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To better balance the use of ultrasound and the time needed to ensure that an early pregnancy is not incorrectly declared nonviable, a group of experts have introduced new diagnostic thresholds.
Case Study: Characteristics of Fetal Hiatal Hernia
A 28-year-old woman, 17 weeks pregnant with her first child, presented for a routine obstetrical ultrasound to rule out congenital fetal anomalies.
Image IQ: 22-Week Pregnancy
What abnormality of the placenta is affecting this late second-trimester pregnancy?
Does Lifestyle Advice Affect Outcomes for Overweight Pregnant Women?
Lifestyle advice, including diet and exercise information, can reduce the number of infants who are born weighing more than 4 kg (8.8 lb) among overweight and obese pregnant women, research shows.
Quail Eggs Paint Picture of Heart Defects in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Changes in cardiac blood flow in embryos exposed to alcohol may lead to the formation of cardiac defects often seen in babies with fetal alcohol syndrome, study finds.
Daily Dx: 36-Week Fetus
What's your diagnosis in this 36-week fetus?
(Image courtesy of Durr-e-Sabih, MD, FRCP)
Daily Dx: A 12-Week Fetus
What’s your diagnosis in this 12-week fetus?
Daily Dx: Fetal Neck
What's your diagnosis based on these images of the fetal neck?
Video: Population-Based Risk Scoring Predicts Preterm Birth Risks Earlier than Cervical Length Screening Followed By Fetal Fibronectin Testing
Population based risk scoring can effectively predict preterm birth risks earlier than cervical length screening according to research presented at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Annual Clinical Meeting.
Why Prophylactic 17P Should be Delivered at Home
Research suggests that prophylactic 17P can be useful in reducing the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery (SPTD), and one large study showed how compliance, and therefore results, can be improved.