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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.
A new study shows that a drug given to some pregnant women to prevent severe respiratory ailments in preterm newborns reduces health care costs.
Source:Reuters HealthFebruary 28, 2019
Analysis of data from three high-income countries on births among women who previously had a stillbirth found the length of time between the two pregnancies was not an important factor.
Source:NPRFebruary 18, 2019
Brittney Crystal was just over 25 weeks pregnant when her water broke. It was her second pregnancy — the first had been rough, and the baby came early.
Source:InsiderJanuary 17, 2019
In November 2018, a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics offered some encouraging news: Between 2002 and 2016, the use of alcohol and cigarettes during pregnancy has declined.
Source:InsiderOctober 15, 2018
By some measures, Jaquie Keith had a normal, uneventful pregnancy. She had no serious complications. She gained the requisite amount of weight and her belly swelled right on schedule.
Source:NBC NewsOctober 10, 2018
On Valentine’s Day 2017, Ebony Boyd picked up some holiday doughnuts as she headed to work feeling “blessed and happy,” she recalls.
Source:U.S. News and World ReportSeptember 11, 2018
Women with high blood sugar during pregnancy run a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes years after giving birth, a new study finds.
Source:The Washington PostAugust 2, 2018
Cathryn Scheipers did not want to get on that train to New York. It was a Sunday night in December 2014, and the commercial real estate professional had an important conference the next morning.
Source:NBC NewsJuly 26, 2018
According to the CDC, at least 700 women die every year from pregnancy or childbirth and 60% of childbirth related deaths are preventable.
- June 1, 2018
Friends and faculty gathered to celebrate Dr. Richard Levine’s 50th year at Columbia University and the establishment of two new endowed professorships