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Safe Maternity Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, What We’re Learning
April 28, 2020
Safe Maternity Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, What We’re Learning

On April 16, a briefing for U.S. Congressional staff offered insights about how maternity care is being provided in the midst of the COVID pandemic. We joined a number of maternal health organizations as a sponsor of this virtual briefing. Presenters...

All Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Vaccine
April 27, 2020
All Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Vaccine

Data shows the continued critical need for all pregnant women, regardless of trimester, to receive the influenza vaccination, according to an updated Committee Opinion released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College...

Top 10 Tips for Telehealth
April 27, 2020
Top 10 Tips for Telehealth

How to Handle Prenatal and Postpartum Appointments, From Home Your doctor or midwife has asked you to use telehealth for some of your check-ups. That means using your smart phone camera or just a regular phone to report on how you’re doing. He...

Your blood pressure: Know the basics
January 03, 2019
Your blood pressure: Know the basics

For expectant mothers, every prenatal visit to a doctor, nurse, or midwife -- either in one-on-one or group prenatal care -- starts off pretty much the same way. Your vital signs are checked: body temperature, body weight (let's see how that baby is...

Low-Dose Aspirin Continues to Prove Effective in Reducing Onset of Preeclampsia
August 28, 2017
Low-Dose Aspirin Continues to Prove Effective in Reducing Onset of Preeclampsia

A new study recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine found that women at high risk for preterm preeclampsia who took aspirin were less likely to develop the condition than women who were given a placebo. Women from 13 different hosp...

Preeclampsia Foundation Receives Grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
May 16, 2017
Preeclampsia Foundation Receives Grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation has awarded a $9,000 grant to the Preeclampsia Foundation for a research study titled Preeclampsia and Cardiovascular Disease: Family Studies to Discover Causation or Correlation. Through its global g...

Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy Can Be Confused with Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome
March 14, 2017
Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy Can Be Confused with Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome

What is AFLP? Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy (AFLP) is a relatively rare disorder that happens only during human pregnancy. It affects an estimated one in 10,000 to 20,000 pregnancies every year (≈.25-.5% of all pregnancies in the US). For rea...

3 New Findings that Could Change Care
February 13, 2014
3 New Findings that Could Change Care

By Eleni Z. Tsigas, Executive Director Reporting from The Pregnancy Meeting™ We spent last week in New Orleans at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting, awaiting the results of the HYPITAT II study, and learned – probab...

AHA Guidelines Recognize Preeclampsia as CVD Risk Factor
February 06, 2014
AHA Guidelines Recognize Preeclampsia as CVD Risk Factor

In an unprecedented move, the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines for women to recognize preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications as risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as h...

Flu Shot is Safe During Pregnancy
January 22, 2014
Flu Shot is Safe During Pregnancy

Many women are concerned about having any drugs or vaccinations introduced into their bodies during pregnancy. With influenza widespread in the US this season, we want you to know that science-based evidence indicates influenza vaccine is safe during...

Is Predicting Preeclampsia a Pipe Dream?
August 16, 2013
Is Predicting Preeclampsia a Pipe Dream?

If there were a way to learn your risk of developing preeclampsia in the first trimester of your pregnancy, would you want to know?  What if that test result wasn’t 100% accurate? We asked almost 1,000 women – some who had had preeclampsia an...

ACOG Recommends Routine Oral Health Assessment at First Prenatal Visit
August 01, 2013
ACOG Recommends Routine Oral Health Assessment at First Prenatal Visit

Teeth cleanings and dental X-rays are safe for pregnant women, according to new recommendations issued by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Ob/Gyns are now being advised to perform routine oral health assessments at the first p...

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