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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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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JAMA: Maternal Prenatal Depressive Symptoms and Fetal Growth During the Critical Rapid Growth Stage

Maternal Prenatal Depressive Symptoms and Fetal Growth During the Critical Rapid Growth Stage Abstract Importance  Fetal growth in the critical rapid growth stage (CRGS) before delivery, approximately between 30 to 37…

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Protecting infants against RSV disease: an impact and cost-effectiveness comparison of long-acting monoclonal antibodies and maternal vaccination

Protecting infants against RSV disease: an impact and cost-effectiveness comparison of long-acting monoclonal antibodies and maternal vaccination Summary Background Two new products for preventing Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in young…

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ACOG Green Journal: Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy and Hypothermia Treatment

Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy and Hypothermia Treatment Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an important clinical entity because it is associated with death and long-term disability, including cognitive impairment, cerebral palsy, seizures,…

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Pediatrics Review: Advances in the Care of Infants With Prenatal Opioid Exposure and Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

SOURCE: Mascarenhas, M. et al. Advances in the Care of Infants With Prenatal Opioid Exposure and Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. Pediatrics 2024; e2023062871. 10.1542/peds.2023-062871 A significant number of advances have…

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Let’s talk aspirin: A survey of barriers and facilitators faced by midwives when engaging in conversations about aspirin with women at risk of pre-eclampsia

Let’s talk aspirin: A survey of barriers and facilitators faced by midwives when engaging in conversations about aspirin with women at risk of pre-eclampsia Abstract Objective Adherence to low-dose aspirin is key…

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AHA and AAP: Considerations on the Use of Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines for Hospitalized Neonates and Infants

SOURCE: Sawyer et al.; Considerations on the Use of Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines for Hospitalized Neonates and Infants: On Behalf of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee…

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