Cord Blood Collection

By on January 10, 2022

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Among the many considerations you’ll run into during pregnancy care is choosing whether to donate umbilical cord blood after your baby is born. This blood, unlike blood given at a blood drive, for instance, is unique in that it contains special cells that can help with certain disorders. Collecting and donating cord blood is a


Common Signs of Infertility in Women

By on December 20, 2021

Infertility is a difficult subject for patients to talk about, and people going through infertility may feel very alone. It is important to be informed of gynecologic problems that may indicate you are more at risk for infertility.  Women with these conditions may need different pre-conception care or treatment from a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility


PPROM: Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

By on December 6, 2021

An unmistakable sign that you’re going into labor is the sudden release of amniotic fluid through the vagina, commonly known as your water breaking. In normal pregnancies, this is accompanied by the pains of labor and contractions, but in some cases, the water breaks early, prior to going into labor and before reaching a full


Fragile X Screening

By on October 19, 2021

There are a host of genetic conditions that parents can pass on to their children that can affect their pregnancy care and even how their child is predicted to develop. One condition predominantly affects boys, patients with XY chromosomes, but sometimes affects girls as well is called Fragile X syndrome. It’s a genetic condition that


Postpartum Hemorrhage

By on August 24, 2021

What is Postpartum Hemorrhage? Postpartum hemorrhage is a medical term for bleeding after giving birth. As Dr. Samantha Do describes, postpartum hemorrhage is “one of the most common things that we think about for all patients and that we prepare for with all patients.” There are many ways different healthcare systems both in the U.S.


Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening for Twin Pregnancies

By on August 3, 2021

A number of factors make twin pregnancies higher-risk, higher-cost, and harder-to-manage than singleton pregnancies. These factors include generally higher gestational age and fewer suitable options for screening and diagnostic tools, which are becoming increasingly important for obstetricians to find solutions to due to the rising rate of twinning in the United States. Fortunately, as Dr.


What You Need To Know About Diabetes and Pregnancy

By on July 16, 2021

Even with the development of increasingly “intelligent” tools to help manage type 1 diabetes mellitus, doing so is still difficult, and the risk of complications from having too high or too low blood sugar remains a constant threat to people with this disease.  Diabetes is especially risky during pregnancy, which is why creating a diabetes support plan with a certified maternal


CVS and Amniocentesis: What, How, and Why

By on July 1, 2021

Testing is at the heart of prenatal genetics. With an accurate approach, prenatal genetic testing can help determine the right care plan for you and your baby. Two of these testing options, CVS and amniocentesis, are two uncommon testing options offered by our award-winning team. On our latest episode of “Healthful Women,” Dr. Nathan Fox meets with MFMA founder and president, Dr.