Maternal Weight Affects How Embryos Develop
Being overweight can affect fertility, and now there is evidence that maternal weight at conception impacts how a fertilized egg divides and grows.
How to One-Up a 4D Ultrasound Scan
New technology—inspiring jealousy and one-upmanship everywhere. (Who said pregnant women weren't competitive?)
Antibiotics for PROM Near Term Have No Benefit
Antibiotics should not be routinely used for pregnant women with ruptured membranes prior to labor at term, unless there are signs of an infection.
Commentary: Understanding Midwife Credentials
CNMs, CMs, CPMs . . . Elaine Germano of the American College of Nurse-Midwives explains the credentials and how they may affect collaboration efforts.
Image IQ: Third Trimester Fetal Brain
Challenge your diagnostic skills: What's the diagnosis and prognosis based on these images of the fetal brain in a third trimester pregnancy?
Not Enough Birthing Hospitals Promote Pertussis Vaccine
Whooping cough can equal hospitalization for a baby, so why aren't more hospitals promoting Tdap vaccines and offering preventive measures on their websites?
Some Patients Misinterpret Delivery Advice as Pressure
Women who perceive being pressured by clinicians to have a labor induction or c-section are more likely to undergo the intervention even if medically unnecessary.
The Price of Private Practice
In this blog, one OB/GYN discusses her move from a hospital staff physician to a solo private practice, a decision that hasn't come without costs.
PTSD Increases Risk of Preterm Birth
PTSD and preterm birth are associated, so knowing your patients' mental health history, particularly when symptoms were last present, is important.
Image IQ: Third Trimester Fetus
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Is everything fine with this third trimester pregnancy?