Superdrug recalls orange-flavoured pregnancy vitamins
UK high street retailer Superdrug has recalled its own products and acknowledged the 200mcg of folic acid they contain falls short of the 400mcg recommended by the NHS to prevent spina bifida.
Conclusions: Coverage of experimental spina bifida is associated with local and bone marrow negative feedback of select paracrine factors, as well as increased relative mesenchymal stem cell activity in the bone marrow. Further analyses informed by these findings may lead to strategies of nonsurgical induction of prenatal coverage of spina bifida.Fetal Diagn Ther
Purposeful parenting can begin even before a child is born. It can even begin before pregnancy. It is recommended that a woman who plans to become pregnant begin taking prenatal vitamins at least a month prior to conception, if possible. This ensures the proper vitamin balance for optimal development and decreases the likelihood of developmental defects occurring such as spina bifida. Even after pregnancy, there is much to prepare before the baby arrives. The mother’s regular prenatal care, diet, sleep, exercise, and stress levels all impact the growing child in utero. This time of preparation can be grea...
CONCLUSIONS: The prenatal US visualization of the TH by means of newly developed Doppler technologies characterized by high sensitivity for low velocity flow is feasible and allows the indirect evaluation of the insertion cerebellar tentorium in the second trimester. PMID: 32619035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: The prevalence of increased fetal nuchal translucency is relatively high in our environment and is associated with congenital fetal defects. Routine screening with first-trimester ultrasound will help detect congenital anomalies early.
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2020Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Lionel El Khoury, Rosa Benvenga, Joel Roussel, Rodolfo Romero, Regis Cohen, Nassir Habib, Jean-Marc Catheline
ConclusionsThe FMF angle is smaller in second and third trimester fetuses with open spina bifida. However, the difference is not large enough to implement this marker in current screening programs.
Conclusion: Although mostly associated with anencephaly, craniorachischisis can also be associated with exencephaly in early pregnancy. PMID: 31986946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Joanne Crellin, 37, from Douglas on the Isle of Man, agreed to a complex fetal operation when she was 26 weeks pregnant after finding out her son, Blay, would suffer with spina bifida.
The objective of this study was to compare maternal and pedia tric delivery outcomes in patients who underwent in-utero SB repair and elected to deliver at the Fetal Center (FC) versus the hospital of the Referring Physician (RP).
Despite an increasing number of women with spina bifida reaching reproductive age, there has been a paucity of research into their unique reproductive health care needs. The primary objective of this study was to begin to understand the sexual and reproductive health experiences of women with spina bifida.