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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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  • 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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  • Norovirus Infections and Pregnancy

    Sorry, guys, I have been out of commission over the past week. Between the very unfriendly Norovirus that has been going around (don’t ask for details) and playing catch-up at work following the fun with Noro, I have not had the time or the energ...

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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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  • 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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