April 9, 2018

Minimizing risk factors like induction of labor in a known macrosomic baby is one thing that can be done. Obstetricians are also trained to recognize risk factors during labor that may be a tip off to shoulder dystocia, but again I re-iterate that there is no definite...

April 8, 2018

Unless the baby is measuring over 10 pounds (smaller for large babies whose mother has gestational diabetes), impending macrosomia is not an indication for cesarean section.

Like we said before, estimation of fetal weight can be off by a significant amount, and there ar...

March 27, 2018

An ectopic pregnancy is one that occurs in the fallopian tube, instead of in the uterus. As the pregnancy grows the fallopian tube can rupture, leading to catastrophic internal bleeding and even death, so it is very important to make this diagnosis.  It often presents...

March 10, 2018

Pre-eclampsia (often colloquially known as toxemia of pregnancy) is a combination of high blood pressure, swelling in the feet, face and hands, and protein in the urine.

There can be symptoms of headache, blurry vision, nausea, vomiting or epigastric pain. It occurs in...

March 8, 2018

The most significant risk of trial of labor after prior c-section is uterine rupture.

It occurs when the prior incision on the uterus ruptures and in some cases the baby may actually be ejected into the maternal abdomen. Albeit a relatively rare complication, occurring...

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