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Obstetric Quality Indicators Need Revamping
Morbidity measures used to evaluate obstetric quality care at hospitals don't sufficiently identify areas of care that actually need improvement.
Image IQ: Fetal Anatomy
Challenge your anatomy knowledge; what body part is this 3-D image showing?
Family Spirit Intervention Benefits Teen Moms, Babies
An intensive in-home program aimed at pregnant teens at risk for drug use and depression, specifically American Indian teens, proves successful.
Fried Food Ups Gestational Diabetes Risk
Women who consume fried foods more than 7 times a week pre-pregnancy are more likely to have gestational diabetes when they become pregnant.
Elective Egg Freezing: 10 Thoughts From an REI
Don't overpromise when it comes to elective egg freezing. It doesn't protect against infertility nor does it guarantee a future pregnancy.
Image IQ: Right Pelvic Pain, Amenorrhea
Challenge your diagnostic skills with these images from a young woman with right pelvic pain and a history of amenorrhea.
The Thing We Don't Know About C-Sections
Despite the prevalence of the procedure, there is no proven best way to prevent surgical site infections related to cesarean sections.
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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