Obstetrics & gynaecology

Progesterone from an unexpected source may affect miscarriage risk

About twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often in the first trimester, for reasons ranging from infection to chromosomal abnormality. But some women have recurrent miscarriages, a painful process ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Letrozole tops aspirin for halting ovarian hyperstimulation

(HealthDay)—For high-risk women, letrozole is more effective than aspirin for decreasing the incidence of moderate and severe early-onset ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, according to a study published in the January ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Hormonal contraceptives safe after complete hydatidiform mole

(HealthDay)—The use of current hormonal contraceptives (HC) can safely prevent new conception after complete hydatidiform mole (CHM) irrespective of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Second trimester screening still necessary

Pregnant women are not receiving screening for spina bifida in the second trimester of their pregnancies, and 11.4 percent of infants born with the defect in the neural tube are not identified before birth, according to a ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

High-intensity ultrasound OK for cesarean scar pregnancy

(HealthDay)—High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can play a role in treating cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP), according to a small study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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