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Cuzzolin Laura - - 2010
The present study aimed to explore the use of herbal products among a sample of Italian pregnant women and the possible influence of herbal consumption on pregnancy outcome. The study was conducted over a 10-month period (2 days a week, from January to October 2009) at the Maternity wards of ...
Mattocks Kristin M - - 2010
Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) may experience significant stress during military service that can have lingering effects. Little is known about mental health problems or treatment among pregnant OEF/OIF women veterans. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of mental health problems among ...
Bulik Cynthia M - - 2010
To compare the frequency with which unplanned pregnancies occur in individuals with anorexia nervosa relative to women without eating disorders in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. In a sample of 62,060 women, 62 reported anorexia nervosa. Using data from a questionnaire completed by all participating mothers, we compared ...
Heil Sarah H - - 2011
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of unintended pregnancy and its three subtypes (mistimed, unwanted, and ambivalent) among opioid-abusing women. In the general population, 31%-47% of pregnancies are unintended; data on unintended pregnancy in opioid- and other drug-abusing women are lacking. Pregnant opioid-abusing women (N = ...
Blandthorn Julie - - 2011
Substance use in pregnancy is potentially harmful to both the fetus and pregnant woman. At the Royal Women's Hospital, the Women's Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) provides pregnancy care and counseling for women who have complex drug and/or alcohol issues and psychosocial needs. Women who are stable on pharmacotherapy attend ...
Barnhart Kurt K Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA. - - 2011
To improve the interpretation of future studies in women who are initially diagnosed with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL), we propose a consensus statement with definitions of population, target disease, and final outcome. A review of literature and a series of collaborative international meetings were used to develop a ...
Alves Debora A Galdino - - 2010
The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) among pregnant Brazilian women, with individual diagnostic clinical interviews during the trimesters of pregnancy, and to determine the severity. It was a cross-sectional study. We interviewed 524 pregnant women (18-45 years old) who came to ...
Maloney W J - - 2011
The smile of the famed portrait 'The Mona Lisa' has perplexed both art historians and researchers for the past 500 years. There has been a multitude of theories expounded to explain the nature of the model's enigmatic smile. The origin of the model's wry smile can be demonstrated through a ...
Karbakhsh Mojgan - - 2010
Seat belt use during pregnancy reduces injury to the mother and her fetus. During recent years, the use of seat belts has been mandated by law in Iran. The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes and practices of pregnant women regarding seat belt use. In this cross-sectional ...
Yonkers Kimberly A - - 2010
To report on the development of a questionnaire to screen for hazardous substance use in pregnant women and to compare the performance of the questionnaire with other drug and alcohol measures. Pregnant women were administered a modified TWEAK (Tolerance, Worried, Eye-openers, Amnesia, K[C] Cut Down) questionnaire, the 4Ps Plus questionnaire, ...
Gartland Deirdre - - 2010
Much is known about severe maternal morbidity during pregnancy, but there has been little attention paid to the impact of pregnancy itself on women's general health and well-being. To investigate women's general health and well-being in early pregnancy and examine the relationship between maternal age and women's physical and mental ...
Coban Ayden - - 2010
This study aims to evaluate the effect of foot massage for decreasing physiological lower leg oedema in late pregnancy. Eighty pregnant women were randomly divided into two groups; study group had a 20 min foot massage daily for 5 days whereas the control group did not receive any intervention beyond ...
Gartoulla Pragya - - 2010
To determine the change in willingness to pay (WTP) measured at pregnancy and at postpartum before and after knowing hospital costs among women who gave birth by normal delivery (NL) and caesarean section (CS) and to identify factors affecting the change in WTP. A prospective study was conducted from May ...
Bernardini Donald J - - 2010
Objectives:  The use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a form of neuromodulation used to treat chronic pain in those patients who are refractory to conventional medical management. Not uncommonly, SCS can dramatically improve a patient's quality of life, and those who are in the childbearing years may go on ...
Morgan Maria A - - 2010
To assess opinions, knowledge, and informational resources of obstetrician-gynaecologists regarding the safety of medication use during pregnancy. A questionnaire was mailed to 770 members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists who participate in the Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network. The response rate was 58%. Of these, 305 respondents provide ...
Baldisseri Marie R - - 2010
The critically ill pregnant patient poses a unique challenge to the clinician, requiring a thorough understanding of normal and abnormal maternal and fetal physiology associated with pregnancy. The morbidly obese patient presents even greater challenges to the clinician, and morbidity and mortality are proportionately increased. Because increased numbers of obese ...
MaƂyszko Jacek S - - 2010
The aim of the study was to assess whether neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and cystatin C could reflect kidney function in pregnant healthy women. The studies were performed on 130 healthy pregnant women (n = 63, 3(rd) trimester; n = 21, 2(nd) trimester; n = 46, 1(st) trimester) and 30 ...
