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Higher risk of maternal complications/preterm deliveries for women undergoing multiple caesareans
The risk of maternal complications and preterm deliveries is significantly higher for women undergoing their fifth or more caesarean section, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. View News Article (2012-10-31)

What does delaying childbearing cost?
Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, according to a recent analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher. View News Article (2012-03-15)

Experts reach consensus on diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders in women
Because bleeding from the reproductive tract is a naturally occurring event during menstruation and childbirth, women who exhibit menorrhagia, or excessive bleeding after their menstrual cycle, may have underlying diseases that are underdiagnosed. View News Article (2009-06-02)

Ovarian cancer stem cell study puts targeted therapies within reach
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have identified a key link between stem cell factors that fuel ovarian cancer's growth and patient prognosis. View News Article (2013-01-07)

Pregnant women with placental infection have doubled risk of recurrence
Pregnant women who develop an infection of the placenta or nearby membranes in their first pregnancy have twice the risk of getting it in their second pregnancy, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. View News Article (2006-11-30)

Study finds massively parallel sequencing can detect fetal aneuploidies, including Down syndrome
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that massively parallel sequencing can be used to diagnose fetal aneuploidies, including Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome, Patau syndrome and Turner syndrome. View News Article (2012-02-10)

Commentary: Obese pregnant women should gain less weight than currently recommended
Recent recommendations by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) call for women who are overweight or obese to gain more weight than they should, a Saint Louis University obstetrician wrote in a January commentary for Obstetrics & Gynecology. View News Article (2010-01-06)

Is bigger really better when it comes to size of labor wards?
New research reveals that large labor wards-those handling 3,000 to 3,999 deliveries annually-have better overall approval rates compared to small, intermediate or very large obstetric units. View News Article (2013-09-09)

Women with schizophrenia at higher risk of pregnancy and delivery complications: Study
Women with schizophrenia are nearly twice as likely to experience pre-eclampsia, pre-term birth and other serious pregnancy and delivery complications as women without the condition, a landmark study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital has found. View News Article (2014-02-04)

Annual sonograms are needed to verify correct IUD position, UT Southwestern obstetricians say
A retrospective study of women who became pregnant while using intrauterine devices shows that more than half of the IUDs were malpositioned. View News Article (2011-03-30)

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