Promoting the Health of Women and Newborns

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Women's Health Update

Severe Hypertension Treatment in Pregnancy: Making a Difference in Maternal Outcomes

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the leading causes of preventable maternal morbidity and mortality. Hypertensive related complications can be significantly reduced with timely recognition and appropriate treatment. ACOG’s Task Force on Hypertension report was released in November of 2013 with severe hypertension treatment recommendations. Are we making a difference in decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality related to severe hypertension treatment?

Neonatal Update

News about NOWS: Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

Test your knowledge - true or false:

Opioid use by pregnant women in the United States has doubled in the past decade.

Babies of narcotic using mothers are born addicted due to prenatal exposure.

The severity of withdrawal is predictable based on maternal drug or dose. 

Symptoms of withdrawal include hypertonia and poor feeding.

Annual hospital costs for treatment of NAS is over a billion dollars nationally.

Read on for the answers…

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