Tag Archives: Pregnant

Initiative to Screen All Women for Anxiety, Including Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, and women are about  twice as likely as men to suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime.  According to a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, one in five pregnant women experience at least one type… Read More »

PTSD changed how this physician cared for pregnant women

Appointments with my doctor make me nervous. That’s highly ironic, because I’m a doctor, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who regularly deals with high-risk pregnancies. But ever since developing preeclampsia during my first pregnancy eight years ago, the thought of having my blood pressure taken triggers flashbacks and anxiety. The silver lining is that my experience… Read More »

How to Create a Safe and Effective Strength Training Program for Pregnant Clients

Have you ever been in one of these situations? Situation #1: A client you’ve been training gets pregnant. She asks you what this means for her strength training program. What do you say? Situation #2: A new client wants to start strength training with you… but she’s pregnant. What do you do? If you’ve ever found yourself… Read More »

From The State Capitols: Ohio Law Would Ensure Women Know About Abortion-Reversal Treatment; Georgia Bans Shackling Of Pregnant Prisoners

Health care news from state legislatures comes from Ohio, Georgia, Maryland, California, Iowa and Minnesota. Cincinnati Enquirer: Ohio Lawmakers Want Women To Know About Abortion ‘reversal.’ But The Method Is Unproven. Republican lawmakers in Ohio want every woman seeking a medical abortion informed that they could reverse that procedure. But the American College of Obstetricians… Read More »

In Brief: Treating Pregnant Women with Opioid Addiction

According to a recent analysis of national data by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (as documented at the time of delivery) more than quadrupled from 1999 through 2014. Studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and birth… Read More »