Entries by Reiter & Walsh, P.C.

Complications at Birth, Including Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), Tied to Autism Risk

Oxygen Deprivation at Birth, Preeclampsia, Other Factors Increased Autism Risk Up to 44% New research in the American Journal of Perinatology conducted by Kaiser-Permanente researchers has tied complications such as birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation at birth, formally known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE) to autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a variety of neurodevelopmental abnormalities characterized by…

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Research: Vaginal Progesterone Can Reduce Preterm Birth Risk in Individuals with Twin Pregnancies

New research published recently in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology finds that vaginal progesterone, long prescribed to women with singleton pregnancies at risk for preterm labor, is useful for reducing the risk of preterm labor in women with twins, triplets, etc, in addition to cerclage. What does this mean for mothers of multiples? Research has…

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What is a Patient’s Bill of Rights?

A Patient’s Bill of Rights is a document that provides patients with information on how they can reasonably expect to be treated during the course of their hospital stay. These documents are, in almost all cases, not legally-binding. They simply provide goals and expectations for patient treatment. The Patient’s Bills of Rights was recently renamed the Patient…

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New Research Finds Link Between Maternal Obesity and HIE

New research finds that maternal obesity in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth asphyxia (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy) and cerebral palsy. These new findings highlight the importance of informing mothers about potential birth-related complications and risks. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute found that not only does being obese…

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Exercising During Pregnancy: How Much is Too Much?

Many pregnancy websites recommend exercise during pregnancy for its many health benefits. Just like when a woman is not pregnant, exercise generally improves overall health and wellness. During pregnancy, exercise can also help relieve some of the discomfort that comes with being pregnant and help prepare the body for labor and delivery. But many women…

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