New ESC Guideline on Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy New ESC Guideline on Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy

The document endorses a pregnancy heart team for care, advises inducing labor at 40 weeks, and provides a table on safety of cardiovascular drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Movva VC, Fleener D, Rijhsinghani A Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of live births following labor induction for pregnancy termination in 16-22-week pregnancies. This information is important in order to be able to adequately counsel a pregnant woman regarding the options for pregnancy termination. STUDY DESIGN: We con- ducted a retrospective study over a 10-year period of all pregnancies that underwent labor induction for pregnan- cy termination between 16 and 22 gestational weeks. The indications for pregnancy termination included fetal anomalies and pregnancy complications. RESULT...
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
Purpose of review The proportion of pregnancies occurring in women of at least 35 years of age has increased from 6.2% in 1980 to 22.3% of births in 2016. This review summarizes recent epidemiological and basic scientific studies investigating the association between older maternal age and adverse pregnancy outcome(s), and clinical studies which investigate the effects of intervention to reduce adverse events. Recent findings Women of at least 35 years of age have increased risk of maternal and foetal complications in pregnancy including: stillbirth, a small for gestational age baby, preterm birth, preeclampsia and ma...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: WOMEN'S HEALTH: Edited by Joseph Aquilina Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There may be little or no difference in operative birth between women who adopt recumbent or supine positions during the second stage of labour with an epidural analgesia. However, the studies are heterogeneous, probably related to differing study designs and interventions, differing adherence to the allocated intervention and possible selection and attrition bias. Sensitivity analysis of studies at low risk of bias indicated that recumbent positions may reduce the need for operative birth and caesarean section, without increasing instrumental delivery. Mothers may be more satisfied with their experience of ch...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conditions:   Induced; Birth;   Delivery Complication;   Indications for Care in Pregnancy; Labor; and Delivery Intervention:   Sponsors:   Oslo University Hospital;   University Hospital, Akershus;   Vestre Viken Hospital Trust;   Førde Central Hospital;   Sykehuset Innlandet HF;   Helse Fonna;   Helse Nord;   Haukeland University Hospital;   Levanger Hospital;   Nordlandssykehuset HF;   Sorlandet Hospi tal HF;   Sykehuset Telem...
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CONCLUSIONS: We report a pregnant woman who was diagnosed with CML and treated solely with apheresis procedures using the Spectra Optia instrument for 9 weeks, ensuring the safe delivery of her child. PMID: 30394539 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:  Evaluation of MCA Doppler and eventually UCR at term can be a useful tool to discriminate pregnancies affected by GDM that can benefit from IOL before 41 weeks in order to reduce complications related to this condition. PMID: 30396217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research
Conclusion Early amniotomy among class III obese women, especially nulliparous women, undergoing labor induction may be associated with an increased risk of cesarean delivery. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: SMFM Fellowship Series Article Source Type: research
Conclusion In this 10-year nationwide cohort, women with a preterm first cesarean who opt for trial of labor in a subsequent pregnancy had high rates of successful trial of labor. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study shows the effective results of the non-commercial gestational surrogacy programme in the Netherlands, in a multidisciplinary team setting. An increased risk for adverse obstetric outcomes in surrogate mothers is noted for hypertensive disorders and post-partum haemorrhage compared with the incidence in non-surrogacy pregnancies.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
The percentage of pregnant women having labour induced has hit a record high, new figures reveal.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
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