Master Class


Zika virus challenges ob.gyn. practice

Rarely do we in the Unites States consider a gravida’s vulnerability to tropical infectious diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and now Zika...


Examining the fetal origins of obesity

Exposure to maternal obesity and being born with a low birth weight – especially a low birth weight paired with rapid catch-up growth – are both...


New data points to slower course of labor

By appreciating both the new labor curve and our understanding of how labor induction, obesity, and other patient characteristics can affect labor...


Rethinking the management of labor

This month’s Master Class highlights a critical area of obstetrics where the convergence of technology, clinical observation, and research...


Understanding stillbirth

Evidence suggests that low-molecular-weight heparin, aspirin, or vitamin supplements, in combination with appropriate surveillance and management...