Every January, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine hosts their annual conference, "The Pregnancy Meeting." I was honored to be able to join the party this year in Las Vegas, where hundreds of brilliant OBGYNs and MFM specialists came together to summit on the latest research pertaining to pregnancy. Naturally, I dutifully collected the most interesting factoids for my blog and Twitter friends. Below are the five most popular findings, as voted by the awesome @Elmtreemedical Twitter community.
What is your favorite recommendation for birth control for women with migraines? For women who are breastfeeding? For women with a history of pelvic inflammatory disease? For women with obesity? Deciding on the perfect contraceptive recommendation for each of these clinical scenarios can be difficult. Contraception is a personal choice for every woman. However, in certain situations, medical comorbidities or unique situations may skew a physician's recommendations towards certain options. This week I harness the fun power of Twitter polls to find your favorite recommendations for each of the above clinical scenarios, paired with some useful factoids about each situation.
Perhaps mirroring the fact that we're heading into cold and flu season, this week's most popular articles centered on the common cold and the flu vaccine. In obstetrics and gynecology news, this week's Must Read articles cover research on choline supplements in pregnancy for preventing schizophrenia, breastfeeding and blood pressure, and UTIs. Finally, an annual report on mental healthcare in America reveals some serious deficits.