Does a Tongue or Lip Tie Affect Breastfeeding?

By on February 2, 2023

Breastfeeding is an important part of your infant’s development and the emotional connection that is built between mom and baby. One thing that can have a surprisingly negative impact on breastfeeding is oral tissues like tongue and lip ties. What Are Tongue and Lip Ties? A tongue tie is the band of tissue connecting your

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Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns

By on January 3, 2023

In this episode of Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Nathan Fox, OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist practicing in New York City speaks with Dr. Miwa Geiger, associate professor of pediatrics and cardiology and director of the Fetal Heart Program at Mount Sinai regarding congenital heart disease in newborns. Healthful Woman · “Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns”

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Fetal Complications in Pregnancy and Signs to Look For

By on December 14, 2022

When a woman learns that she is pregnant, it can be exciting and a little overwhelming. After all, there are many different things that she must take into account to ensure that both she and her baby is healthy. Doctor’s visits are important during pregnancy to ensure that both mother and baby are healthy and

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Should I Start Fertility Treatments?

By on November 7, 2022

On the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Nathan Fox and Dr. Susan Lobel discuss the nuances of fertility treatments and the variations in treatment for different patients. Although there is no “right” time to visit a fertility specialist but there are a few guidelines you can follow to help you determine whether it’s the right time

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Genetic Testing Benefits

By on October 11, 2022

October is breast cancer awareness month, and our team at MFM would like to shed some light on the importance of genetic testing for BRCA gene mutations, and how individuals with these gene mutations can take powerful steps toward cancer prevention. What are BRCA Gene Variants? The two breast cancer gene (BRCA) mutations include BRCA1

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I’m Pregnant, Now What?

By on September 20, 2022

So, you just found out you’re pregnant- congrats! After the initial excitement dies down, your next thought is probably along the lines of, “what next?” Board-certified OB/GYNs Dr. Fox and Dr. Melka discuss this topic to help make your first steps of pregnancy easier. Healthful Woman · “I’m Pregnant, Now What?” – with Dr. Stephanie Melka Call Your Obstetrician

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Creating Awareness for Fragile X Syndrome

By on August 16, 2022

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is not a common disorder, but it should gain more awareness because of the significant impact it has on those who have the mutation and those who carry it. In a news segment, “Behind the Mystery,” geneticist Dr. Tamar Goldwaser discussed the signs of FXS and the next steps if you

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