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Sharon T. Phelan, MD
Dr. Phelan is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Diagnosis and management of benign breast disorders
Expert commentary on Practice Bulletin #164: Diagnosis and Management of Benign Breast Disorders.
Ob/gyn involvement in WIC efforts breeds success
It may surprise some ob/gyns to know that their local Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, more commonly known as WIC, is anxious to partner with them to improve the health and well-being of the families they serve.
Point-Counterpoint: Placental examination
Four experts discuss the guidelines from the College of American Pathologists regarding placental examination.
E-cigarettes and the ob/gyn: Key safety information for prenatal counseling
E-cigarettes and the ob/gyn: Key safety information for prenatal counseling
Cigarette smoking is down, but use of new tobacco products is on the rise. Patients may be fooled into thinking they are safe for use in pregnancy.
Umbilical cord prolapse
There is no evidence that UCP can be prevented, but rapid diagnosis and delivery have been shown to be advantageous. The authors present a plan to help you respond surely and swiftly.
Be aware of what foods to avoid during pregnancy
The goal of this article is to address the risk to the expectant woman and her baby of toxin exposure in commonly ingested foods.
Put food safety risks during pregnancy into perspective
Although pregnant women say they would trust information from their doctor about food safety in pregnancy, surveys of patients and clinicians alike find that the topic is often not discussed.
Oh, by the way ...Should I have dental work done while I'm pregnant?
Encourage pregnant patients to have necessary dental work done, but avoid tetracyclines.
Oh, by the way...when do I have to quit working?
Mary is a 26-year-old G1,P0 who is 34 weeks' pregnant with an uncomplicated, singleton gestation. She's in for a routine prenatal visit and asks, "When do I have to quit working?"