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Many pregnant women are not getting recommended vaccinations

CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations

Less than half who were pregnant during peak flu vaccination period in 2017 to 2018 were vaccinated
During 2007 to 2017

Fertility Rates Down for Each Urbanization Level 2007 to 2017

Fertility rates decreased from 2007 to 2017 with larger decreases in metro versus rural counties
The incidence of congestive heart failure during pregnancy is 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity associated with cancer treatment

CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity

Incidence of congestive heart failure at 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity
Maternal use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy is not associated with a large increase in the risk for overall or cardiac congenital malformations

β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations

No large increase in the risk for overall, cardiac malformations in international cohort
Among pregnant women

Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates in Pregnant Women

Flu-related hospitalizations cut by 40 percent over six flu seasons
Use of ondansetron for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy does not appear to be associated with birth defects

Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects

Use for nausea, vomiting of pregnancy tied to modest increase in cleft palate, renal agenesis-dysgenesis
The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases is continuing to increase

CDC: Congenital Syphilis More Than Doubled Since 2013

Congenital syphilis up from 362 cases in 2013 to 918 in 2017, with 46.17 percent increase since 2016
Homelessness is associated with an increased risk of adverse pediatric outcomes regardless of whether it occurs prenatally or postnatally

Prenatal, Postnatal Homelessness Tied to Poor Health in Children

Those who were homeless prenatally and postnatally at highest risk for hospitalizations
Lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity result in less excess gestational weight gain among women with overweight and obesity

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Findings among diverse population of overweight, obese women
Supplementation with n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy leads to higher body mass index in offspring at age 6 years

Adding Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Lead to Higher Child BMI

Supplementation linked to higher BMI z score at age 6 years but no higher proportion of obese children