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  • Another Reader's Questions Regarding First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Abnormal First Trimester Screening Results":I received my screening results and was given a 1:86 chance of having a baby with Down syndrome (trisomy 21). I am 35 years old. Only my hCG levels were e...

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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy - 8 - Basic Approach to Insulin Therapy

    In our last two posts on diabetes in pregnancy, we discussed the importance of diet and exercise and the value of self-monitoring as the foundations of blood sugar control. If these measures fail to achieve normalization of blood sugars (fasting ...

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  • Congenital Sebaceous Cysts and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis?

    The comments and questions below recently left by one of our readers are interesting because they raise the possibility (again) that the congenital conditions with which all three of her children (and perhaps even the one she is currently carrying...

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  • When to Start Anticoagulation Therapy for Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss

    For many years now, we have placed women with recurrent early pregnancy loss on low-dose aspirin (81 mg) and heparin, or low molecular-weight heparin such as lovenox, to help them improve their prospects for pregnancy outcome. In some instances t...

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  • MedSkool Grand Rounds 3.36- Thanks!

    Many thanks to the folks at MedSkool for including my post on "Contraception - A Basic Human Right" in this week's Grand Rounds 3.36 offering. Time has proven that neither abortion nor "just saying No" to sex is an acceptable solution to unplanne...

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  • World AIDS Day: Remembrance of My First Patient with HIV

    December 1, 2006 was World AIDS Day. It reminded me of another very special patient in my life and I wanted to tell her story…About a week before I was to finish my residency in OB/GYN and start a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the Dean o...

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  • Preterm Labor Day: Factors Associated with Preterm Birth

    Labor Day weekend always seems to be busy for us. I think pregnant women believe it represents a celebration and expectation of delivery rather than a tribute to the average working person. And, each year I always seem to be on call to help them c...

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  • Comments in Cyberspace!

    I want to apologize to all my readers, although that for which I am apologizing, I absolutely have no control over! Many of you have left (or tried to leave) comments on Fruit of the Womb over the past week, but none have appeared. I wanted to le...

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  • Late Preterm Birth - AGAIN

    The other night I was preparing a Grand Rounds’ presentation on late preterm birth for the next morning. There was going to be a large group of resident applicants in the audience, and the competition for the cream of the graduating medical schoo...

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  • Elective Late Preterm Birth – Why Aren’t Patients and Providers Listening?

    In several posts over the past 18 months we have discussed the neonatal (and, to a lesser, though still significant degree, maternal) risks of “late preterm” or “near term” birth especially when this is done ‘electively’ and by cesarean section pr...

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

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