Antony, Ehrenthal, Hoppe, Stewart published in WMJ Smoking in Pregnancy issue

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UW Ob-Gyn faculty co-authored two articles in the latest issue of the Wisconsin Medical Journal.

Katie Antony, MD, and Kathy Stewart, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, co-authored the article “Travel During Pregnancy: A Study of Postpartum Women in Madison, Wisconsin,” a survey-based study examining trends in domestic and international travel by pregnant women.

Among other conclusions, they found that in the majority of cases, health care providers initiated conversations about traveling while pregnant, underscoring the need to make discussing travel risks a more common part of practice.

MFM physician Kara Hoppe, DO co-authored an article with Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH. “Progesterone Supplementation for the Prevention of Preterm Birth: Provider Practice in Wisconsin” assessed provider practices on prescribing progesterone to prevent preterm birth.

Their study found that obstetric providers are more likely than family practice or midwifery providers to use progesterone, and more likely to prescribe 17a-hydroxyprogesterone caproate as well.