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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Pelvic and Pubic Pain During And After Pregnancy

By on July 13, 2022

Of the many aches and pains that you can experience during pregnancy, pelvic pain is among the most common and frustrating. It can also be difficult to find a specialist who can help relieve this pain whether you’re pregnant or have already given birth, since many OB/GYNs may not know who to refer people to

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Can You Use Decongestants During Pregnancy?

By on June 29, 2022

Pregnancy changes everything about your life and how you manage your day-to-day routine, including avoiding over-the-counter or prescription drugs you may have been using without a second thought. Since pregnancies often stretch through three seasons of different allergies, a common question is whether decongestants of certain active ingredients are safe to use for your growing

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Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelets) In Pregnancy

By on June 29, 2022

Despite its intimidating name, thrombocytopenia can affect pregnant people and non-pregnant people alike and has only a few implications for pregnancies with additional risk factors for things like post-partum hemorrhage and excessive bleeding. Many people safely deliver even with low platelet counts, even though about 5% of people who deliver healthy babies may have thrombocytopenia.

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Thrombophilia in Pregnancy

By on May 24, 2022

words, people with either an inherited (genetic) or acquired condition (disease) resulting in an increased risk of developing a blood clot.  In pregnancy, it has been linked to recurrent pregnancy loss, late miscarriages, stillbirth, fetal growth restriction, and preeclampsia. There are many factors involved and large amounts of information about thrombophilia in pregnancy.  For this

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Birth Classes: What to Expect

By on April 7, 2022

Before labor and delivery, expectant parents have many questions. One way to feel prepared is to take a birth class. Dominque Weiss, owner and educator at Baby Zone NYC, was featured on an episode of Healthful Woman to talk about this option. You can listen to that episode on HelathfulWoman.com or continue reading to learn

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Why Worry About Advanced Maternal Age?

By on March 17, 2022

What is Advanced Maternal Age? Technically speaking, advanced maternal age refers to anyone who wants to or is pregnant over the age of 35. This designation requires so-called “high-risk care” due to the higher likelihood of developing adverse outcomes in many different ways, which usually entails more testing or more frequent testing during pregnancy than

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Travel in Pregnancy: Tips from our OB/GYNs

By on February 8, 2022

Whether you are required to travel for work or considering a “babymoon” vacation, you probably have questions about traveling during pregnancy. On a recent episode of Healthful Woman, Dr. Caroline Friedman gave some helpful tips for patients. You can listen to that episode on your favorite podcast platform or continue reading to learn more. Healthful

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