Category: Pregnancy

Vaccination in Pregnancy Linked with Lower Risk of Positive Tests in Infants

We know pregnant women are at a higher risk of infection from COVID-19. As per our previous updates, we also know that vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of fetal anomalies, neonatal hospitalizations, or infant demise. Some studies also showed that vaccination during pregnancy helped protect babies from serious illness and risk of […]

Updates on Egg Freezing

With so many life projects and goals to reach, many women decide to postpone maternity as much as they can. Some might not even be sure if maternity is in their plans for the future, but don’t rule it out. Others might need to undergo medical treatment that can affect their future fertility. Unfortunately, female […]

Studies Continue to be Reassuring Regarding COVID19 Vaccines and Fetuses

An expectant mother’s first priority is the safety of her baby. So, of course, when COVID 19  vaccines were created, everyone was worried about the possible effects they could have on a developing fetus. Since the vaccine trials had excluded pregnant women, there was no data at first that could reassure pregnant women of their […]

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NAMS Statement on US Supreme Court Decision

The Board of Trustees of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has reflected on the US Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe vs Wade and the sweeping range of emotions it has generated. The primary focus of NAMS is on late-reproductive and postreproductive female health, and we are and will always be health advocates for women. […]

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AMA: Ruling an egregious allowance of government intrusion into medicine

The following statement is attributable to: Jack Resneck, Jr. M.D. President, American Medical Association “The American Medical Association is deeply disturbed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn nearly a half-century of precedent protecting patients’ right to critical reproductive health care—representing an egregious allowance of government intrusion into the medical examination room, a direct […]

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ACOG Statement on the Decision in Dobbs V. Jackson

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, FACOG, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), regarding today’s decision from the United States Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Read ACOG’s amicus brief in the case. “Today’s decision is a direct blow to bodily […]

Outcomes for pregnancies resulting from infertility treatments

It is known that babies conceived through medically assisted reproduction for infertility have a greater incidence of premature birth and lower birth size, but a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology showed there are other reasons that could explain this.   The study used birth certificates from all babies born in Utah from 2009 […]

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Ramadan and Pregnancy

Ramadan and Pregnancy Sarah Azad, MD This Ramadan will start in early April, and the fasts will be from 14-16 hours.   Fasting during pregnancy brings up a lot of questions. Every pregnancy is different.  Each person has various medical issues, different weight issues, and different issues with their pregnancy, so please bring up fasting during […]

Cervical Ripening

Outpatient Cervical Ripening (Staring your induction at home!)

A new study reported in Obstetrics & Gynecology’s February 2022 issue found that using balloon cervical ripening at home shortens the amount of time women spend in labor and delivery and decreases cesarean section occurrence compared to women that undergo the procedure in the hospital. A previous study in 2019 showed there is no difference […]