Study: Avoid Using Herbal Products in Pregnancy

Most studies on herbal product use during pregnancy are not large enough, or well-designed enough, to offer good evidence about their link to pregnancy complications, researchers said.
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In this study, we tested the hypothesis that transgenerational DEHP exposure alters anxiety-like behavior and neural gene expression in both male and female mice. Pregnant CD-1 mice were orally dosed daily with either tocopherol-stripped corn oil or DEHP (20 or 200 μg/kg/day; 500 or 750 mg/kg/day) from gestational day 10.5 until birth to produce the F1 generation. Females from each generation were bred with untreated, unrelated CD-1 males to produce subsequent generations. Behavior and gene expression assays were performed with adult, intact F3 males and females. Transgenerational DEHP exposure increased time spent ...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusion and Recommendations: Consistent condom utilization among HIV clients on ART was low (55.8%). Place of residence and condom use initiation during sexual contact were significantly associated with consistent condom use. It is better to give more emphasis on health education and counseling service about consistent condom use for PLWHA who are on ART during follow-up especially for those who came from rural areas. PMID: 31007955 [PubMed]
Source: AIDS Research and Treatment - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: AIDS Res Treat Source Type: research
This study aimed to re-evaluate the role of these markers in the earlier identification of treatment success in a large cohort of women.DesignThis was a retrospective cohort study including women diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy and treated with a regimen of a single dose of MTX. A comparison of maternal and gestation characteristics was made between groups in whom treatment was successful or failed.ResultsA total of 292 women treated with single-dose intramuscular MTX for ectopic pregnancy were included in this study. In the overall cohort, the treatment success rate with a single dose of MTX was 62.7% (183/292). Only ...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate associations between glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), glycated albumin (GA) and fructosamine with neonatal birthweight in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The prospective cohort consisted of 82 women with GDM and their newborns, enrolled between November 2016 and September 2017. Considering neonatal birthweight and birthweights ≥90th percentile for gestational age as outcomes, linear and logistic regression models were used, respectively. Fructosamine (R2=0.62) and GA (R2=0.61) performed very similarly between them and best than HbA1c (R2=0.58). The added value of GA or fructosamine to Hb...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Phunyammalee M, Buayaem T, Boriboonhirunsarn D Abstract The aims of this study were to determine prevalence of childbirth fear among uncomplicated pregnant women in Siriraj Hospital and possible associated factors. A total of 305 uncomplicated, singleton pregnant women were enrolled during early third trimester. All participants were interviewed regarding baseline demographic, social, economic, family, and obstetric characteristics. Fear of childbirth (FOC) was evaluated by Thai version of Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire Version A (W-DEQ). W-DEQ scores and level of FOC were compared betw...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
In conclusion, supportive care and selective medical management in dedicated pregnancy loss and early pregnancy clinics achieve excellent reproductive outcomes. Impact Statement What is already known on this subject? The definition of recurrent miscarriage is varied. It ranges from two miscarriages according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, to three consecutive pregnancy losses as defined by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Recurrent miscarriage affects between 1 and 5% of women. Past studies suggest several causative fact...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study was performed in Dr Soetomo General Hospital, a tertiary center in East – Java, Indonesia over the period of 2013-2017. Chronic hypertension (CH) was divided using JNC VII criteria, as stage 1 (Blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg) and Stage 2 (BP>160/110 mmHg) hypertension.Main Outcome Measures:The primary outcomes were maternal and perinatal outcome. Data was statistically analyzed using Chi-square, Fischer exact test, and Mann-Whitney test (program: SPSS ®23)ResultsOver these 5 years, 352 patients were diagnosed with CH. The stage 2 of CH was associated with worse maternal outcome: maternal death (5.6%...
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Most states have statutes that invalidate a woman's advance directive if she is pregnant, a U.S. study finds. And because those statutes are often not clearly outlined in the DNR form, women filling out an advance directive most likely would not know that it wouldn't apply if they were pregnant, researchers reported in JAMA.
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Authors: Liu B, Song L, Zhang L, Wang L, Wu M, Xu S, Cao Z, Wang Y Abstract BackgroundPregnancy leads to substantial maternal metabolic and lifestyle alterations. However, it is still unclear whether repeated exposure to these changes will influence the development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). In the present study, we aimed to investigate the association between the number of pregnancies and GDM among Chinese women.MethodsA total of 7008 subjects from the Healthy Baby Cohort study were included in this study. The number of pregnancies was classified into three categories: 1, 2, or ≥ 3 pregnancies. GDM...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Editor's Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the April 23, 2019 issue
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