In the United States, 1% to 2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. HCV can be transmitted to an infant in utero or during the peripartum period.
Providers should be discussing Zika with their patients and educating them about preventive strategies as well as offering screening and testing to relevant populations of pregnant women.
Across the United States, nitrous oxide (N2O) is attracting attention as a desired option for analgesia during childbirth.
Since hormonal contraception was introduced in the 1960s, the risks and benefits of the drugs have been the subject of considerable, and at times acrimonious, debate.
Results of a multinational trial show that a 5-day course of nitrofurantoin may produce better outcomes in women with uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection (UTI) than a single dose of fosfomycin.
A study from Belgium has found that women with typical symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) may still be infected with the uropathogen Escherichia coli despite a negative culture result.
Speakers from across the country and from all walks of life came to the March for Moms in Washington, DC, with a single goal: motivating society to improve the lives of mothers, babies and birthing families.
A number of risk factors have been found for gestational hypertension/preeclampsia (GH-PE), and a new study from Taiwan suggests endometriosis is one of them, and a significant and independent risk factor at that.
A study of menstrual effluent showed that there are significant differences between samples taken from patients with endometriosis and healthy controls, indicating that analysis of menstrual blood may have potential as a noninvasive diagn
Learning several simple skills can make a breech birth safer for both mother and baby.