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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197749/the-effect-of-life-style-based-education-on-the-fathers-anxiety-and-depression-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-periods-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Fovzieh Sanaati
Due to the harmful effects of prenatal and postnatal anxiety and depression on fathers, the aim of this study was to determine the impact of lifestyle-based training on paternal depression and anxiety (primary outcomes) during the prenatal and postnatal periods. This single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 126 spouses of pregnant women with gestational ages of 24-28 weeks. They were followed up until 6 weeks after childbirth. Using the block randomization method and stratified based on the number of children, the eligible samples were divided into two groups (one receiving two weekly group lifestyle-based training session (lasting 60-90 min) and a control group)...
February 14, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186713/fetal-alcohol-research-caring-for-patients-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-a-needs-assessment
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Vincent C Smith, Phillip Matthias, Yasmin N Senturias, Renee M Turchi, Janet F Williams
BACKGROUND: Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the United States' most common preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual and developmental disabilities collectively referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to identify gaps in pediatric providers' knowledge and practices regarding FASD patient identification, diagnosis, management and referral, and to inform needs-based FASD resource development. METHODS: Pediatric providers (pediatricians, trainees, nurse practitioners) were exposed to survey links embedded in newsletters electronically distributed to the membership of two national professional societies...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185404/consumption-of-dietary-supplements-by-chinese-women-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Li Tang, Andy H Lee, Kelvin K W Yau, Yer Van Hui, Colin W Binns
The objectives of this study were to investigate usage patterns and factors associated with maternal dietary supplementation by Chinese women. A prospective cohort study of 695 mothers, who gave birth to a singleton baby, was conducted in Jiangyou, Sichuan Province of China. Information on dietary supplement use was collected from participants by personal interview at hospital discharge and followed up by telephone at 1, 3, and 6 months postpartum. Logistic regression analysis and generalised linear-mixed modelling were performed to determine factors affecting dietary supplementation during pregnancy and the first 6 months postpartum, respectively...
February 10, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181676/risks-of-preterm-delivery-and-small-for-gestational-age-infants-effects-of-nondaily-and-low-intensity-daily-smoking-during-pregnancy
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Van T Tong, Lucinda J England, Karilynn M Rockhill, Denise V D'Angelo
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the effects of nondaily smoking or low-intensity daily smoking and infant outcomes. We examined the associations between preterm delivery and small for gestational age (SGA) infants in relation to both nondaily and daily smoking. METHODS: We used population-based data on women who delivered live singleton infants using the 2009-11 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Women's smoking status in the last 3 months of pregnancy was categorised as nonsmokers, quitters, nondaily smokers (<1 cigarette/day), and daily smokers...
February 9, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180146/-i-think-we-ve-got-too-many-tests-prenatal-providers-reflections-on-ethical-and-clinical-challenges-in-the-practice-integration-of-cell-free-dna-screening
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B L Gammon, S A Kraft, M Michie, M Allyse
BACKGROUND: The recent introduction of cell-free DNA-based non-invasive prenatal screening (cfDNA screening) into clinical practice was expected to revolutionize prenatal testing. cfDNA screening for fetal aneuploidy has demonstrated higher test sensitivity and specificity for some conditions than conventional serum screening and can be conducted early in the pregnancy. However, it is not clear whether and how clinical practices are assimilating this new type of testing into their informed consent and counselling processes...
July 2016: Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177110/oral-health-status-knowledge-and-practice-among-pregnant-women-attending-omdurman-maternity-hospital-sudan
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H M El-Mahdi Ibrahim, A M Mudawi, I A Ghandour
Good oral health is important in pregnancy but little is known about the oral health and knowledge and practices of pregnant Sudanese women. This cross-sectional study was conducted to address this gap. A sample of 420 pregnant women attending the prenatal clinic at Omdurman maternity hospital were interviewed and examined for caries and periodontal disease. The mean age of the women was 27.1 (SD 5.8) years, 52.4% had > primary school education and 7.1% were employed. Only 12% had a high level of oral health knowledge and 21...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174149/smartmom-text-messaging-for-prenatal-education-a-qualitative-focus-group-study-to-explore-canadian-women-s-perceptions
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Sarah Munro, Amber Hui, Vanessa Salmons, Carolyn Solomon, Emily Gemmell, Nahal Torabi, Patricia A Janssen
BACKGROUND: We engaged Canadian women in the development of a prenatal education program delivered via one-way text messaging called SmartMom. SmartMom is the first peer-reviewed, evidence-based mHealth program for prenatal education in Canada and the first to be endorsed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. OBJECTIVE: To explore women's preferences for a prenatal education program by text messaging. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative focus group study in three Canadian communities in the Northern Health Authority...