Tulon Borah - - 2010
Ectopic molar pregnancy is a rare occurrence and consequently not often considered as a diagnostic possibility. In this article, an attempt was made to stress on the need for histopathological examination and follow up of every case of ectopic pregnancy. This was substantiated with the help of a case report. ...
Meiksin Rebecca - - 2010
Unplanned pregnancy is associated with psychosocial stress, post-partum depression, and future unplanned pregnancies. Our study describes how topics related to unplanned pregnancy were addressed with patients during the first prenatal visit. We audio-recorded and transcribed initial prenatal visits between 48 patients and 16 providers from a clinic serving racially diverse, ...
Schwartz Alan - - 2010
Half of all U.S. pregnancies are categorized as unintended at conception, but concerns persist that existing measures of pregnancy intention do not adequately reflect the complexities of reproductive desires and preferences. We explored new strategies for categorizing viewpoints toward future pregnancy focusing on young, low-income, African-American women, and assessed the ...
Goel Nitin - - 2011
The aim of the study was to determine the contemporary socio-clinical profile and perinatal outcome of illicit substance use in pregnancy in a large UK city and compare with published literature. Cases were identified retrospectively from the 'cause for concern' referrals over 5 years (2003-2007). Data was collected on mother-infant pair ...
Ponnapula Priya - - 2010
The anatomic and physiologic changes occurring with pregnancy result in a variety of symptoms affecting the lower extremity. The purpose of this investigation is to provide a comprehensive look at the lower extremity changes experienced during pregnancy and correlate symptoms with underlying etiology in a literature review. In this retrospective ...
Parker Christopher S - - 2010
The high rate of unintended pregnancy is an immediate barrier to providing preconception care (PCC). Failure to deliver additional PCC messages at sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics might represent a major missed opportunity to target women at increased risk for unintended pregnancy for behaviors that also put them at risk ...
van der Sijpt Erica - - 2010
This article explores the local perceptions and practices surrounding pregnancy loss in Cameroon--a topic that has long been neglected in international reproductive health debates. Based on extended periods of anthropological fieldwork in an urban and a rural setting in the East province of the country, it shows the inherent ambiguities ...
Thorell Eva - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of pregnancy on estimated peak oxygen uptake (VO(2 peak, est.)), physical activity and perceived health. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Maternal health centers. POPULATION: A cohort of pregnant women. Methods. Cycle ergometer test and questionnaires in early pregnancy and 5 months postpartum. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: ...
Chuang Cynthia H - - 2010
Women with chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for pregnancy-related complications, yet little research has addressed how women with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity perceive their pregnancy-associated risks or make reproductive health decisions. Focus groups were conducted with 72 non-pregnant women stratified by chronic condition (diabetes, hypertension, obesity) and by ...
Dudenhausen Joachim W - - 2010
Multiple pregnancies have become more common in the industrialized world because of rising maternal ages and advances in reproductive medicine. Selective literature review. Multiple pregnancy carries a higher risk of prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, and prenatal death, as well as elevated risks to the mother including preeclampsia, diabetes, and hemorrhage ...
McCrory J L - - 2010
Pregnant women are at an increased risk of experiencing a fall. Numerous anatomical, physiological, and hormonal alterations occur during pregnancy, but the influence of these factors on dynamic postural stability has not been explored. The purpose of this study was to examine dynamic postural stability in pregnant women during their ...
Nordeng Hedvig - - 2010
Beliefs about medication may impact a woman's decision to take a needed medication during pregnancy. While many women will be faced with decisions regarding medication use during pregnancy, there is a paucity of research on this topic in the literature. To study pregnant women's beliefs about medication and factors that ...
Tromp M - - 2011
Objectives To describe the consequences in terms of health outcomes, care and associated healthcare costs for three hypothetical cohorts of women planning their first pregnancy at a fixed, different age. Design Decision model based on data from perinatal registries and the literature. Setting The Netherlands. Population 3 hypothetical cohorts of ...
Zielinski Ruth - - 2010
To better understand the relationship between childbirth and pelvic floor disorders the ideal study design would begin with data collection prior to but close in time to first pregnancy and follow participants through postpartum. We conducted a feasibility study to determine the following: a) whether women desiring to get pregnant ...
Stöckl Heidi H London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Gender Violence and Health Centre, London, UK. - - 2010
To investigate the prevalence, perpetrators, sociodemographic correlates, and health impacts of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse during pregnancy among women attending a maternity ward in Germany. A written questionnaire was given to pregnant women in a maternity ward of a university hospital in Munich. Abuse during pregnancy was assessed using ...
Abiven-Lepage Gwenaëlle - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare, severe disease. Pregnancy-associated ACC has rarely been reported. We wished to evaluate the characteristics and prognosis of ACC diagnosed in patients during pregnancy or in the postpartum period, comparing them with those for ACC diagnosed in nonpregnant women. DESIGN: Clinical presentation, hormonal secretion, ...
