ACOG task force on hypertension in pregnancy--A step forward in managementIn his final editorial of 2013, Dr. Lockwood comments on the recommendations of the ACOG Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy.
Mode of childbirth not linked to sexual functionAccording to a recent study, parity and mode of delivery do not have a significant impact on women's long-term sexual satisfaction.
"Isn't it time to separate the O from the G?"This was the question posed by Javier F. Magrina, MD, in his presidential address at the opening ceremony of the 42nd AAGL global congress on minimally invasive gynecology on November 11. His answer to this question (which of course referred to obstetrics and gynecology) was a resounding "yes," and he backed up this conviction with statistics and anecdotes that illustrated the need for specialized training in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures.
The transcervical Foley balloonThe Foley balloon is a tried and true mechanical method for cervical ripening
Experiencing New England as a travel nurseWhile healthcare travelers are drawn to the busyness of big cities or the rush of populous regions, Patricia Pitts recalls the quiet charm of this small, traditional Massachusetts town.
Detection and surveillance of IUGRA plan for determining if intrauterine growth restriction is present, then monitoring and delivering when and how it's best for mother and infant.
Case: Molar pregnancy develops into choriocarcinomaAn ob/gyn neglects to follow a molar pregnancy to its conclusion and the patient develops choriocarcinoma. A jury found in favor of the plaintiff.
Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancyObstetricians often see pregnant patients with psychiatric disorders, the most common being depression. Treatment includes both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic options. This article focuses on use of selective serotonin reputake inhibitors (SSRIs), the drugs most often used to treat depression in pregnancy.
SMFM Consult: Isolated echogenic intracardiac focusGuidance on how to proceed when an isolated echogenic intracardiac focus (EIF) is identified on an ultrasound.
Obesity and weight gain in pregnancy
Obesity and weight gain in pregnancyThe fact is that pregnancy is an ideal time for obese patients to make lifestyle changes.