Senate approves bill to ban crib bumpers
“The fact that these deadly products can still be found on shelves across the country is extremely confusing to new parents who don’t believe...
Neonatal hypoglycemia doesn’t affect childhood academics
Accompanying study showed no evidence of neurosensory impairment after neonatal dextrose gel treatment.
ADHD link to prenatal opioid exposure shifts with other substances
Children’s risk profile for ADHD shifted based on which substances and substance combinations they were exposed to during pregnancy.
‘Baby-friendly’ steps help women meet prenatal breastfeeding goals
A first-ever study of the effect of evidence-based maternity care practices on prenatal breastfeeding intentions in women from low-income U.S....
Phthalate exposure via maternal and cord blood affects infant outcomes
Prenatal exposure to phthalates was inversely associated with head circumference in male and female infants.
From the Journals
Endometriosis not linked with preterm birth, new study finds
Changing monitoring strategies to prevent preterm birth for women with the disease may not be necessary.
Future respiratory infection risk raised by early life virus exposure
“The interferon-related gene activity caused by an early first viral infection is thought to create a proinflammatory environment that makes...
Alternative birthing practices tied to neonatal infection risk
When women inquire about alternative practices, physicians need to strike a diplomatic balance between respecting women’s wishes and the benefits...
Two studies detail the dangers of COVID in pregnancy
Most of the birth problems occurred with first and second trimester infections and occurred even if the pregnant person didn’t have respiratory...
Antibiotics used in newborns despite low risk for sepsis
A large cohort study showed little difference in antibiotic use for newborns with and without low-risk delivery characteristics.
Beyond the White Coat
Physician as trusted counselor
It takes more time to learn the art of counseling parents, listening to their concerns, and earning their trust. That art is practiced in face-to-...