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Pregnant women need to guard against coronavirus

(HealthDay)—Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be susceptible to pregnancy complications, an obstetrician-gynecologist says.

Medications

Drug combination for women suffering miscarriages is cost-effective

A pretreatment medication for women who suffer miscarriages—called mifepristone—is not only more clinically effective when combined with the standard of care drug, but also more cost effective, according to researchers ...

Health

Study suggests marijuana may impair female fertility

Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according to an animal study accepted ...

Medications

Experiences of undesired effects of hormonal contraception

A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. Their experiences can influence their choice of contraception. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Rates of STIs up from 2016 to 2018 among women giving birth

(HealthDay)—From 2016 to 2018, the rates of three sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increased among women giving birth, according to the March 26 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No evidence found for SARS-CoV-2 vertical transmission to fetus

(HealthDay)—There is currently no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 undergoes intrauterine or transplacental transmission from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-infected pregnant women to fetuses, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidance issued for prenatal care in setting of COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In new guidelines specific to maternal-fetal medicine practitioners, published online March 19 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, recommendations are presented for prenatal care in the setting ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Labor after previous cesarean should be considered

Labor after Cesarean may be successful in over 90% of cases and thus may be considered a reasonable option for both mother and child, a study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth suggests. When given detailed information ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

During coronavirus hospital surge, a midwife recommends home birth

For many health-care providers who worked through the 2003 SARS epidemic, especially in epicentres, like Toronto, the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the many lessons health-care providers learned at that time. Social ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Arthritis drug answer to pregnancy malaria, study finds

Babies exposed to malaria in the womb can suffer low birth weight and miscarriages, but a new study has found a common arthritis drug could put an end to the scourge of placental malaria.