This article appears in the May 2018 Issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. You can access the article by clicking HERE.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the transfer of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and its metabolites into human breast milk after maternal inhalation of 0.1 g cannabis containing 23.18% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. (In clear language – what’s the effect of smoking pot on your breast milk?)
This study documents inhaled delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol transfer into the mother’s breast milk. Low concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol were detected. The long-term neurobehavioral effect of exposure to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol on the developing brain is unclear. Mothers should be cautious using cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
In short – if you smoke pot, this study indicates it will get into your breast milk.
Factors influencing repeated teenage pregnancy: a review and meta-analysis
Existing evidence of predictors of repeated teenage pregnancy has not been assessed rigorously. This systematic review provides a comprehensive evaluation of protective and risk factors that are associated with repeated teenage pregnancy through a metaanalytical consensus
Presented at the 15th World Congress on Public Health, Melbourne, Australia, April 3-7, 2017 by
Joemer C. Maravilla, RN, James C. Maravilla, RN, Kim S. Betts, PhD, Rosa Alati, Phd, and Camila Couto e Crus
Kari Oakes reports in Ob.Gyn.News that a woman with a transplanted uterus gave birth to a live baby boy in Dallas, the first birth from a transplanted uterus in the United States. It is also the first birth resulting from uterine transplantation to be performed outside of Sweden, where a total of eight births have occurred.
Alicia Gallegos writes an article in Ob.Gyn.News about the proposal to limit birth control access.
Gemma Francis writes an interesting article in Independent Life about a special day – January 17.
Kari Oakes writes an interesting article published in the October 14, 2017 issue of OB.Gyn News that it is time to take the fear out of the hormone therapy conversation.
“I want to take fear out of the conversation. Hormone therapy remains the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause and has been shown to prevent bone loss and fracture,” said Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, who also chaired the advisory panel that penned the 2017 NAMS position statement on hormone therapy.
A spike in syphilis puts prenatal care in focus
Doug Brunk published an alarming article in OB.Gyn. News in September 2017.
Fifteen years ago, reported cases of syphilis in the United States were so infrequent that public health officials thought it might join the ranks of malaria, polio, and smallpox as an eradicated disease.
That turned out to be wishful thinking.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2012 and 2015, the overall rates of syphilis in the United States increased by 48%, while the rates of primary and secondary infection among women spiked by 56%. That was a compelling enough rise, but freshfrom the agency indicate that the overall rates of syphilis increased by 17.6% between 2015 and 2016, and by 74% between 2012 and 2016.
This article, written by Kjersti Marie Aagard, MD, and Derrick Michael Chu, BSC, presents studies of the placental microbiome are a window into the complex interplay between microbiota and host in spontaneous PTB.
Counseling about sexuality in pregnancy and postpartum offers an opportunity to allay fears and increase patient satisfaction during a unique period in a woman’s life.
This article by My-Linh Nguyen, MD, Yalda Afshar MD PhD, Jenny Mei MD, Tamara Grisales, MD appears in the August 2017 issue of Contemporary OB/Gyne.