ACOG Guidelines at a Glance Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy An expert commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 148: Thyroid disease in pregnancy. Puzzler: Fetal bradycardia in fully dilated patient July 01, 2015 A cesarean triggered by a steep drop in FHR reveals a surprising diagnosis. Hysterectomy without consent? June 01, 2015 By Dawn Collins JD A patient sues after a hysterectomy is performed even after a finding of no cancer. SMFM Consult: The fetus at risk of anemia April 06, 2015 A review of the causes, surveillance options, and management strategies for the pregnancy at risk of fetal anemia. Physicians and “natural birth”: The two can co-exist Hospital births and obstetricians are not the enemies of low-intervention spontaneous vaginal delivery. What's the latest research from SMFM's annual meeting? February 09, 2015 By Judith M. Orvos ELS Contemporary OB/GYN provides information on the latest research from SMFM's annual Pregnancy Meeting. ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Antepartum fetal surveillance February 06, 2015 By Haywood L. Brown MD A commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 145 by Contemporary OB/GYN editorial board member Haywood L. Brown, MD. Use of ICSI on rise, but are outcomes better? Results of a retrospective cohort study show that use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection is on the rise but cast doubt on whether the technology is improving reproductive outcomes. Brian Levine, MD, MS provides commentary. Claims data show episiotomy on the decline January 21, 2015 By Judith M. Orvos ELS Analysis of data from more than 2.2 million vaginal deliveries shows that episiotomy declined between 2006 and 2012 and nonmedical factors may have been at play. The findings were published in a Research Letter in JAMA. OB/GYN Stat Bite: Fetal and perinatal mortality A new CDC report shows that while perinatal mortality rates are continuing to decline—down 10% since 2000—the US fetal mortality rate for the latest study period (2006–2012) did not improve.