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Study Finds that Pregnancy Complications Can Also Affect Child’s Health Later in Life
Study Finds that Pregnancy Complications Can Also Affect Child’s Health Later in Life

National Harbor, MD. ― Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and gestational diabetes (GDM) are twoof the most common pregnancy complications and put pregnant people at increased risk of developingcardiovascular disease later in life.Now, in a new study to be presented today at the Society for... Continue Reading

Date posted02/12/2024


SMFM Special Statement: Postpartum visit checklists for normal pregnancy and complicated pregnancy
SMFM Special Statement: Postpartum visit checklists for normal pregnancy and complicated pregnancy

Rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates, widening healthcare disparities, and increasing focus on cardiometabolic risk modification in at-risk patients have together catalyzed a shift in the postpartum care paradigm. What was once a single office visit in the 6 weeks after delivery is now... Continue Reading

Date posted11/28/2022


SMFM Consult #61: Anticoagulation in pregnant patients with cardiac disease
SMFM Consult #61: Anticoagulation in pregnant patients with cardiac disease

Abstract Pregnancy in individuals with a mechanical heart valve has been classified as very high risk because of a substantially increased risk of maternal mortality or severe morbidity. Lifelong therapeutic anticoagulation is a principal component of the medical management of mechanical heart... Continue Reading

Date posted11/18/2022


Pregnant People with Gestational Diabetes at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Problems
Pregnant People with Gestational Diabetes at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Study Looks at Long-Term Effects of Gestational Diabetes on Heart Health Washington, DC ― Research has shown that people who develop diabetes during pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, are at a greater risk of developing heart problems later in life. However, less is known about the range... Continue Reading

Date posted02/4/2022


ACOG-SMFM Practice Advisory: Low-Dose Aspirin to prevent Preeclampsia, Related Morbidity/Mortality
ACOG-SMFM Practice Advisory: Low-Dose Aspirin to prevent Preeclampsia, Related Morbidity/Mortality

Original Article TAGS: metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, care of high-risk pregnancy, hypertension CATEGORIES: Joint Publication Continue Reading

Date posted12/23/2021


ACOG SMFM OCC #9, Levels of Maternal Care
ACOG SMFM OCC #9, Levels of Maternal Care

Maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, particularly among women of color, have increased in the United States. The leading medical causes of maternal mortality include cardiovascular disease, infection, and common obstetric complications such as hemorrhage and vary by timing relative to... Continue Reading

Date posted12/19/2019


Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health
Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health

The development of complications in pregnancy provides a new window of opportunity for early heart disease risk screening and intervention for women. Continue Reading

Date posted04/1/2013