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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650726/maternal-health-related-behaviours-during-pregnancy-a-critical-public-health-issue
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Aleksandra Górniaczyk, Barbara Czech-Szczapa, Maciej Sobkowski, Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska
AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the health-related behaviours of pregnant women. Maternal health-related habits, use of psychoactive medicines, diet, prevention of neural tube defects, oral cavity hygiene, chronic diseases and physical activity were analysed in a group of pregnant women attending antenatal classes. METHODS: Hundred pregnant women recruited from various antenatal classes in Poznań, Poland, were investigated using a questionnaire based on the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649295/counseling-during-maternal-and-infant-health-visits-and-postpartum-contraceptive-use-in-uttar-pradesh-india
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Sowmya Rajan, Ilene S Speizer, Lisa M Calhoun, Priya Nanda
CONTEXT: Postpartum family planning is a compelling concern of global significance due to its salience to unplanned pregnancies, and to maternal and infant health in developing countries. Yet, women face the highest level of unmet need for contraception in the year following a birth. A cost-effective way to inform women about their risk of becoming pregnant after the birth of a child is to integrate family planning counseling and services with maternal and infant health services. METHODS: We use recently collected survey data from 2733 women from six cities in Uttar Pradesh, India who had a recent birth (since 2011) to examine the role of exposure to family planning information at maternal and infant health visits on (1) any contraceptive use in the postpartum period, and (2) choice of modern method in the postpartum period...
December 2016: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639461/hormonal-contraception-and-breast-cancer-what-more-do-we-need-to-know
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Jo Marsden
Most women use hormonal contraception for more than 30 years and for many, this may involve exposure in their older reproductive years when baseline breast cancer risk rises steeply. Overall, the risk of breast cancer diagnosis with exposure to hormonal contraception is very small and outweighed by its contraceptive benefits but despite this, there are still outstanding questions for all methods used in clinical practice due to paucity of available evidence, lack of which should not be taken to imply safety...
January 1, 2017: Post Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633256/successful-delivery-in-a-patient%C3%A2-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-and-unplanned-pregnancy
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George Makdisi, M Y Jan, Lauren Dungy-Poythress, I-Wen Wang, Marco A Caccamo
We report the case of a woman supported by a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) who presented at 20 weeks of gestation and decided against recommendations to continue with her pregnancy. This was managed with well-developed plan for a multidisciplinary team approach. With close and regular follow-up and regular adjustment of the patient's medications and LVAD parameters, successful delivery and outcome for both the mother and the newborn were achieved.
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626980/comparison-of-management-regimens-following-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-nontubal-ectopic-pregnancies-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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J Ramkrishna, G R Kan, K L Reidy, W C Ang, R Palma-Dias
OBJECTIVE: To review management options for nontubal ectopic pregnancies. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION: A total of 100 nontubal pregnancies: 1 abdominal, 32 caesarean scar, 14 cervical, 41 cornual-interstitial, 12 ovarian. METHODS: Cases were classified according to ectopic site. Management categories were medical, surgical, combination or expectant...
June 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620936/measuring-pregnancy-planning-a-psychometric-evaluation-and-comparison-of-two-scales
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Jennifer Drevin, Per Kristiansson, Jenny Stern, Andreas Rosenblad
AIM: To psychometrically test the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy and compare it with the Swedish Pregnancy Planning Scale. BACKGROUND: The incidence of unplanned pregnancies is an important indicator of reproductive health. The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy measures pregnancy planning by taking contraceptive use, timing, intention to become pregnant, desire for pregnancy, partner agreement and pre-conceptual preparations into account. It has, however, previously not been psychometrically evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620774/-in-my-culture-we-don-t-know-anything-about-that-sexual-and-reproductive-health-of-migrant-and-refugee-women
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Christine Metusela, Jane Ussher, Janette Perz, Alexandra Hawkey, Marina Morrow, Renu Narchal, Jane Estoesta, Melissa Monteiro
