Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill

Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.
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This study evaluated homeless women's contraception knowledge and demonstrated improved knowledge following efficacy-based contraceptive counseling. Women were surveyed using a pre-test then post-test following standardized efficacy-based contraceptive counseling. 47 women participated. 13/19 (68.4%) of reproductive-aged women were not using contraception. After education there was significant increase in good-excellent self-rated knowledge (35, 75.5% vs 44, 93.6%; p
Source: Journal of Community Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: J Community Health Nurs Source Type: research
ConclusionsPediatric visits are an opportune location for addressing maternal health and this intervention demonstrated feasibility and improved outcomes for some but not all outcomes Attention to maternal health needs across pediatric visits during infancy may be important for maintaining positive pre/interconception health behaviors.
Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Case Reports in Women's HealthAuthor(s): S.D. Halassy, J. Eastwood, J. PrezzatoAbstractWhen advising a pregnant patient who has previously had a cesarean section about the risks of trial of labor, it is important to explain the risk of uterine rupture. Subjective symptoms of abdominal pain or objective findings of non-reassuring fetal status and loss of fetal station are often indicative of this disease process, which most commonly is caused by a defect on the uterus from the cesarean delivery. Any uterine surgical intervention (myomectomy, for example) is the leadi...
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Sirajum Munira, Lisa Christopher-StineAbstractMyositis and scleroderma are both rare autoimmune diseases with female predominance and often occur before and during reproductive years. The rarity of diseases explains the low frequency of concurrent disease and pregnancy. Like other autoimmune diseases, myositis and scleroderma may be more active during pregnancy as well. To date, many patients with myositis and scleroderma can have favorable pregnancy outcomes with careful management. This cha...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Erol Arslan, D. Ware BranchAbstractAntiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a rare condition characterized clinically by thrombotic events or pregnancy complications and confirmed by one or more repeatedly positive anti-phospholipid (aPL) antibodies on two or more occasions at least 12 weeks apart. Several factors are thought to have roles in pathogenesis of adverse obstetric events related to APS, including platelet and endothelial cell activation, complement activation, and ultimate activation of...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Alexandra Pouliot, Riham Elmahboubi, Catherine AdamAbstractBackgroundAt one Canadian university hospital, pregnant women have been routinely screened for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with a 75g OGTT. Diagnostic plasma glucose thresholds were: fasting: ≥5.3mmol/l, 1-hr: ≥10.6mmol/l or 2-hr: ≥9.0mmol/l. In 2015, diagnostic thresholds were reduced to those recommended by the International Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG): fasting ≥ 5.1mmol/l, 1-hr ≥10.0mmol/l or 2-hr ≥8.5mmol/l. However, subseque...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Discussions about sexuality and reproduction are an important part of transition planning and must be done with an awareness of the adolescent’s developing understanding and maturity. Pregnancy imposes a hemodynamic load on the heart which may lead to cardiac, obstetric and fetal/neonatal complications in women with CHD. Pre-pregnancy counselling must include an assessment of maternal and fetal risk according to several well-developed models. Counselling should also include discussions about fertility and alternatives to pregnancy when appropriate. Recommendations for contraception must be made according to the patie...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Amelia Veitch, from Essex, suffers from endometriosis, which occurs when cells in the lining of the womb grow outside the uterus. It causes her immense pain and severe bloating.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Tobacco Smoking in Mother Complicating Pregnancy;   Tobacco Use Disorder;   Tobacco Smoking Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: maternal carbon monoxide level Sponsor:   University of Alabama at Birmingham Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Gestational Weight Gain Intervention:   Behavioral: Breezing Metabolic Rate Tracking Sponsor:   Arizona State University Completed
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