Obstetrics & gynaecology

Severe maternal complication risk four times higher with twins

(HealthDay)—Women with twin pregnancies have a four-fold increased risk for severe maternal complications both before and after delivery, compared to women with singleton pregnancies, according to a study published online ...

Pediatrics

Largest study of childhood cancer after IVF

In the past three decades, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has gone from an experimental procedure to being more common. Pregnancies enabled by IVF frequently have more difficulties, with children born earlier and smaller even ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Assisted reproduction may up risk of placental anomalies

(HealthDay)—Among singleton pregnancies, assisted reproductive technology (ART) is associated with an increased risk of placental anomalies, according to a review published online May 8 in BJOG: An International Journal ...

Pediatrics

CDC: low birthweight rate increased from 2014 to 2016

(HealthDay)—From 2014 to 2016 there was an increase in the singleton low birthweight rate, which was mainly due to increases in the rate of moderately low birthweight, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ART conception tied to increased odds of maternal morbidity

(HealthDay)—For singleton pregnancies, conception with assisted reproductive technology (ART) is associated with increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the January issue of Obstetrics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Multiple-child pregnancies hike birth costs in the US

(HealthDay)—Compared with singleton births, delivery of multiple-child pregnancies substantially raises health care costs paid by insurers and patients in the United States, according to research published in the December ...

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