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New device rapidly controls postpartum hemorrhage

Written by | 16 Sep 2023

A study led by Columbia obstetricians has shown that a new intrauterine device can rapidly control postpartum hemorrhage, a major cause of severe maternal morbidity and death, in… read more.

OB/Gyn residency programs should offer more menopause training

Written by | 3 Sep 2023

A nationwide assessment of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs reveals the need for more training in how to provide the best care for women going through menopause, according… read more.

New data informs treatment of blood cancer during pregnancy

Written by | 6 Jun 2023

Today, Blood Advances published a study revealing that patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) lymphoma during pregnancy experienced a progression-free survival rate of 24% and an overall survival rate of 83%…. read more.

Rising rates of induced labor need to be reconsidered in the context of the UK maternity services staffing crisis, study suggests

Written by | 22 May 2023

A new study suggests that increasing rates of induction of labour (IOL) of pregnant women and people in the UK, without considering the accompanying, real-world impact on staffing workloads and… read more.

Fear of childbirth exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by | 16 May 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated fear of childbirth among pregnant people in the U.S., according to a new Dartmouth study. The researchers were particularly interested in understanding, from a… read more.

An estimated one million stillbirths and newborn baby deaths could be prevented each year by implementing low-cost pregnancy interventions in low- and middle-income countries

Written by | 10 May 2023

Eight low-cost and easily implementable proven interventions for pregnant women in 81 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) could prevent an estimated 566,000 stillbirths and 5.2 million babies a… read more.

Telephone-based health coaching did not affect postpartum weight gain

Written by | 30 Apr 2023

Gestational diabetes (GDM) and overweight during pregnancy are associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Although postpartum weight loss can reduce diabetes risk, effective interventions are lacking… read more.

Can virtual reality tools help teach obstetrics and gynecology topics to medical students?

Written by | 9 Mar 2023

Results from a trial published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics support the benefit of 3D virtual reality lessons to improve medical students’ knowledge and understanding of complex… read more.

Antibiotics after birth affects gut microbes of babies

Written by | 22 Feb 2022

Treating babies with antibiotics in the first week of life is linked with a decrease in healthy bacteria necessary amongst others to digest milk and an increase in… read more.

High blood pressure treatment in pregnancy appears safe, prevents maternal heart risks

Written by | 22 Dec 2021

Treatment for high blood pressure during pregnancy appears safe for many women and may reduce maternal risk for severe hypertension without increasing fetal and neonatal risks, according to… read more.

Planned home birth presents little risk where midwifery is well-integrated

Written by | 14 Oct 2021

In the state of Washington, a planned home birth with a licensed midwife is just as safe as a birth at a licensed birth centre. Researchers from the… read more.

FDA approves Solosec for trichomoniasis in adults – Lupin Pharma

Written by | 10 Jul 2021

Lupin Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has approved the company’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the use of Solosec (secnidazole) to include the treatment of trichomoniasis… read more.

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