Tocolytic Therapy for Preterm Delivery

This is a great review from the British Medical Journal of tocolytic therapy, treatment to stop preterm labor. It reviews  what works and what does not. There are two tocolytics that seem to have the highest success rate: prostaglandin inhibitors (eg indomethacin, ketorolac)  performed best closely followed by calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, nitrates).

The Risks of Cytotec For Inducing Labor

Serena Williams recently revealed that her labor was induced, she developed “fetal distress,” needed a cesarean delivery and subsequently developed a major complication called “pulmonary embolism”.

Vaccination During Pregnancy

Vaccines are given to pregnant women to protect the mother and the baby against serious infectious diseases. When you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself. And you are also sharing some early protection with the baby too.

Low Asprin for Preventing Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is one of the most deadly medical problems affecting pregnant women. Preeclampsia complicates up to 10% of pregnancies worldwide and contributes to both maternal and infant morbidity and mortality as well as accounting for about 1 in 7 preterm births in the United States.

Can I Increase My Chances of Having Twins?

Question:

I have a perfect 6-month-old daughter and we will start TTC next month. I will be 37 in August and would LOVE to have twins. I have been eating a diet to increase chances for twins (as well as male)

My questions are:

Should You Keep Your Pulse Below 140 When Exercising?

One of my pregnant patients recently asked me if she should keep her heart rate no higher than 140 beats per minute when exercising? 


Answer:
There is presently no scientific basis and no official recommendation to keep the heart rate during pregnancy below certain levels.

Screening For Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum

The US Preventive Services Task Force issued an updated recommendation for screening all adults for depression. The last update, in 2009, did not recommend screening all adults over 18 but the 2016 update does. Depression in anyone 15 and older is one of the leading causes of disability in the US.

Screening Recommended for Expectant and New Mothers

Women With PCOS May Have Children with Autism

This Swedish study suggests that children of mothers with PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk of developing ASD autism spectrum disorder, regardless of sex. 

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How To Eat Safe Food

There are always many opportunities to gather and share food, if it's during the holidays or in between. Whether you eat in someone's home, at work, or at a restaurant, it's important to get educated and be careful about what you eat.

37 years old and no period for 2 years

Question: I am 37-years-old and have not had a period for 2 years. What could it be?

Dr.Amos answers: There are several reasons why a woman does not get her period (amenorrhea). The first reason is pregnancy, in which case the pregnancy test would be positive. Or breastfeeding. If there is no pregnancy, then other reasons include:

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