Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Obesity intervention needed before pregnancy

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant. The researchers have reported the results of a large study of birth outcomes in more than 500 overweight or obese women from three public maternity units in Adelaide, Australia in The Lancet Diabetes… Read More »

New BHIVA guidelines on HIV care in pregnancy and after birth

Advice on infant feeding has been updated in the 2018 guidelines to address the uncertainties surrounding HIV transmission through breast milk when viral load is undetectable on antiretroviral treatment. “The undetectable=untransmissable (U=U) statement applies only to sexual transmission, and we currently lack data to apply this to breastfeeding,” the guidelines state. Nevertheless, the guidelines also… Read More »

Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Bipolar Disorder

In treating pregnant women with mood or anxiety disorders, we tend to focus primarily on the reproductive safety of psychotropic medications; however, it must be recognized that withholding or withdrawing pharmacologic treatment for depression or anxiety during pregnancy may carry some degree of risk. Untreated psychiatric illness in the mother cannot be considered a benign… Read More »

In Brief: More Data on Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Pregnancy

Pregabalin (marketed in the US as Lyrica) is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.  It is also used off-label to treat psychiatric disorders, most commonly generalized anxiety disorder. While it is not used as frequently as other anti-epileptic drugs, we do occasionally see women… Read More »

Things That Will Help You Through Your Pregnancy Posted By : Samson Williams

Whether this is your first pregnancy, subsequent pregnancy, or you are simply thinking about becoming pregnant, these tips can help you. Each situation is different and each pregnancy is different. Get set to read and acquire the information below. There will be many days during your pregnancy that you just want to wear comfy clothes.… Read More »