Using high-dose oxytocin for labour augmentation did not significantly reduce the incidence of Caesarean delivery among nulliparous women compared with standard dosing, according to a study presented at SMFM 2021.
Older maternal age and higher body mass index (BMI) were associated with an increased risk of nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex (NTSV) Caesarean delivery, according to a study presented at SMFM 2021.
High blood pressure (BP) during pregnancy and in the first 6 weeks postpartum may be an indicator of long-term hypertension, according to results of a prospective, single-centre study presented at SMFM 2021.
When combined with a Foley catheter, vaginal administration of misoprostol was superior to buccally-administered misoprostol for induction of labour, according to findings from the BEGIN trial presented at SMFM 2021.
Findings from the APRIL trial presented at SMFM 2021 fail to show substantial evidence that low-dose aspirin may reduce the recurrence of preterm birth (PTB) when initiated in early pregnancy in high-risk women (ie, women with a history of spontaneous PTB*).
While pregnant mothers with COVID-19 can mount a robust antibody response against the virus, transfer of antibodies from mothers to child across the placenta is less efficient than expected, according to a study presented during the SMFM 2021 Meeting.