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Women with asthma are more likely than normal to gain weight during pregnancy and to retain weight 3 months after giving birth, suggests a National Institutes of Health study. On average, women with asthma gained 3.1 kg...

source: National Institutes of Health

Between 10 and 15 percent of pregnant women develop new-onset hypertension after 20 weeks gestation. Hypertension accompanied by proteinuria is known as preeclampsia, which can progress into a serious disorder that...

source: Nature Communications

Mothers with hypertensive disorder of pregnancy can be managed with either immediate or delayed induction of labor with expectant monitoring of both mother and baby. There are risks and benefits associated with both the type...

source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain is a common complaint. The etiology remains unclear and reports on risk factors for PPGP provide conflicting accounts. The aim of this scoping review was to map the body of literature on risk factors for experiencing PPGP.

source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Despite the mainly reassuring outcomes for pregnant women with COVID-19 reported by previous case series with small sample sizes, some recent reports of severe maternal morbidity requiring intubation and of maternal deaths show...

source: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Frequent travel between the Southern border states in the USA, Mexico, and Latin American countries increases the risk of the Zika virus spread. Patient education on virus transmission is fundamental in decreasing the number...

source: PLOS One

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