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Early prenatal diagnostic ultrasound has been linked to variability in symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children with specific genetic vulnerabilities.

These results “add weight to ongoing concerns” expressed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the nonmedical use of diagnostic ultrasound during pregnancy, the authors, led by Pierre D. Mourad, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, note.

The study was published online September 1 in Autism Research.

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Medications that can affect levonorgestrel and ulipristal, which are commonly called the “morning after pill,” include those for:

  • Epilepsy
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV
  • Fungal infections

The warning also covers the herbal remedy St John’s wort.

When asking for emergency contraceptive pills, the physician, nurse, or pharmacist needs to know if these medications have been used over the last 4 weeks.

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CENTER FOR NATIVE AND PACIFIC
HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH
Department of Native Hawaiian Health

John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

PROUDLY PRESENT:

HE HULIAU — A TURNING POINT

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

October 13-14, 2016
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Honolulu, Hawai‘i

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In Los Angeles, Debbie Allen — a licensed midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife — is serving a demographic that doesn’t represent your typical midwifery clientele: some are on Medicaid, or have no health insurance, and many are African-American or Latina. Allen believes these women, who may feel disenfranchised by hospital systems and traditional health care institutions, stand to gain the most from an intimate approach to maternity care.

“You can’t get good quality maternity care in five minutes, and you’re waiting in an office for two hours for an appointment,” Allen said. “Our appointments are 45 minutes. So we talk about diet, your jobs, your relationships. So by the time you have your baby, we really know you and you really know us, which makes a huge difference in how you birth.”

Chapter 1: An OpEd by Lisa Ling – Why I Regret My Scheduled C-section
Chapter 2: It’s Not Home Birth Or Bust
Chapter 3: I Had A Baby With Eggs Frozen For Seven Years
Chapter 4: How I Had A Baby Without My Uterus
Chapter 5: Pregnancy Is Still Costing Women Their Jobs

 

 

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