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  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics News from Doctors Guide
    5 star rating Medical and pharmaceutical industry news, product announcements and research developments from conferences, journals, and newswires.
  • Medpage Today Medical News - OBGYN
    5 star rating Professional-level analysis of breaking medical stories widely reported in the consumer media. Physicians and other healthcare professionals obtain free CME credits by completing associated educational programs.
  • Ob Gyn News
    5 star rating REG A newspaper that provides the practicing obstetrician/gynecologist with timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments in the field and about the impact of health care policy on the specialty and the physician\s practice. Published by the International Medical News Group - a Harcourt Health Sciences Company. Free registration.
    5 star rating REG Provides regularly updated links to selected abstracts from current medical literature and, if available, free or fee access to full text articles. Presented as one of's suite of medical specialty news web sites. Free registration.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists News Releases
    4 star rating Updates regarding clinical issues, ACOG affairs, recommendations, statements, government relations, and practice management topics, 2000-present.
  • Medical News Today - Women's Health / OBGYN News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Obstetrics at
    3 star rating A directory of headline weblinks to US newspaper articles on obstetrics.
  • Obstetrics News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • Science Daily News - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Nursing Obstetrics and Gynecology News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • Pregnancy News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • MedWire News - Ob/Gyn
    2 star rating REG The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals. Free registration.
  • Pregnancy at
    2 star rating A directory of headline weblinks to US newspaper articles on pregnancy. searchable .
  • Women's Health from The New York Times
    2 star rating News items and short articles related to women's health. Searchable.
  • Obstetrics Daily Science News Updates from BrightSurf
    1 star rating A directory of news stories and press releases about scientific events and discoveries. Includes annotated links for additional background material. Updated daily.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • Contemporary OB/GYN
    5 star rating Full text articles covering current issues in OB/GYN.
  • OB/GYN News
    5 star rating Search access to articles covering current issues in OB/GYN. Presented online by the full text article search service
  • OBG Management
    5 star rating Full text practical articles, clinical pearls, and CME modules related to OBG practice management and OBG medicolegal challenges. Dowden Health Media, Inc.
  • Women's Health in Primary Care
    5 star rating A monthly magazine for physicians on the spectrum of disorders affecting women. 1998-present. Free access to full text. Jobson Publishing.
  • Early Pregnancy
    4 star rating Dissemination of scientific discoveries with important clinical implications to the investigation of early pregnancy. Society for the Investigation of Early Pregnancy.
  • Flash Card Exchange - Obstetrics
    3 star rating Reviews of clinical topics with "clickable" questions and answers. The "flashcards" are posted by worldwide medical students as study tools.
  • Medslides Obstetrics & Gynecology Powerpoint
    3 star rating A collection of slideshows authored by medical faculty and clinicians.
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Communications
    2 star rating A free, full text bimonthly journal for healthcare professionals working in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. The journal specialises in practical, up-to-date information together with the latest news and views from India and the Asia-Pacific region. Scientific Communications International. 1999-2000. PDF format.



