In case you missed it: August 30 to September 3


It's been a busy week for the Contemporary OB/GYN® team.

This week's top articles included:

Noninvasive prenatal testing and good motherhood

Pregnant women do not believe that noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is an obligation of responsible motherhood, according to a qualitative study that investigated the impact of NIPT on women's moral beliefs about the meaning of prenatal screening.

Same-day preeclampsia test rolled out in UK

A same-day blood test that can rule out preeclampsia in pregnant women is being rolled out across the National Health Service (NHS) in England.

Declining treatment during maternity care

When a pregnant woman declines recommended treatment or requests treatment that her care provider does not support, tension can arise.

Spong named chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern

Contemporary OB/GYN® Editor in Chief Catherine Y. Spong, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, as of September 1. Spong will hold the Paul C. McDonald Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, according to a press release.

Top physician groups oppose Texas Heartbeat Act

The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Psychiatric Association released a statement today in opposition of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8), which is also known as the Texas Heartbeat Act.

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