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SHE is in the News – Headlines for the Week of 7/23/18:

 

EXPECTANT MILLENNIAL MOTHERS MORE DEPRESSED DURING PREGNANCY THAN WOMEN 25 YEARS AGO, STUDY SAYS

EXPECTANT MILLENNIAL MOTHERS MORE DEPRESSED DURING PREGNANCY THAN WOMEN 25 YEARS AGO, STUDY SAYS

A new study shows the rate of depression among pregnant women ages 19 to 24 has significantly increased from 17% to 25% in the last 26 years. The author attributes this increased to factors including, financial strain, social media use, and a general increase in depression and anxiety among young women.

Read the full Story –>Newsweek (7/13)

 

Recommended Drugs for Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Show Similar Efficacy, Safety

Recommended Drugs for Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Show Similar Efficacy, Safety

An analysis of data for 3,236 women found no significant differences in the risk profile and efficacy of recommended first-line drugs for treating severe hypertension during pregnancy. The study found that nifedipine, labetalol and hydralazine were “clinically equivalent,” according to the authors.

Read the full Story –>Medscape (free registration)/Reuters (7/13)

 

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Not Tied to Spontaneous Abortion

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Not Tied to Spontaneous Abortion

There was no higher risk of spontaneous abortion for women who inadvertently received the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine just before or during pregnancy.  According to researchers the data supports the current practice not routinely conducting pregnancy test prior to vaccination. Read the full Story –>Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (7/16)

 

High HbA1c in Type 1 Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Defects in Baby

High HbA1c in Type 1 Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Defects in Baby

Giving birth to infants with major cardiac defects is significantly higher women with type I diabetes and elevated glycated hemoglobin levels at the time of conception. This study supports earlier findings of increased risk of birth defects for these mothers. Read the Full Story –> Messcape (free registration) (7/16)

 

DOACs most beneficial for women with AFib

DOACs most beneficial for women with AFib

Study found notable differences between men and women thrombotic and hemorrhagic risk when using anticoagulants, suggesting non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are more beneficial for women with atrial fibrillation. The study team’s call for inclusion of more women in additional cardiovascular studies. Read the Full Story –> Cardiovascular Business online (7/13)

 

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease

Even low to moderate levels of distress are associated with increased risk of developing chronic conditions according to a new study. These findings are based on data from the study of 16,485 adults. Read the Full Story –> Medicalwill News Today (7/14)

 

More research needed for treatment of neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis

More research needed for treatment of neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis

Canadian study shows promising results for infants with chlamydial conjunctivitis who received 50 mg/kg of erythromycin daily for 14 days.

Read the Full Story –> Healio (free registration)/Infectious Diseases in Children (7/12)

 

CMS proposes streamlining Medicare provider application

CMS proposes streamlining Medicare provider application

CMS is submitting a proposal to revise Medicare enrollment application to deter fraud and make it easier to use. There are inconsistencies among Medicare Administrative Contractors in ensuring certain providers, including certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners. The new application will include a single document with detailed information about enrollment criteria. Read the Full Story –> Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (7/13)

 

Women's menstrual phase may increase radiation risk

Women’s menstrual phase may increase radiation risk

There is a call for developing guidelines to take into account hormonal changes related to the menstrual cycle when planning nuclear medicine younger women. Read the Full Story –> AuntMinnie (free registration) (7/13)

 

Zika still a risk for female travelers

Zika still a risk for female travelers

The Zika virus remains a significant health concern for women of reproductive age despite decline the prevalence of the virus. Women traveling to Zika affected countries need to be careful. Read the Full Story –> Healio (free registration) (7/16)

 

Risk for MI during pregnancy increased in US women

Risk for MI during pregnancy increased in US women

From 2002 to 2014 myocardial infarction (MI) rates have increased among pregnant women according to a study by the Mayo Clinic. MI mortality rates have remained stable despite significant advances in treatment.

Read the Full Story –> Healio (free registration)/Cardiology Today (7/18)

 

It’s 4 A.M. The Baby’s Coming. But the Hospital Is 100 Miles Away.

It’s 4 A.M. The Baby’s Coming. But the Hospital Is 100 Miles Away.

In rural America healthcare access is becoming more difficult. At least 85 rural hospitals closed since 2010 and others are cutting their obstetrics departments to reduce cost. Fewer than half of rural counties have a hospital offering obstetric care, the ability to take care of at risk pregnant women is in jeopardy.  Read the Full Story –> The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/17)

 

THIS COMPANY WANTS YOUR FERTILITY DATA

THIS COMPANY WANTS YOUR FERTILITY DATA

A new online tool, MyFertility Compass shows women how likely are they are to conceive based on personal information such as sexual activity, lifestyle, age, and health history.   Read the Full Story –> Wired (tiered subscription model) (7/13)

 

Kentucky is first to screen pregnant women for hepatitis C

Kentucky is first to screen pregnant women for hepatitis C

Kentucky going to start requiring healthcare providers to screen pregnant women hepatitis C. Kentucky has one of the higher hepatitis C rates in the US and many people may not know they have the condition. Read the Full Story –> Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (Ky.) (7/16)

 

Women's fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors

Women’s fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors

Norwegian researchers have studied 4,322 women and found those who had just one child or childless were also more likely to have diabetes, to smoke, and were more likely to have tried in vitro fertilization to get pregnant. Read the Full Story –> Reuters (7/16)

 

Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It’s Complicated

Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It’s Complicated

During the 20th century cultural trends in the US related to breast versus bottle feeding have gone back and forth, often due to physician recommendations. The ramifications this $70 billion business has on our culture and the next generation is immense. Read the Full Story –> The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/14)

 

 

Meet a CNM at TX Health Cleburne

Healthcare has certainly changed in the last decade in terms of having a baby. But one practice that has remained constant through it all is that of the midwife. Join host Susy Solis as talks with Dr. Jenn Juve, a certified midwife who practices at Texas Health Cleburne. They’ll discuss the changes she’s seen in midwifery and answer some common questions about the care they provide.

 


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About the Author

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.