Medications

Topical corticosteroid use in pregnancy not tied to SGA, LBW

(HealthDay)—Topical corticosteroid use in pregnancy is not associated with increased risks for small for gestational age (SGA) or low birth weight, according to a study published online May 5 in JAMA Dermatology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

USPSTF in favor of interventions for healthy weight gain in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain during pregnancy. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Revealing the impacts of COVID-19 on unborn children

What are the risks to an unborn child if a woman contracts COVID-19 while pregnant, and how can doctors identify which pregnancies are at greater risk of adverse outcomes if a pregnant mother tests positive?

Cardiology

Adverse pregnancy outcomes tied to later atherosclerotic CVD

(HealthDay)—Adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), particularly hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and low birth weight, may be risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in older women, according to a ...

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