What is Genetic Counseling?

July 13, 2011

Emily Hardisty, Certified Genetic Counselor with UNC Prenatal Diagnosis Center, helps us understand the role of genetic counselors during a women’s pregnancy.

New VBAC guidelines. Who’s a candidate?

May 11, 2011

The cesarean delivery rate in the United States has increased from 4.5% in 1965 to 32.3% in 2008 (Guise JM, 2010). Meanwhile, the rate of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) has decreased from its peak of 28.3% ….

Protecting the Perineum: What Can Be Done?

May 10, 2011

A very common concern among women as they approach delivery is preventing lacerations during vaginal delivery. Several options are available that may reduce the occurrence and severity of perineal (vaginal opening) lacerations.

Menopause naturally

May 10, 2011

Today, women approaching or in menopause are looking to maintain health and wellness without hormones or unnecessary medications.

Did They Change How We Screen for Syphilis?

May 6, 2011

Providers may have noticed that certain labs in the US have started testing for syphilis using treponemal tests (EIA or TP-PA) as first line tests. This has created confusion in how to interpret the results.

Terbutaline and Preterm Labor

May 6, 2011

FDA has concluded that the risk of serious adverse events outweighs any potential benefit to pregnant women receiving prolonged treatment with terbutaline injection (beyond 48-72 hours), or acute or prolonged treatment with oral terbutaline.