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Sophie Vincent, Nicholas Czuzoj-Shulman, Andrea R Spence, Haim A Abenhaim
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and neonatal respiratory-related outcomes among women who underwent an elective cesarean section (CS). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s 2009-2013 period linked birth/infant death dataset. Women who had elective CSs at term were categorized by their pre-pregnancy BMI as normal, overweight, obese or morbidly obese...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
L Vincze, M E Rollo, M J Hutchesson, R Callister, C E Collins
BACKGROUND: A tailored approach to nutrition and physical activity advice can support women following childbirth in managing barriers (i.e. time and childcare) to making healthy lifestyle changes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the implementation, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a personally tailored nutrition and exercise programme for postpartum women delivered via video-consultations by an accredited practising dietitian (APD) and accredited exercise physiologist (AEP)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
Qiong Wu, Christina Dalman, Håkan Karlsson, Glyn Lewis, David P J Osborn, Renee Gardner, Joseph F Hayes
Background: Mounting evidence implicates early life and prenatal immune disturbances in the etiology of severe mental illnesses. Asthma is a common illness associated with chronic aberrant immune responses. We aimed to determine if asthma in childhood and parents is associated with bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Methods: A cohort study including all children born in Sweden 1973-1995 (N > 2 million) assessing associations between childhood hospitalization for asthma, parental asthma during and pre-pregnancy, and subsequent bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders...
March 9, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
Kara M Whitaker, Katherine H Ingram, Duke Appiah, Wanda K Nicholson, Wendy L Bennett, Cora E Lewis, Jared P Reis, Pamela J Schreiner, Erica P Gunderson
PURPOSE: To assess the associations of pre-pregnancy cardiorespiratory fitness, moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA), and time spent watching television with subsequent development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: Participants were 1,333 women enrolled in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study who did not have diabetes either at baseline (1985-86) or prior to births occurring after baseline. Baseline fitness was estimated using a graded symptom-limited maximal exercise treadmill test and expressed in metabolic equivalent (MET) units...
March 8, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Amy Peacock, Delyse Hutchinson, Judy Wilson, Clare McCormack, Raimondo Bruno, Craig A Olsson, Steve Allsop, Elizabeth Elliott, Lucinda Burns, Richard P Mattick
The aims of this study were to identify: (i) the proportion of women exceeding the caffeine intake guideline (>200 mg/day) during each trimester, accounting for point of pregnancy awareness; (ii) guideline adherence trajectories across pregnancy; (iii) maternal characteristics associated with trajectories; and (iv) association between adherence and growth restriction birth outcomes. Typical and maximal intake per consumption day for the first trimester (T1; pre- and post-pregnancy awareness), second (T2), and third trimester (T3) were recorded for a prospective cohort of pregnant Australian women with singleton births ( n = 1232)...
March 7, 2018: Nutrients
Rhian Collings, Briony Hill, Helen Skouteris
Background During the first postpartum year 20% of women retain excessive weight from pregnancy (postpartum weight retention; PPWR), which predicts long-term overweight/obesity. Objective The aim of this study was to explore the associations between psychological factors (depression, anxiety and stress symptoms and body attitudes) in late gestation and at 12-months postpartum with PPWR one-year post-birth. Methods Pregnant women (N = 176) completed questionnaires in early-mid pregnancy (Time 1; mean (SD) = 16...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Onyekachukwu A Illoh, Sengwee Toh, Susan E Andrade, Christian Hampp, Leyla Sahin, Kate Gelperin, Lockwood Taylor, Steven T Bird
PURPOSE: To describe the utilization of drugs with pregnancy exposure registries by trimester during pregnancy, in comparison with matched nonpregnant episodes and a pre-pregnancy period. METHODS: We identified live-born deliveries from women aged 10 to 54 years and matched the pregnancies 1:1 with nonpregnant episodes from a comparator cohort not delivering live-born infants, using data from 2001 to 2013 in the Sentinel Distributed Database. We evaluated the utilization of 34 drugs with pregnancy exposure registries, comparing utilization during pregnancy to the matched nonpregnant episodes, and to the 90 days before pregnancy...
