Pregnancy and Birth

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.

Cord Blood Awareness: Quick facts

July 06, 2020

For Cord Blood Awareness Month, here are some updated usages and FDA regulations for practitioners using cord blood.

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.

Additional risk factors for COVID-19

July 01, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its list of demographics at higher risk for COVID-19, due to new evidence.

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.

Managing pregnant patients: Which in-person and virtual visits are necessary

June 24, 2020

Telehealth has made its way into many ob/gyn practices. With many patients hesitant to visit their doctors in person, it may be difficult to convince them to schedule in-person visits.

Postpartum etonogestrel-releasing implants and depression

June 24, 2020

Rates of depression at 6 weeks postpartum among adolescents and young adults (AYA) were significantly lower in those initiating immediate postpartum etonogestrel (ENG) implants compared to other birth control methods, according to new research.

Port-site local anesthetic injection for laparoendoscopic surgery

June 18, 2020

A South Korean prospective study has concluded that an injection of port-site bupivacaine hydrochloride following gynecologic laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LSSS) does not provide any additive effect in alleviating postoperative umbilical pain.

Is hypothyroidism in pregnancy overtreated?

June 17, 2020

Results of new research suggest that in Canada, hypothyroidism in pregnancy may be overtreated.