These are Contemporary OB/GYN's selections for five of the most noteworthy obstetric-focused studies that were published in October 2019.
Antidepressants and gestational diabetes
In a first-of-its-kind study, Canadian researchers explored how antidepressants and duration of use affect gestational diabetes mellitus risk.
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Does maternal gastric bypass surgery improve birth outcomes?
A recent research letter appearing in JAMA explored why maternal gastric bypass surgery may reduce risk of major birth defects in infants.
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Should ob/gyns perform ultrasound examination at 35-37 weeks’ gestation?
Ultrasound examination at 35 to 37 weeks may reveal fetal anomalies that could not be observed in earlier ultrasounds, according to research recently published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Antibiotic use trends for vaginal deliveries
Published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, new research suggests that significant progress has been made in reducing antibiotic use without indication during vaginal delivery hospitalizations.
Read more: Antibiotic use trends for vaginal deliveries
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How satisfied are women with N2O for labor analgesia?
Results from a recent presentation at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 annual meeting indicate that women may be more open to using inhaled nitrous oxide (N2O) for pain management during labor.
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