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.


The Benefits of a Customized Prenatal Diet

By on May 28, 2021

Reviewed by: Casey Seiden MS, RD, CDN, DCES It can feel overwhelming to keep track of all the important things you’ll need to do during pregnancy. Fortunately, your care team can help with in a variety of areas – including your diet! A customized prenatal diet can help manage the course of your pregnancy and ensure


What’s a Birth Plan and What Should It Include?

By on May 5, 2021

Planning ahead for going into labor can seem like a no-brainer – after all, it’s likely one of the most important dates on your calendar. A birth plan can likely help get some of your concerns addressed and help you know what to expect from the process. In this episode of Healthful Women, Dr. Fox talks with Dr. Stephanie Melka about birth


Uses for Ultrasound in OB/GYN

By on February 24, 2021

Ultrasound exams are some of the most common and well-known through pregnancy, and the technology has advanced considerably in the past several years. Dr. Ana Monteagudo, an OB/GYN and ultrasound expert, explained the evolution of ultrasound technology on our Healthful Woman podcast. Listen to that episode or continue reading to learn more. Ultrasound of the


Infertility: Should I be Concerned?

By on February 18, 2021

Infertility is a common problem that many couples face which may be caused by a variety of issues. On an episode of Healthful Woman, Dr. Fox and reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Susan Lobel explained the most common causes of infertility and how they can be treated. Listen to that episode on or continue reading below to learn


Everything You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine

By on February 2, 2021

On a special episode of Healthful Woman, Dr. Fox and Emily Oster discuss some very important facts about the new COVID vaccine and how testing is performed, how vaccines work, and their relationship to pregnant women. Since these are topics that are likely in everyone’s minds, it’s very important to find accurate information from maternal


Autoimmune Disease and Pregnancy

By on February 1, 2021

Pregnancy can present some unique challenges for women who have existing health concerns. This can be true for women with autoimmune diseases, who often have questions for their OB/GYN regarding what they can expect and how to manage their disease. On Healthful Woman, Dr. Samantha Do explained some of the basics on this subject. Here