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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.
Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Chronic Hypertension
A new meta-analysis has quantified the risk of preeclampsia and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with chronic hypertension.
Image IQ: The Fetal Neck
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify this well-known anomaly?
Weight Loss, Gain in First Postpartum Year Affects Health Risks
Not losing any baby weight within 1 year after delivery increases a woman’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, new research shows.
Image IQ: The Heart of the Matter
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify this cardiac defect?
The Role of Pregnancy in Cardiovascular Disease
The number of live births a woman has had may indicate her risk of heart disease, adding to evidence that body changes in pregnancy play a role in cardiovascular disease.
Antidepressants Increase Risk of Preterm Delivery
Antidepressant use in pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth. However, untreated depression is serious, and the needs of the mother must come first.
New Data Underscore the Dangers of H influenzae Infection in Pregnancy
Miscarriage and stillbirth can occur in pregnant women with Haemophilus influenzae infection. Here, new data quantify the risk and reveal which bacteria type poses the most threat.
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.