  • eMedicine - OB/GYN
    5 star rating Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc. Fee registration.
  • Obstetrics - Family Practice Notebook
    5 star rating A section from an ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Searchable. Family Practice Notebook, LLC.
  • Obstetrics Simplified
    5 star rating A textbook of obstetrics care for the clinician that covers the physiology of reproduction, abnormal pregnancy, normal labour, abnormal labour, the puerperium, the fetus, obstetric diagnosis, and operative obstetrics. Authored by Diaa M. EI-Mowafi, MD, Benha Faculty of Medicine, Egypt. First published in 1997. Presented online by the Matweb Project of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Geneva University Hospital.
  • Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology
    5 star rating Briefs on conditions that assist those who provide health care to women in military settings where gynecologic consultation is not readily available and resources are limited. This edition has been enriched with over 700 images and five new chapters. 2nd Edition, 2000. Virtual Naval Hospital, University of Iowa and Department of the Navy .
  • University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook - Obstetrics
    5 star rating A chapter, from this handbook of outpatient and inpatient medicine, that covers the diagnosis and treatment of common clinical problems. Authored by Graber, M.D. et al., 4th edition, 2002. University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital.
  • A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth
    4 star rating An overview of results of the best available research about effects of specific maternity practices. The full text of the current edition (Oxford University Press, 2000) is available on this website courtesy of the authors: Murray Enkin, et al. PDF format. Presented online by Maternity Center Association.
  • Canadian Medical Examination (MCCQE) 2000 Review Notes- Obstetrics
    4 star rating These review notes are an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive review of medical specialty clinical knowledge. The text prepares graduating medical students for certification examination.
  • Our Bodies Our Selves Health Books
    3 star rating Excerpts from a book that makes accurate health and medical information accessible to a broad audience by weaving women\s stories into a framework of practical, clearly written text.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    5 star rating REG ACOG's 43,000 members make up the US's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. The ACOG website includes information about the College and meetings and events. It includes resources on practice management, coding, nomenclature, government affairs, and quality assessment. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • The National Women's Health Information Center
    5 star rating A large collection of women's health news, fact sheets, and full text articles for health professionals and patients. Includes FAQs, surveys, interactive tools, calendar of events, selected statistical data, tips for healthy living, and related links. The Office on Women's Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Women's Health at
    5 star rating Selected weblinks to free, high quality, full text resources relevant to this specialty: clinical textbooks, news, and journal articles. Free registration is limited to physicians and healthworkers. Sponsored by Merck and Company.
  • The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    4 star rating An organization of over 2,000 members dedicated to improving prenatal care. This website presents news, issues, information on clinical trials and registries, meetings and fellowship opportunities, a searchable list of physicians-members of the Society, and an "Ask the Staff" section.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    4 star rating An organization that advances knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine and biology. ASRM's website offers membership information, courses and meeting announcements, press releases, policy statements, guidelines, highlights from prior meetings, publications, reports, patient fact sheets, resources for media professionals, FAQs, and a placement service.
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
    4 star rating Presents information about the Association and its programs and activities, news and press releases, publications, meetings and faculty development seminars, educational resources, career counseling and opportunities, a directory of National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health, and Women's Health Education Resources.
  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
    4 star rating Presents information about the Federation, news, meetings & events, special projects, publications, interactive tools, and audio & video library, and useful links. Searchable.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Resource
    4 star rating A professional information service ObGyn health care professionals and researchers worldwide. Includes daily news, magazine-format articles, topic focused archived articles, literature reports, a conference calendar, and reports from meetings. Sponsored by Organon.
  • The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    4 star rating Presents news, publications and statements, information about meetings and conferences, professional development, employment, women's health fact sheets, and links to related Web sites.
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
    3 star rating The oldest women's health care organization in the U.S. ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.
  • British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society
    3 star rating Presents information about the Society, meetings, courses, guideline bank, and links to related Web resources.
  • ObGynWorld
    3 star rating A resource for health care professionals and researchers working in the field of obstetrics and gynecology: leading edge, unbiased medical content, opinion pieces about current issues in Women's Health, etc.
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    3 star rating Information about the College, courses & events, meetings, practice guidelines, examination regulations and services for fellows and members, news. Searchable.
  • The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
    3 star rating Presents information about the Society, programs and news releases, clinical practice guidelines, conferences & seminars, CME and fellowships, public education facts sheets. In English and French.
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.
  • Society for Obstetric Anesthesia & Perinatology
    2 star rating SOAP's website offers membership information, news, educational resources for patients and professionals, a list of future meetings, and links to related web sites. Searchable.


