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Zika, HIV coinfection in pregnancy
CDC Pregnancy Registry documents Zika in pregnancy, infants
Suggested summer reading: The Undoing ProjectThere are books you enjoy reading, and then there are books you can’t wait to tell your friends about. But the best books are the ones you actually buy for your friends to make sure they read them. Michael Lewis’ The Undoing Project falls in that latter category.
Migraines in WomenThis article reviews how migraines in women are impacted by the fluctuating hormone levels they experience throughout their lifecycle.
Zika virus updatesThe CDC sets up a registry to document the disease in pregnancy and infants. Plus: A look at Zika, HIV infection. Also, Zika care standards updated.
Early delivery to blame for child’s disability?The plaintiffs alleged that a failure to properly monitor the patient and administer steroids for lung maturity; to place her on bed rest; or administer tocolytics to prolong pregnancy resulted in premature delivery, brain injury and neurologic developmental delays.
Sexual health and function in pregnancyPhysiologic changes during pregnancy affect the body’s hormonal milieu as well as a woman’s sexual desires, responses, and practices. In this review, we discuss knowledge gaps, the physiology of the female sexual response during pregnancy, types of sexual activity during pregnancy, and existing literature on anatomic and physiologic changes by trimester and postpartum.
Using ultrasound to recognize fetal anomalies: Part 2This article discusses the conditions that are unique to multifetal pregnancies.
Fetal anomalies in multiple gestation pregnanciesEarly imaging is key to detecting anomalies, some of which are unique to multiple gestations and some that also occur with singletons. Any anomaly that occurs in singletons can occur in 1 fetus in a multifetal pregnancy.