A British neonatal nurse convicted of killing 7 babies loses her bid to appeal
A British neonatal nurse who was convicted of murdering seven babies and the attempted murder of six others has lost her bid to appeal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Reporting perinatal substance use to child protective services: obstetric provider perspectives on the impact on care - Kaufman JS, Yonkers KA, Maltz C, Friedhoff CM, Londo ño Tobon A, Mele A, Tessier-Kay M, Grechukhina O, Lipkind H, Byatt N, Forray A.
OBJECTIVE: To understand obstetric provider perspectives on child protective services (CPS)-mandated reporting requirements and how they affect care for pregnant and postpartum patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). METHODS: Key informant intervi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

SmartPhone-Based eLearning Enhances Community Health Workers ’ Knowledge: New Article Highlights IntraHealth-Led Study in Rwanda
cbalesMay 21, 2024May 21, 2024A new article, “Using eLearning to improve and retain the knowledge of community health workers in maternal and neonatal health in Rwanda: A cohort study, ” published in the journalPublic Health Challenges, details the results of a study among Rwandan community health workers (CHWs) participating in a smartphone-based eLearning course. IntraHealth International conducted the study through its USAID-fundedIngobyi Activity, which worked to bring high-quality, integrated health services to more Rwandan mothers, children, and adolescents from 2018-2023.Read the article  here.CHWs play a criti...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 21, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Tags: Rwanda Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Health Digital Health eLearning Source Type: news

Study: Just Half of First Prenatal Visits Cover Gestational Weight Gain Study: Just Half of First Prenatal Visits Cover Gestational Weight Gain
Lifestyle habits and gestational weight gain are related to maternal and neonatal outcomes and should not be ignored.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Study: Just Half of First Prenatal Visits Cover Weight Gain Study: Just Half of First Prenatal Visits Cover Weight Gain
Lifestyle habits and gestational weight gain are related to maternal and neonatal outcomes and should not be ignored.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Blood Sugar Levels at Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis Predict Outcomes
MONDAY, May 20, 2024 -- Glucose above the diagnostic threshold at the time of gestational diabetes diagnosis is associated with worse neonatal outcomes, according to a study presented at the annual European Congress of Endocrinology, hosted by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Common Are Subconjunctival Hemorrhages in Newborns and Infants?
Discussion Newborn infants should have their eye red reflexes examined looking for signs of congenital cataract, retinoblastoma and other ophthalmological problems. This can be complicated by lid edema from birth, and also antibiotic prophylaxis for gonorrhea that may have been applied to the eyes. Sometimes the physician only gets a brief look at the red reflexes. Therefore serial exams over the first days to weeks of life are important. Trauma and infection are most common in infants and young children, but causes of subconjunctival hemorrhage (SCH) include: Trauma Direct to globe and orbit Inadvertent – rubbin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 20, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of perinatal suicide risk in Spanish women - Mart ínez-Vazquez S, Peinado-Molina RA, Hernández-Martínez A, Martínez-Galiano JM.
This study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is ‘ Mommy Brain ’ Real? What Happens to Your Mind and Body When You Become a Mom
Recently, I was catching up with a friend who’d just given birth to her first baby. I thought about all of the changes I’d experienced since having my 1- and 3-year-old daughters. “I feel like I’m a completely different person,” I said. As soon as the phrase came out of my mouth, I questioned it. Nearly 2 billion people in the world are mothers. Surely they didn’t all feel completely different after giving birth. Or did they? [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Most people are familiar with the term “mommy brain,” a phrase that describes the brain fog and for...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Friedlander Serrano Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Africa: Perinatal Depression - Why It's in the Spotlight
[UCT] May marks Maternal Mental Health Month, with the aim to raise awareness around the fact that many women struggle with perinatal mental health challenges, and to share resources for support. And this month, the Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is shining a spotlight on the issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 15, 2024 Category: OBGYN Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms in an urban post-partum maternity setting: a retrospective cohort study - Moran L, Sheehan JD, Roddy D, Duffy RM.
BACKGROUND: Fifteen percent of women worldwide experience depression in the perinatal period. Suicide is now one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in developed countries. Internationally, many healthcare systems screen post-natal women for depres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Listen to mums: ending the postcode lottery on perinatal care
This report makes a set of recommendations that aim to address these problems and work towards a maternity system that is woman-centred and where poor care is the exception rather than the rule.ReportMore detail (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - May 13, 2024 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

MatDAT: maternity disadavtage assement tool — assessing wellbeing and social complexity in the perinatal period
Royal College of Midwives (RCM) - With a growing number of pregnant women experiencing more social complexities, the RCM has developed the MatDAT tool not only to ensure they receive the right care, but also the right support from other agencies. There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the impact of disadvantage, such as poverty and poor housing on pregnancy and birth outcomes, which means a multi-agency approach is needed more than ever.ToolPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - May 13, 2024 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

‘ I Don ’ t Have Faith in Doctors Anymore. ’ Women Say They Were Pressured Into Long-Term Birth Control
This article was produced as a part of a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Impact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Semuels Tags: Uncategorized Exclusive feature uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news