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SHE is in the News – Headlines for the Week of 7/2/18:

 

 Giving birth in water appears safe for mother and infant

Giving birth in water appears safe for mother and infant

According to a hospital study, immersion labor and delivery appears safe for both mothers and infants. Read the full article here:  Reuters (6/29)

 

Improved insulin management could reduce larger babies in type 1 diabetes pregnancies

Improved insulin management could reduce larger babies in type 1 diabetes pregnancies

Based on the study of 41 women with type I diabetes researchers found that those using glucose monitoring each trimester seem to have a lower risk of large birth weight babies. Read the full article here:  Diabetes (UK) (7/4)

 

Senate-Committee-Proposes-50-Million-to-Prevent-Maternal-Death

Senate Committee Proposes $50 Million to Prevent Maternal Death

A new proposal for 50 million in new funding for programs to prevent maternal mortality has been supported to the US Senate Appropriations Committee. Read the full article here:  Medscape (free registration)/ProPublica (7/3)

 

Did Folic Acid Supplementation in Foods Lead to Less Psychosis in Kids?

Did Folic Acid Supplementation in Foods Lead to Less Psychosis in Kids?

Folic Acid supplementation during pregnancy may be linked with better brain development and lower long-term psychosis risk in children. Read the full article here: HealthDay News (7/3)

 

Fertility problems, reproductive technology tied to slightly more birth defects

Fertility problems, reproductive technology tied to slightly more birth defects

Women who had difficulty getting pregnant were 39% more likely to have a premature birth compared with women who do not have problems.  That rate increased to 79% for women using reproductive technologies. Women who had problems conceiving were 21% more likely to give birth to infants with birth defects. Read the full article here: Reuters (7/3)

 

Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Can Mean Heart Risks After

Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Can Mean Heart Risks After

A study of 60,000 women has found, that women with preeclampsia have up to three times greater risk of chronic high blood pressure after pregnancy. Additionally, they have 70% higher risk of type II diabetes and 30% increase of high cholesterol. Read the full article here:  HealthDay News (7/2)

 

HPV test more effective than Pap smear in cancer screening, study suggests

HPV test more effective than Pap smear in cancer screening, study suggests

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that HPV testing may be better than Pap smears and finding early signs of cervical cancer. Read the full article here: CNN (7/3)

 

Childhood cancer rates highest in Northeast, new CDC map shows

Childhood cancer rates highest in Northeast, new CDC map shows

The US Northeast, especially New Hampshire has the highest rates of childhood cancer; the lowest rates are in the South specifically Mississippi South Carolina. The study also found that pediatric cancers were more prevalent among white children, those ages 4 and younger and those ages 15 to 19. Read the full article here:  NBC News (6/29),  Patch (6/29)

 

Undiagnosed celiac disease tied to miscarriages and stillbirths

Undiagnosed celiac disease tied to miscarriages and stillbirths

A study in human reproduction has found higher risk of miscarriage or stillbirth with undiagnosed celiac disease. Read the full article here:  Reuters (6/29)

 

Zika Dangers During Pregnancy May Be Worse Than Thought

Zika Dangers During Pregnancy May Be Worse Than Thought

Zika linked miscarriage or stillbirth to be higher than previous reported according to researchers. Read the full article here: HealthDay News (7/2)

 

Insomnia, poor sleep quality tied to increased risk of CVD in women

Insomnia, poor sleep quality tied to increased risk of CVD in women

Women with mild sleep disturbances, including poor quality and insomnia, are at higher risk of having elevated blood pressure, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. This based on a study 323 women. Read the full article here: Cardiovascular Business online (6/28)

 

Sitting Tied to Raised Risk of Death From 14 Diseases

Sitting Tied to Raised Risk of Death From 14 Diseases

You can increase your risk of early death by 19% by sitting six hours or more per day. 14 risk events associated with excessive sitting can including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, digestive disease, suicide and Alzheimer’s disease. Read the full article here: HealthDay News (7/2)

 

New ADA/EASD Guidance on Diabetes: Assess CV Status First

New ADA/EASD Guidance on Diabetes: Assess CV Status First

A draft joint statement has been released by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the study of Diabetes, stressing the importance of first assessing patient for cardiovascular disease before the start of treatment for type II diabetes.  Read the full article here: Medscape (free registration) (6/29)

 

Joint Commission will require hospitals to use specific naming conventions for newborns

Joint Commission will require hospitals to use specific naming conventions for newborns

Hospitals must implement specific naming conventions to identify newborns under a new joint commission requirement. This requirement must be met by the start of 2019. Incorrect procedures, blood, and breast milk are often a result of newborn misidentification. Read the full article here: Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (6/27)

 

Just 1 in 4 Americans Gets Enough Exercise

Just 1 in 4 Americans Gets Enough Exercise

Researchers studied more than 155,000 Americans between the ages of 18 to 64 and found that just 23% reach minimum recommended physical activity levels. Read the full article here: HealthDay News (6/28)

 

Prenatal methamphetamine use impacts neonatal outcomes

Prenatal methamphetamine use impacts neonatal outcomes

Younger gestational age at birth, lower birth weight, smaller head circumference, shorter body length, and lower Apgar scores are some of the common problems with mothers who are exposed to Methodist and pregnancy. Read the full article here: Healio (free registration)/Psychiatric Annals (6/27)

 

48-Hour Automatic Stop Order Effectively Decreased NICU Antibiotic Doses

48-Hour Automatic Stop Order Effectively Decreased NICU Antibiotic Doses

The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society reports that a 48-hour stop order embedded in EHR admission orders decreases antibiotic use in a neonatal intensive care unit without causing antibiotic doses to be missed. Read the full article here: Infectious Disease Advisor (6/26)

 

A Cheaper Preservation Approach to Keep Babies Exposed to Opioids with Mom

A Cheaper Preservation Approach to Keep Babies Exposed to Opioids with Mom

An alternative treatment involves proactively treating babies at high risk for withdrawal with methadone, rather than keeping them in the neonatal intensive care unit, separated from their mothers, waiting to see if they develop withdrawal systems. Read the full article here: The Chronicle of Social Change (6/26)

 

Black moms die in childbirth 3 times as often as white moms. Except in North Carolina.

Black moms die in childbirth 3 times as often as white moms. Except in North Carolina.

The state is focused on helping low-income moms, not on race.

Moms in America are more likely to die during or shortly after childbirth compared to mothers in any other developed country. When you start to drill into that grim statistic, though, one thing becomes strikingly clear: It’s largely African American women who are dying. Read the full article here: Vox (7/3)

 


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Jaelin married her high school sweetheart (Ted) in 1984 and is the proud mother of 3 grown children (2 boys & a girl). She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, a Master’s Degree from Georgetown and holds several other professional certifications related to health and wellness; currently, she is working on her Doctorate degree. Jaelin works as a Midwife and Nurse Practitioner with her business partner Andie Wyrick at Holistic Heritage Homebirth in the Woodlands Texas.