Category Archives: prenatal care

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing vs. The Combined First Trimester Screen: What do I do?

Since the introduction of the first commercially-available Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) in 2011, there has been controversy over how best to perform aneuploidy screening in our patients. The Combined First Trimester Screening test, which employs measurement of the nuchal translucency combined with determination of the Learn More

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NIH Consensus Panel Rejects the One-Step Test for Gestational Diabetes Screening: A Missed Opportunity

A National Institute of Health Consensus panel convened last month to consider whether to recommend adoption of the one step, 2 hour glucose screening test proposed by The International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) or to join ACOG in backing continuation of Learn More

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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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