Women's Health Snapshots: Abuse and Pregnancy
Women who are sexually and physically abused are at greater risk for pregnancy-related complications. Abused women and their infants are more likely to experience preterm delivery, low birth weight, miscarriage, and fetal or newborn death.
Obstetrics and Gynecology October 1998, pp.530-534
Bed rest is still prescribed to pregnant women by many obstetricians despite the negative effects it often causes. Approximately 92% of obstetricians prescribe bed rest to 18%, or 700.000, pregnant women each year despite evidence of it causing physiologic and psychosocial damage to the women and not preventing infant complications. These bed rest prescriptions come at a cost to hospitals and families of roughly $1.03 billion per year.
Journal of Women's Health April 1998, pp.351-358
A recent study shows that many women are very tired these days. 80.4% of the women reported persistent fatigue as a top 10 health concern. The leading cause of their fatigue, according to the surveyed 153 women, was combining home and outside work. Interestingly, the women gave far less importance to the factors that are commonly attributed to causing fatigue (such as anxiety, depression, and physical health)—they were ranked in seventh position and lower!
Journal of Women's Health February 1998, pp.69