Ruth C Fretts
Affiliation: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
- Should older women have antepartum testing to prevent unexplained stillbirth?Ruth C Fretts
Harvard Medical Associates, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Obstet Gynecol 104:56-64. 2004..We compared usual care (no antepartum testing or induction before 41 weeks), weekly testing at 37 weeks with induction after a positive test, and no testing with induction at 41 weeks...
- Impact of labor induction, gestational age, and maternal age on cesarean delivery ratesLinda J Heffner
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Obstet Gynecol 102:287-93. 2003..To quantify the impact of labor induction and maternal age on cesarean delivery rates in nulliparous and multiparous women between 36 and 42 weeks' gestation...
- Etiology and prevention of stillbirthRuth C Fretts
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1923-35. 2005..This is a systematic review of the literature on the causes of stillbirth and clinical opinion regarding strategies for its prevention...
- New indications for antepartum testing: making the case for antepartum surveillance or timed delivery for women of advanced maternal ageRuth C Fretts
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Newton Wellesley Hospital, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
Semin Perinatol 32:312-7. 2008..This article reviews the risks and benefits of the strategy of antepartum testing and timed delivery and discusses the limitations of the available data in this field...