Across the United States, nitrous oxide (N2O) is attracting attention as a desired option for analgesia during childbirth.
Labor and Delivery
Cutting-edge medical advances and innovative technologies have made headlines and continue to flourish in the new millennium. However, these medical achievements stand in stark contrast to the paradoxical increase in US maternal mortality, which is among the highest of all developed nations.
Women with endometriosis at first singleton pregnancy are about 1.5 times more likely to have a preterm birth (PTB), according to a meta-analysis.
Data from more than 1.9 million subjects shows that women with endometriosis have a statistically higher risk of obstetric complications including preterm birth (PTB) than those without the condition.
Longitudinal data from a prospective cohort study indicate that being born early term may negatively affect a child’s cardiorespiratory fitness. Plus: Is there a difference in PTB rate between branded and compounded 17P? Also, a review analyzes whether or not there are any benefits to placentophagy.
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that in pregnancies conceived via assisted reproduction, risk of adverse perinatal outcomes may be higher with donated than with autologous oocytes. Plus: Do post-cesarean antibiotics reduce infections in obese women? Also: Researchers believe they have identified the genes associated with preterm delivery.
This article reviews complications that may occur following perineal trauma, techniques to help prevent these complications, and best practices for management using case vignettes.
PTB can be readily separated into spontaneous and indicated PTB, and, thus, treatment or prevention for one might be counterproductive for the other.
A new study looks at whether midpelvic operative deliveries have greater trauma than other delivery forms. Plus: A look at the long-term effects of using bisphosphonates. Also, is lithium use in early pregnancy as dangerous as previously thought?
The latest on testing guidelines for Zika from the CDC. Plus: Are corticosteroids effective when administered only hours before delivery? Also, a look at the prevalence of hepatitis C among pregnancy women in the United States.