Trial of labor in women who underwent a previous cesarean section due to a failed operative vaginal delivery is associated with relatively high success rates.
Whole genome sequencing of amniotic fluid/placental isolates of Mycoplasma hominis from patients with preterm labor reveals a gene that is significantly associated with preterm delivery and microbial burden in amniotic fluid.
Primary human trophoblasts confer resistance to clinically relevant viruses linked to perinatal infections in nontrophoblast cells, but not to intracellular bacteria or parasites.
Recurrent pregnancy loss is an independent risk factor for long term maternal cardiovascular complications and for hospitalizations due to a cardiovascular cause.
Contraceptive counseling and access to effective contraceptive methods in the postpartum period is vital to improving optimal birth spacing.
Among 499 women at high risk of recurrent preterm birth, vaginal Mycoplasma increased and bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria BVAB3 decreased risk of preterm birth.