Interventions intended to help pregnant women lose weight may not prevent large-for-gestational-age (LGA) newborns, a study of 2618 women has found.
Healthcare providers aren't giving overweight women proper advice on healthy gestational weight gain and physical activity.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are not only highly effective, they are appropriate under a variety of conditions. Here, the authors present 3 scenarios in which patients would benefit from LARC methods.
Rh disease may get all the headlines, but immunologic reactions to the Kell antigen can be just as lethal to a K1-positive fetus—if not more so.
Once a common cause of perinatal death, Rhesus (Rh) disease is now quite rare in pregnant women, thanks in large part to advances in ultrasound and DNA technology. But the fact that roughly 7 out of every 1,000 liveborn infants are delivered by Rh-sensitized women emphasizes the need for more vigorous preventive efforts and up-to-date management skills.