Joseph R. Biggio Jr., M.D., professor and director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was recently published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the journal of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  In his paper "Bed Rest in Pregnancy", Dr. Biggio argues that until data from well-designed, appropriately powered studies demonstrate favorable outcomes with activity restriction, physicians should contemplate whether the risk–benefit ratio justifies prescribing it.  Dr. Biggio's paper has been referenced in numerous publications including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Obstetrics & Gynecology:

June 2013 - Volume 121 - Issue 6 - p 1158–1160

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318294480d


Obstetrics and Gynecology Journal:  Bed Rest in Pregnancy: Time to Put the Issue to Rest

New York Times:  Really? The Claim: For a Difficult Pregnancy, Bed Rest Is Best

Washington Post:  New study questions the value of bed rest in preventing premature birth