Evolution of Maternity Care - Health Channel

Evolution of Maternity Care




Dr. Joanna Bedell, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says a lot has changed in gynecology and obstetrics. There has been a bigger push to medically manage heavy bleeding, painful periods, endometriosis, and a lot of things that traditionally would have jumped to surgery.

She also points out obstetrics has totally advanced. “Ultrasound has become really precise and very good. MRIs and genetic testing are a bigger boom, you can find out a lot earlier if the baby is at risk of having some type of genetic syndrome, instead of just jumping to amniocentesis. Now there is a push to do non-invasive testing first.

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