What Will Prenatal Care Look Like in the Future?

In today’s tough U.S. economy, healthcare is in the forefront because of the three trillion dollars spent each year. Patients are not seeing their money’s worth and neither is the U.S. government who writes the […]

Oh, No! Michelle Duggar is Pregnant Again

OMG, Michelle Duggar is pregnant again.  Is she competing with the wife of Feodor Vassilyev?  Vassilyev was pregnant 27 times between 1725 and 1765 and gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of […]

Why Itchiness During Pregnancy Should Not Be Ignored

If a pregnant woman finds herself scratching and itching during the third trimester, these symptoms should not be ignored. Each year, approximately 0.1 to 15% of pregnant women are affected by a liver disorder called […]

10 Rules of Engagement Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know

I read an article in my local newspaper the other day that gave me reason to pause. The State of Florida intends to hand over 3 million Medicaid patients to managed care companies who will […]

What is a Cerclage and Can it Help Pregnant Women with a Weak or Short Cervix? (Part 1)

Although the cervix is supposed to hold a pregnancy until term things sometime go wrong.  Women can lose an otherwise healthy baby because of a weak or short cervix. When cervical tissue becomes weak, this […]

Why is Magnesium Sulfate a Super Hero for Pregnant Women?

A dear friend of mine has a quote that bears repeating: “in simplicity, there is genius.” Such can be said about the mineral compound, magnesium sulfate (commonly known as Epsom salt).

In the world of obstetrics, […]

An Unbelievable Tale Of Revenge

Just when I think that I’ve seen and heard it all, I read yet another bizarre story that proves me wrong.  Last month CNN reported a story about a woman who had attempted to end […]

Is a C-Section at Ten Centimeters Appropriate?

You’ve had an ideal pregnancy without major issues, developed a custom birth plan and life appears to be good. You’re finally admitted in labor, cruising along but then your contractions suddenly became abnormal. After some […]

Keep Your Hands Off Our Preemies!

I read the Politics Daily article by Joanne Weiner, Preemies, Health Care Reform and the Cost-Benefit Conundrum and shook my head in frustration. It irks me when people attempt to place a dollar sign on […]

Every Eight Seconds a Baby is Born: A Love Letter to Pregnant Moms

According to Answers.com, there is a baby born in the U.S. every 8 seconds, a figure that is both staggering and exhilarating.  As an obstetrician, my greatest desires is for all 11,803 babies born each […]