Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks reduces the risk for cesarean section and improves fetal outcomes

Alexander Kofinas M.D. Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Elective induction of labor, the process where a woman is stimulated with some form of medication that helps the uterine cervix soften up and uterine contractions to start; the combination of uterine contractions and progressive cervical shortening constitutes labor. The subject of elective induction of labor as opposed to waiting for the mother to go into spontaneous labor has been one of the significant obstetrical ...

Aspirin reduces the risk of preterm preeclampsia

Alexander Kofinas M.D. Fetal Growth Restriction (IUGR), Preeclampsia, Pregnancy Complications, Preterm Labor/Birth, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Preterm preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication affecting pregnant women before the completion of 37 weeks gestation. Severe preterm preeclampsia appears usually before 32 weeks gestation. This is a very dangerous pregnancy complication that is responsible for a significant number of maternal, fetal and neonatal deaths. Preterm preeclampsia afflicts 3-7% or all pregnancies worldwide and it is the leading cause of maternal death in many ...