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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Bariatric surgery leads to better sex
Female patients undergoing bariatric surgery may expect improvements in sexual function, according to one study.
Mode of childbirth not linked to sexual function
According to a recent study, parity and mode of delivery do not have a significant impact on women's long-term sexual satisfaction.
Gestational diabetes and obesity tied to breastfeeding delay
According to a new study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can lead to a delay in lactation, which can lead to women supplementing more frequently with formula or even abandoning breastfeeding.
Weight-loss surgery ups risk of preterm delivery
Pregnant patients who have undergone some form of bariatric surgery are at greater risk of preterm birth than women who haven’t had the procedure, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. The risk of small for gestational age (SGA) was also increased in women with previous bariatric surgery.
Pesticides may impact endometriosis risk
Exposure to two organochlorine pesticides may increase risk of endometriosis, according to a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Asthma impacts time to pregnancy
Asthmatic women may take longer to become pregnant, according to a new study published in The European Respiratory Journal.
Vitamin D levels linked to preterm birth
Non-white women with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to deliver preterm than white mothers, according to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
A link between acetaminophen and adverse neurodevelopment?
Using acetaminophen during pregnancy may not be as risk-free as previously thought, according to a recent study in International Journal of Epidemiology of the drug’s impact on neurodevelopment.
HPV vaccination rate in South lags behind the rest of US
Young women in the South lag behind their counterparts in other regions around the US when it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a recent study in Vaccine.

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