Labor and Delivery

Racial disparities in healthcare impact post-surgery outcomes

July 29, 2020

A new report in Pediatrics investigated whether black children were likely to have more complications and greater mortality following surgery than their white peers.

Climate change associated with preterm birth, stillbirth and other adverse outcomes

July 20, 2020

A recent systematic review found that climate change-related exacerbation of the two exposures may be having an adverse effect on obstetric outcomes.

S1E4: Dr. Kristina Adams-Waldorf: Pandemics, pathogens and perseverance

July 16, 2020

This episode of Pap Talk by Contemporary OB/GYN features an interview with Dr. Kristina Adams-Waldorf, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Adjunct Professor in Global Health at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine in Seattle.

NICHD fetal growth calculators now available

July 15, 2020

Two calculators for practitioners to estimate fetal growth percentiles, velocity and account for racial and ethnic variation from the NICHD are now available.

Inducing labor to reduce stillbirths

July 07, 2020

A nationwide study by Swedish researchers suggests that inducing labor at no later than 41 weeks could be one of the few interventions that reduce stillbirths.

COVID-19 Pregnancy Data in the United States: July 2 Update

July 02, 2020

Data on COVID-19 during pregnancy, as reported by the CDC, in collaboration with state, local, and territorial health departments and external partners.

New study analyzes NICU utilization trends

July 02, 2020

NICU utilization trends have yet to be thoroughly investigated.

Recurrent SUDI and causes of death

June 30, 2020

A new report in Archives of Disease in Children examined the rates of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) among families that occurred after a previous incident of SUDI.

Juneteenth: Celebrating Black women in obstetrics and gynecology

June 19, 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.

Newborn Shows Jitteriness Immediately After Delivery

June 05, 2020

The most common electrolyte abnormality seen in infants with jitteriness is hypoglycemia.