Pregnancy and Birth

 
Drug Overdose Deaths Reach Record High among Pregnant, Postpartum Women in US
December 07, 2022

Drug overdose deaths increased approximately 81% among pregnant and postpartum women in the US from 2017 to 2020, according to new research.

Study: Surprising Number of Postpartum Hypertension Cases Occurred More than 6 Weeks After Birth
November 16, 2022

Analysis of women who did not have high blood pressure while pregnant found that 1 in 10 were diagnosed with hypertension in the year after delivery.

Daily Dose: Social Vulnerabilities Linked to Cardiometabolic Risk in Pregnant Women
November 11, 2022

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Daily Dose: Racial Disparities among Women Seeking Fertility Care
November 09, 2022

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Social Vulnerabilities Linked to Cardiometabolic Risk in Pregnant Women in US, New Study Finds
November 09, 2022

AHA 2022: Study authors say more research is needed to investigate the impact of targeting social determinants of health to improve cardiometabolic risk and mortality in pregnant women.

Survey Finds Racial Disparities among Women Seeking Fertility Care during Pandemic
November 08, 2022

Black women seeking fertility care were less likely to report getting COVID-19 vaccine and were unsatisfied with how major health care systems handled the pandemic.

Study Analyzing Efficacy of Nonhormonal Contraceptive Gel, Phexxi, for Prevention of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Completes Last Subject Last Visit
August 25, 2022

Top-line data from the EVOGUARD clinical trial examining the efficacy of Phexxi for the prevention of chlamydia and gonorrhea are expected in October 2022.

Study: Investigational RSV Vaccine Elicited Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Pregnant Women
May 02, 2022

Results from a phase 2b trial showed that a bivalent RSV prefusion F protein-based vaccine was safe and led to higher neutralizing antibody responses in pregnant women.

Antihypertensive Treatment during Pregnancy Linked to Better Outcomes, According to New NIH Study
April 08, 2022

ACC 2022: Use of antihypertensive therapy in pregnant women was associated with better pregnancy outcomes, such as preeclampsia and fetal or neonatal death.

Migraine Linked to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications in Preliminary Study
February 28, 2022

Researchers also found that women with migraine with aura had a higher risk of preeclampsia than those with migraine without aura.