Obstetrician & Gynecology Articles & Stories

Diet and Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Infertility

Diet and Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Infertility

A study published in the latest issue of Obstectrics and Gynecology has found that women who followed a combination of five or more lifestyle factors, including changing specific aspects of their diets, experienced more than 80 percent less relative risk of infertility due to ovulatory disorde... Read More


In Vitro Fertilization Improves

In Vitro Fertilization Improves

Clinical results from Down Under suggest that recent advances in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can double the chances of having a baby for women in their early 40s. And the success rate for this group is increasing faster than any other's. The successes resulted from improved media for culturi... Read More


Two Operations for Urinary Incontinence Offer Similar Results

Two Operations for Urinary Incontinence Offer Similar Results

Two common operations that treat stress urinary incontinence (or SUI) can help women achieve similar dryness levels, according to a large U.S. trial conducted by urologists and urogynecologists. The study has been published by the New England Journal of Medicine and is being presented at the a... Read More


Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Baby

Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Baby

Exercise up to the end of pregnancy has no harmful effect on the weight or size of the fetus, according to research appearing in the International Journal of Obesity. The study was conducted by Polytechnic University of Madrid and demonstrates the positive relationship between the weight of se... Read More


Robotic Technology Allows Fast-Rebound Hysterectomies

Robotic Technology Allows Fast-Rebound Hysterectomies

A new robotic technique for performing hysterectomies - the full removal of a woman's ovaries and uterus - produces only a few tiny scars on a woman's abdomen and allows her to leave the hospital in only one or two days. The robosurgery also involves less pain, faster recovery (one to two week... Read More


The Risks of Being Overweight During Pregnancy

The Risks of Being Overweight During Pregnancy

Many pregnant women are unaware of being overweight or obese, and lack knowledge of the risks it poses to their possible pregnancy, according to findings published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Associate Professor Leonie Callaway and her colleagues surveyed 412 women in early pregnancy ... Read More


Getting Sun During Pregnancy May Strengthen Baby's Bones

Getting Sun During Pregnancy May Strengthen Baby's Bones

When women get more sun during the last months of their pregnancies, their babies are likely to have stronger, healthier bones, a benefit that may last their whole lives, a recent study found. The study, conducted in Britain and reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Saba Khalid M.D. 12/7/2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Saba Khalid M.D. 12/7/2009

Professor Glover's study hits the point home that "stress" is harmful all around. Stress unfortunately, is a side effect of living. Maternal stress, however, can be detrimental to the developing baby especially in the early part of pregnancy. The hormone cortisol produced during periods of st... Read More


Robotic Abdominal Surgery a Boon for Patients

Robotic Abdominal Surgery a Boon for Patients

Abdominal surgery patients can experience far less pain, scarring, blood loss, hospital stay and recovery time when doctors operate on them using a new robotic system that's still in only a handful of hospitals around the country. Doctors are using robotic surgery for a variety of pelvic pro... Read More


Expert Commentary: Tapan A. Mehta, M.D. - 11/05/2009

Expert Commentary: Tapan A. Mehta, M.D. - 11/05/2009

Laparoscopic techniques for benign gynecologic surgery has been used for many years. But the straight, rigid instruments that were used limited what could be accomplished, surgically. Thus a laparoscopic approach for complicated gynecologic surgery, while available, has been accessible to only... Read More


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