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  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RITA!!!!

    Thanks to Rita at MSSPNexus BLOG for including my post on the importance of preconceptional counseling in the SECOND ANNIVERSARY edition of your Medical Grand Rounds! It is quite flattering to be included amongst such an erudite 'faculty.' For th...

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  • Endometriosis and Pregnancy Loss

    Endometriosis is a condition that affects millions of reproductive age women. It is associated not only with infertility, pain, and other complications, but also with recurrent early pregnancy loss (RPL). Below is a series of comments and my resp...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 2 - An Overview of Cervical Structure

    In the nonpregnant state, the cervix comprises the lower one-third of the uterus and connects the uterine cavity to the vagina. The overall length of the cervix is highly variable but generally falls in the range of 2.5 to 5.0 cm. Only about one-...

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  • Use of Fondaparinux During Pregnancy

    I felt the comment below from a reader deserved a more thorough response than could be accommodated under the post upon which it was left and also might be of interest to other readers and providers who frequent this site. Anticoagulation during ...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - 2

    The term preeclampsia applies to a spectrum of disorders that are pregnancy-dependent, all accompanied (usually) by some degree of hypertension at some point in their evolution. Preeclampsia is subdivided into categories based on the severity of ...

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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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  • Grand Rounds 3.29 - Thanks Dr. Dork!

    Many thanks to Dr. Dork at Blogspot.com for including a link to my summary post on the basic evaluation of the woman (couple) with recurrent early pregnancy loss in this week's Grand Rounds 3.29. Gathering from the response I have gotten to my se...

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  • Low PAPP-A and Celiac Disease in Pregnancy

    One of the reasons I love the comments we get from our readers is that they often make me look at pregnancy-related conditions and complications from a different perspective. I stated from the outset of this blog that I was looking forward to par...

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  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy - Overview

    This month is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” According to 2005 American Cancer Society estimates, 211,240 women developed breast cancer and 40,410 died from the disease that year. The risk for breast cancer rises with age and the lifetime risk...

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  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS)

    In several previous posts, we addressed issues related to invasive diagnostic fetal testing, covering amniocentesis (early and midtrimester) and chorionic villus sampling. I got side-tracked by the ACOG Meeting in San Diego and just remembered tha...

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

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