What to say and do right when things go terribly wrong in obstetricsPatients remember how you respond to adverse pregnancy outcomes such as stillbirth and fetal loss.
Genetic testing raises difficult questions for payersA new database helps payers understand which genetic tests are available, which genes they test for, and which tests would be appropriate to use to inform patient management.
Are breast density letters too dense?A new study looks at whether breast density letters are too difficult for the typical woman to understand. Plus: The FDA issues a warning on fluconazole and miscarriage. Also, do irregular menses provide protection against ovarian cancer or increase risk?
Recurrent pregnancy lossEvidence on which to base management of RPL is limited, challenging ob/gyns with patients facing this stressful diagnosis.
Too much of a good thing could be hampering IVF successA new study looks at whether high doses of some hormones are impeding IVF success. Plus: Do progesterone supplements help women with a history of unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss?
New data show no miscarriage link for HPV vaccinationA new study looks at whether or not the HPV vaccine increases miscarriage risk. And, is there a link between nocturnal enuresis and sleep apnea in postmenopause? Plus: The impact of the Mediterranean diet on breast cancer risk.
Did negligence or nature cause this miscarriage?A patient sues, claiming that an ob consult could have saved her pregnancy.
D&C and preterm birth: Is there a connection?A study looks at a possible connection between dilatation and curettage (D&C) and preterm birth.
Does pregnancy loss mean future CVD risk?Women who have a history of pregnancy loss, either miscarriage or stillbirth, may be at greater risk of postmenopausal cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a recent study in The Annals of Family Medicine.
Poor response to IVF linked to higher miscarriage riskAccording to a recent study in Human Reproduction, women who produce a low number of oocytes during in vitro fertilization (IVF) seem to have an increased risk of miscarriage.