Perinatal Pulse Newsletter
The primary purpose of the Idaho Perinatal Project is to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality and to improve pregnancy outcomes throughout the state of Idaho.
Our goals include the creation of a database for maternal/child outcomes; correlate, analyze, and make recommendations regarding maternal/child statistical data for the state of Idaho; provide education to perinatal health care professionals and the general public; and become a main resource and advocate in maternal/infant health.
The Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Program is one of the largest federal block grant programs and the longest standing public health legislation with the goal of improving the health and well-being of mothers, infants, and children, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. Title V supports a spectrum of services, including infrastructure-building services such as quality assurance and policy development, and filling in gaps in direct health care services for children and youth with special health care needs.
Whether you are a parent, government official, advocate, service provider, or member of the general public, the Idaho MCH Block Grant likely touches you or a family members life. Its success lies in the strength of partnerships, collaborations, and involvement of Idaho families. The program collects input related to existing services and programs, population needs, and emerging issues to assure that the MCH Program is guided by the needs of Idaho. Each year, we invite the public to review and provide input on Idahos MCH Block Grant Application prior to submission.
Public comment is being accepted on the block grant application through July 24, 2020. To provide feedback on this year?s MCH Block Grant Executive Summary, please send an email to IdahoMCH@dhw.idaho.gov and include MCH Grant in the subject line.
To learn more about the Title V MCH Block Grant Program, please visit the Federal Title V Information System (TVIS) website which allows you to compare Idaho to other states: https://mchb.tvisdata.hrsa.gov/.
Attention Idaho Nurses
Primary Health Medical Group has COVID vaccine available for healthcare workers. If you would like to receive the COVID vaccine at a Primary Health location, please follow the instructions below. Vaccine is also available for staff working in your offices.
- If you are in Ada, Boise, Elmore or Valley county, please read the general/scheduling instructions here: bit.ly/empinstructA1
- If you are in Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette or Washington county, please read the general/scheduling instructions here: bit.ly/empinstructC1
- If you are not in one of the counties listed above, you should contact your health district for further instructions; Primary Health is only authorized to vaccinate in the counties listed above.
Regardless of county location, all vaccine recipients should review certain documents prior to scheduling. Those documents can be reviewed here: bit.ly/empdocs1
PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTRY), a nationwide registry for pregnant and postpartum women with suspected COVID-19 or confirmed diagnosis.
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The aim of PRIORITY is to collect high yield data to answer urgent questions that inform care and counseling of pregnant women and their newborns.
A collaborative group from the University of California San Francisco are leading the study.
They are enrolling patients from any hospital across the country. Please consider referring patients and passing this information along to your colleagues and networks.
TO REFER A PATIENT (Suspected/Under Investigation OR Confirmed Case, any language spoken): You do not need IRB or Research Ethics Board approval at your site because no research activities will occur there. Please ask the patient if she is willing to have her contact information shared. If yes, you can click here to Refer a Patient, or call/text 415-754-3729, or email at PRIORITYCOVID19@ucsf.edu.
The patient can also contact then herself. For Patients: Enroll in PRIORITY . They will then reach out directly to her to consent, enroll, and begin data collection.
Here are more details about the study procedures: Information for Providers. If you are willing, please circulate to your colleagues.
- Nurse Midwife Career Guide (10/12/2021)
- Nurse Midwife Salary Guide (10/12/2021)
- How to Become a Nurse Midwife (10/12/2021)
- COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes from COVID-19 (9/30/2021)
- 2,022 U.S. Infants Born in 2020 Reported With Congenital Syphilis (9/20/2021)
- Calif. study: Preterm birth risk higher after COVID-19 (8/16/2021)
- Mom's Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Many Pregnancy Complications, Raises Others (7/29/2021)
- Vaccine-Associated mRNA Not Detected In Breast Milk, Study Finds (7/19/2021)
- Study: Maternal vaping may up preterm birth risk (7/15/2021)
- Dirty Air in Pregnancy Might Raise Baby's Obesity Risk (6/17/2021)
- COVID-19 Resources
- Study predicts increase in birth rates this year (4/30/2021)
- BioNTech expects vaccine trial results for babies by September (4/30/2021)
- Study: Infants don't contract SARS-CoV-2 from breast milk (4/15/2021)
- Maternal Exposure To COVID-19 Poses Low Risk For Moderate-To-Severe Ocular Manifestations In Newborns, Study Indicates (4/9/2021)
- Continuing Education for Idaho Nurses, New Regulations and New Opportunities! (2/11/2021)
- Empowered by ECHO in the NICU (2/5/2021)
- Newsletter - January 29, 2021 (1/29/2021)
- COVID-19 during pregnancy tied to complications (1/26/2021)
- Newborns Are at Low COVID Risk (11/12/2020)
