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  • Recurrent Cystic Hygromas

    Kristi has left a new comment on your post "Fetal Cystic Hygromas in First Trimester": Dear Dr.T, With my first pregnancy a cystic hygroma was found at 13 weeks. I had an amniocentesis done which came back normal for all genetic and chromosomal ab...

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  • The New "Normal" Pregnancy

    Every day is different and every pregnant woman is unique. Pregnancy is a dynamic process in which the mother’s physical state changes daily from the moment of conception until many weeks after delivery. The hormonal, physiologic, and immunologic ...

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  • Thanks to Jon and the AADT Crew for Grand Rounds Vol. 3 No.12

    Thank you to Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments for including my personal recollections regarding the first HIV patient, who just happened to be pregnant, I ever took care of (too many years ago), even before we had a name and a cause fo...

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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy -3 - Normal Changes in Insulin Sensitivity

    In our second post on diabetes in pregnancy, we gave a simple overview of glucose metabolism and discussed the essential role insulin plays in assuring that glucose gets into the cell. Pregnancy alters the normal balances involved in glucose metab...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - 5

    In our last post on this subject, we described an abnormality of placental development, incomplete or abnormal invasion of the maternal spiral arterioles by fetal placental cells (trophoblasts) early in pregnancy, as perhaps the most common senti...

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  • Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy - Reprise

    On January 10 and 13, 2007, I wrote a couple of posts related to intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), otherwise know as 'obstetric cholestasis.' ICP affects 1-2 of every 1000 pregnancies and is more common in certain subpopulations around ...

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  • Reflections on How I Became an Obstetrician

    I will never forget the day I decided to go into obstetrics. As a senior medical student at Duke University, I went to see Dr. Stanley A. Gall in OB/GYN to request a letter of recommendation for the residency I had lined up in dermatology. My grad...

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  • Thanks Dr. Blackman at Blog, MD for Grand Rounds 3.26

    Many thanks to Dr. Sam Blackman at Blog, MD for the quality effort he made in putting together this week's Grand Rounds 3.26. My recent posts on Early Pregnancy Loss 1 and 2 address a common issue which, nevertheless, can be very traumatic for a c...

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  • More Queries About Rh-Negative Blood

    The following two comments recently appeared on my post addressing Implications of a Negative Blood Type. The first reader's question is worth repeating because MANY readers have asked the same question (in various forms) and the explanation is f...

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  • Concerns Regarding Methotrexate Therapy

    In a recent post we discussed "A Complication of Methotrexate Use for Ectopic Pregnancy..." and in response to that post we had several excellent questions from our readers. The queries below should be of general interest to many women who unde...

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

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