Maternal obesity and the fetal brainThe problems go beyond fetal metabolic programming. Obesity has effects on fetal neurodevelopment.
In this issue
MACRA primer for ob/gynsEven if you see few Medicare patients, start preparing for value-focused payment. ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Operative vaginal deliveryA commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 154: Operative Vaginal Delivery by Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM. Get a handle on the Scanzoni maneuverThis forceps-aided rotation can be used when the fetus is occiput posterior and the head is low in the pelvis. Legally Speaking: Did induction cause this uterine rupture?An ob/gyn saves a patient's life and uterus, but then is faced with a lawsuit. Morbidly obese gravidas: Labor or not?Prior to the 1980s, because labor after a previous cesarean delivery was believed to be dangerous, many obstetricians recommended repeat cesareans for all subsequent births to women with a previous such delivery. Since then, TOLAC has been advocated as a reasonable alternative for women with a previous cesarean delivery via a low transverse uterine incision. Lean and Six SigmaA look at how Lean and Six Sigma can help streamline medical practice.