Can I Exercise During Pregnancy?

By on January 20, 2021

On an episode of the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Stephanie Melka and Dr. Fox discussed whether women can exercise during their pregnancies. Dr. Melka talks about exercise during pregnancy with patients “at least several times a day”, because there are many myths surrounding what is safe or healthy. Dr. Fox also finds that “often, the advice that [pregnant patients] are given

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What Doctors Want You to Know About Breastfeeding

By on January 19, 2021

On Healthful Woman, Dr. Stephanie Melka reviewed a few things that women should know about breastfeeding. Dr. Melka underwent advanced training in breastfeeding medicine so she can better help her patients and address common misconceptions. Listen to the full episode on the Healthful Woman website, or continue reading to learn more.   Healthful Woman · “Breastfeeding: The Doctor’s Perspective” – with Dr.

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Ectopic Pregnancies: Causes, Risks, and Treatments

By on November 3, 2020

Although ectopic pregnancies can be dangerous to your health, it’s important to know that with the right care from your OB/GYN, ectopic pregnancies are treatable. Here’s what to know about them and how your OB/GYN can help.  Healthful Woman · “Ectopic Pregnancy: Right Time, Wrong place!” – with Dr. Lis Shlansky What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?  An ectopic pregnancy happens when a fertilized

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What Cancer Screenings Can My Gynecologist Perform? 

By on November 3, 2020

Diagnosing cancer early gives patients a much better outlook for their treatment, which is why routine cancer screenings are so important. Your gynecologist can screen for some types of cancer, and at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, patients can also learn more about their genetics and risk for developing cancer.   Cancer Screenings at Your Well-Woman’s Appointment  Cancer

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Should I Be Concerned About Infertility?

By on November 3, 2020

On a recent episode of Healthful Woman, reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Susan Lobel explained when couples should seek treatment for infertility. Many patients have questions regarding infertility and how long they should wait before visiting an OB/GYN. Here are some of the basics on infertility and when you should make an appointment.   Signs and Risk Factors of Infertility  

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Induction of Labor

By on September 17, 2020

Dr. Michelle Santoyo returns to Healthful Woman to talk about inducing labor with Dr. Fox. In this episode, they discuss why an OB/GYN would choose to induce labor, what the process is like, and what patients should know.   Why Induce Labor?  Dr. Santoyo explains that there are three major reasons why labor might be induced: for

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Fast Facts about Endometriosis

By on September 11, 2020

Endometriosis is a relatively common disease which occurs when uterine tissue, including endometrial glands and stroma, grow outside of the uterus. About 1 in 10 women in the U.S. have endometriosis, although the disease is often under-diagnosed and may be even more common. Here are eight facts about endometriosis you may not be aware of:    Endometriosis often

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What is a Genetic Counselor and How Can they Help Me?

By on August 28, 2020

Genetics is a complicated subject, but many parents have concerns about whether they may pass down a genetic condition to their child. If this sounds like you, scheduling an appointment with a genetic counselor can help you develop the best plan for your pregnancy.   What is a Genetic Counselor?  A genetic counselor is a health care

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