Does Fetal Gender Affect Risk of Preterm Birth?
SMFM 2015: New research shows that fetuses of a certain sex are at increased risk for spontaneous preterm birth.
Interpreting Failed Results on NIPT
SMFM 2015: A failed result on noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) may provide insight into what subsequent tests may find, research reveals.
Image IQ: A Renal Abnormality
This second-trimester fetus has a renal abnormality. Can you identify it?
PCOS Ups Health and Hospitalization Risks
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for metabolic and heart diseases and nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized.
Are Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Inherited?
New research from SMFM 2015 shows women whose mothers had preeclampsia or low birth weight are more likely to have the condition in pregnancy.
Probiotics and Gestational Diabetes Control
Probiotics don't improve the metabolic health of women with GDM but may help those at risk for future metabolic and cardiovascular disease.
Two New Drugs Show Promise for Endometriosis
Two new compounds, oxabicycloheptene sulfonate and chloroindazole, were successfully tested in early studies to treat endometriosis.
SMFM: Measles Exposure in Pregnant Women
Neil S. Silverman, MD, addressed the recent measles outbreak and made these suggestions for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Study Calls for More Thyroid Disease Screening
Consider thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism, when evaluating women with fertility problems and recurrent early pregnancy loss.
Image IQ: Gallbladder Sludge or Something Else?
Challenge your diagnostic skills. What's your diagnosis based on these fetal abdominal images?
Early Natural Menopause Ups Risk of Heart Failure
Women who experience menopause before age 46 have an increased risk of heart disease, and smoking status can modifying this risk in older women.
Cartoon: 3D Surgical Technology Draws a Crowd
Even in a surgical setting, 3D technology can draw a crowd.
Should I Steam My Vagina, Doctor?
Gynecologists should expect appointment time with patients to include a discussion about the utility and safety of vaginal steam baths.
Opioid Use in Women of Reproductive Age
Opioid use in women of reproductive age should be better monitored, and physicians should be more judicious in their prescribing, says a CDC report.
5 Predictions for Prenatal Genetic Testing in 2015
These 5 predictions by Adam Wolfberg, MD, provide insight into how genetic testing—NIPT to microarray and cost to quality—continues to evolve.