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Did you know? A physician-diagnosed fear of childbrith increases the risk of postpartum depression in women with no previous history of depression.
New Study Finds Reproductive Coercion to Be Prevalent
A striking number of sexually active women experience reproductive coercion by their male partners, and their ability to use contraception and plan pregnancies may be compromised.
Folic Acid Supplementation to Prevent Serious Birth Defects Is Underused
New study findings have revealed that only about a third of women of childbearing age take folic acid regularly, revealing that health policy alone does not work.
FDA Reports Multi-State Outbreak of Listeriosis From Cheese
Of the 8 cases of listeriosis that have been confirmed in this latest outbreak, 5 of the cases were related to pregnancy, underscoring the importance of food safety in pregnant women.
Oral Misoprostol for Labor Induction Is a Good Substitute for Costlier Vaginal Insert
Hourly titrated oral misoprostol provides a steady-state drug level and is an effective substitute for dinoprostone vaginal insert, new research shows.
Image IQ: 22-Week Pregnancy
What abnormality of the placenta is affecting this late second-trimester pregnancy?
Micronutrients, Bariatric Surgery, and the Obstetrical Patient
Women who have had bariatric surgery require special care during pregnancy, particularly with assessment of micronutrient deficiencies and appropriate replacement. Here’s one ob/gyn’s approach.
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.
VIDEO: Laparoscopic Removal of Intracavitary Uterine Fibroid
This procedure was performed to remove an intracavitary fibroid that failed hysteroscopy on two occasions.
Video: Postpartum IUD Compliance: Do Demographic Factors Matter?
Do age, race, or other demographics influence postpartum IUD compliance? The results of this retrospective chart review were presented at ACOG's Annual Clinical Meeting.
Video: Prophylactic Antibiotics for Prevention of Endometritis Following Manual Extraction of Placenta
This study, presented at a poster session at ACOG's Annual Clinical Meeting, examined 228 cases of manual extraction of the placenta to determine whether prophylactic antibiotics reduced the incidence of endometritis.
SMFM Video: What is the Optimal Time for Induction of Women Over 40?
Anjali Kaimal, MD, discusses her research into optimal gestational age for induction in women over age 40 during the poster session at the Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine's 32nd Annual Meeting.