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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. ...
Davies Gregory A L - - 2010
To review the evidence and provide recommendations for the counselling and management of obese parturients. 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. Literature was retrieved through searches of Statistics Canada, Medline, and ...
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 ...
Uscher-Pines Lori - - 2010
As many as half of all pregnancies are unintended, and unintended pregnancy has been linked to a variety of adverse pregnancy and infant health outcomes. Our aim was to determine if urban women who experience high levels of neighborhood and/or individual-level violence are at an increased risk of reporting an ...
Abdou Cleopatra M CM Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, 3634 SPH Tower, 109 Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. - - 2010
The authors examined the relevance of communalism, operationalized as a cultural orientation emphasizing interdependence, to maternal prenatal emotional health and physiology and distinguished its effects from those of ethnicity and childhood and adult socioeconomic status (SES). African American and European American women (N = 297) were recruited early in pregnancy ...
Martin Kathryn R - - 2011
The purpose of this paper was to examine the relationship between unintended pregnancy and intimate partner violence (IPV) before and during pregnancy among Latinas. A cross-sectional interview measuring pregnancy intent, IPV, and acculturation, using the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA-II), was conducted among Latina women in their 2(nd) ...
Camacho E M - - 2010
To examine the influence of post-symptom-onset pregnancy on disease outcome in women with inflammatory polyarthritis (IP). A total of 631 women, aged <48 years at symptom onset, were registered with the Norfolk Arthritis Register (NOAR) between 1990 and 2004. Functional disability was assessed using the Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). ...
Hayatbakhsh Mohammad Reza - - 2011
A substantial minority of children are born as a consequence of an unplanned pregnancy. Yet little is known about the impact of unplanned/unwanted pregnancy (UP) on long-term health outcomes for children. This study aimed to examine the association between UP and child mental health and behavioural problems at 14years, and ...
Marieke Knol H - - 2010
Summary. Reproductive choices, pregnancy and childbirth are influenced by culture and traditions. This probably also plays a role in carriers of haemophilia. The aim of the study is to evaluate the reproductive choices and obstetrical experiences in the current generation of carriers of haemophilia in our Haemophilia Centre in the ...
Peck Jennifer David - - 2010
This review of human studies of caffeine and reproductive health published between January 2000 and December 2009 serves to update the comprehensive review published by Leviton and Cowan (2002). The adverse reproductive outcomes addressed in this review include: (1) measures of subfecundity; (2) spontaneous abortion; (3) fetal death; (4) preterm ...
Leeners Brigitte - - 2010
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has an estimated prevalence of 20% and has a constantly growing list of known long-term consequences on physical as well as psychological health which may also influence obstetrical care attributed to it. However, scientific data on the association of CSA and pregnancy are sparse. Therefore, the ...
Fararouei Mohammad - - 2010
The aim of the present study was to examine the association between maternal Hb levels during pregnancy and educational achievement of the offspring in later life. We analysed data obtained from the Northern Finnish Birth Cohort Study conducted in 1966, in which, data on mothers and offspring from pregnancy through ...
Wilkinson Shelley A - - 2010
We evaluated the effectiveness of a woman-held pregnancy record ('The Pregnancy Pocketbook') on improving health behaviors important for maternal and infant health. The Pregnancy Pocketbook was developed as a woman-focused preventive approach to pregnancy health based on antenatal management guidelines, behavior-change evidence, and formative research with the target population and ...
Sipko Tomasz - - 2010
The etiology and pathology of pain in the lumbosacral region and pelvis of pregnant women during and after pregnancy have not been fully determined. This study evaluated if lower back pain during pregnancy and after childbirth is connected with static alterations in the alignment of the pelvis, dysfunction of sacroiliac ...
Lagan Briege M - - 2010
Internet access and usage is almost ubiquitous, providing new opportunities and increasing challenges for health care practitioners and users. With pregnant women reportedly turning to the Internet for information during pregnancy, a better understanding of this behavior is needed. The objective of this study was to ascertain why and how ...
Berend Zsuzsa - - 2010
I explore surrogate mothers' narrative construction of pregnancy loss on surrogacy support websites. Communicating via the Internet, women construct the public online world of surrogacy. Drawing on anthropological and sociological literature I investigate the connections between conceptualizations of loss and understandings of technological practices and the consequences of these understandings ...
Alstveit Marit - - 2010
In this study, our aim was to explore female employees' experiences of work during pregnancy and their expectations of becoming a mother for the first time. We conducted 10 interviews and analyzed the data using qualitative content analysis. The main finding, living on the edge of being overstretched, contained two ...
Spears Gwendolyn V - - 2010
We examine changes among adolescent girls in substance use during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Three separate latent growth curve analyses assessed the impact of psychosocial, behavioral, and sociodemographic factors on resumption of or change in use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. The Vulnerable Populations Model for Research and Clinical ...
Bryant Allison S - - 2010
Rates of unintended pregnancy in the United States differ by race and ethnicity. We examined whether these differences might be explained by maternal fatalism and subjective social standing. We used data from 1070 pregnant women of sociodemographically diverse backgrounds enrolled in prenatal care in the San Francisco Bay area. Logistic ...
Woodruff Tracey J - - 2010
Reviews find a likely adverse effect of air pollution on perinatal outcomes, but variation of findings hinders the ability to incorporate the research into policy. The International Collaboration on Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcomes (ICAPPO) was formed to better understand relationships between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes through standardized ...
