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The benefits of weight loss in obese gravidasObese patients should be advised to avoid excessive weight gain in pregnancy.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance Thyroid Disease in PregnancyAn expert commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 148: Thyroid disease in pregnancy.
Puzzler: Fetal bradycardia in fully dilated patientA cesarean triggered by a steep drop in FHR reveals a surprising diagnosis.
Hysterectomy without consent?A patient sues after a hysterectomy is performed even after a finding of no cancer.
SMFM Consult: The fetus at risk of anemia
SMFM Consult: The fetus at risk of anemiaA 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-existHospital births and obstetricians are not the enemies of low-intervention spontaneous vaginal delivery.
What's the latest research from SMFM's annual meeting?Contemporary OB/GYN provides information on the latest research from SMFM's annual Pregnancy Meeting.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Antepartum fetal surveillanceA 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?
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 declineAnalysis 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.