Pregistry Newsletter- November 2, 2020

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NEW STUDY: DANGERS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS DURING PREGNANCY

Depression during pregnancy is not uncommon, so it is not surprising that 7 to 13 percent of women take an antidepressant during pregnancy. Untreated depression can lead poor prenatal health, premature birth, low birthweight babies, and poor fetal growth. Although studies on the risks of taking antidepressants during pregnancy have been inconsistent, three major concerns have been identified. Read the full article here!

EXPERT REPORT

ECLAMPSIA DURING PREGNANCY

We have discussed the pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia a few times, here on The Pulse, but what about the condition for which PREemclampsia is a precursor, namely eclampsia.. Let’s talk about eclampsia as a condition more severe than the more common preeclampsia, a complication that can develop after 20 weeks of gestation. Read our blog on the Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!

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NEW STUDY MAY LEAD TO BETTER PROBIOTICS FOR BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS IN PREGNANCY

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal condition in young women of childbearing age. It is an unpleasant bacterial infection that causes vaginal discharge, itching, and burning. BV can increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). During pregnancy, BV has been linked to both low birthweight babies and premature birth. You can read about BV during pregnancy here. Read the full article here!

PREGISTRY FEATURES 

SOCIAL FORUMS 

The Pregistry website has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Social Forums. This is your place to interact with fellow pregnant women, friends, health care professionals, and Pregistry staff. Most forums are public and open to all, others are private to protect your confidentiality and to provide you with a safe environment to ask and discuss any issues that are important to you. Learn more here!

Pregistry’s vision is a world in which all pregnant women and their health care providers have the accurate information they need to successfully treat medical conditions that occur during pregnancy and ensure the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. 
Sarita Balaban
Sarita Balaban is an undergraduate student at Touro College Los Angeles. As a Digital Marketing Associate, Sarita edits Pregistry's weekly newsletter and designs images for our social medial channels.

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