November Journal Club: “A Randomized Trial of Progesterone in Women with bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in early pregnancy is strongly associated with pregnancy loss. Progesterone is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. Several small trials have suggested that progesterone therapy may improve pregnancy outcomes in women who have bleeding in early pregnancy. A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate progesterone, as compared with placebo, in women with vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy.

Journal Club: The Effect of Maternal Obstructive Sleep Apnea on the Placenta

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during pregnancy has been associated with adverse maternal outcomes. However, the effect of maternal OSA on fetal growth is less clear. This study aimed to investigate the effect of maternal OSA on placental growth and function. Dr. Lynn Keenan is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF and the program director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship. She also specializes in restorative approaches to women’s healthcare and the vice-president of IIIRRM.