Risk of miscarriage linked strongly to mother’s age and pregnancy history

Externally peer-reviewed? Yes Type of evidence: Observational Subjects: Women Findings point to new insights into possible shared underlying causes of

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Caesarean section linked to slight increase in future stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy

Main Points: Caesarean section is associated with a slightly increased rate of subsequent stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy, according to a

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PTSD, Major Depressive Episode Appears to Increase Risk of Preterm Birth

Main Points: Diagnoses of both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a major depressive episode appear to be associated with a

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For Pregnant Women Who Smoke, Vitamin C Supplementation Results in Improved Lung Function of Newborn

Main Points: Supplemental vitamin C taken by pregnant smokers improved measures of lung function for newborns and decreased the incidence

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy Does Not Appear to Improve Cognitive Outcomes for Children

Main Points: Although there are recommendations for pregnant women to increase their intake of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid

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Receiving Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Does Not Appear to Increase Risk of Adverse Events For Mother or Infant

Main Points: A preliminary study finds that receipt of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine

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Pregnancy Associated With Greater Risk of Certain Bacterial Infection, Which May Worsen Outcomes

Main Points: Chicago – In a surveillance study of infection with the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae among women of reproductive age in England and

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Risk of HIV infection is high during pregnancy and the postpartum period

Main Points: Women living in world regions where HIV infection is common are at high risk of acquiring HIV infection

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Study Examines Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy, Child Behavioral Problems

Main Points: Children of women who used the pain reliever acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy appear to be at higher risk

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Mechanism for Early Pregnancy Loss has been found; Research

Researchers have found the mechanism behind the early pregnancy loss (EPL). This research has been done by researchers from Zhejiang

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