Kimpinski Kurt K Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2010
To compare the clinical presentation, autonomic dysfunction, and pregnancy outcomes in parous and nulliparous women with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and in women with POTS before and after pregnancy. This study consists of women who had at least 1 pregnancy during which time they met criteria for POTS between May ...
Kranick Julie A - - 2010
The impact of treatment on subsequent fertility and the safety of childbearing are major complicating factors for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. As national data indicate women are postponing first pregnancy to older ages; therefore, many young patients are seeking clinical guidance regarding the safety of conception and treatment ...
Melchionne Kevin - - 2010
Unintended pregnancy often leads to undesirable outcomes for both mothers and children. However, the definition of unintended pregnancy in the sociology of family formation has been restricted to the intentions of mothers. The intentions of fathers--and, with them, the possible role of disagreement about pregnancy intention--remain outside most conceptual frameworks ...
Forray Ariadna - - 2010
The primary goal of this study was to examine the impact of pregnancy, childbirth, and menstruation on the onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or exacerbation of OCD symptoms. One hundred twenty-six women aged between 18 and 69 years attending a university-based OCD clinic who met DSM-IV criteria for OCD according ...
Locke Abigail - - 2010
Childbirth is seen as a medical event, and pregnancy, a time when parents-to-be are in need of advice. This article provides a discursive analysis of how such advice is given in antenatal classes. Using audio-recorded data from National Childbirth Trust (NCT) antenatal classes, we analyse how class leaders talk to ...
Martinez-Saguer Inmaculada - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate the rates and characteristics of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks associated with pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period and their treatment with C1 esterase inhibitor (INH) concentrate. STUDY DESIGN: This was an observational study including 22 women with type I HAE, with ...
Lee-Rife Susan M - - 2010
This paper examines the complex interplay between reproductive experiences and women's empowerment using rich life history data from a survey in India. Previous research has examined the influence of a rather limited range of reproductive events, focusing on how many children or sons a woman has borne, and has only ...
Corbo R M - - 2011
Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), in addition to its role in the renin angiotensin system, has a physiological function in the fibrinolysis pathway, the accurate control of which is critical for the normal development of pregnancy. Recently, the ACE I/D polymorphism was found to be associated with recurrent spontaneous miscarriages (RM). ...
Smid Marcela - - 2010
Young, homeless women often become pregnant, but little is known about how street youth experience their pregnancies. We documented 26 pregnancy outcomes among 13 homeless women (ages 18-26) and eight homeless men through interviews and participant-observation. Eight pregnancies were voluntarily terminated, three were miscarried, and fifteen were carried to term. ...
Chambers Christina D - - 2010
In preclinical reproductive studies, leflunomide was found to be embryotoxic and teratogenic. Women treated with leflunomide are advised to avoid pregnancy; those who become pregnant are advised to reduce fetal exposure through a cholestyramine drug elimination procedure. The present study was undertaken to investigate pregnancy outcomes in women who received ...
Bessett Danielle - - 2010
In this paper, I argue that pregnant women confront a "double-bind" in complying with medical directives to report pregnancy symptoms: the combination of the routinization of prenatal care, understandings of fetal subjectivity, and the cultural discourse of maternal sacrifice create a situation in which women are at risk of failing ...
Hanisch Laura J - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a preliminary study assessing the association of hot flashes with pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: 268 pregnant and non-pregnant women matched on age and race completed a written questionnaire on sociodemographic and clinical information and the experiences of hot flashes. Binary logistic regressions were used to determine predictors of ...
Simmons Heather A - - 2011
to explore women's experience of living with a 'high-risk' pregnancy following a perinatal loss. a feminist phenomenological methodology provided the framework for the research study. the experience of 'high-risk' pregnancy following perinatal loss of seven women receiving care at a tertiary health centre in Atlantic Canada was explored by way ...
Kiely D G - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy in women with pulmonary hypertension (PH) is reported to carry a maternal mortality rate of 30-56%. We report our experience of the management of pregnancies using a strategy of early introduction of targeted pulmonary vascular therapy and early planned delivery under regional anaesthesia. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: ...
Matthias Marianne Sassi - - 2010
This article examines decision making in prenatal consultations, how obstetricians (OBs) and midwives differ, and the role of uncertainty in these processes. Using participant-observation, comparative case-study methodology, pregnant women were observed and audio-recorded in their pre- and postnatal appointments, and in-depth, semistructured interviews were conducted with mothers and providers. Although ...
Goldie Sue J - - 2010
Approximately one-quarter of all pregnancy- and delivery-related maternal deaths worldwide occur in India. Taking into account the costs, feasibility, and operational complexity of alternative interventions, we estimate the clinical and population-level benefits associated with strategies to improve the safety of pregnancy and childbirth in India. Country- and region-specific data were ...
Tsui Amy O - - 2010
Family planning is hailed as one of the great public health achievements of the last century, and worldwide acceptance has risen to three-fifths of exposed couples. In many countries, however, uptake of modern contraception is constrained by limited access and weak service delivery, and the burden of unintended pregnancy is ...
Clark Kit - - 2010
Pregnancy is a life-changing experience that many, if not most, women will experience during their lives. Though exciting, it can present challenges, both physical and psychological. Those challenges may be amplified when working in a prenatal setting. Here, one genetic counselor discusses her experiences, and the lessons she learned, as ...
Moore Ann M - - 2010
Women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) are consistently found to have poor sexual and reproductive health when compared to non-abused women, but the mechanisms through which such associations occur are inadequately defined. Through face-to-face, semi-structured in-depth interviews, we gathered full reproductive histories of 71 women aged 18-49 with ...
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