Practice Guidelines / FAQs

Images, Path./Clinical

  • Audio / Video Library
    4 star rating A directory of Video tutorials and interviews from professional conferences.
  • Image Library
    4 star rating A large collection of obstetric and gynecologic images including rare images, anatomy illustrations, and ultrasound scans.
  • WebPath Prenatal Diagnosis Tutorial
    4 star rating Covers ultrasonography, amniocentesis, maternal blood sampling and testing for AFP in the diagnosis of diseases of the fetus. Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine.
  • Laparoscopic Photo Album
    3 star rating Includes images of normal pelvic anatomy, tubal surgery, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and laparoscopy. Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago.
  • Surgical Photos of Ob/Gyn Conditions
    3 star rating An image gallery of many ob/gyn conditions and procedures. D. Ashley Hill, MD.
  • MatWeb Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine Images
    1 star rating A directory of links to Web resources including ultrasound, microscopic and macroscopic images, and illustrations. Maintained by Aldo Campana at the Geneva University Hospital.
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis
    1 star rating Ultrasound images include normal and selected abnormal fetal anatomy, abnormal placenta and uterine findings. Center for Prenatal Diagnosis, Indianapolis.
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    1 star rating Dedicated to promote education about prenatal diagnosis by ultrasound. Includes sonograms, videos, articles, and case presentations that cover prenatal diagnosis and anomalies of the fetus.

Images, X-Ray

  • Topics in Obstetrical Ultrasound at Florida
    5 star rating Images and descriptions normal and abnormal findings. Douglas S. Richards, M.D., University of Florida, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.
  • Fetal Echocardiography Homepage
    3 star rating A gestational age ultrasound calculator and a library of fetal heart images that contains over 100 high quality ultrasound pictures of the normal and abnormal fetal heart, gestational age calculator, discussion forum. Krzysztof Wroblewski, University of Pennsylvania.


Patient Education

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Patient Fact Sheets
    5 star rating A collection of fact sheets that cover topics in reproductive medicine: in vitro fertilization, infertility, sexual dysfunction, etc. PDF format.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Patient Information at Iowa
    5 star rating Fact sheets related to women's health issues. Iowa Health Book. Presented online by the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital. .
  • Pregnancy & Newborns from Familydoctor
    5 star rating A large collection of handouts for new parents and parents-to-be about pregnancy and childbirth, common conditions in newborns, medical care, preventing SIDS, feeding and communications with a baby, etc. KidsHealth on American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Ask NOAH About: Pregnancy
    4 star rating A large collection of links to web resources that cover family planning, pregnancy, delivery, labor, postpartum care, and family issues. New York Online Access to Health, The Metropolitan New York Library Council.
  • Women's Health Advisor
    4 star rating Brief patient-oriented reviews on various women's health problems that include etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and general health issues. iMcKesson Clinical Reference Products and the Eastern Kentucky Health Sciences Information Network.
  • Childbirth.Org
    3 star rating Provides text, FAQs, many links to information and resources related to fertility, pregnancy, birth plans and stories, giving birth, postpartum, newborns, chat room, postcards, and quizzes. Searchable.
  • The Pregnancy Calculator
    3 star rating An interactive "Java applet" that calculates a due date based on user's input.
  • Cool Tools at
    1 star rating REG Provides a customized interactive pregnancy calendar detailing the development of baby from before conception to birth, from birth plan to breast feeding, and baby and toddler tools. Also includes short articles related to pregnancy and family life, quizzes, a chat room, etc. Free registration.
  • MD InterActive Obstetrics and Obstetrics
    1 star rating Large collection of links to web resources including short articles, fact sheets for patients, educational materials, and web sites related to preconception, conception, testing, adoption, prenatal care, birth options, breastfeeding, etc. Searchable.


