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A consideration for any medication during pregnancy or with respect to lactation is an important topic of consideration. Having the best, up to date and evidence-based information is an important element. Here are some resources to consider: MOMMYMEDS.COM MEDSMILK.COM INFANTRISK.COM At Better Beginnings our approach in discussing medication as a potential part of care and...
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Recently, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), published an updated review on “Pregnancy-Related Deaths.” Find it HERE. The 2017 review gives more information on the following key findings from 14 state Maternal Mortality Review Committees- including Florida: Approximately 1 in 3 deaths during or within a year of pregnancy were pregnancy-related. What does that mean?...
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On Tuesday, February 12th, the United States Preventative Services Task Force issued a recommendation statement  on Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression; find it HERE. (Learn more about what the USPSTF is and does HERE.) This recent recommendation builds upon a 2016 Recommendation Statement from the USPSTF specifically addressing depression screening and adequate support systems for pregnant and...
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