Correlation between the parenthood self-efficacy of pregnant women and their prenatal adaptations in a middle-income country
Conclusions(1) This study found that increasing the parenthood self-efficacy levels of pregnant women improves their adaptation to the prenatal period. (2) The participants displayed a medium level of prenatal adaptation and parenting self-efficacy. (3) The demographic characteristics of the participants affected their prenatal adaptation and self-efficacy levels for parenting tasks. In addition to improving the prenatal adjustment by increasing the parenting self-efficacy of pregnant women, the government should arrange programmes that will enhance their parenting self-efficacy.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the technique of laparoscopic management of a cornual ectopic pregnancy.
This video demonstrates a four step strategy for robot-assisted (RA) abdominal cerclage placement prior to pregnancy.
Conclusions: The common prevalence of smoking among pregnant women with HIV and its association with adverse outcomes indicates that smoking cessation programs in this population may have a significant impact on neonatal and maternal health. PMID: 32100603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractNative circulating oxytocin (OT) levels in non ‐pregnant/non‐lactating/non‐medicated humans are very low (≤8 pg/mL). The lower limit of detection (LLOD) of our previous liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC‐MS) method (10‐25 pg/mL) precluded their quantification in serum and urine. Thus, we sought to improve the LC‐MS sensiti vity of OT measurements in these matrices by hydrophobic tagging and solid phase extraction (SPE). In the former approach, OT was reduced then alkylated with N‐alkyl acetamide (C12, C14, C16, and C18) tags or derivatized using sulfonyl chloride‐based reagents. In the l...
Purpose of review To review recent evidence on the capacity of vitamin D to prevent atopic disease, focussing on food allergy and asthma, and potential underlying mechanisms. Recent findings The incidence of allergic disease continues to increase worldwide. Vitamin D status is influenced by sun exposure and dietary intake. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased incidence of allergic disease and asthma. These associations are generally strongest in early life. The capacity of vitamin D to enhance antimicrobial pathways, promote peripheral immunological tolerance and maintain mucosal barrier integrity may underl...
This study aimed to explore the effect of antidepressant treatment on the HPA axis, changes in depression score, and serum levels of TNF- α in depressed infertile women. Methods In this randomized controlled trial research, 60 infertile women who had undergone in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment with depression scores between 16-47 were divided into two groups. The intervention group with fluoxetine capsule was under treatment for two months before the embryo transfer, while the control group was given placebo. Depression score, serum levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF- α ) as well as cortisol hormon...
CONCLUSIONSPregnancy resource centers play a role in meeting the acute material and social needs of low ‐income pregnant women. However, the constraints on the resources the centers offer mean that this support cannot be part of a reliable system of care. Advocates and policymakers should take a nuanced approach to regulating these centers and consider the reasons women visit them, especially low‐ income women.
Conclusions: This study provided the first prospective evidence of a positive association between prolactin levels in early pregnancy and GDM risk.
This article uses a case study approach to discuss evidence‐based, patient‐centered care for GBS bacteriuria in pregnancy as well as ethical incorporation of individual patient preferences and values.
ConclusionOur results revealed that mosaicism contributes to a major cause of false negative in NIPS, and highlighted the importance of ultrasound in identifying these false ‐negative results.