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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.
PCOS and Infertility: Is a Breast Cancer Drug the Answer?
Letrozole, a breast cancer drug, was compared with clomiphene as a fertility treatment for women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Find out which drug performed best.
Image IQ: A Fetal Heart
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Anything notable in these images of a fetal heart?
Analysis Questions Use of Antibiotics for Group B Strep During Labor
Studies with poor methodology were the basis of giving prophylactic antibiotics to women in labor who are positive for group B Streptococcus, an analysis finds.
Calcium Supplements Reduce Risk of Preeclampsia, Preterm Delivery
High blood pressure, preeclampsia, and preterm birth can all be reduced with calcium supplements in women who eat a low-calcium diet, an analysis finds.
Image IQ: A 26-Week Pregnancy
Challenge your diagnostic skills: What’s causing this bubble-like bulge?
Miscarriage and NSAID Use
In general, NSAID use in pregnancy does not increase the risk of miscarriage, research confirms. Indomethacin, however, is an outlier. Find out why.
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.
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