Food Safety in Pregnancy

By on April 16, 2019

Soon after finding out they are pregnant, many women themselves wondering about what they can eat. Suddenly, many foods fall into the ‘do not eat’ list. Food safety is at the top of the list of important things to do because a woman’s immune system is compromised during pregnancy. At Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, we

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Why I Am a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

By on April 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what exactly leads someone to become an MFM specialist? Read on to learn about Dr. Rebarber’s journey! During his medical school experiences at SUNY Health Science Center, he rotated through cardiology, though found that his passions lied elsewhere. He joined a six-week rotation where he got to work with some maternal

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Interview with Dr. Andrei Rebarber

By on April 10, 2019

Dr. Andrei Rebarber is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist at Carnegie Imaging for Women and Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates. He was born in Romania and came to the United States at 5 years old as an immigrant from an oppressive communist regime. He grew up in in Washington Heights, NYC throughout his teenage years, attending

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Anemia in Pregnancy with Dr. Andrei Rebarber

By on April 9, 2019

When a woman’s body requires more iron than is available, iron deficiency anemia can occur during pregnancy. While mild anemia is common during pregnancy due to an increase in blood volume, more severe anemia may put the baby at a higher risk for anemia later in infancy. During pregnancy, a woman’s body produces more blood

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Learn Fetal Anemia with Dr. Rebarber

By on April 8, 2019

In the past, there was no way to identify babies that were anemic, even though doctors knew that they might be at risk. There are several risk factors for fetal anemia, one of which includes when the mother develops antibodies to certain proteins on the surface of red blood cells which then cross the placenta

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Founding of Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates

By on March 28, 2019

Dr. Rebarber is one of the four founders of Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates. He explains that they felt they could build a better medical practice that provided the best patient-focused care with world-class physicians, all using the highest level of technological equipment in a caring, supportive environment. The motivation for this was that “while working

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What is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist?

By on March 25, 2019

A maternal fetal medicine specialist is a physician that has gone through an obstetrics and gynecology residency program for four years and then an additional three years of subspecialty training. This training focuses on the management of maternal medical complications during pregnancy, as well as the ability to identify fetal issues that may occur that

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Nutrition and Gestational Diabetes

By on March 22, 2019

Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects your blood sugars in pregnancy.  One of the key steps in managing your blood sugar is making diet modifications.  However, with an abundance of information on the internet, it is often confusing to know what to do. Here are some tips from our dietitian, Christina McGeough: Once you

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Genetic Testing with Dr. Andrei Rebarber

By on March 19, 2019

Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are two invasive tests that are available to determine various genetic factors in the fetus. Traditionally, these tests were completed to determine the fetal chromosomes; however, there are more genetic tests that are available currently, depending on conditions that may exist prior to the pregnancy. For example, if the

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Patient Testimonial – Georgie L.

By on March 15, 2019

At MFM, we always appreciate feedback from our patients, as it helps us to improve your experience at our practice. Read on to learn about one patient, Georgie’s, experience. “I learned about the practice through a friend of a friend,” explained Georgie.  “I was living on the West Side of Manhattan, moved to the East

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