Fruit of the Womb
Fruit of the Womb
Latest Entries
  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS): A Reader's Query

    Before I respond to the reader below, I wanted to explain why you have not seen much of me lately at “Fruit of the Womb.” Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile may know that I had some medical problems of my own dating back the last...

    Read more »

  • Uterus Transplant?: Whatever!!!!!

    It was recently announced that a New York hospital is making plans to perform the first uterus transplant. The press release announced that "the hospital's ethics board has conditionally approved the plans." The physicians involved in the project...

    Read more »

  • Teen Pregnancy: We ARE Failing our Children

    What is wrong with these scenarios?!?....Last Thursday night while I was in the hospital on call for our Residency Program, we had 8 patients on our Labor and Delivery unit. The mean maternal age was 17...The next day, I was covering our ultrasou...

    Read more »

  • Another Late Midtrimester Pregnancy Loss

    Soumya has left a new comment on your post "Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 6 - A Special Pat..." (I have modified/revised her comment somewhat to the best of my understanding of her concerns)...Hi I lost my pregnancy at 24 weeks on July 17. Actu...

    Read more »

  • Thanks to Emily DeVoto at "The Antidote..."

    Emily,Great job on this week's Grand Rounds and thanks for including a link to my recent post on "The Human Value of Knowledge." I have found that sharing special moments in patient care, happy and sad, is definitely an antidote to trying to keep ...

    Read more »

  • Thanks Dr. Val for Grand Rounds 4.31!

    Thanks Dr Val Jones at RevolutionHealth for all the time and attention put into this week's Grand Rounds 4.31. The link to my recent post on the "Use of Fondaparinux During Pregnancy" is also much appreciated!A growing number of women are being id...

    Read more »

  • Understanding Interpretation of First Trimester Screening Results

    Based on the very large number of comments and questions I continue to receive related to the interpretation of the results of ‘combined first trimester screening for aneuploidy’, it is clear that there is a lot of confusion among both patients an...

    Read more »

  • Folate Receptor Antibodies and Congenital Birth Defects

    We have such great readers! The comment and questions below were shared with us by a physician who had a twin pregnancy in which both of her babies were lost early in third trimester with different major congenital birth defects - one involving t...

    Read more »

  • November 14, 2006: National Prematurity Awareness Day

    Today has been designated National Prematurity Awareness Day. I know I have devoted several posts to preterm birth (PTB), and actually have several more that will eventually be committed to this blog, but in recognizing today’s significance, it i...

    Read more »

  • Composite Results are the Strength of First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    The reader below faces what appears to be a growing dilemma for patients (and their providers) in the laboratory reporting of results from first trimester screening for aneuploidy. The data that supports this screening modality has always emphas...

    Read more »

Advertisement

About the Author

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

Advertisement