PURPOSE: Migrant and refugee women are at risk of negative sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes due to low utilisation of SRH services. SRH is shaped by socio-cultural factors which can act as barriers to knowledge and influence access to healthcare. Research is needed to examine constructions and experiences of SRH in non-English-speaking migrant and refugee women, across a range of cultural groups. METHOD: This qualitative study examined the constructions and experiences of SRH among recent migrant and refugee women living in Sydney, Australia, and Vancouver, Canada...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612099/sexual-violence-as-a-risk-factor-for-family-planning-related-outcomes-among-young-burundian-women
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Yajna Elouard, Carine Weiss, Adriane Martin-Hilber, Sonja Merten
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to examine associations between experience of sexual violence and family planning-related outcomes. METHODS: A multi-stage cluster survey was conducted among a representative sample of 744 young women aged 15-24 in eight provinces in Burundi. RESULTS: The prevalence of young women who reported having ever been physically forced to have sexual intercourse was 26.1%. Young women who had experienced sexual violence (ever) were 2...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599740/what-nurses-need-to-know-about-immediate-postpartum-initiation-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception
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Debora M Dole, Jacquelyn Martin
Initiation of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in the immediate postpartum period is becoming more common, resulting in increased requests for early removal, primarily because of unpredictable bleeding patterns. Competing interests of healthful spacing of pregnancies, impact on breastfeeding, risks associated with pregnancy versus contraceptive method, potential adverse effects of LARC, and timing of informed consent make immediate postpartum initiation of LARC an important issue. Nearly 40% of women do not attend a postpartum visit at all, resulting in decreased initiation of contraception and increased risk of unplanned pregnancy...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597343/safer-conception-for-couples-affected-by-hiv-structural-and-cultural-considerations-in-the-delivery-of-safer-conception-care-in-uganda
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Deborah Mindry, Rhoda K Wanyenze, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Mahlet A Woldetsadik, Sarah Finocchario-Kessler, Kathy Goggin, Glenn Wagner
In countries with high HIV prevalence and high fertility desires, the rights of HIV-affected couples to have children are a pressing issue. Conception among people living with HIV carries risks for both horizontal and vertical HIV transmission. In Uganda ~100,000 HIV-infected women become pregnant annually. Providers face a number of challenges to preventing HIV transmission, reducing unplanned pregnancies, and ensuring safer conception. We report findings from interviews with 27 HIV-affected couples (54 individuals) in Uganda...
June 8, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593361/different-patterns-of-depressive-symptoms-during-pregnancy
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Sophie E M Truijens, Viola Spek, Maarten J M van Son, S Guid Oei, Victor J M Pop
Recently, the US Preventive Services Task Force has advocated to screen pregnant and postpartum women for depression. However, we questioned the meaning of a single elevated depression score: does it represent just one episode of depression or do these symptoms persist throughout the entire pregnancy? This study assessed depressive symptoms at each trimester in a cohort of 1813 pregnant women and evaluated whether women with different patterns of depressive symptoms showed other characteristics. Depending on the trimester, elevated depression scores were prevalent in 10-15% of the pregnant women...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588158/helicobacter-pylori-stool-antigen-assay-in-hyperemesis-gravidarum
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S Kabir, R A Khanam, M S Basher, M S Azam, M A Hossain, T T Mirza, K A Banu, R K Karmoker
Hyperemesis gravidarum is the most severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy that seriously affects the pregnancy outcome. It is a disease with unknown etiology and varieties of contributing factors like hormonal changes, psychological and immunological factors. A significantly high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori among pregnant women with Hyperemesis gravidarum has been revealed recently. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out at antenatal ward, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh for a period of twenty-one months among purposively selected thirty-six patients with Hyperemesis gravidarum with a view to assess the involvement of H...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586549/effect-of-pregnancy-planning-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-women-with-type-1-diabetes
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A C Wotherspoon, I S Young, C C Patterson, D R McCance, V A Holmes
AIMS: To assess the effect of pregnancy planning on maternal and neonatal outcomes in women with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Pregnancy planning was assessed retrospectively in a cohort of women who participated in the Diabetes and Pre-eclampsia Intervention Trial (DAPIT). Pregnancy planning was determined based on self-report as to whether pregnancy was planned or unplanned. The effect of pregnancy planning on maternal and neonatal outcomes was examined, controlling for confounding variables...
