Cautious Use of Prenatal Antibiotics Advised

Women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics to the extent that they can, a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports.

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Pap Testing Overuse Factors

Demographic variables associated with overuse of Papanicolaou (Pap) testing have been identified.

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Vaginosis

A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of bacterial vaginosis (BV).

Spotting as Endometriosis Marker with Infertility

Premenstrual spotting for two or more days is associated with endometriosis in women with infertility.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Rates Identified

As many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.

Worse Perinatal Outcomes with Eating Disorders

Maternal eating disorders are associated with adverse pregnancy, obstetric, and perinatal health outcomes.

Chart: Drugs Used in Pregnancy

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News

Cautious Use of Prenatal Antibiotics Advised to Reduce Asthma Risk in Offspring

Women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics to the extent that they can, a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports.

More Choosing Single Embryo Transfers as IVF Birth Rates Continue to Rise

With drop in number of multiple embryo transfers, twin and triplet birth rates

IUD Approval Gives Women New Long-Acting Birth Control Option

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Liletta (levonorgestrol-releasing intrauterine system; Actavis and Medicines360) for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to three years.

Generic Seasonique Now Available

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ashlyna (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol; Glenmark Generics) Extended-Cycle Oral Contraceptive Tablets, the generic version of Teva Women's Health's Seasonique.

Benefits, Risks Seen in Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants.

Case Studies

Are Postpartum Women Prone to IUD Uterine Perforation?

Are Postpartum Women Prone to IUD Uterine Perforation?

Ms. R, a 28-year-old G1P1 presents at four weeks postpartum requesting long-acting contraception via an IUD.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Case Reveals More Underlying Conditions

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Case Reveals More Underlying Conditions

Mrs. A, a 35-year-old G2P2 reports for an annual exam and contraceptive counseling as a new patient to your practice. She states that her menstrual cycles are "regular," occurring monthly, but reports heavier bleeding, often passing clots. She also is experiencing increased cramping with her periods.

Postmenopausal Palpable Ovary Discovered

Postmenopausal Palpable Ovary Discovered

Mrs. E, a 55-year-old G1,P1 presents as a new patient, having just moved to the area. She admits to "missing" her annual GYN exams for "several years." She describes herself as "healthy and active" and states that she engages in regular exercise (walking).

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