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Physical inactivity in early pregnancy and the determinants in an urban city setting of...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12513-5
BMC Public Health; Syed Nor SF, Idris IB et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - Physical inactivity in pregnancy has been associated with excessive gestational weight gain, hypertensive disorders, gestational diabetes mellitus and postpartum depression. Despite these risks, physical inactivity level remains high especially in higher income countries. The prevalence of physical inactivity among women in Malaysia aged ≥16 years was 28.2% in 2019 exceeding men by 6.1%. Howeve...

SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination rates in pregnant women in Scotland.
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01666-2 10.15585/mmwr.mm7024e2 10.1136/bmj.m3320 10.15585/mmwr.mm6944e3 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.1050 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.05.014 10.1503/cmaj.202604 10.1136/bmj.m2107 10.1371/journal.pone.0251123 10.1002/uog.23619 10.1136/bmj.m3305 10.1001/jama.2021.11035 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.03.023 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02282-0 10.1056/NEJMoa2104983 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.09.012 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100467 10.1056/NEJMc2113891 10.1093/ije/dyab028 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042813 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.06.086 10.1136/bmj.n2862
Nature Medicine; Stock SJ, Carruthers J et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - Population-level data on COVID-19 vaccine uptake in pregnancy and SARS-CoV-2 infection outcomes are lacking. We describe COVID-19 vaccine uptake and SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women in Scotland, using whole-population data from a national, prospective cohort. Between the start of a COVID-19 vaccine program in Scotland, on 8 December 2020 and 31 October 2021, 25,917 COVID-19 vaccinations w...

SARS-CoV-2 placentitis associated with B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant and fetal distress or ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiac008
The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Shook LL, Brigida S et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - There is limited information on the specific impact of maternal infection with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant on pregnancy outcomes. We present two cases of intrauterine fetal demise and one case of severe fetal distress in the setting of maternal infection with Delta-variant SARS-CoV-2. In all cases, fetal demise or distress occurred within 14 days of COVID-19 diagnosis. Evaluation r...

Intrauterine fetal demise in the third trimester of pregnancy associated with mild infe...
https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiac007
The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Guan M, Johannesen E et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - SARS-CoV-2 has a higher infection rate in pregnant women than age-matched adults. With increased infectivity and transmissibility, the Delta variant is predominant worldwide. Here, we describe intrauterine fetal demise in an unvaccinated women with mild symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant infection. Histology and elevated proinflammatory responses of the placenta suggest that fetal demise was ...

Contract Remedies Need Not Undercompensate Aspiring Parents When Cryopreserved Reproduc...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/35026877
Journal of Law and Health; Hnylka JM

Jan 14th, 2022 - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has doubled over the past decade. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most prevalent form of ART. During IVF, a woman's eggs are extracted, fertilized in a laboratory setting, and then implanted in the uterus. Many IVF procedures use eggs or sperm that were stored using a proc...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidelines
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500114-guidelines

Jan 14th, 2022 - Guidelines Summary Numerous clinical guidelines have been issued for COVID-19. The following guidelines have been summarized at Medscape's COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines center: COVID-19 Enforcement Policy for Sterilizers, Disinfectant Devices, and Air Purifiers (FDA, 2020): 2020 COVID-19 guidance for industry and FDA staff OSHA Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19 (2020): 2020 guidan...

COVID Vaccination in Pregnant Women Protective for Infants
https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/pregnancy/96661

Jan 13th, 2022 - COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant women appeared to be protective for their offspring, while those who were unvaccinated faced higher risks of infection and severe complications, according to a prospective study based in Scotland. The perinatal mortality rate among births within 28 days of a COVID-19 diagnosis was 22.6 per 1,000 births (95% CI 12.9-38.5), more than four times higher than the ...

Fetal deaths in Ireland due to SARS-CoV-2 placentitis caused by SARS-CoV-2 Alpha.
https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2021-0586-SA
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Fitzgerald B, O'Donoghue K et. al.

Jan 13th, 2022 - - A severe third wave of COVID-19 disease affected Ireland in the first 3 months of 2021. In this wave, 1 second trimester miscarriage and 6 stillbirths were observed in the Irish population due to placental insufficiency as a result of SARS-CoV-2 placentitis. This observation was at odds with the country's previous experience with COVID-19 disease in pregnant mothers. - To describe the clinica...

Hispanic race is a risk factor for COVID-19 during pregnancy: data from an urban New Yo...
https://doi.org/10.1080/01443615.2021.1998890
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology : the Journal of Th... Elkafrawi D, Sisti G et. al.

Jan 13th, 2022 - There are limited studies on predisposing factors for COVID-19 positivity in asymptomatic pregnant women. The literature published to date on asymptomatic COVID-19 pregnant carriers does not focus on pregnancy or pre-pregnancy comorbidities. We wanted to identify risk factors for COVID-19 in asymptomatic pregnant women. We performed a retrospective chart review of 263 asymptomatic pregnant wome...

