- Marianne Keith is suing an Illinois hospital after a transvaginal ultrasound left her with recurring nightmares and post-traumatic stress.
- A new survey including 1,006 mothers in the U.S. showed more than 75 percent of women reported that they were finished having children but only 24 percent discussed their options with their OB/GYNs.
- Infants born to mothers who received the influenza (flu) vaccine while pregnant are nearly 50 percent less likely to be hospitalized for the flu than infants born to mothers who did not receive the vaccine while pregnant, according to a new collaborative study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends influenza vaccination for anyone older than 6 months of age, but specifically singles out target groups, including pregnant women, who have a greater risk of influenza-related complications.
- A new study reports that a low-cost healthy lifestyle program, including self-weighing weekly or monthly, by pregnant women with pre-existing overweight can prevent them from gaining too much weight during early pregnancy. The researchers will present the results Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston.
- Uterine fibroid embolizationâ€”an interventional radiology treatment for the noncancerous yet very common growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterusâ€”improves a number of women's lower urinary tract problems that are specifically caused by those fibroids, confirm researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, Ill.