Category: Pregnancy

Maternal prenatal psychological distress and motor/cognitive development in two-year-old offspring: The Japan Environment and Children’s Study by Miyuki Mori

Maternal prenatal psychological distress, including depression and anxiety, may affect offspring’s motor/cognitive development. However, research findings have been inconsistent. We used a dataset from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study to evaluate associations between maternal six-item Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6) scores and motor/cognitive development among offspring at two years of age. Their offspring’s motor/cognitive…

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The role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis and guiding therapy of early cervical ectopic pregnancy by Hui Li

We described the ultrasonic imaging characteristics of four patients with cervical ectopic pregnancy (CEP) and inevitable miscarriage (IM) with the gestational sac (GS) located at the level of the cervical canal discussed and analyzed them in combination with relevant data, such as surgery and outcomes. It was found that contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) could provide a…

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Prevalence of teenage pregnancy and its associated factors in high fertility sub-Saharan Africa countries: a multilevel analysis by Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw

CONCLUSIONS: This study found that teenage pregnancy remains a common public health problem in the study areas. Level of education, marital status, occupation, wealth index, unmet need for family planning, knowledge about contraceptives, and country were significantly associated with teenage pregnancy. Hence, for sustainable development goal 3 to be realized by 2030, there must be…

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Association between public health emergencies and sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and early marriage among adolescent girls: a rapid review by Shruti Shukla

CONCLUSION: Although evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, and especially forced or early marriage of adolescent girls is limited, results from studies on other PHEs indicate that during crises, these detrimental outcomes are exacerbated. Findings from our review have important implications for policies and programs providing life skills…

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Implications for Prenatal Genetic Testing in the United States after the Reversal of Roe v Wade by Megan B Raymond

Prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic testing should be offered to every pregnant individual, with methods varying based on gestational age. Since Roe v Wade was overturned in June 2022, many states have implemented gestational age-based abortion restrictions. It is critical that reproductive health care professionals be aware of the interaction between the timing of genetic…

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