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Certain medical conditions are more likely if the fetus is a boy or a girl. For example, this study showed that preeclampsia, diabetes, polyhydramnios, abruptio placentae, and preterm birth are more likely in boy fetuses. Up to now, nobody knew exactly why. This publication is among the first to show that the placenta...
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...
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...
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 she...
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...

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