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Low Vitamin D Levels Implicated in IVF Failure
New research shows a vitamin D deficiency could be to blame in women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) yet fail to conceive.
Antiretroviral "Tampon" Could Help Prevent Infection With HIV
A pseudo-tampon that delivers an antitretroviral drug is now being studied as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis for women at high risk for HIV infection.
FDA Update: Bevacizumab Is Approved for Cervical Cancer
The FDA has approved bevacizumab (Avastin) for treating persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer after studies show gains in overall survival.
Image IQ: 8-Week Fetus
Challenge your diagnostic skills: See anything atypical with this 8-week pregnancy?
Open Hysterectomies More Deadly Than Power Morcellation, Says AAGL
Eradicating morcellators is riskier than using them, says the AAGL in a statement for why these minimally invasive devices should not be abandoned.
Cesarean Delivery the Safer Bet for Breech Babies, Study Finds
Breech babies are less likely to die when delivered via c-section than when delivered vaginally, according to new data out of The Netherlands.
Getting Personal: 8 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance
Struggling to be fully present at home and at work? Here are 8 tips that have helped one veteran Ob/Gyn in her quest to achieve a satisfactory work-life balance.
Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Among US Hospitals
New research has found startling differences in complication rates for both vaginal and cesarean deliveries between low- and high-performing hospitals.
Tips for Navigating Prenatal Genetic Testing
Amniocentesis, CVS, noninvasive prenatal testing, microarray . . . the rapid advancements in prenatal genetic testing can be dizzying. These 7 expert tips can help navigate the gamut.
Study Links Stress in Pregnancy, Lineage Genetics, and Preterm Birth
Animal models find mild to moderate stress in pregnancy can have a compounding effect across generations, increasing a placental marker for preterm birth.
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