AJOG: Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Predicted 30-Year Risk of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease 2–7 Years After Delivery

OBJECTIVE:  To determine whether adverse pregnancy outcomes are associated with a higher predicted 30-year risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD; ie, coronary artery disease or stroke). METHODS:  This was a…

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PLOS: Barriers and facilitators of adherence to low-dose aspirin during pregnancy: A co-produced systematic review and COM-B framework synthesis of qualitative evidence

Abstract Introduction Women at increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia are advised to take a daily low-dose of aspirin from 12 weeks of pregnancy to reduce their risks. Despite the well-established…

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ACOG: ACOG Recommends Obstetrician-Gynecologists Increase Syphilis Screening for Pregnant Individuals

ACOG Recommends Obstetrician-Gynecologists Increase Syphilis Screening for Pregnant Individuals Washington, D.C.— In the context of the rapidly increasing rates of congenital syphilis across the country, ACOG has issued updated guidance…

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AAP: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Skin-to-Skin Care Duration in Preterm Neonates

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Skin-to-Skin Care Duration in Preterm Neonates BACKGROUND Skin-to-skin (STS) care effectively improves neonatal outcomes, particularly for preterm neonates. However, utilization of STS remains suboptimal…

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JOGNN: Association Between Recurrent Preeclampsia and Attendance at the Blood Pressure Monitoring Appointment After Birth

Association Between Recurrent Preeclampsia and Attendance at the Blood Pressure Monitoring Appointment After Birth Abstract Objective To examine the association between recurrent preeclampsia and attendance at the standard of care…

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AJOG: Neurodevelopment of Children Whose Mothers Were Randomized to Low-Dose Aspirin During Pregnancy

OBJECTIVE:  Because low-dose aspirin is now commonly prescribed in pregnancy, we sought to assess the association between early antenatal exposure and child neurodevelopment. METHODS:  We performed a noninferiority, masked, neurodevelopmental…

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BMC: Impact of early preeclampsia prediction on medication adherence and behavior change: a survey of pregnant and recently-delivered individuals

Abstract Background Behavior change and medication adherence represent potential barriers to optimal prevention of pregnancy complications including preeclampsia. We sought to evaluate baseline sentiments on pregnancy care and medication amenability,…

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AAP: Endotracheal Tube Size Adjustments Within Seven Days of Neonatal Intubation

Endotracheal Tube Size Adjustments Within Seven Days of Neonatal Intubation BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neonatal endotracheal tube (ETT) size recommendations are based on limited evidence. We sought to determine data-driven weight-based…

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NVSS: Infant Mortality by Selected Maternal Characteristics and Race and Hispanic Origin in the United States, 2019–2021

Infant Mortality by Selected Maternal Characteristics and Race and Hispanic Origin in the United States, 2019–2021 AbstractObjectives—This report presents infant mortality rates forselected maternal characteristics (prepregnancy body massindex, cigarette smoking…

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Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine: Association between placental location and cord insertion site with pre-eclampsia: a retrospective cohort study

Abstract Objective The relationship between placental location in pregnancies without previa and adverse pregnancy outcomes has not been well studied. Additionally, the impact of abnormal cord insertion sites remains controversial….

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Circulation-AHA Journal: Opportunities in the Postpartum Period to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk After Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Abstract: Adverse pregnancy outcomes are common among pregnant individuals and are associated with long-term risk of cardiovascular disease. Individuals with adverse pregnancy outcomes also have an increased incidence of cardiovascular…

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AAP: Characteristics of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths on Shared and Nonshared Sleep Surfaces

Characteristics of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths on Shared and Nonshared Sleep Surfaces OBJECTIVES: Describe characteristics of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) occurring on shared or nonshared sleep surfaces. METHODS: We…

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AJOG: Postpartum pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis and complications in a US cohort

Postpartum pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis and complications in a US cohort Background Venous thromboembolism accounts for approximately 9% of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States. National guidelines recommend postpartum risk stratification and pharmacologic prophylaxis in…

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AJOG: Maternal risk factors for preeclampsia and prescription practices of low dose aspirin for preeclampsia prophylaxis

Objective To determine how prophylactic low dose aspirin (LDA) prescription rates differed across different maternal risk factors for preeclampsia. Study Design Retrospective study of patients that met SMFM criteria to initiate LDA ppx who received prenatal care…

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Birth, Issues in Perinatal Care: “We will be the ones bearing the consequences”: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to shared decision-making in hospital-based maternity care

“We will be the ones bearing the consequences”: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to shared decision-making in hospital-based maternity care Abstract Background Pregnant women involved in decisions about their…

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