Health

Denying payment reduces rate of early elective deliveries

(HealthDay)—Implementation of a program denying payment to providers for unnecessary early elective delivery is associated with a reduction in the rate of early elective deliveries, according to a study published in the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pregnancy risks upped in women with intellectual disability

(HealthDay)—Pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at increased risk for adverse maternal and offspring outcomes, according to a study published in the April issue of BJOG: An International ...

Diabetes

Maternal hyperglycemia ups offspring cardiometabolic risk

(HealthDay)—Maternal hyperglycemia during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of abnormal glucose tolerance, obesity, and increased blood pressure (BP) in offspring, independent of maternal obesity, according to ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Guidelines provided for suboptimally dated pregnancies

(HealthDay)—Guidelines have been provided for managing pregnancies in which the best clinical estimate of gestational age is suboptimal, according to a committee opinion published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Pediatrics

Preemies often receive gastroesophageal reflux meds

(HealthDay)—Thirty-seven percent of premature infants receive gastroesophageal reflux (GER) medications, with more than three-quarters initiating medication use after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Gestational age may impact academic performance

A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology indicates that being born either too early or too late may have a long-term effect on children's academic performance.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Early planned birth linked to risk of poor child development

Planned births occur where a considered decision is made to deliver an infant, and in recent years there have been significant changes in clinical practice resulting in an increase in planned births before the ideal time ...

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