Since its first procedure in February 2019, a multidisciplinary team has completed15 carefully timed fetal surgeries, saving lives and minimizing risk for life-long disability.
A recent study finds hydroxychloroquine shows promise in secondary prevention of congenital heart block for pregnant women with autoimmune disease. Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Jeff Chapa, MD, and pediatric cardiologist Peter Aziz, MD, explain.
Pregnancy, labor and delivery are already emotionally charged experiences, and as pregnant women face increased uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many worry that their birth plans may no longer be possible for a variety of reasons. In this article, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist discusses home births, restricted visitation and efforts to ensure patient safety.
Results from the PROLONG study contradicted previous evidence of the safety and efficacy of progesterone supplementation to prevent preterm birth. Maternal-fetal-medicine specialist Edward Chien, MD, weighs in with his takeaways.
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Nationally recognized Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist Edward Chien, MD, MBA, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn. In this Q&A, Dr. Chien discusses what he views as the most exciting areas of opportunity in Ob/Gyn and his vision for Ob/Gyn care at Cleveland Clinic.
Significant racial disparities exist in pregnancy-related mortality rates. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists Kathleen Berkowitz, MD, and Jeff Chapa, MD, explain efforts to improve access and prevention and optimize the management of obstetric emergencies.
When is a patient a candidate for pregnancy with potential for a good outcome? When is pregnancy out of the question? How to answer these questions and more for women after cancer treatment.
More women die from pregnancy complications in the U.S. than in any other developed country, and the maternal mortality rate is rising. Here are some thoughtful suggestions to alter this alarming trend.
New recommendations endorse the idea that successful pregnancy and vaginal delivery are possible for most women with complex CHD. The key is shared management by a high-risk obstetrician and a cardiologist versed in CHD.
A case involving a patient diagnosed with a brain tumor late in her pregnancy highlights strategies for managing such challenging situations.