March 8, 2018: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Christina Wraw, Ian J Deary, Geoff Der, Catharine R Gale
OBJECTIVE: The present study tested the association between both mothers' and offspring's intelligence and offspring's body mass index (BMI) in youth. METHOD: Participants were members of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY-79) Children and Young Adults cohort (n = 11,512) and their biological mothers who were members of the NLSY-79 (n = 4932). Offspring's IQ was measured with the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT). Mothers' IQ was measured with the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Tyler G Ketterl, Nicolas J Dundas, Steven A Roncaioli, Alyson J Littman, Amanda I Phipps
Background Maternal overweight and obesity is one of the most common high-risk obstetric conditions associated with adverse birth outcomes. Smaller studies have suggested that pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) is associated with postpartum weight retention. Objective The primary objective of this study was to examine the association between pre-pregnancy BMI status and maternal weight retention. Study design We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study using Washington State birth certificate data from 2003-2013...
March 6, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Chris Schilling, Mary R Hedges, Polly Atatoa Carr, Susan Morton
Introduction Maternal smoking remains a modifiable cause of adverse maternal and child health outcomes. This study investigated smoking transitions across pregnancy. Methods Data from the contemporary child cohort study Growing Up in New Zealand (n = 6822) were used to analyse smoking status across three points across a pregnancy: pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and after pregnancy. Odds-ratios (OR) were calculated for maternal, socio-economic and pregnancy-related factors associated with each transition using multivariate logistic regression...
March 5, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Azita Goshtasebi, Somayeh Hosseinpour-Niazi, Parvin Mirmiran, Minoor Lamyian, Lida Moghaddam Banaem, Fereidoun Azizi
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between legumes and starchy vegetables, including 1. potatoes and 2. other starchy vegetables (corn, squash, green pea, and green lima beans), and GDM among Tehranian women. METHODS: Our study included 1,026 pregnant women, aged 18-45 years, who consecutively attended prenatal clinics in five hospitals affiliated to universities of medical sciences in Tehran. The diagnosis of GDM was based on the criteria set by the American Diabetes Association...
March 2, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Beatriz Barquiel, Lucrecia Herranz, Diego Meneses, Óscar Moreno, Natalia Hillman, Mª Ángeles Burgos, José Luis Bartha
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the greatest gestational weight gain (GWG) without adverse pregnancy complications in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and morbid obesity. METHODS: An observational retrospective study including 3284 patients with single pregnancies and GDM was completed. Of the patients, 131 (4.0%) were classified as having pre-pregnancy morbid obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 ). Perinatal complications were compared among BMI groups...
March 1, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Alana C Ju, Melvin B Heyman, Andrea K Garber, Janet M Wojcicki
Objective Maternal obesity is a risk factor for preterm birth, a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality. Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) have high rates of poor birth outcomes. Despite the high rates of obesity in NHOPI in Hawaii, the association with preterm birth has not been examined in this population. Methods We performed a retrospective cohort study of 20,061 women using data collected by Hawaii's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) from 2000 to 2011. We investigated the contribution of maternal age, pre-pregnancy BMI, gestational diabetes, hypertension, race, socioeconomic status, and smoking to our primary outcomes of preterm birth and low birthweight using multivariable logistic regression, stratified by NHOPI versus non-NHOPI race...
March 1, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Francesca Brunini, Barbara Zaina, Davide Gianfreda, Wally Ossola, Marisa Giani, Luigi Fedele, Piergiorgio Messa, Gabriella Moroni
PURPOSE: To assess pregnancy outcome in women with Alport syndrome and the impact of pregnancy on the disease progression. METHODS: We describe one of the largest series of pregnancies in Alport syndrome. Seven pregnancies of six women were monitored by a multidisciplinary team of nephrologists and gynecologists. After delivery, patients were followed for at least 3 years. We compare our results with those in the literature. RESULTS: Pregnancy course was uneventful in the patient with isolated microscopic hematuria...