Educational Materials

  • Intrapartum Skills Tutorials for Midwives
    5 star rating Four tutorials with videos that offer nurse-midwifery students skills necessary for delivery of a baby, placenta and membranes, and local anesthesia and repair of an episiotomy and/or vaginal/perineal lacerations. College of Nursing, University of Utah.
  • Motherisk On-line's Drugs in Pregnancy Website
    5 star rating A source for links to Medline literature abstracts about the safety or risk of drugs, chemicals and disease during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology Lectures at LSUMC
    5 star rating Core lectures, manuals, and teaching files for third-year medical students. Includes Powe Point slides on Obstetrics/High-Risk, Urogynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Gynecologic Oncology. LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, LA.
  • ABCs of Labour Care - Operative Delivery
    4 star rating An illustrated review article from BMJ 1999 that details what general practitioners and midwives need to know about operative delivery so that they can brief women and prepare to deal with any complications that may arise. BMJ Publishing Group.
  • Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation at
    4 star rating Provides details on FDA use-in-pregnancy ratings, study evidence of risk, breast feeding information, possible neonatal side effects, references, and links to related Web resources. Searchable.
  • FIGO Video Lectures
    4 star rating A large collection of lectures on Ob/Gyn related topics, such as breast cancer, cervical screening, safer abortion services, gynecological malignancy and the place of laparoscopy in gynecologic cancer. International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Lectures for Medical Students at LSU
    4 star rating Slideshows, text, online lectures, tutorials. and PowerPoint slide presentations: "Obstetrics/High-Risk Obstetrics", "Gynecology and Urogynecology", etc. LSU Medical Center-Shreveport.
  • Prescribing Medicines in Pregnancy (Au)
    4 star rating Describes the potential health effects of the prescription of medicines during pregnancy.
  • American College of Domiciliary Midwives-Articles of Interest
    3 star rating News and details about midwifery services. Includes articles from peer-reviewed professional journals and links to other Web resources for professional midwives and home-birth physicians.
  • Hospital Physician Obstetric and Gynecology Board Review Manuals
    2 star rating REG Up-to-date manuals, developed by leading clinical educators, that assist physicians studying for Board certification or recertification examinations. PDF format. Turner White Communications, Inc. Fee registration. Fee transactions.
  • OB-GYN Ultrasound Online
    2 star rating REG An interactive journal on prenatal ultrasound. Includes teaching files, interesting cases, reviews of current literature, charts and tables. Edited by Peter W. Callen, M.D. Fee registration. Subscription fee. University of California - San Francisco.
  • Pregnancy Calculator
    2 star rating Calculates estimated due date based on the entered data. Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Real-Time Pregnancy Calculator
    2 star rating Users input last menstrual period. Estimated due date is returned. National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics.
  • Journal of Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    1 star rating REG An online journal that provides a compilation of current diagnostic and treatment guidelines for management of common disorders that occur in women. Fee registration. Subscription fee. National Medical Society, CCS Publishing.


  • Ob/Gyn Products Johnson & Johnson Product Gateway
    3 star rating Videos and text about products used in diagnosis and interventions. Includes clinical backround on product applications, a procedure guide, reimbursement Information, related websites, selected clinical citations, general medical education, and timely healthcare news.
  • LWW Classifieds Online
    1 star rating An extensive collection of classifieds from LWW journals including employment opportunities, meetings, equipment, and practices for health professionals. Allows searching by specialty and keywords. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


  • Contemporary OB/GYN Ask the Experts
    5 star rating A section that includes practical clinical advice by leading authorities answer readers' pressing clinical problems in obstetrics and infectious disease. Thomson Medical Economics.
  • FAMDEL Group on Family Centered Perinatal Care Mail List
    3 star rating This list is organized by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Family Centered Perinatal Care. It is directed at group members, and others teaching and providing pregnancy care in Family Medicine. The list is open to all who are interested. You can join by sending the message "subscribe FAMDEL your name" to
  • Online Discussion Forums
    3 star rating An extensive, annotated list of discussion forums and chat rooms for health professionals and patients.
  • Ob-Gyn-L
    2 star rating An unmoderated discussion forum for medical professionals focused on clinical, business, legal and ethical topics related to the practice of Ob/Gyn. Searchable archive.

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