February 7, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169573/are-south-african-mothers-moving-patterns-and-correlates-of-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviour-in-pregnant-black-south-african-women
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Estelle D Watson, Mireille N M Van Poppel, Rachel A Jones, Shane A Norris, Lisa K Micklesfield
BACKGROUND: Although physical activity during pregnancy may be beneficial, the prenatal period is a vulnerable time for decreasing physical activity levels and increasing sedentary time. METHODS: This longitudinal cohort study measured physical activity using the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) in singleton, pregnant women in the second (14-18 wk gestation; n=332) and third trimester (29-33 wk; n=256). RESULTS: There was a significant decrease in total MVPA (MET mins/wk) between the second and third trimester (p=0...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164814/environmental-justice-and-underserved-communities
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REVIEW
Vincent Morelli, Carol Ziegler, Omotayo Fawibe
Underserved communities suffer from environmental inequities. Gases lead to hypoxia and respiratory compromise, ozone to increased respiratory illnesses and decreased mental acuity, and mercury to prenatal cognitive disabilities and antisocial behaviors. Lead toxicity is associated with developmental delays. Cadmium is linked with cancer. The smaller sizes of air pollution particulate matter are pathogenic and are associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease and nervous system disorders. Bisphenol A is being studied for possible links to cancer and pregnancy risks...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153743/acceptability-of-virtual-prenatal-visits-for-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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Teresa N Harrison, David A Sacks, Carly Parry, Mayra Macias, Deborah S Ling Grant, Jean M Lawrence
INTRODUCTION: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. Current approaches to GDM management and education are labor intensive and costly. Telemedicine offers a potential solution to reduce the time and cost burden of prenatal care for women with GDM. METHODS: We assessed the acceptability of a telemedicine intervention to transmit patients' weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose measurements from wireless devices to health care providers, and to alternate "virtual office visits" with office-based prenatal visits...
January 30, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152656/the-role-of-healthcare-professionals-in-environmental-health-and-fertility-decision-making
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Ellen Sweeney
There is increasing evidence that raises specific concerns about prenatal exposures to toxic substances which makes it necessary to consider everyday exposures to industrial chemicals and toxic substances in consumer products, including endocrine disrupting chemicals. Pregnant women have measurable levels of numerous toxic substances from exposures in their everyday environments, including those which are associated with adverse developmental and reproductive health outcomes. As a result, environmental contexts have begun to influence the decisions women make related to fertility, as well as the formal guidelines and advice provided by healthcare professionals...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145745/dietary-intake-of-dha-and-epa-in-a-group-of-pregnant-women-in-the-moncton-area
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Nicole Arsenault Bishop, Caroline P Leblanc
PURPOSE: To compare docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and fish intake of pregnant women at 30 weeks of gestation to current recommendations and to determine the factors associated with omega-3 (ω-3) intake. METHODS: A food frequency questionnaire was completed by 54 women (54/131 = 41%) at 30 ± 0.8 weeks gestation. Supplement intake, sociodemographic characteristics, and ω-3 food habits were evaluated. RESULTS: Among this high socioeconomic status (SES) group, 66...
February 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143534/pregnant-women-s-preferences-for-and-concerns-about-preterm-birth-prevention-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Vanessa Ha, Sarah D McDonald
BACKGROUND: Although there is a call for patient-centred prenatal care, women's preferences for and concerns about preterm birth (PTB) prevention have not been well-studied. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional survey to determine women's preferences for PTB prevention and their likelihood of following their healthcare provider's recommendations for PTB prevention, as well as factors associated with these responses. METHODS: A piloted self-administered questionnaire was completed by pregnant women who could read English...
