Should women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy be delivered early?Two experts debate whether early delivery and active management are appropriate care in women with intrahepatic cholestasis
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.
Large study of maternal alloimmunization yields a surpriseRelative risk of stillbirth and preterm birth associated with less well-known antibodies was of similar magnitude to that found for anti-D.
Labor induction vs expectant management in women over 35“Women have very polarized views about induction... some are keen to be induced near their due date ... Others, however, feel that nature knows best and induction is meddlesome."
Is the 39-week rule good or bad? (VIDEO)For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at the question of whether reducing term births before 39 weeks' gestation leads to a significant increase in the rate of stillbirths and how it may impact practice.
Fewer elective early term deliveries, more stillbirths?In the past decade, the rate of preterm delivery in the United States has declined 11% from its peak of 12.8% in 2006.
Does prehypertension in pregnancy increase risk of stillbirth?A look at the impact of prehypertension on the risk of stillbirth. And, the CDC issues guidance on alcohol consumption in women of childbearing years. Plus: Does the type of hysterectomy alter endometrial cancer survival?
Legally Speaking: Acute fatty liver disease in pregnancy results in stillbirthThe verdicts and settlements involved in this case and 8 others.
Largest insurer requiring preauthorization for some hysterectomiesIn the latest volley in the ongoing controversy regarding the safety of some forms of hysterectomy, the country’s largest insurer will soon begin requiring prior authorization for many of the procedures. The action, taken by UnitedHealthCare, takes effect April 6, 2015 and does not apply to outpatient vaginal surgeries.
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.