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June 5, 2023

Prenatal Sleep Problems, Depression Linked to Poorer Outcomes Prenatal Sleep Problems, Depression Linked to Poorer Outcomes

BALTIMORE — Poor prenatal sleep may increase the risk of postpartum depression, and prenatal depression may reduce the likelihood of mothers coming to their prenatal appointments, according […]
June 2, 2023

Intervention Reduces Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage by 60% Intervention Reduces Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage by 60%

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide, particularly in the least developed and developing countries. Of the 14 million female patients affected […]
May 31, 2023

Abortion Limits: Less Evidence-Based Care for Miscarriages Abortion Limits: Less Evidence-Based Care for Miscarriages

BALTIMORE – Training hospitals that have state or institutional abortion restrictions are less likely to follow the evidence-based standard of care in diagnosing and managing miscarriages, including taking […]
May 26, 2023

Vulvodynia: A Little-Known and Treatable Condition Vulvodynia: A Little-Known and Treatable Condition

Vulvodynia is a little-known condition that, according to some US studies, affects 3%-14% of the female population. It is defined as chronic pain, present for at […]
May 26, 2023

How Has Cannabis Legalization Affected Pregnant Mothers? How Has Cannabis Legalization Affected Pregnant Mothers?

After Canada legalized recreational cannabis in 2018, the rate of acute care for cannabis use during pregnancy in Ontario nearly doubled, data indicate. A population-based study […]
May 24, 2023

Should You Prescribe Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause? Should You Prescribe Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause?

BALTIMORE — The off-label prescribing of compounded, bioidentical hormone therapy — in pills, creams, or pellets — for symptoms of perimenopause or menopause can put physicians […]
May 24, 2023

Study Finds COVID Boosters Don’t Increase Miscarriage Risk Study Finds COVID Boosters Don’t Increase Miscarriage Risk

COVID-19 boosters are not linked to an increased chance of miscarriage, according to a new study in  JAMA Network Open. Researchers were seeking to learn whether […]
May 23, 2023

Electrode Shortage Called Threat to Fetal Safety Electrode Shortage Called Threat to Fetal Safety

A worldwide shortage of fetal scalp electrodes could reduce access to internal fetal heart rate monitoring, potentially leading to more perinatal deaths and other complications, two […]
May 23, 2023

Female Sexual Pleasure: Is it in the Water? Female Sexual Pleasure: Is it in the Water?

BALTIMORE, Maryland — Water-based personal vaginal lubricants can not only relieve vaginal dryness but also can improve dyspareunia and increase other measures of sexual satisfaction for […]
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