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obstetrics

Three-parent babies: What does the future hold? (VIDEO)For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at the recent spindle nuclear transfer performed in Mexico which resulted in a child, the first one created with genetic material from 3 adults, and examines the possible implications.
Induction success or failure: Does maternal age matter?A study in Israel compared mothers older and younger than 35.
Transcervical balloon catheter: no tension neededResearchers looked at time to catheter expulsion and time to delivery.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Obesity in pregnancyAn expert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 156: Obesity in Pregnancy.
Labor induction vs expectant management in women over 35“Women have very polarized views about induction... some are keen to be induced near their due date ... Others, however, feel that nature knows best and induction is meddlesome."
John Queenan, Rh disease pioneerAn interview with the doctor behind the near-elimination of US deaths due to Rh disease.
Optimizing hemolytic disease management with third-trimester screeningDutch researchers reviewed data from 62,000 Rh-negative women to determine how to best detect and treat severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
Lessons of severe maternal morbidityA better understanding of the care and outcomes of women with severe morbidity who survive should provide insight into ways to improve care for all women and reduce both severe morbidity and mortality.
Acupressure as labor induction technique?A study in Tehran tested this noninvasive intervention on women with uncomplicated pregnancies at full term.
Oral prostaglandin safer than vaginal for induction?A study in Sweden looked at safety and effectiveness.