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Endometriosis may be tied to pregnancy complicationsResearchers in Japan have found that endometriosis ups risks of certain complications.
Birth plans: Managing patients' expectations [Podcast]Editorial Director Susan C. Olmstead talks with blogger Yalda Afshar, MD, of UCLA, about how she helps patients who want to develop birth plans.
"Three-parent babies" explained (Podcast)Editorial director Susan C. Olmstead talks with Dr. Steven Ory about the so-called three-parent baby technique.
An interview with Frank Purcell, the new CEO of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (Podcast)Editorial director Susan C. Olmstead speaks with Frank Purcell, the new CEO of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
How common is incomplete screening for fetal anatomy?
FDA warns on anesthesia and sedation in pregnant women, young children
Shoulder dystocia forms and litigation
The ‘house’ of ethics: A teaching tool67% of residency directors reported that a lack of faculty expertise in medical ethics was a significant barrier to their attempts to provide a more comprehensive educational process. I have a proposal for a solution to these problems: Teaching about the “house of ethics” in ob/gyn, as we do at Vanderbilt University.
Can a patient safety bundle prevent deaths from PE?Pregnancy-related deaths in the United States have risen from a low of 7.2 per 100,000 live births in 1987 to a high of 17.3 per 100,000 live births in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System.
Optimal approaches to fibroid managementFibroids are extremely common in women of reproductive age. One large study reported that 70% of Caucasian and 80% of African-American women had at least one ultrasound- or pathology-confirmed fibroid by the end of their reproductive years. While many of these women experience no negative effects of fibroids on their reproductive function, a significant number are at increased risk of infertility, miscarriage, or poor obstetric outcomes.

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