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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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  • Late Preterm Birth - AGAIN

    The other night I was preparing a Grand Rounds’ presentation on late preterm birth for the next morning. There was going to be a large group of resident applicants in the audience, and the competition for the cream of the graduating medical schoo...

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  • Preterm Labor Day: Factors Associated with Preterm Birth

    Labor Day weekend always seems to be busy for us. I think pregnant women believe it represents a celebration and expectation of delivery rather than a tribute to the average working person. And, each year I always seem to be on call to help them c...

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  • Recurrent Miscarriages and Empiric Use of Enoxaparin - A Reader's Queries

    The reader below related her obstetrical history which included three miscarriages surrounding the birth (one before and two after) of a healthy child. Her doctor chose a course of empiric therapy despite a completely ‘negative’ work-up (which did...

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

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