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    Bariatric Surgery Affects Risk of Pregnancy Complications

    Obesity is a known risk factor for complications during pregnancy and birth such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, stillbirth, macrosomia, and birth defects. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, refers to a number of surgical procedures that help obese individuals lose weight. Now a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that […] More

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    Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Frequent Than Reported

    Although cardiac arrest during childbirth is rare, a new study in the journal Anesthesiology suggests that the condition may be two times more common than previously reported. Cardiac arrest, also known as cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest, occurs when the heart fails to contract effectively, resulting in the cessation of normal circulation of the blood. […] More

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    Schizophrenia Increases Risk of Pregnancy and Birth Complications

    Schizophrenia increases the risk of pregnancy and birth complications such as pre-eclampsia and pre-term birth, concludes a new landmark study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women’s College Hospital. As published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the population-based study analyzed data from women aged 15 to 49 […] More

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    Obese and Older Moms Suffer from More Severe Childbirth Complications, Says New Study

    According to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), severe complications during childbirth are on the rise among mothers in the United States. Although still rare overall, severe complications including heart attack and stroke have increased by 75% and 114% for delivery and postpartum hospitalizations, respectively, over the […] More