Obstetrics & gynaecology

Opioids: Leading cause of pregnancy-related death in new Utah moms

As the opioid epidemic rages on, one vulnerable group—new moms—have often been overlooked. A new study at the University of Utah Health found that drug-induced death is the most common cause of pregnancy-associated death ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?

A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Obstetrician-gynecologists can help protect working mothers

(HealthDay)—Obstetrician-gynecologists and other obstetric providers can help to protect women working through their pregnancy, according to a Committee Opinion published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Cardiology

Women most at risk for heart failure weeks after giving birth

Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death in the U.S.—with the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubling between 1987 and 2011. Even so, much about heart failure-related hospitalizations ...

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