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  • Request to My Readers...

    I have been writing posts for “Fruit of the Womb” for almost 20 months now. It continues to be a source of great fun and greater satisfaction. It has been an opportunity to refresh, review, explore, and relate my understanding and experiences re...

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  • Breast Cancer in Pregnancy: Considerations for Therapy

    In addition to establishing the tissue diagnosis of breast cancer, typically, your treating physicians will want to determine the molecular characteristics of the tumor cells. This information helps in counseling with regard to prognosis and, als...

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  • Celiac Disease and Pregnancy

    In our last post, we responded to several questions from a reader named Kate concerning the implications of low PAPP-A levels detected during the course of first trimester screening for aneuploidy. Not addressed in our last post were her two othe...

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  • Thanks to ChronicBabe for Grand Rounds 4.24!

    Many thanks to Jenni Prokopy at the award-winning site ChronicBabe for including a link to my post entitled "Heterozygosity for Homocystinuria and Heterotaxia Syndromes." in this week's Grand Rounds 4.24. I did laugh out loud when Jenni notified ...

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  • Experience Grand Rounds 3.15 at Musings of the Distractible Mind!

    Thanks to Rob Lamberts and the Musings of a Distractible Mind website for including a link to my post "Poop is Part of Parturition" in his pyrotechnically correct and highly entertaining edition of the New Year's Grand Rounds 3.15. Glad I could c...

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  • More Highlights from the 2007 SMFM Meeting in San Francisco

    Over the past several days there have been many more fascinating presentations at this year’s SMFM Meeting. In all the time I have attended this meeting, I have not seen research at this level presented. Unfortunately, much of the information wo...

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  • "A Stitch in Time..."

    Today, let’s take a break from my ‘lecture series’ on preterm birth and present a real-life patient who illustrates a scenario in which experience, technology, and timely intervention averted a tragic pregnancy outcome from PTB…Recently, we helped...

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  • Metformin Use During Conception and Pregnancy

    The following recent query requested my opinion regarding the safety of metformin during the periconceptual period and throughout pregnancy. Although there are not many large or comprehensive studies addressing these concerns, the bulk of the data...

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  • First Trimester Screening and Twins

    Below is a series of excellent questions and my responses related to first trimester screening from a woman who has an IVF pregnany and twins...• At Fri Jun 27, 06:53:00 AM 2008, Anonymous said…Hi: How reliable is first trimester screening (FTS)...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.50 - Parallel Universes

    Many thanks to Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes for including my post regarding the association of "Low Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A (PAPP-A) and Pregnancy Outcome" in this week's stellar Grand Rounds 3.50! This post was written in respon...

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Dr. Trofatter is an expert on maternal-fetal medicine.

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