OB/GYN Stat Bite: Fetal and perinatal mortalityA 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.
FDA updates labeling of drugs for pregnant and lactating womenThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a final rule altering how the labels for physicians on prescription drugs and biological products provide information for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Are uterine contractions linked with IUI success?Unlike with in vitro fertilization, it appears that uterine contractions may increase the chance of a successful intrauterine insemination (IUI), according to a new study.
PODCAST: Interpreting the March of Dimes Prematurity ReportEditor-in-Chief Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM discusses the recent report from the March of Dimes on the rates of premature deliveries across the United States.
ACOG Guidelines: Management of Late-Term and Postterm PregnanciesA commentary on Practice Bulletin Number 146 by the Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary OB/GYN.
Does alcohol affect birth outcomes?A study by researchers from Yale University and Brown University suggests that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy may not increase risk of birth outcomes such as low birthweight.
PODCAST: Progress on premature babies, March of Dimes reportIn an exclusive interview with Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president, University of South Florida (USF) Health, and dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, we asked what steps physicians can take to impact the sobering statistic of 1 in 9 US infants still being born at 37 or fewer weeks.
Transplantation: The end of absolute uterine-factor infertility?AAGL attendees are normally reserved, but on Wednesday they got on their feet to give an ovation to the doctor who engineered the first pregnancy in a woman with a transplanted uterus.
AAGL Stump the Professors Score: Experts 1, Presenters 2A panel of experts were bested only once at the “Stump the Professors” session at the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Vancouver. A sarcoma was the diagnosis that got away among three complex cases presented to a packed audience.
Tdap vaccine not linked to preterm birthWomen who receive the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) may not be at increased risk of preterm birth or other adverse birth outcomes, according to a new study in JAMA.