- Hospital Stays For Some Mothers, Babies Following Delivery Have Been Shortened By Pandemic Infection Practices, Research Indicates (11/3/2020)
- 2019 March of Dimes Report Card (11/3/2020)
- COVID-19 infection in late pregnancy associated with adverse birth outcomes (11/3/2020)
- Paternal Perinatal Depression Assessed by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Gotland Male Depression Scale: Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors (10/29/2020)
- Breastfeeding Tied to Reduced Risk of Serious Infant Infections (10/29/2020)
- Hospital Survey Finds Reasons for Both Optimism and Concern About COVID-19 and Newborns (10/29/2020)
- Maternal vitamin D deficiency could impair baby's cognitive development (10/23/2020)
- COVID Hot Line Flier (10/16/2020)
- CDC DRH Partner Update: Hear Her Campaign, MMWR, AIM and NNPQC Meeting, & New PQC Video (9/28/2020)
- Careers and Degrees in Women's Health (website - 8/20/2020)
- Mom's Depression Leaves Kids at Risk for Developmental Delay (website - 8/18/2020)
- PEHSU July Newsletter (website - 8/3/2020)
- CDC: Infant Mortality Drops to Historic Low of 5.67/1,000 in 2018 (website - 7/17/2020)
- Increased survival without major morbidity noted among very low birthweight infants in California (website - 6/22/2020)
- Newborn Respiratory Distress Up With Maternal Antidepressant Use (website - 6/10/2020)
- CDC Issues New Guidelines Recommending That All Babies Born To Women With Coronavirus Be Tested For The Virus (website - 5/22/2020)
- Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) Report (pdf - 5/21/2020)
Zika Virus Alert
Updated Guidance for Reproductive Counseling
After Zika Exposure (website - 9/5/2018)
Zika and Pregnancy: What you should know (website)
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Zika FAQs for Providers & Nurses (pdf)
Zika FAQs for Patients (pdf)
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Rate Of Miscarriage Far Higher Among Women Who Test Positive For Zika, Study Indicates. (website - 11/14/17)
Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection � United States, October 2017 (website)
HPV VACs Partners Newsletter - August/September 2017 (pdf)
CDC updates Zika testing guidance for pregnant women (website)
CDC recommends that pregnant women should not travel to areas with risk of Zika. This includes all areas with documented or likely Zika virus transmission (see WHO categories for more information). If a pregnant woman must travel to one of these areas, she should be counseled to strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission of Zika during and after the trip.
Pregnant women with Zika symptoms and with possible Zika exposure should be tested for Zika virus infection. Possible Zika exposure includes living in or having recently traveled to an area with documented or likely Zika virus transmission, or having had sex without a condom with a person who lives in or has traveled to an area with risk of Zika.
Pregnant women with no Zika symptoms but who have ongoing Zika exposure should be offered Zika testing. Testing is no longer routinely recommended for pregnant women with no Zika symptoms who have recent possible exposure to Zika but no ongoing exposure. However, testing should be considered using a shared decision-making model that includes pretest counseling, individualized risk assessment, clinical judgment, patient preferences, and the jurisdiction's recommendations.
Would-Be And Expectant Moms Urged To Stay Vigilant Against The Zika Virus. (website)
CDC Urges Physicians To Screen For Epilepsy In Infants Exposed To Zika In Utero. (website)
Certain Birth Defects May Be 20 Times More Likely For American Mothers Infected With Zika, Study Says. (website)
Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus (website)
One in 10 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S. Have Babies With Birth Defects (website)
What should I do if I think I've been exposed?
- Are you pregnant?
- Are you a woman who is thinking about getting pregnant?
- Are you a man who is going to have unprotected sex with a woman who is pregnant or may become pregnant?
- If your answer to all of these questions is "no," there is arguably no reason for you to get tested. Only 20% people who contract the virus will even develop any symptoms, and those who do will experience only mild and short-lived discomfort.
- If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, however, you should contact your doctor about being tested for Zika.
Prolonged IgM Antibody Response in People Infected with Zika Virus: Implications for Interpreting Serologic Testing Results for Pregnant Women (website)
Zika Virus Infects 18 Pregnant Women In Texas (website)
ZIKAV update 12/15/16
HAN: Yellow alert 5 locally transmitted cases
CDC reports more than 4,000 Zika virus cases in the US (webpage)
2 more US infants born with Zika-related birth defects; 1,000+ pregnant women infected
AAP to use federal Zika funds to create network of trained providers (webpage)
A rapid review of personal protective measures for preventing Zika virus infection among pregnant women (pdf)
Vaginal Exposure to Zika Virus during Pregnancy Leads to Fetal Brain Infection (pdf)
Key Messages - Zika Virus Disease (pdf)
Doctor's Visit Checklist: For Pregnant Women Who Traveled to an Area with Zika (pdf)
Petition for Zika Research (website)
What Does Zika Virus Mean for the Children of the Americas? (pdf)
Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk (website)
Growing number of problems found in Brazilian babies affected by Zika (website)
For Zika-infected pregnancies, microcephaly risk may be as high as 13 percent (website)
CDC: 157 Pregnant Women In The U.S. Have Tested Positive For Zika (website)
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