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  • Symptoms Accompanying Methotrexate Therapy for Ectopic Pregnancy

    Below is a comment with questions from a reader who is undergoing methotrexate therapy for a tubal ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy has been on the rise over the past 30-40 years and current rates are in the range of 1-2 per 1000 pregnancies....

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  • Readers' Questions Related to MTHFR Polymorphisms

    Several recent comments on my post "MTHFR Mutations and Congenital Heart Defects" worthy of a general response for our readers: Anonymous said Sept 02, 09:30:00 PM 2007...My daughter was diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutation during a blood test befor...

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  • Quintuplet Story - A Physician's Perspective - 2

    On the whole, the pregnancy progressed well. At about 13 weeks, we placed a high cerclage in her cervix. This stitch around the cervix was intended to help prevent subclinical cervical changes leading to early labor as well as a means of providi...

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  • Developing a "Birth Plan"

    A comment after my last post raised the question regarding “what constitutes a good birth plan” for a “first-time mother-to be.” I would love to answer this with a simple response that “a good birth plan” is whatever is right for YOU! And, even ...

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  • Medicaid Funding Cuts

    I work in the State of South Carolina. Yesterday was a bleak day for me (and should be an embarrassment to the state) and speaks to the short-sightedness of people who sit in positions of power with regard to their understanding of the economics ...

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  • Fever in Pregnancy

    The same reader who asked if obstetrical ultrasound caused babies to be left-handed also wanted to know if fever during early pregnancy could hurt her baby. As is so much in this business, the answer, of course, is not straightforward. The simpl...

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  • Time to Reevaluate Cesarean Section Techniques

    The other day I attended a session entitled “Myths and Truths of Cesarean Delivery Technique” presented by Dr. Aviva Lee-Parritz from Boston Medical Center. The discussion critically evaluated the surgical techniques commonly employed to accomplis...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 8 - Maintaining Hope

    We have provided a lot of information over the past two weeks related to recurrent early pregnancy loss. Before we begin to translate that information into the medical evaluation that can be used to try to identify specific problem areas and poss...

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  • Infection and Preterm Birth: A General Overview

    For those of you who are just joining us, I have been posting a series on preterm birth (PTB) because of the magnitude and epidemic growth of the problem in the U.S. today. In the last post, we began a discussion of broad categories of risk factor...

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  • Thanks Adam for Grand Rounds 4.04!

    Thanks to Adam at NY Emergency Medicine for hosting this week's Grand Rounds 4.04. Love the pictures! And, no, the handsome guy next to the paragraph with my link is not me! If I looked that good, I'd be impossible to live with. While we are on su...

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

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