Pregnant Women Getting UTI Meds Linked to Defects
The antibiotics -- trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) -- have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant women when given in the first trimester.
A Harvard University study found that children whose mothers consumed processed foods and sugary sodas during pregnancy scored lower on tests for learning, memory and other skills.
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada launches campaign to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use.
Experts say more screening is needed to tackle the disease, which affects pregnant women.
Authors: Carod-Artal FJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Zika virus (ZIKV) disease is a vector-borne infectious disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Recently, ZIKV has caused outbreaks in most American countries. Areas covered: Publications about neurological complications of ZIKV infection retrieved from pubmed searchers were reviewed, and reference lists and relevant articles from review articles were also examined. Vertical/intrauterine transmission leads to congenital infection and causes microcephaly and congenital ZIKV syndrome. ZIKV preferentially infects human neural progenitor cells and triggers cell apoptosis. ...
A person can choose from a wide range of methods to avoid pregnancy. Non-hormonal methods include condoms and natural family planning, where a person tracks their cycle of fertility. Hormonal methods include the pill, implants, and IUDs. Find out about preventing pregnancy, and when to take a pregnancy test, here.
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This study evaluates the available evidence for the teratogenicity of statins, and their utility in treating preeclampsia and dyslipidemia in pregnancy, as good alternatives in these domains are currently lacking. Areas covered: The possible teratogenicity of statins is a primary focus of this paper. We also evaluated for some possible non-teratogenic effects, such as changes in birth weight and rates of spontaneous abortion, among mothers exposed to statins during pregnancy. Regarding potential uses, this study mainly discusses statin utility in preventing and treating preeclampsia and treating dyslipidemia in pregnancy. ...
Conditions: Preterm Pregnancy; Labor Induction Interventions: Procedure: Early Amniotomy; Procedure: Late Amniotomy Sponsor: University of Alabama at Birmingham Not yet recruiting
Conditions: Obesity; Pregnancy Related Intervention: Other: Exposure to high-fat smoothie Sponsor: Western Kentucky University Recruiting
Conditions: Pregnancy Related; Obesity Intervention: Other: Physical Activity Education and Resources Sponsor: Western Kentucky University Recruiting