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Hand Hygiene and the Hawthorne Effect
If someone is watching, clinicians will wash their hands. But what happens when big brother isn’t there?
10 Things Patients Wish Their OBs Told Them
Obstetricians: Want to know what your patients wish you had told them before delivery? We surveyed a group of moms and are sharing the top 10 responses.
6 Reasons Why Ob/Gyns and Patients Need Midwives
Midwifery and obstetrics don’t need to be mutually exclusive disciplines. Here are 6 examples of how midwives and OBs can give complementary care that benefits patients.
Pelvic Exams Have Value: Does Skipping Them Put Women at Risk?
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends against pelvic exams in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women. Some say this is faulty logic. What say you?
Hypertension, Habitual Snoring, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
In hypertensive pregnant women, snoring is a strong indicator of obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that may be associated with poor pregnancy outcomes.
Take the Challenge Out of Managing the Complex Obstetric Patient
Pre-planning is key to achieving the most optimal clinical outcomes for patients with multiple challenging risk factors or individual characteristics.
Losing Informed Consent
Informed consent is more than just a signed consent form, says ethics blogger Paul Burcher, MD, PhD, who weighs in on a different way to think about this practice.
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.
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