Obstetrician & Gynecology Articles & Stories

Should We Move Away From Normal Births?

Should We Move Away From Normal Births?

Nearly one in three U.S. births are cesarean and the rate of medical intervention in maternity care continues to rise. Is this a good thing? A recent article in the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatal Nursing explores the evolution and implications of modern high- tech birthing pra... Read More


The Most Alarming Health Stories of 2007

The Most Alarming Health Stories of 2007

With a new year full of it's own surprises soon to be underway, now is a good time to reflect on the most shocking medical stories of 2007. 5. For Older Men Low Levels of Testosterone Can Be.. Fatal? We don't usually associate testosterone levels in men with matters of life and death. However... Read More


Pregnancy Imaging Exams May Be Harmful to Unborn Children

Pregnancy Imaging Exams May Be Harmful to Unborn Children

A recent study from the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University has found that pregnant women are receiving more high-tech imaging exams, exposing their babies to higher doses of radiation than a decade ago. Despite the levels of radiation exposure being low, a slight risk of har... Read More


Birth Control Pill May Raise Risk of Heart Disease

Birth Control Pill May Raise Risk of Heart Disease

A recent study from Ghent University in Belgium suggests that oral contraceptives - notably high estrogen ones sold decades ago - might increase the chances of having artery buildups that can raise the risk of heart disease. Researchers claim that women who have used oral contraceptives are m... Read More


Is It Safe to Drink Small Amounts of Alcohol During Pregnancy?

Is It Safe to Drink Small Amounts of Alcohol During Pregnancy?

The National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence (or NICE) recently claims that pregnant women can drink up to 1.5 units of alcohol (or one and a half small glasses of wine) without harming the unborn child. This comes after the Department of Health advises that expectant mothers sho... Read More


Childhood Obesity Linked to Sugar Levels During Pregnancy

Childhood Obesity Linked to Sugar Levels During Pregnancy

Each year, it is estimated that 8% of pregnant women in the US develop gestational diabetes, where hyperglycemia and insulin resistance develop as a result of pregnancy. The childhood obesity rate has doubled in the last two decades and it is estimated that 7 million overweight or obese child... Read More


In-vitro Baby Born from Immature Frozen Egg

In-vitro Baby Born from Immature Frozen Egg

On June second, the first baby conceived from an egg that was matured in the lab before undergoing in-vitro fertilization was born in Canada and is progressing normally. The mother, as well as three other women, became pregnant through a clinical trial at the McGill Reproductive Center in Mon... Read More


Symptoms Identified For Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms Identified For Ovarian Cancer

The notion that ovarian cancer is a "silent killer" without early warning signs has changed. The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation has announced a national consensus on symptoms for ovarian cancer. Symptoms that women should consider as warning signs include: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, d... Read More


FDA Approves New Contraceptive Pill Lybrel

FDA Approves New Contraceptive Pill Lybrel

The FDA approves an oral contraceptive that also eliminates menstruation. Wyeth's oral contraceptive Lybrel is now approved by the FDA to eliminate monthly menstrual periods. The drug has a lower level of synthetic hormones than other oral contraceptives and must be taken 365 days a year. Acc... Read More


Ice Cream and Infertility

Ice Cream and Infertility

Isnít it great when medical research validates our vices? Like, the research recently released that dark chocolate is good for the cardiovascular system and the brain. Well, more good news tonight for women: eating ice cream could actually help improve oneís fertility! Read More


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