the number one cause of death, it’s the number one cause of death during pregnancy.
Source:American Heart Association NewsFebruary 10, 2021
Being Black and pregnant in the U.S. was already a risky combination, and health experts now worry the pandemic is making things worse.
Source:The Wall Street JournalOctober 25, 2019
The standard treatment to prevent women from having another preterm birth isn’t effective, according to the final results of a study. The finding has already led one group to revamp its guidelines.
- October 9, 2019
A growing number of pregnant women in the United States have weight-related conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease.
- July 8, 2019
Providers in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYP/CUIMC are now offering virtual visits through the NYP OnDemand Virtual Visit program.
Source:Parents MagazineMay 14, 2019
Women are dying during pregnancy and childbirth at alarming rates—some up to a year after delivery, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.