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January 26, 2023

Is Preeclampsia a Cardiovascular Time Bomb for Mothers? Is Preeclampsia a Cardiovascular Time Bomb for Mothers?

Women who experience preeclampsia during pregnancy are almost twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke within 20 years of giving birth as pregnant […]
January 25, 2023

New Lawsuits Target State Restrictions on Abortion Pills New Lawsuits Target State Restrictions on Abortion Pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states’ abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what’s expected to a be […]
January 25, 2023

‘Archaic’ Notion: Surgeon Gender Not Tied to C-Section Outcomes ‘Archaic’ Notion: Surgeon Gender Not Tied to C-Section Outcomes

Surgeon gender was not associated with maternal morbidity or severe blood loss after cesarean delivery, a large prospective cohort study from France reports. The results have […]
January 20, 2023

Canadian Recommendation on Screening for PPD Misses the Mark Canadian Recommendation on Screening for PPD Misses the Mark

Postpartum/perinatal depression (PPD) remains the most common complication in modern obstetrics, with a prevalence of 10%-15% based on multiple studies over the last 2 decades. Over […]
January 17, 2023

COVID Dramatically Increases Death Risk During Pregnancy: Study COVID Dramatically Increases Death Risk During Pregnancy: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Women infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy are seven times more likely to […]
January 13, 2023

Mothers With Disabilities Less Likely to Start Breastfeeding Mothers With Disabilities Less Likely to Start Breastfeeding

Mothers with intellectual or developmental disabilities are less likely to initiate breastfeeding and to receive in-hospital breastfeeding support than those without a disability, new data suggest. […]
January 13, 2023

State Quality Initiative Can Reduce Maternal Morbidity State Quality Initiative Can Reduce Maternal Morbidity

A statewide quality initiative can improve severe maternal morbidity (SMM) and reduce the incidence of maternal morbidity and mortality from postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), a modeling analysis […]
January 13, 2023

How Painful Is Medication Abortion? How Painful Is Medication Abortion?

Although medication abortion is an effective procedure, it does cause physical pain that, in some cases, can be quite intense. Knowing whether a patient is at […]
January 12, 2023

Bleeding and in Pain, a Pregnant Woman Couldn’t Get Answers Bleeding and in Pain, a Pregnant Woman Couldn’t Get Answers

BATON ROUGE, La. — When Kaitlyn Joshua found out she was pregnant in mid-August, she and her husband, Landon Joshua, were excited to have a second […]
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