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New Data Confirms Tdap in Pregnancy Is Safe
The resurgence of whooping cough has put the Tdap vaccine front and center. Since the vaccine is safe, newborns—via antibodies from mom—can be protected.
International Standards for Fetal Growth
A universal standard for monitoring fetal growth can better detect which fetuses are at risk for intrauterine growth restriction.
Image IQ: Fetal Abdomen
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Is everything normal in this fetal abdomen?
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.
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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