January 31, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140703/a-longitudinal-online-interprofessional-education-experience-involving-family-nurse-practitioner-students-and-pharmacy-students
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Andrea Collins, Amy Broeseker, Jill Cunningham, Cyndi Cortes, Jennifer Beall, Amy Bigham, Jongwha Chang
Interprofessional education (IPE) continues to gain traction worldwide. Challenges integrating IPE into health profession programmes include finding convenient times, meeting spaces, and level-appropriate assignments for each profession. This article describes the implementation of a 21-month prospective cohort study pilot programme for the Master of Science in nursing family nurse practitioner (FNP) and doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students at a private university in the United States. This IPE experience utilised a blended approach for the learning activities; these students had initial and final sessions where they met face-to-face, with asynchronous online activities between these two sessions...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135481/systematic-review-of-evidence-for-baby-friendly-hospital-initiative-step-3
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Kathryn Wouk, Kristin P Tully, Miriam H Labbok
BACKGROUND: The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding outline maternity practices that protect, promote, and support breastfeeding and serve as the foundation for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Research aim: This systematic review describes interventions related to Step 3 of the Ten Steps, which involves informing pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding. Our main objective was to determine whether prenatal clinic- or hospital-based breastfeeding education increases breastfeeding initiation, duration, or exclusivity...
February 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128969/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-body-fatness-in-girls
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Terryl J Hartman, Antonia M Calafat, Adrianne K Holmes, Michele Marcus, Kate Northstone, W Dana Flanders, Kayoko Kato, Ethel V Taylor
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are used in surface coatings that resist stains, grease, and water. METHODS: The association between in utero PFAS exposure and girls' body fatness at age 9 was analyzed in The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (UK). Maternal serum [median 15 weeks: interquartile range (IQR) 10 and 28 weeks of gestation] was analyzed for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoate (PFNA)...
January 27, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126016/seroprevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-and-associated-risk-factors-among-hiv-infected-women-within-reproductive-age-group-at-mizan-aman-general-hospital-southwest-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke, Yayehirad Alemu Melsew
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasmosis is serious in the case of immune suppression and prenatal transmission. In immunocompromised hosts, it is manifested primarily as a life-threatening condition, toxoplasmic encephalitis. Congenital toxoplasmosis results in abortion or congenitally acquired disorders which primarily affect the central nervous system. This study assessed seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection and associated factors among HIV-infected women within the reproductive age group (18-49 years) at Mizan Aman General Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia...
January 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122930/changes-in-underlying-determinants-explain-rapid-increases-in-child-linear-growth-in-alive-thrive-study-areas-between-2010-and-2014-in-bangladesh-and-vietnam
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Phuong Hong Nguyen, Derek Headey, Edward A Frongillo, Lan Mai Tran, Rahul Rawat, Marie T Ruel, Purnima Menon
BACKGROUND: Child linear growth sometimes improves in both intervention and comparison groups in evaluations of nutrition interventions, possibly because of spillover intervention effects to nonintervention areas or improvements in underlying determinants of nutritional change in both areas. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to understand what changes in underlying socioeconomic characteristics and behavioral factors are important in explaining improvements in child linear growth...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119110/attitudes-toward-prenatal-genetic-testing-and-therapeutic-termination-of-pregnancy-among-parents-of-offspring-with-prader-willi-syndrome
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REVIEW
Noa Even-Zohar Gross, Talia Geva-Eldar, Yehuda Pollak, Harry J Hirsch, Itai Gross, Varda Gross-Tsur
INTRODUCTION: Prenatal diagnosis (PND) raises ethical dilemmas such as the option of termination of pregnancy (TOP) in cases with severe outcome. Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a complex neurogenetic syndrome with high morbidity and mortality throughout life. Recently, a unique prenatal phenotype was reported and TOP becomes a possibility. OBJECTIVE: To explore factors influencing the attitudes of parents of PWS children toward PND and TOP concerning a hypothetical pregnancy with a PWS fetus...
January 22, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111924/awareness-of-cord-blood-collection-and-the-impact-on-banking
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Rusha Bhandari, Amy Lindley, Deepika Bhatla, Aleksandar Babic, Kathy Mueckl, Rakesh Rao, Paula Brooks, Vicki Geiler, Gilad Gross, Mohamad Al-Hosni, Shalini Shenoy
BACKGROUND: Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is an important source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation especially in minority populations with limited chances of finding a histocompatible volunteer donor in the registry. UCB has the advantages of early availability, successful outcomes despite some histocompatibility mismatch, and low incidence of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Public cord blood banks that disseminate UCB products for transplant depend on voluntary donation at participating hospitals and obstetrical providers for collection...
January 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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