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Postpartum depression on the declineA study examines whether postpartum depression is on the decline. Plus: Are women who develop preeclampsia at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn't? Also, a look at the impact of severe nutrition deficiency in pregnancy on the development of mental health disorders in offspring.
Should we take another look at antenatal corticosteroids?The risks of administering ACS at late term and term remain unknown, says this MFM specialist.
Trimester zero (Part 1 of 2)Preconception care is primary prevention. The goal is to affirm pregnancy intention, reduce any potential harm, and recognize modifiable risk factors related to pregnancy while stratifying pregnancies on a continuum of low- to high-risk.
Readers React: In defense of breast density notification lawsWe read with interest the article “Breast density laws: Are you in compliance?” [December 2016 Contemporary OB/GYN]. We appreciated the perspective of our gynecologist colleagues. We would like to help clarify and give context to some of the information in the article.
Readers reactReaders write in about their thoughts on the annual labor force survey, the conundrum presented by cesarean delivery and defensive medicine, more information on treating women who have been the victim of sexual assault, and what is adding to the stress of the job.
Is there a link between CVD and preterm birth?A study looks at the impact of a preterm birth on the mother's future risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus: Do shift work and physical labor negatively impact a woman's fertility? Also, are women who get a false-positive mammogram more likely to delay their future screenings?
Homeopathy for endometriosis pain?Potentized estrogen was found to be effective in a recent study.
Infants also at risk from mothers' endometriosisA large study reaffirms that mothers with endometriosis and their babies face more complications than those without the condition.
How quality measures can decrease cesareansCan adopting quality measures decrease the cesarean rate? Plus: The Government Accountability Office issues a report on power morcellators and the FDA's system of evaluation. Also, does the volume of one type of heart fat indicate the risk of heart disease?
OB ignores nursing supervisor, fractures infant’s skull"Reckless" forceps use ends in disaster.

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