The Importance of Annual OB-GYN Exams

By on May 21, 2019

It is the standard of care for women to see a gynecologist once a year, and it is a great opportunity to undergo a comprehensive exam.  At MFMA, we start the exam speaking to the patient and going over their history. This includes not only their medical or surgical problems or medications but we also


Understanding Postpartum Depression

By on May 14, 2019

Postpartum depression is a condition that can affect women after they give birth. It can bring about feelings of sadness, depression, loneliness, restlessness, and anxiety. Overall, it can manifest with the following symptoms: Feeling sad or depressed. Frequent crying. Feeling restless or anxious. Loss of appetite. Less energy and motivation. Difficulty sleeping. Showing little interest


Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates- Dr. Aren Gottlieb

By on May 7, 2019

At Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, we are proud to have such a skilled and caring group of professionals. Dr. Aren Gottlieb is one of these professionals. As a generalist, she provides a wide range of OB-GYN services. She was drawn to working at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates because of the great group of people that


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


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


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


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


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


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


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