06 Mar Class of 2016 Resident, Megan Foeller, Presents Research Poster at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Megan Foeller, class of 2016 OBGYN resident, along with her mentors Dr. Meredith Cruz and Dr. Judith Hibbard, presented her research at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 35th Annual Meeting on February 5, 2015 in San Diego. Her research is titled “Does induction with misoprostol impact small for gestational age neonates”.
Induction methods for small babies were investigated for adverse neonatal outcomes using the Consortium on Safe Labor database. A total of 4,884 pregnancies were included. We found that small infants induced with misoprostol compared to other methods had increased fetal distress in labor and increased cesarean section for fetal distress. Although our results suggest that induction with misoprostol does not increase risk of adverse outcomes in small babies, this method may contribute to higher rates of labor complications.