A lifestyle intervention combining dietary and physical activity counselling initiated during early pregnancy does not appear to effectively improve dietary intake, physical activity, or obstetric and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women at high risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, according to data from the RADIEL trial.
Mothers with higher anxiety levels and intrapartum blood loss were less likely to breastfeed at 5–9 weeks after delivery, while those loss who received support services on breastfeeding were more likely to do so, a local study shows.
History of legal termination of pregnancy (TOP) is the strongest predictor of perinatal maternal mortality among patients with acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP), followed by total bilirubin and serum creatinine, according to a recent study.
The use of antidepressant drugs in pregnant women taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) does not appear to contribute to a significant increase in the risk of congenital malformations, as well as affect seizure control, a study has found.
Behavioural lifestyle interventions, such as those focused on diet and physical activity, safely and effectively limit excess gestational weight gain (GWG) in overweight and obese pregnant women, a recent prospective meta-analysis has shown.
Supplementation with fish oil from the 24th week of pregnancy leads to a higher body mass index (BMI) in the first 6 years of life in offspring but not an increased risk of overweight or obesity, suggests a study.
Women have more cardiac risk factors than men, yet are more likely to be categorized as being at lower risk based on standard scoring test for cardiovascular risk, according to the PROMISE* study presented at the 65th American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting. This highlights the need for sex-specific approaches to the diagnosis of heart disease.