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Babies are “due” after 40 weeks of gestation, but evidence suggests that infant mortality and complications are lowest for those delivered at 39 weeks, when a fetus is considered full term
From the Mayo Clinic to Harvard, sources don't always get the facts right about preeclampsia. Reached by ProPublica, some are making needed corrections.
This morning, Alydia Health announced that it has secured $10 million in funding to test a medical device to prevent mothers from bleeding to death after childbirth.
Charles Johnson, founder of 4Kira4Moms, delivered an inspiring and passionate presentation to the Ob/Gyn department.
Source:The Washington PostApril 26, 2022
Emma Belle was hopeful about this pregnancy. Anxious, but hopeful.
Source:Health MattersMarch 31, 2022
Preeclampsia, a serious condition that can occur during pregnancy, affects about 5% to 8% of all pregnancies in the U.S. and has been on the rise.
Source:The New York TimesFebruary 24, 2022
The number of women in the United States who died during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth increased sharply during the first year of the pandemic.
- January 21, 2022
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is pleased to welcome Uma M. Reddy, MD, MPH as our new Vice Chair of Research.
Source:The New York TimesDecember 13, 2021
At five months pregnant with my second child, I clutched my cramping stomach, trying in vain to prop myself into a comfortable position in the passenger seat of the car.
Source:ABC7 NY - WABC-TVDecember 2, 2021
Queens resident Primkumarie Bahadur was pregnant and feeling very ill. She tested positive for COVID-19 which soon developed into severe COVID-19 pneumonia.
Source:Health MattersNovember 19, 2021
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy when a mother’s blood sugar, or blood glucose, is higher than it should be.
Source:Good Morning AmericaNovember 15, 2021
The rate of babies born premature in the United States has declined for the first time in six years, but experts warn it is not a cause for celebration.
Source:Contemporary OB/GYNSeptember 3, 2021
For full-term, low-risk patients, induction of labor with a Foley balloon alone or with prostaglandins is associated with a significantly lower risk of adverse neonatal outcomes than with PGE alone
Source:U.S. News and World ReportMarch 16, 2021
One group of maternal health experts in 2016 urged doctors to give all women heparin shots after C-sections, barring specific medical risks for individual patients.