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Model Fails to Predict Risk for Maternal ICU Admission

A predictive model that uses prenatal risk factors to help identify women at higher risk for admission to the maternal intensive care unit has low positive predictive value, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Neural-Tube Defects Up for Offspring of Women on Dolutegravir

For HIV-infected women receiving dolutegravir from the time of conception, 0.3 percent have offspring with neural-tube defects, representing a small but significant increase compared with other antiretroviral treatment exposures, according to a study published online July 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide with the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, held from July 21 to 24 in Mexico City.

Migraines in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes for Mother, Baby

Migraines in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk for pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders as well as an increased risk for a variety of adverse outcomes in the newborn, according to a study published online May 8 in Headache.

Severe Maternal Complication Risk Four Times Higher With Twins

Women with twin pregnancies have a four-fold increased risk for severe maternal complications both before and after delivery, compared to women with singleton pregnancies, according to a study published online May 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.