Author | Vincenzo Berghella, MD

Articles

Seven recommendations for mild fetal ventriculomegaly

August 15, 2018

Ventriculomegaly, or dilation of the fetal cerebral ventricles, is a relatively common finding on prenatal ultrasound. This summary of SMFM Consult Series #45 reviews key points for diagnosis, evaluation, and management of mild fetal ventriculomegaly.

Can pessaries prevent preterm birth?

December 01, 2016

Preterm birth (PTB) remains the major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. For the vast majority of spontaneous PTBs, the final pathway is opening of the cervix. Pessaries have been proposed since the 1950s as a possible intervention to keep the cervix closed. But are pessaries safe and do they work for prevention of spontaneous PTB?

MFM Consult: Fetal fibronectin: When should you screen patients?

August 01, 2009

If a patient with a prior spontaneous preterm birth presents at 24 weeks, should you test fibronectin levels to determine her risk of another preterm delivery?