February 28, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Juliana Araujo Teixeira, Teresa Gontijo Castro, Cameron C Grant, Clare R Wall, Ana Lúcia da Silva Castro, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco, Sandra Elisabete Vieira, Silvia Regina Dias Medici Saldiva, Dirce Maria Marchioni
BACKGROUND: Women's health during their reproductive years and whilst pregnant has implications for their children's health, both in utero and during childhood. Associations of women's pre-pregnancy dietary patterns (DP) with maternal socio-demographic characteristics and nutrient intake were investigated in ProcriAr cohort study in São Paulo/Brazil, 2012. METHODS: The DPs of 454 women were investigated by principal component factor analysis, using dietary information from a validated 110-item food frequency questionnaire...
March 1, 2018: BMC Public Health
Yuan-Hua Chen, Lin Fu, Jia-Hu Hao, Hua Wang, Cheng Zhang, Fang-Biao Tao, De-Xiang Xu
Gestational vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has been linked with adverse pregnant outcomes. To investigate influent factors of gestational VDD and its relation to the incidence of preterm delivery, total 3598 eligible mother-and-singleton-offspring pairs were recruited. For serum 25(OH)D concentration, 941 pregnant women were sufficient, 1260 insufficient, and 1397 deficient. Further analysis showed that VDD was more prevalent in winter than in other seasons. Underweight but not overweight was a risk factor for gestational VDD...
February 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Shi Chen, Yingying Yang, Yimin Qv, Yun Zou, Huijuan Zhu, Fengying Gong, Yongwei Zou, Hongbo Yang, Linjie Wang, Bill Q Lian, Cynthia Liu, Yu Jiang, Chengsheng Yan, Jianqiang Li, Qing Wang, Hui Pan
Low birthweight (LBW) is closely associated with fetal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. We identified the risk factors of LBW and geographical differences in LBW incidence in 30 Chinese provinces in the present study.This study was a population-based, retrospective cohort study performed in 30 Chinese provinces. We used data from the free National Pre-pregnancy Checkups Project, which is a countrywide population-based retrospective cohort study. To identify regional differences in LBW incidence, we used the Qinling-Huaihe climate line to divide China into northern and southern sections and the Heihe-Tengchong economic line to divide it into eastern and western sections...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Shigeki Matsubara
Lane-Cordova et al. showed that exercise "stress" test data (heart rate recovery and submaximal systolic blood pressure after exercise) was associated with the occurrence of preterm birth (PTB) and/or small for gestational age (SGA) in pregnancy within 5 years. Thus, the "pre-pregnancy" cardiovascular function test could be used to predict the occurrence of cardiovascular-related pregnancy complications, PTB/SGA. I have some clarifications. Firstly, PTB and SGA are the final manifestations of various underlying conditions/disorders...
February 24, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tracy L Schumacher, Loretta Weatherall, Lyniece Keogh, Kathryn Sutherland, Clare E Collins, Kirsty G Pringle, Kym M Rae
OBJECTIVE: to determine the adequacy of gestational weight gain for a cohort of Indigenous Australian women and investigate whether it is associated with pre-pregnancy body mass index. DESIGN: analysis of observational data collected from a longitudinal cohort study that follows Indigenous Australian women through pregnancy. SETTING: women recruited through antenatal clinics in regional and remote towns in NSW, Australia to the Gomeroi gaaynggal program...
January 31, 2018: Midwifery
Sibylle Koletzko, Hye-Seung Lee, Andreas Beyerlein, Carin A Aronsson, Michael Hummel, Edwin Liu, Ville Simell, Kalle Kurppa, Åke Lernmark, William Hagopian, Marian Rewers, Jin-Xiong She, Olli Simell, Jorma Toppari, Anette-G Ziegler, Jeffrey Krischer, Daniel Agardh
OBJECTIVE: Cesarean section (C-section) is associated with various immune-mediated diseases in the offspring. We investigated the relationship between mode of delivery and celiac disease (CD) and CD autoimmunity (CDA) in a multinational birth cohort. METHODS: From 2004 to 2010, infants from the general population who tested positive for HLA DR3-DQ2 or DR4-DQ8 were enrolled in The Environmental Determinants for Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. Children were annually screened for transglutaminase autoantibodies, if positive, they are retested after 3 to 6 months and those persistently positive defined as CDA...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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