The findings suggest that extending screening for postpartum depressive symptoms for at least two years after childbirth may be beneficial.
The findings support categorizing pregnant patients as a higher risk group, particularly with obesity and chronic diseases like asthma and high blood pressure.
Today, it’s not longer “can we,” but rather, “should we” edit human embryos destined to be born?
For some families, average out-of-pocket health care spending for maternity care jumped from $3,069 in 2008 to $4,569 in 2015.
Medicaid pregnancy coverage, expires 60 days after childbirth, leaving many women without health insurance at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.
Pregnant patients with a low risk of birth problems who are cared for by a midwife in a hospital will likely experienced fewer interventions and complications.
Often women who miscarry will experience feelings of guilt. But miscarriage is very rarely caused by anything the mother did.
Most mothers-to-be in the US – 65% – have not been vaccinated against the flu and whooping cough, putting their and their infants’ health at risk, CDC reports.
Some changes are more obvious than others. We all know that women get a visible bump. But pregnancy can also change some of their key bodily functions.
The U.S. maternal mortality rate is higher than in Canada, Japan, or any Western European country — even higher than the rate in Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan.
Washington state has second lowest infant mortality rate, 3.88/1000 live births; Massachusetts, at 3.66/1000, lowest – National rate 5.9.
A new study found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with lower IQs, compared to the children of women exposed to lower levels.
For some types of pollution, chances for admission increased as much as 147%, compared to infants whose mothers did not encounter high levels of air pollution i the week before delivery.
Any infection in the mother during pregnancy may increase a child’s risk of autism and depression.