Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
In Utero COVID-19 vaccine exposure not associated with adverse outcomesFebruary 14th 2022
The safety of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women, for both mother and baby, has been dependent on observation during the rollout. A large population trial provides further support for the vaccine’s safety.
How the pandemic has changed telehealth in ob/gynApril 30th 2021
A panel discussion at the 2021 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s (ACOG) Annual and Scientific Meeting, being held virtually April 30-May 2, offers insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed telehealth in ob/gyn.
Does ospemifene increase vasomotor symptoms?August 17th 2016
A study examines if ospemifene is linked to increased hot flashes. Plus: Do certain cerclage sutures increase the risk of preterm birth? Also, do pregnancy delays actually decrease the risk of microcephaly as a result of congenital Zika infection?
Do ovary-sparing hysterectomies lead to early menopause?April 27th 2016
A new study looks at whether ovary-sparing hysterectomies can lead to early menopause. Plus: Does betamethasone reduce respiratory complications in preterm infants? Also, the impact of the vaginal microbiome on preterm birth.
Why a longer labor could cut cesarean delivery ratesMarch 30th 2016
A new study wonders if allowing a longer labor could help reduce rates of cesarean delivery. Plus: Does placing a cervical pessary prevent preterm birth? Also, a look at why teenaged LARC users aren't using condoms for STI prevention.
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?October 7th 2015
A study examines whether computer-assisted detection on mammography provides sufficient benefit for the cost. Plus: Do first-time pregnancy cesarean deliveries increase the preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. And, is conventional wisdom surrounding pregnancy and cancer accurate?
D&C as a risk factor for preterm birthJune 24th 2015
A recent meta-analysis examines if D&C can lead to future premature birth. Plus, does counseling on LARCs lead to a reduction in pregnancy rates. And: does exposure to DDT while in utero mean an increased risk of breast cancer later in life?
Does being a preemie dispose to delivering a preemie?April 15th 2015
New research looks at the possibility that women who were themselves born prematurely are at greater risk of delivering their children prematurely. Also research on how much women worry about the genetic risks of their breast cancer and a new algorithm for stratifying breast cancer prevention.
Largest insurer requiring preauthorization for some hysterectomiesMarch 4th 2015
In the latest volley in the ongoing controversy regarding the safety of some forms of hysterectomy, the country’s largest insurer will soon begin requiring prior authorization for many of the procedures. The action, taken by UnitedHealthCare, takes effect April 6, 2015 and does not apply to outpatient vaginal surgeries.
Latest research: Does spontaneous preterm birth increase risk of CVD?February 18th 2015
Contemporary OB/GYN provides information on the latest research on the possibility of a link between cardiovascular disease and spontaneous preterm birth; whether or not contraceptive expiration dates might be conservative; and helping answer the question of whether or not the HPV vaccine causes more sexual activity.