Author Archives: loosterh

Access to Technology Drastically Impacts Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates

This article discusses the available technology in the high-morbidity and high-mortality areas of Africa and Asia for maternal and infant outcomes. Predictably, the accessibility of childbirth-related health technology plays a role in avoidable maternal and newborn harm. Full Article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3637084/

Access to Technology Drastically Impacts Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates

This article discusses the available technology in the high-morbidity and high-mortality areas of Africa and Asia for maternal and infant outcomes. Predictably, the accessibility of childbirth-related health technology plays a role in avoidable maternal and newborn harm. Full Article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3637084/

Mobile Apps Provide Support to Underserved Rural Communities

Mobile apps for rural underserved communities in developing nations can play a pivotal role in maternal health and education in both the prenatal and postnatal period. The apps can also provide instruction to health care providers in circumstances with maternal

Mobile Apps Provide Support to Underserved Rural Communities

Mobile apps for rural underserved communities in developing nations can play a pivotal role in maternal health and education in both the prenatal and postnatal period. The apps can also provide instruction to health care providers in circumstances with maternal

Cell-Free Fetal DNA For Non-Invasive Trisomy 21 Diagnosis

Cell-free DNA for fetal diagnosis of trisomy 21 yields a non-invasive option for genetic testing. As technology continues to advance in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, more options are expected to emerge that yield non-invasive yet clinically-reliable diagnostic methods of

Cell-Free Fetal DNA For Non-Invasive Trisomy 21 Diagnosis

Cell-free DNA for fetal diagnosis of trisomy 21 yields a non-invasive option for genetic testing. As technology continues to advance in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, more options are expected to emerge that yield non-invasive yet clinically-reliable diagnostic methods of

Maternal Obesity Limits Fetal Ultrasound Evaluation

The article details the fact that increasing maternal BMI limits visualization of fetal anatomy in the 2nd trimester during dates that anatomy scans normally take place. The limits of sonographic technology may need to be discussed with obese patients in

Maternal Obesity Limits Fetal Ultrasound Evaluation

The article details the fact that increasing maternal BMI limits visualization of fetal anatomy in the 2nd trimester during dates that anatomy scans normally take place. The limits of sonographic technology may need to be discussed with obese patients in

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Maternal Complications

The article discusses that pregnancies conceived via IVF were associated with “significantly increased incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, placenta previa, placental abruption, preterm premature rupture of membranes, placental adherence, postpartum haemorrhage, polyhydramnios, preterm

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Maternal Complications

The article discusses that pregnancies conceived via IVF were associated with “significantly increased incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, placenta previa, placental abruption, preterm premature rupture of membranes, placental adherence, postpartum haemorrhage, polyhydramnios, preterm

Web-Based Intervention and Maternal Vaccine Uptake

The article explains the differences in maternal vaccine uptake with usual care vs information portrayed with web-based information and social media components. Overall, the study suggests that web-based vaccine information increases maternal vaccine uptake, with more studies in the future

Web-Based Intervention and Maternal Vaccine Uptake

The article explains the differences in maternal vaccine uptake with usual care vs information portrayed with web-based information and social media components. Overall, the study suggests that web-based vaccine information increases maternal vaccine uptake, with more studies in the future

Rural African Clinics’ Ultrasound Use Increases Prenatal Care

This article discusses the increased interest in prenatal care when ultrasound was advertised to rural African women. The article states, “Women who previously had seen only traditional healers were nine times more likely to show up if the ultrasounds were

Rural African Clinics’ Ultrasound Use Increases Prenatal Care

This article discusses the increased interest in prenatal care when ultrasound was advertised to rural African women. The article states, “Women who previously had seen only traditional healers were nine times more likely to show up if the ultrasounds were