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SMFM

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Hypertension, Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Offspring's Heart Health in Adolescence

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes are both on the rise

SMFM over a photo of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD

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Home Induction Is Effective and Safe for Moms and Babies

However, noninferiority criteria between methods was not met

February 15, 2024
Cervical Length Screening Did Not Reduce Rates of Preterm Births

Despite numerically lower numbers, no differences were statistically significant vs no screening

February 15, 2024
Umbilical Cord Milking in Non-Vigorous Infants Didn't Impact Neurodevelopment

MINVI trial follow-up shows comparable neurodevelopment with early cord clamping

February 14, 2024
Genome Sequencing Identified Variants in Fetal Structural Anomalies

Researcher touts identification of "high percentage of genetic disorders"

February 14, 2024
One in 10 People With COVID During Pregnancy Will Develop Long COVID

This appears to be less than the general adult population, researcher says

February 13, 2024
Lower Blood Pressure Better in Pregnancy With Diabetes

Going even lower on blood pressure appeared to help in a secondary trial analysis

February 13, 2023
No Negative Neurodevelopmental Issues With Late Exposure to Antenatal Steroids

Follow-up to ALPS trial offers reassuring results for late preterm corticosteroids

February 12, 2023
Cannabis May Interfere With Pregnancy

Retrospective study finds exposure linked with higher rates of stillbirth, hypertensive disorders

February 10, 2023
Single-Dose Antibiotic Reduced Maternal Sepsis in Vaginal Delivery

Azithromycin did not lower stillbirth, newborn sepsis, or newborn death risk, however

February 9, 2023
Collaborative Approach Tied to Less Racial Disparities in Antenatal Depression Care

Study found positive impact of COMPASS in Black patients

February 5, 2022
Gestational Diabetes Tied to Long-Term Cardiovascular Risks

Chronic comorbidities partly explain risk, researcher says

February 4, 2022
Can Chewing Sugar-Free Gum in Pregnancy Prevent Preterm Birth?

Xylitol gum use linked to lower rates of periodontitis, which has been tied to premature births

February 4, 2022
High-Quality Diet Cut Risk of Fetal Growth Restriction

Higher score on Healthy Eating Index also linked to decreased risk of hypertension in pregnancy

February 3, 2022
COVID Not Riskier Early vs Late in Pregnancy

But one in 10 cases in pregnancy progressed to moderate-severe illness

February 3, 2022