March 28th 2022
This Consult has been endorsed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and replaces the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) Statement #4, Implementation of the use of antenatal corticosteroids in the late preterm birth period in women at risk for preterm delivery, August 2016.
December 23rd 2020
December 21st 2020
Impact of vaginal cleansing and azithromycin on cesarean surgical site infectionsOctober 29th 2020
Principal investigator Johanna Quist-Nelson, MD, was inspired to complete the study during her training after observing how difficult it was for patients who experienced wound infections after cesarean.
Reducing antibiotic exposure in the NICUOctober 22nd 2020
Over the past decade, efforts to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have increased. A new report delivered results of a comprehensive quality improvement run in a level 4 NICU with the goal of decreasing antibiotic use by 20%
Neuropsychiatric impacts of pre- and post-term birthSeptember 25th 2020
Although previous research has shown preterm (PTB) and post-term births to result in adverse neuropsychiatric outcomes in children little research had been done on the outcomes of at-term deliveries.
Juneteenth: Celebrating Black women in obstetrics and gynecologyJune 19th 2020
June 19, 1865, also known as Juneteenth, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. On this day nearly 160 years ago, Union troops arrived in Galveston, TX to announce the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of slavery in the United States.
Does adding a Foley to misoprostol lower risk of cesarean in obese women?May 19th 2020
Risk of labor induction and cesarean delivery is increased in nulliparas who are obese, and use of misoprostol or insertion of a Foley balloon often fails in these patients, for reasons that aren’t fully understood.
Embracing the Unknown: What It’s Like Prepping as a First-Time Mom During the COVID-19 PandemicMay 18th 2020
Jamie Barretto is a 34-year-old first-time mother who lives on Long Island. She wrote this first-person perspective on how life has changed in her world since she found out she was expecting in October.