A statewide quality improvement project aims to address morbidity and mortality and health disparities associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Preconception Planning is Essential for Patients With Lupus
It’s especially important for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus to be optimized for pregnancy.
When Desired Pregnancies Lead to Painful Choices
Cleveland Clinic obstetricians who were interviewed for the new season of the medical podcast DDx discuss the kinds of cases in which patients needed to terminate desired pregnancies for medical reasons.
The Role of Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy in Pregnancy
Low-dose aspirin can be a safeguard for those who are pregnant and have a history of high blood pressure, miscarriage or Antiphospholipid syndrome.
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Patient-Centered Care in a Post-Roe Environment
Eliminating barriers to contraception, referrals and a commitment to providing follow-up care are among strategies to optimize patient health in a changing legal landscape.
Cleveland Clinic Fetal Surgeons Resect Rare Intrapericardial Teratoma
A multidisciplinary Cleveland Clinic team led by Darrell Cass, MD, has successfully performed a challenging fetal surgery to remove an intrapericardial teratoma that posed imminent lethal risk to a nearly 27-week-old fetus. Only one previous incidence of extended survival after fetal intrapericardial teratoma resection is documented in the world’s medical literature.
First Fetal Surgery Cases Set the Course for a Full Spectrum of Intrauterine Therapies
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.
Hydroxychloroquine May Reduce Risk of Congenital Heart Block
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.
Labor and Delivery amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
Clinical Implications of the PROLONG Study
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.