Latest Pregnancy news

IBD Symptoms in Pregnancy Tied to Higher C-Section Rate, IUGR

Women with inflammatory bowel disease have lower pregnancy rates, and those with uncontrolled disease are at increased risk for adverse outcomes, according to a study published online April 7 in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Smoking Only in Early Pregnancy Still Puts Baby at Risk

While quitting smoking during the first trimester slightly decreases the risk for low birth weight in newborns, any duration of maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight and abnormal body proportions, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open.

Kidney Injury Up During Pregnancy-Related Hospitalizations

The rates of pregnancy-related acute kidney injury hospitalizations increased during the last decade, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Nephrology.

Racial Disparities Seen for Insurance Coverage Around Time of Pregnancy

Disruptions in insurance coverage around the time of pregnancy disproportionately affect indigenous, Hispanic, and black non-Hispanic women, according to a study published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.