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  • Low Early Pregnancy 'Hormone' Levels: hCG and Progesterone

    The two recent readers shared their stories with us regarding early pregnancies complicated by “low hormone levels” and subsequently loss of their babies. Many questions arise regarding what it means to have low human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG...

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  • New ACOG Practice Bulletin Regarding Fetal Aneuploidy Screening

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! I only have one New Year’s resolution this year. I resolve to try to finish up all of the ‘to be continued’ discussions I started in other posts and have been slow to revisit due to my ‘flight of ideas.’ I resolve t...

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  • Group B Strep Colonization and Pregnancy

    At Mon Aug 20, 11:32:00 AM 2007, Anonymous said…Hi there Dr. T. I am 36 1/2 weeks and I just found out that I was GBS+ and I am very concerned about my baby. I wonder, why give antibiotics during labor? Why not now? I have also had many problems w...

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  • Thanks to Odyssees of George for Grand Rounds 4.12

    Thanks to Dr. George at Odyssees of George for this week's colorful Grand Rounds 4.12 and for including a link to my recent post Post-op Dr T. In this post, I relate my own personal (painful, but humorous) experiences as a patient in the post-oper...

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  • Readers' Questions About Rh-negative Blood Types and Complications

    Hello again. I apologize to all of you for my recent 'down-time' but the Chairman of our department decided to retire on very short notice and I have been put in the position of 'interim Chair' until we can get someone to replace him. I sincerely ...

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  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RITA!!!!

    Thanks to Rita at MSSPNexus BLOG for including my post on the importance of preconceptional counseling in the SECOND ANNIVERSARY edition of your Medical Grand Rounds! It is quite flattering to be included amongst such an erudite 'faculty.' For th...

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  • Endometriosis and Pregnancy Loss

    Endometriosis is a condition that affects millions of reproductive age women. It is associated not only with infertility, pain, and other complications, but also with recurrent early pregnancy loss (RPL). Below is a series of comments and my resp...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 2 - An Overview of Cervical Structure

    In the nonpregnant state, the cervix comprises the lower one-third of the uterus and connects the uterine cavity to the vagina. The overall length of the cervix is highly variable but generally falls in the range of 2.5 to 5.0 cm. Only about one-...

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  • Use of Fondaparinux During Pregnancy

    I felt the comment below from a reader deserved a more thorough response than could be accommodated under the post upon which it was left and also might be of interest to other readers and providers who frequent this site. Anticoagulation during ...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - 2

    The term preeclampsia applies to a spectrum of disorders that are pregnancy-dependent, all accompanied (usually) by some degree of hypertension at some point in their evolution. Preeclampsia is subdivided into categories based on the severity of ...

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

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