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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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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy - 7 - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Levels

    After discussing the basics and importance of diet, the next step in counseling for the newly diagnosed woman with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) revolves around the means of assessing her ‘diabetic control’. The mainstay of management is fr...

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  • Placenta Accreta: A Growing Problem

    Today's post is written in response to the questions raised by the reader below...Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS): A Reader'...": Dear Dr TI am 40 and pregnant for the 8th time. I have 2 kids ...

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  • Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1): Role in Adverse Pregnancy Outcome? - 1 - Introduction

    In a post at the end of September, we summarized a series of questions from a 26 year old, otherwise healthy, reader who had had recurrent early first trimester pregnancy losses. Her ‘work-up’ to date had been relatively unremarkable, however, sh...

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  • "In the beginning...": Determining Gestational Age and Due Date

    The other day, I repeated a conversation I have had countless times. I was finishing up an early ultrasound on a very young woman and informed her that she was 8 weeks’ pregnant and congratulated her on coming in early for prenatal care. At that p...

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  • Poop is Part of Parturition

    I was reading a post by another blogger today that addressed the delicate issue of feces in the delivery room. I sort of chuckled at the report of the writer’s (a neonatologist’s) repulsion with the situation (guess most babies in the NICU don’t ...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 7

    In our fifth post in this series, we discussed a case of a woman who had a high-grade intraepithelial abnormality (HSIL) found on her intake Pap test and was subsequently diagnosed with minimally invasive cervical cancer (stage 1A1) during her pre...

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  • Readers' Featured Comments/Questions - Late Preterm Birth and Abnormal Nuchal Translucency

    Well, I returned from my Labor Day break to a very hectic day on Labor and Delivery and a bevy of great questions and comments from our readers. So many of these touch on important issues of general concern that it is worthwhile presenting them a...

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

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