Facts About Infertility

By on August 17, 2017


In general, there are a lot of questions surrounding the topic of infertility in the field of maternal fetal medicine. According to the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Infertility is defined as not becoming pregnant after one year of trying to conceive with regular unprotected sex or after six months if you are over the


Stillbirth Causes and Risks

By on August 8, 2017


Stillbirth or fetal death after 20 weeks of pregnancy is one of the most common pregnancy outcomes. It complicates 1 in 160 deliveries or 6.2 per 1,000 births. The most prevalent risk factors for stillbirth are non-Hispanic black race, a woman having her first child, advanced maternal age (more than or equal to age 35) and obesity.


What is a Birth Plan?

By on July 20, 2017

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Many expectant mothers spend a lot of time thinking about a healthy pregnancy, baby names, baby showers, decorations, cribs, strollers and daycare.  Much time is spent thinking and preparing for the events leading up to and after birth, but what about your actual birth experience? A birth plan is an opportunity to discuss your birth


Uterine Anomalies

By on July 18, 2017

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Congenital abnormalities of the uterus, or congenital müllerian anomalies, include a spectrum of uterine abnormalities caused by abnormal embryologic fusion and canalization of the müllerian ducts to form a normal uterine cavity.  These anomalies are often asymptomatic and unrecognized, but have a reported prevalence of approximately 2-4% in reproductive age women, and up to 5-25%


Pain Relief on Labor and Delivery

By on July 17, 2017

Spinal Anesthesia

There are five methods most commonly used as methods of pain relief used on labor and delivery. These include epidural, spinal and local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Today we will discuss spinal anesthesia. What is Spinal Anesthesia? Anatomically, the path between the skin of the back and the spinal cord crosses skin, subcutaneous tissue,


Pregnancy in Women Who Are 35 or Older

By on July 7, 2017

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Women who delay childbearing are at increased risk of pregnancy complications. The age cutoff for advanced maternal age (AMA) pregnancy is defined as greater than or equal to 35 years. The increased risks in these pregnancies include miscarriage, conceiving twins, fetal genetic abnormality, some birth defects, developing diabetes during pregnancy, preeclampsia (which is high blood pressure