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Recently, Salmonella was found in a common cereal. There’s a good chance someone you know personally has had salmonella. I know two people who got salmonella in the same house at the same time once. The World Health Organization calls it one of the most common foodborne illness-causing bacteria in the world, and it causes more...
Negligence is the "failure to take proper care of doing something". It is one of several parts constituting malpractice. To commit malpractice four legal elements must be proven: (1) a professional duty owed to the patient; (2) breach of such duty (eg negligence); (3) injury caused by the breach; and (4) resulting damages....
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”. She did not reveal how her labor was being induced, and I am not her doctor nor did I talk to her doctor. But in her HBO series...
A cesarean scar defect (CSD), is also known as a "deficient uterine scar" or "scar dehiscence" following a Cesarean delivery. A CSD involves the myometrial defect at the site of a previous Cesarean delivery scar.  The incidence of cesarean section scar defect reportedly rangesbetween 1 in 20 to 1 in 2 women with prior cesarean...
Recently, there have been new definitions for infertility published in Fertility & Sterility: Broadened definition of infertility Infertility: A disease characterized by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse or due to an impairment of a person’s capacity to...
Your due date, the calulated day when the baby is due, is the most important information you should know. Not because the baby will be born exactly on that day, only 5% of all babies are born on their due date, and 80% are born within 2 weeks before and after the due date. Your due date is important because everything being...

Vaccination During Pregnancy

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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. Both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (...
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. Below are the most recent recommendations...

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