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Air Pollution, Green Space, Built Environment Characteristics May Influence Body Mass Index During Initial Years of Life

Washington, October 26: Exposure to higher air pollution levels and greater population density during the early months of life may be associated with an increase in children’s body mass index (BMI). By contrast, living in areas with greater exposure to green space and a more favourable land use mix (a measure of the variety of… Read More »

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dosing During Pregnancy

For many women with bipolar disorder, lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an effective mood stabilizer.  Given its favorable reproductive safety profile, lamotrigine is a reasonable option for women who require treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy.   When advising women regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, we typically recommend that women remain on the dose of… Read More »

Use of Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy Is Relatively Common

According to the most recent Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey conducted in 2019, 6.6% of the respondents reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy.  Use of prescription opioids was more common in certain groups. Prescription opioid use was the highest (10%) in women 19 years and under.  Among women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy,… Read More »