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  • Drugs and Fetal Development: Focus, Valproic Acid

    Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter who was interested in discussing stages of fetal development and factors that might contribute to congenital abnormalities during the same. This was a reminder to me that I have wanted to review recent co...

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  • Robertsonian Translocations

    One of our readers left the comments/questions below that were worthy of a post for general consumption by interested readers...Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 3 - Chromosomal C...": Hi-I am 30 years...

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  • A Late Midtrimester Loss

    On August 12, 2007 Anonymous said...Hi, approximatly 5 weeks ago I went into preterm labour and my son was 23 weeks gestation. He was too small to survive and passed away 10 minutes after the birth. I have a healthy 20 month old and I never had co...

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  • First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    In my November 29, 2006 post, I promised that my “next post” would focus on a discussion of first trimester screening for aneuploidy. It has taken awhile to get back to this, having had a few distractions along the way, but blogging does offer so...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.39 at Marianas Eye

    Thanks to Dr. David Khorram at Marianas Eye for hosting and all the effort put into this week's Grand Rounds 4.39. The variety, breadth, and presentation of the offerings (not to mention the great photos at the bottom of the page) make a quick tri...

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  • The Gonzalez Quintuplets - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    In a very few hours, we will be celebrating a very special event – a VERY special first birthday. At about 4:00 AM (4:11-4:13 AM to be exact) on April 7, 2007, Abram, Adal, Ian, Noelani, and Nadia were delivered to Joy and Andres Gonzalez at 28 w...

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  • Preterm Birth: Paths to Early Delivery

    “Preterm labor can no longer be considered a single disease…(it) is the clinical expression of different pathologic insults to the feto-maternal unit.” Roberto Romero, 1993It is clear that there are a variety of initiating factors that can lead to...

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  • Readers' Featured Comments/Questions - Why Wait to Conceive after Miscarriage and Rh-negative Concerns

    Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Early Pregnancy Loss - 2": I found out from my OB today that I miscarried (I found out I was pregnant on 8/22, and began bleeding on 8/29, he ordered a hCG level test which went from 12 to 2 in a 48 h...

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  • Amniotic Fluid - 6 - Polyhydramnios: Causes of Too Much Amniotic Fluid

    Polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid), also termed hydramnios, is usually defined by vertical pockets of amniotic fluid > 8 cm or as a 4-quadrant amniotic fluid index (AFI) > 95th percentile for the gestational age. Polyhydramnios has...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 2

    By the time I got to the consultation room with the information from the clinic, the tears had stopped flowing (see yesterday's post). Her mother was with her and the first thing I asked was if she wanted her boyfriend there as well. Again, she sh...

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

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