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Operative vaginal delivery: checklists for performance and documentation
Operative vaginal delivery: checklists for performance and documentation

The frequency of operative vaginal delivery has been declining, even though it can be an attractive alternative to cesarean delivery in selected cases. Performance of operative vaginal delivery requires consideration of many indications, contraindications, and prerequisites. Optimal documentation... Continue Reading

Date posted01/1/2024


RhD immune globulin after spontaneous or induced abortion less than 12 weeks of gestation
RhD immune globulin after spontaneous or induced abortion less than 12 weeks of gestation

Abstract: Guidelines for the management of first-trimester spontaneous and induced abortion vary regarding RhD testing and Rho(D) immune globulin administration. These existing guidelines are based on limited data that do not convincingly demonstrate the safety of withholding Rho(D) immune... Continue Reading

Date posted01/1/2024


A report and recommendations of the workshop of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
A report and recommendations of the workshop of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

This article is a report of a 2-day workshop, entitled “Social determinants of health and obstetric outcomes,” held during the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2022 Annual Pregnancy Meeting. Participants’ fields of expertise included obstetrics, pediatrics, epidemiology,... Continue Reading

Date posted12/30/2023


Clinical considerations for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus disease in infants
Clinical considerations for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus disease in infants

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Date posted11/19/2023


Workshop on developing optimal maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound practice
Workshop on developing optimal maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound practice

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Date posted11/12/2023


Prophylactic low-dose aspirin for preeclampsia prevention—quality metric and improvement
Prophylactic low-dose aspirin for preeclampsia prevention—quality metric and improvement

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Date posted11/9/2023


Curriculum outline on patient safety and quality for maternal-fetal medicine fellows
Curriculum outline on patient safety and quality for maternal-fetal medicine fellows

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Date posted11/4/2023


Response to the Food and Drug Administration’s withdrawal of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate
Response to the Food and Drug Administration’s withdrawal of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate

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Date posted11/3/2023


Rate of postpartum diabetes screening after pregnancies with gestational diabetes mellitus
Rate of postpartum diabetes screening after pregnancies with gestational diabetes mellitus

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Date posted11/2/2023


A critical examination of abortion terminology as it relates to access and quality of care
A critical examination of abortion terminology as it relates to access and quality of care

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Date posted01/2/2023


Telemedicine in obstetrics—quality and safety considerations
Telemedicine in obstetrics—quality and safety considerations

The frequency of telemedicine encounters has increased dramatically in recent years. This review summarizes the literature regarding the safety and quality of telemedicine for pregnancy-related services, including prenatal care, postpartum care, diabetes mellitus management, medication abortion,... Continue Reading

Date posted12/5/2022


SMFM Special Statement: Postpartum visit checklists for normal pregnancy and complicated pregnancy
SMFM Special Statement: Postpartum visit checklists for normal pregnancy and complicated pregnancy

Rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates, widening healthcare disparities, and increasing focus on cardiometabolic risk modification in at-risk patients have together catalyzed a shift in the postpartum care paradigm. What was once a single office visit in the 6 weeks after delivery is now... Continue Reading

Date posted11/28/2022