June 6, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579707/barriers-to-contraceptive-uptake-among-women-of-reproductive-age-in-a-semi-urban-community-of-ekiti-state-southwest-nigeria
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Kabir A Durowade, Lukman O Omokanye, Olusegun E Elegbede, Stella Adetokunbo, Charles O Olomofe, Akinyosoye D Ajiboye, Makinde A Adeniyi, Taofik A Sanni
BACKGROUND: Globally, unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) persist as a significant threat to women's reproductive health. In Nigeria, despite huge resources committed to family planning programs by stakeholders, contraceptive use has been very low. This study aimed at unraveling the barriers to the use of modern contraceptives among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) in Ise-Ekiti community, Ekiti State, Southwest Nigeria. METHODS: This study was a cross sectional study among women aged 15-49 years...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578715/mediation-models-of-pregnancy-desires-and-unplanned-pregnancy-in-young-unmarried-women
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Warren B Miller, Jennifer S Barber, Heather H Gatny
This paper examines the proposition that sexual and contraceptive behaviours mediate the relationship between the pregnancy desires of young, unmarried women and their having an unplanned pregnancy. The sample consisted of 854 18- to 19-year-old women living in Michigan, USA. First, the positive and negative pregnancy desires of these women were measured, as were the women's perceptions of the positive and negative desires of their sexual partners. Then the extent to which these four types of desires, as well as several types of interactions between them, prospectively predicted the occurrence of subsequent pregnancies were tested with logistic regression analyses, initially alone and then after the addition of several types of sexual and contraceptive mediator variables...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577526/unplanned-pregnancy-risks-and-use-of-emergency-contraception-a-survey-of-two-nigerian-universities
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Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Ezebunwa Ethelbert Nwokocha, Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Daniel Ter Goon, Wilson Akpan
BACKGROUND: The vulnerabilities of young women of low socio-economic status and those with little or no formal education tend to dominate the discourse on unplanned pregnancy, unsafe abortion and emergency contraception (EC) in sub-Saharan Africa. This article draws on a survey conducted among female undergraduate students to shed light on sexual behaviour and the dynamics of emergency contraceptive use among this cohort. METHODS: The survey involved 420 female undergraduate students drawn using a multistage sampling technique, while a self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection...
June 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572017/age-at-introduction-of-ultra-processed-food-among-preschool-children-attending-day-care-centers
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Giovana Longo-Silva, Jonas Augusto C Silveira, Rísia Cristina Egito de Menezes, Maysa Helena de Aguiar Toloni
OBJECTIVE: To identify the age of introduction of ultra-processed food and its associated factors among preschool children. METHODS: Cross-sectional study carried out from March to June 2014 with 359 preschool children aged 17 to 63 months attending day-care centers. Time until ultra-processed food introduction (outcome variable) was described by the Kaplan-Meier analysis, and the log-rank test was used to compare the survival functions of independent variables...
May 29, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558671/prevalence-and-determinants-of-unintended-pregnancies-amongst-women-attending-antenatal-clinics-in-pakistan
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Muhammad Atif Habib, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Sidrah Nausheen, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Muhammad Sajid, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Kirsten I Black
BACKGROUND: Unintended pregnancies are a global public health concern and contribute significantly to adverse maternal and neonatal health, social and economic outcomes and increase the risks of maternal deaths and neonatal mortality. In countries like Pakistan where data for the unintended pregnancies is scarce, studies are required to estimate its accurate prevalence and predictors using more specific tools such as the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancies (LMUP). METHODS: We conducted a hospital based cross sectional survey in two tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan...
May 30, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552091/quality-assessment-of-home-births-in-denmark
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Sabrina Jensen, Lotte B Colmorn, Anne-Mette Schroll, Lone Krebs
INTRODUCTION: The safety of home births has been widely debated. Observational studies examining maternal and neonatal outcomes of home births have become more frequent, and the quality of these studies has improved. The aim of the present study was to describe neonatal outcomes of home births compared with hospital births and to discuss which data are needed to evaluate the safety of home births. METHODS: This was a register-based cohort study. Data on all births in Denmark (2003-2013) were collected from the Danish Medical Birth Registry (DMBR)...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542366/illicit-drug-use-and-its-association-with-key-sexual-risk-behaviours-and-outcomes-findings-from-britain-s-third-national-survey-of-sexual-attitudes-and-lifestyles-natsal-3
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Rachelle Paquette, Clare Tanton, Fiona Burns, Philip Prah, Maryam Shahmanesh, Nigel Field, Wendy Macdowall, Kirsten Gravningen, Pam Sonnenberg, Catherine H Mercer
OBJECTIVES: We explore the hypothesis that using illicit drugs other than, or in addition to, cannabis is associated with sexual risk behaviour and sexual health outcomes in the British population. METHODS: We analysed data, separately by gender, reported by sexually-active participants (those reporting > = 1 partners/past year) aged 16-44 years (3,395 men, 4,980 women) in Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3), a probability survey undertaken 2010-12 involving computer-assisted personal-interview and computer-assisted self-interview...
2017: PloS One
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