Wäckerle Annina - - 2010
To provide expectant mothers with a USB stick containing their maternity notes, including ultrasound images, and to assess its use and acceptability versus conventional care with exclusively hospital-held notes. USB group: 200 women attending Zurich University Hospital Obstetrics Department for antenatal-to-postnatal care in 2006-2007. Controls: 200 women attending the Obstetrics ...
Erol Nermin - - 2010
To evaluate factors associated with pregnancy intention and its effects on source, content and adequacy of prenatal care for women who delivered in a large maternity hospital in Izmir, Turkey. This cross-sectional survey was carried out using a questionnaire administered face-to-face to 351 women who had given birth in Konak ...
Davies Gregory A L - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence and provide recommendations for the counselling and management of obese parturients. Outcomes: Outcomes evaluated include the impact of maternal obesity on the provision of antenatal and intrapartum care, maternal morbidity and mortality, and perinatal morbidity and mortality. EVIDENCE: Literature was retrieved through searches of Statistics ...
Lindenmüller I Hitz - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic granuloma (PG) may develop in the oral cavity of pregnant women. The periodontal treatment outcomes during and after pregnancy are described. METHODS: A 34-year-old woman in the 39th week of pregnancy presented for surgical treatment with a mass on the lingual mandibular gingiva. She had been surgically treated ...
Petraglia Felice - - 2010
Conception, gestation, and birth, including maternal-fetal health, have been the subject of narrative and art since early human history. Myth and histories related to pregnancy were represented by sculptors and painters as well as the subject of several operas: the mystery of reproduction was always a fascinating theme. This mystery ...
Kusters D M - - 2010
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a co-dominant monogenic disorder of lipoprotein metabolism, characterised by severely elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from birth onwards. Treatment of FH patients with cholesterol-lowering medication is mandatory to prevent premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). As a result of a nationwide screening in the Netherlands, a ...
Simmat-Durand Laurence - - 2010
Internet forums record the opinions and advice exchanged about pregnancy under Subutex. Two hundred and fourteen messages under 92 nicknames from four forums, especially dedicated to this subject in France, from August 2005 to July 2008 were collected and analyzed with QSR NIVIVO8. Most of the Internet users were women, ...
Rådestad Ingela - - 2010
We studied the advice mothers with stillbirths were given concerning a suitable time to become pregnant. A questionnaire was sent in 2001 to mothers with a stillbirth at one of five hospitals in the Stockholm region in Sweden. At three months follow-up, 33 mothers participated and at 12 months 31. ...
Stammler-Safar Maria - - 2010
It has been assumed that sexual activity during pregnancy would lead to an increased risk for miscarriage and other complications of pregnancy. Various studies showed no association of sexual behavior and pregnancy complications in single pregnancies. The aim of our study was to evaluate changes in sexual activity in women ...
Good Meadow M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To report the demographic characteristics and clinical morbidity of methamphetamine-exposed pregnancies compared with control patients in a tertiary care, urban, academic medical center. METHODS: A single-site chart review from 2000 to 2006 was conducted. International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision code 648.3x was used to identify potential study participants. ...
Alwan Sura - - 2011
This article describes the pattern of reported antidepressant use around the time of pregnancy in a population-based sample of women who delivered live-born babies without birth defects. Data were used from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, an ongoing case-control study of risk factors for birth defects covering 10 US ...
Mook P - - 2010
Listeriosis is a rare but severe food-borne disease that predominantly affects pregnant women, the unborn, newborns, the elderly and immunocompromised people. Following a large outbreak in the 1980s, specific food safety advice was provided to pregnant women and the immunocompromised in the United Kingdom. Following two coincident yet unconnected cases ...
Serati Maurizio - - 2010
Introduction.  Healthy sexual function during pregnancy and after childbirth is one of the cornerstones for couples to evolve from partners to parents. Aim.  The aim of our review is to evaluate the available evidence and define present knowledge about female sexual function during pregnancy and after childbirth. Methods.  PubMed was ...
Hautamäki Airi - - 2010
We followed a normative Finnish sample of primiparous mothers, fathers, and maternal grandmothers from pregnancy until the child was 3 years old (N = 32 families). The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) was used to assess attachment in mothers, fathers and grandmothers during the last trimester of the mother's pregnancy. The ...
Cabanes Laure - - 2010
Following the death in France by acute aortic dissection of two women with Turner syndrome who were pregnant following oocyte donation, the Director of the French Biomedicine Agency (Agence de la biomédecine) sent a letter to the President of the French College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FCOG). He requested the ...
Koren Ainat - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY: Unintended pregnancy is a concern in the USA due to its association with adverse physical, mental, social and economic outcomes. Few studies have examined this issue among married women from a social and contextual perspective. This study targeted married women to examine factors associated with unintended pregnancy ...
Koren Gideon - - 2010
In 1985, for the first time I asked Motherisk for advice regarding a pregnant patient who, unaware of her pregnancy, had taken tetracycline. I was very concerned, as was my patient, who was ready to terminate a wanted pregnancy for fear that she had harmed her baby. As a direct ...
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