Obstetrics

Reports of high-impact obstetrics and gynecology studies by medical professionals

[Physician Comment] Long-term pelvic muscle strength reduced after vaginal childbirth, forceps delivery

Image: PD From study author Victoria L. Handa MD MHS FACOG, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Advanced Training Program in Female...

Obstetric and pediatric recommendations differ for in utero pediatric consultation for maternal conditions that...

Image: PD Key study points: 1. Compared to Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists, Fetal Care Pediatric (FCP) specialists were more likely to recommend pediatric counseling...

[Physician Comment] Next-day discharge after planned Cesarean delivery results in equivalent patient satisfaction, no...

Image: CC/Salim Fadhley Study author Prof. Dr. Tan Peng Chiong, talks to 2 Minute Medicine Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Malaya...

[Physician Comment] Most perinatal outcomes similar between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women with mild...

Image: CC/Flickr Study author Dr. Erica Berggren, talks to 2 Minute Medicine: Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist at Jefferson Medical College “Our findings of minimal differences by...

[Physician Comment] Children born to mothers with depression have more behavioral problems; depression meds...

Image: PD. Venlafaxine Study author Dr. Irena Nulman, M.D. talks to 2 Minute Medicine Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada “Untreated maternal depression...

[Physician Comment] Increased autism diagnoses observed in pregnant women with viral influenza, fever or...

Image: CC. Autism Ribbon.  Study author Dr. Hjördis Ósk Atladόttir, MD, PhD, talks to 2 Minute Medicine Department of Public Health - Institute of...

[Physician Comment] Bipolar Disorder is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes regardless of pharmacologic treatment

Image: CC  From study author Robert Bodén, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden: “Many pregnant women with bipolar disorder can become severely ill...

New worldwide target for reducing preterm births by 2015

Image: PD Key study points: 1. This is the first multi-country analysis to evaluate worldwide trends in preterm birth, an increasingly burdensome problem in obstetrics and...

[Physician Comment] Screening mammography linked to overdiagnosis; may have lesser impact on mortality than...

Image: PD Study Author, Dr. Welch, talks to 2 Minute Medicine: Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School; Co-Director of the White...

New AAP policy statement endorses use of emergency contraception for adolescents

Image: PD. Contraception use by geography.  This is an advanced release statement provided to 2 Minute Medicine by the AAP/Pediatrics.  Key points: 1. Lack of prescriber education and...
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