SMFM

Does Fetal Gender Affect Risk of Preterm Birth?

February 11, 2015

SMFM 2015: New research shows that fetuses of a certain sex are at increased risk for spontaneous preterm birth.

Interpreting Failed Results on NIPT

February 10, 2015

SMFM 2015: A failed result on noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) may provide insight into what subsequent tests may find, research reveals.

Are Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Inherited?

February 08, 2015

New research from SMFM 2015 shows women whose mothers had preeclampsia or low birth weight are more likely to have the condition in pregnancy.

Probiotics and Gestational Diabetes Control

February 07, 2015

Probiotics don't improve the metabolic health of women with GDM but may help those at risk for future metabolic and cardiovascular disease.

Multifaceted Intervention Reduces Cesareans and Neonatal Morbidity

February 14, 2014

Evidence shows that continuing professional education and structured internal audit can both reduce levels of obstetrical interventions and improve outcomes for mothers and babies.

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Detects Most Chromosomal Abnormalities

February 13, 2014

New research presented at The Pregnancy Meeting™ last week in New Orleans shows that noninvasive prenatal testing can detect more than 80% of chromosomal abnormalities.

Expectant Monitoring Best for Late Preterm Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

February 11, 2014

In women with late preterm hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, immediate delivery did not decrease the risk of severe adverse maternal outcomes but did increase the risk of neonatal RDS, unlike with expectant monitoring.

For Labor Pain, Women Prefer Epidural to Remifentanil

February 10, 2014

The effectiveness of remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia is not equivalent to that of epidural analgesia for pain relief during labor, study finds.

Obese Pregnant Patients May Benefit From Cardio Risk Screening

February 08, 2014

Obesity during pregnancy is an independent risk factor for long-term cardiovascular morbidity, and these complications tend to occur at a younger age, researchers found.

Personalized Prevention of Preterm Birth May Be Possible

February 08, 2014

New study findings may soon help ob/gyns personalize preterm birth prevention treatments by identifying which women at higher risk for preterm birth will be helped by progesterone injections.