Category Archives: Obstetrical Providers’ Corner

To Prozac or Not to Prozac: SSRIs in Pregnancy

Women who have been prescribed antidepressant medications face the difficult decision of whether or not to continue to take them when they become pregnant. Obstetricians, psychiatrists and women’s journals all seem to have a different opinion on this subject, which renders the woman alone to Learn More

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Chromosomal Microarray for Routine Prenatal Diagnosis: Let the Revolution Begin

In an extraordinary recent publication in The New England Journal of Medicine, Wapner et al compared the findings obtained from chromosomal microarray analysis versus traditional karyotyping in 4406 women undergoing amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.  In addition to detecting 100% of the common aneuploidies identified Learn More

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There is an Increased Risk of Birth Defects in a Population of Patients Undergoing Infertility Treatment

In a recently published article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a population-wide cohort study compared the incidence of birth defects in a Southern Australian birth registry between women who had undergone assisted reproduction and those who had conceived spontaneously. The 6163 women who Learn More

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