Ultrasound remains most sensitive imaging modality when diagnosing placenta accreta.
Pregnancy and Birth
New research presented at ACOG 2014 shows that inadequate weight gain in the second trimester is an independent risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth.
Reports of women being criticized for “intense” workouts in late pregnancy are circulating the Web. Are these criticisms clinically warranted, or are the criticizers just bullies?
New research shows that too much or too little maternal weight gain in pregnancy is associated with the child’s risk of being overweight or obese in early childhood.
Not losing any baby weight within 1 year after delivery increases a woman’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, new research shows.
All pregnant women should be tested for diabetes by 13 weeks’ gestation and tested again for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks’ gestation, say new guidelines.
Low levels of adiponectin before pregnancy were associated with a 5-fold increased risk of gestational diabetes. This risk was 7-fold in obese or overweight women.
The current treatment of mild gestational diabetes mellitus results in fewer cases of preeclampsia, shoulder dystocia, and macrosomia but seems to have no effect on neonatal hypoglycemia or future poor metabolic outcomes, concluded a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Women should wait 12 to 18 months after weight-loss surgery before trying to become pregnant, according to an evidence-based literature review.
Proper weight management during pregnancy is beneficial to both the mother and the fetus. Overweight women are at an increased risk for gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, preterm birth and intrauterine death.