birth defects

Does diet affect bone mineral density?An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?
Gastroschisis: Prenatal diagnosis and management
Gastroschisis: Prenatal diagnosis and managementWith incidence of this birth defect on the rise, ob/gyns need to understand how best to spot and deal with it.
Zika infection in pregnancy
Zika infection in pregnancyPregnant women are worried, and their concern is warranted. Here is what we know now and what’s being done about this health crisis.
The Zika Virus: What you need to knowThis mosquito-borne virus is linked with microcephaly, but causation is still being investigated.
Antidepressant use during pregnancy: 5 things to remember
Antidepressant use during pregnancy: 5 things to rememberPregnant women who use antidepressants to manage depression should talk with their doctors for a personalized recommendation on how the antidepressants may affect the pregnancy.
Some opioids linked to certain birth defectsWomen taking opioids just before or during early pregnancy are 2 times more likely to have a pregnancy affected by a neural tube defect, such as spina bifida, according to a study published online September 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology in advance of the October 2013 print issue.