Obstetrics & gynaecology

Gestational weight gain in the U.S. higher during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic was associated with higher gestational weight gain (GWG) and a higher risk for excessive GWG among U.S. individuals with singleton pregnancies in 2020, according to a research letter published online ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: Fetal mortality in United States in 2020 unchanged from 2019

The rate of fetal deaths at 20 weeks of gestation or more was 5.74 deaths per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths in 2020, which was not significantly different from the rate in 2019, according to the Aug. 4 National Vital ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Timed intercourse for couples may increase pregnancy chances

Women who time intercourse may be able to increase their chance of conceiving, according to an updated Cochrane analysis. The review found that couples who pinpoint their "fertile window" using urine-testing monitors specifically ...

Oncology & Cancer

Motherhood after breast cancer doesn't lower survival chances

Having a baby after breast cancer does not negatively impact a woman's chance of surviving the disease. A new study shows that survival is no worse in younger women, those who had not been pregnant before, and those with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In utero SARS-CoV-2 exposure tied to neurodevelopmental sequelae

In utero exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is associated with increased neurodevelopmental sequelae in offspring, according to a study published online June 9 in JAMA Network Open.

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