Healio (6/29, VanDewater) reports that “coffee consumption during pregnancy was not linked to an increased risk for adverse outcomes, according to” a “two-sample Mendelian randomization...study.” Also, researchers “conducted a one-sample genetic risk score analysis,” which “showed similar results.” These findings were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

HealthDay (6/1, Munez) reports a study published in Fertility and Sterility “shows that freezing eggs while younger is a largely successful option for many women who are fertile in their younger years but want to delay pregnancy for a while.” Investigators “looked at success rates of using a woman’s own frozen eggs over 15 years” and “found that about 70% of women who had eggs frozen when they were younger than 38, and thawed at least 20 of those eggs, later had a baby.”

New Zealander Lydia Ko, one of the top ranking golfers in the world, got candid about her period recently during her post-round interview with the LPGA Tour at the Bank of America Palos Verdes Golf Championship.

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MedPage Today (3/14, Bassett) reports, “Pelvic floor muscle training using a motion-based digital intravaginal device significantly improved symptoms for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) compared with a home training program, a virtually conducted randomized controlled trial showed.” Participants “who used the device had greater improvements in urinary symptom severity and degree of bother as measured by the Urogenital Distress Inventory, Short Form (UDI-6) score versus the control group.” The findings were published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Capital Women's Care - Division 56 is able to prescribe these digital devices! Schedule an in-person or virtual visit for a consultation if interested.

The New York Times (2/15, Anthes) reports infants born to mothers who “received two doses of an mRNA coronavirus vaccine during pregnancy are less likely to be admitted to the hospital for Covid-19 in the first six months of life, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” The study found that “overall, maternal vaccination was 61 percent effective at preventing infant hospitalization.”

Reuters (2/15, Mishra, Steenhuysen) reports, “That protection rose to 80% when the mothers were vaccinated 21 weeks through 14 days before delivery.” Meanwhile, the “effectiveness fell to 32% for the babies whose mothers were inoculated earlier during pregnancy.”

The Hill (2/15, Sullivan) reports the study used data “from 20 pediatric hospitals in 17 states, from July 2021 to January 2022.”

The Wall Street Journal (2/15, Toy, Subscription Publication) also reports on the study.

The New York Times (2/12, Hassan) reported two studies “lay out the added difficulties that unvaccinated women with Covid have during pregnancy and childbirth, adding to research showing that they face elevated risks.” The first study, published “in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, suggests that the coronavirus can invade and destroy the placenta, through which the mother passes nutrients to the fetus.” The second, published in JAMA, “found that pregnant women infected with the coronavirus are about 40 percent more likely to develop serious complications or die during pregnancy than those who aren’t infected.”