Preconception care is primary prevention. The goal is to affirm pregnancy intention, reduce any potential harm, and recognize modifiable risk factors related to pregnancy while stratifying pregnancies on a continuum of low- to high-risk.
A large study reaffirms that mothers with endometriosis and their babies face more complications than those without the condition.
It's never appropriate in pregnancy, says our editor in chief.
Susan C Olmstead and Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, discuss birth plans and whether there is a place for them.
With incidence of this birth defect on the rise, ob/gyns need to understand how best to spot and deal with it.
Researchers in Japan have found that endometriosis ups risks of certain complications.
Editorial Director Susan C. Olmstead talks with blogger Yalda Afshar, MD, of UCLA, about how she helps patients who want to develop birth plans.
Fibroids are extremely common in women of reproductive age. One large study reported that 70% of Caucasian and 80% of African-American women had at least one ultrasound- or pathology-confirmed fibroid by the end of their reproductive years. While many of these women experience no negative effects of fibroids on their reproductive function, a significant number are at increased risk of infertility, miscarriage, or poor obstetric outcomes.