AP-NORC Poll: Abortion Grows as Priority Issue for Democrats
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966568

Jan 13th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (AP) — With Roe v. Wade facing its strongest threat in decades, a new poll finds Democrats increasingly view protecting abortion rights as a high priority for the government. Thirteen percent of Democrats mentioned abortion or reproductive rights as one of the issues they want the federal government to address in 2022, according to a December poll from The Associated Press-NORC Cente...

What Happens When Dr Google Is a Prime Referral Source
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966344

Jan 13th, 2022 - Dr Google has become a very reliable referral source for my practice. In the early days of internet medicine, patients would often come in telling me what they had after having done their own research. With full disclosure, they were sometimes right. More recently, though, I have seen a change in the tone of our conversations in which the Google search done for chest pain, left fingernail color...

Fears and uncertainties of expectant mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic: trying to re...
https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2021.2018773
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health An... Abu Sabbah EA, Eqylan SB et. al.

Jan 12th, 2022 - The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has exponentially spread across the globe and formed one of the greatest health threats in history. Pregnant women are vulnerable, and their vulnerability is amplified by the associated containment measures of the pandemic. In this study, we aim to explore and describe expectant mothers' experiences during the lockdown of COVID-19. A qualitative...

Short- and mid-term multidisciplinary outcomes of newborns exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in ute...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8747884
European Journal of Pediatrics; Buonsenso D, Costa S et. al.

Jan 12th, 2022 - The long-term outcomes of newborns exposed to SARS-CoV-2 infection in utero or during the first hours of life are still unknown. We performed a single-center, prospective, observational study of newborns born from mothers with microbiologically confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy or at time of delivery. Infants were offered a multidisciplinary follow-up consisting of nasopharyngeal Poly...

Obstetric interventions and pregnancy outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in England:...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003884
PLoS Medicine; Gurol-Urganci I, Waite L et. al.

Jan 11th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted maternity services worldwide and imposed restrictions on societal behaviours. This national study aimed to compare obstetric intervention and pregnancy outcome rates in England during the pandemic and corresponding pre-pandemic calendar periods, and to assess whether differences in these rates varied according to ethnic and socioeconomic background. We conduc...

The Different Immune Responses by Age Are due to the Ability of the Fetal Immune System...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8741860
International Journal of Biological Sciences; Lee J, Cho K et. al.

Jan 11th, 2022 - Among numerous studies on coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), we noted that the infection and mortality rates of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) increased with age and that fetuses known to be particularly susceptible to infection were better protected despite various mutations. Hence, we established the hypothesis that a new immune system exists that forms before birth an...

COVID-19 and Pregnancy: A public health, evidence-based approach.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8674513
Journal of the National Medical Association; Newman C, Henderson C et. al.

Jan 11th, 2022 - COVID-19 and Pregnancy: A public health, evidence-based approach.|2022|Newman C,Henderson C,Laraque-Arena D,|

Excess of cesarean births in pregnant women with COVID-19: A meta-analysis.
https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12609
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.); Omar M, Youssef MR et. al.

Jan 9th, 2022 - Studies have suggested that cesarean birth in pregnant women with COVID-19 may decrease maternal adverse events and perinatal transmission. This systematic review aimed to evaluate variations in clinical presentation, laboratory findings, and maternal/neonatal outcomes in COVID-19 patients who delivered vaginally versus via cesarean. A comprehensive search following PRISMA guidelines was perfor...

Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy worry in the United States.
https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12608
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.); Burgess A, Breman RB et. al.

Jan 9th, 2022 - Several recent studies confirm that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression in pregnant persons around world. In this study, we aimed to uncover the impact of COVID-19 on worry during pregnancy. This study used a cross-sectional descriptive research design. A link to a survey was emailed to users of the Ovia Pregnancy app. Participants (N = 253) completed...

Covid-19: Vaccination during pregnancy is safe, finds large US study.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o27
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Tanne JH

Jan 9th, 2022 - Covid-19: Vaccination during pregnancy is safe, finds large US study.|2022|Tanne JH,|

sFlt-1/PlGF ratio in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in patients affected by COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8653398
Pregnancy Hypertension; Soldavini CM, Di Martino D et. al.

Jan 9th, 2022 - To analyze soluble Fms-like tyrosine Kinase 1 (sFlt-1) and Placental Growth Factor (PlGF) ratio concentrations in COVID-19 pregnant patients with and without Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP), compared with non COVID-19 pregnant patients with HDP and a control group. We recruited and obtained a complete follow-up of 19 COVID-19 pregnant patients with HDP and of 24 COVID-19 normotensive ...