In general, there are a lot of questions surrounding the topic of infertility in the field of maternal fetal medicine. According to the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Infertility is defined as not becoming pregnant after one year of trying to conceive with regular unprotected sex or after six months if you are over the
Monthly Archives / August 2017
What is Cervical cancer screening? The Papanicolaou smear, more commonly called the PAP smear, is a test routinely performed during your gynecology visit. The PAP test screens women for cervical dysplasia, which is pre-cancerous cells, or cancer. This test may simultaneously screen for HPV, or human papillomavirus. How is this test performed? Your doctor will
Stillbirth or fetal death after 20 weeks of pregnancy is one of the most common pregnancy outcomes. It complicates 1 in 160 deliveries or 6.2 per 1,000 births. The most prevalent risk factors for stillbirth are non-Hispanic black race, a woman having her first child, advanced maternal age (more than or equal to age 35) and obesity.
The five most commonly used methods of pain relief used in labor and delivery are epidural, spinal, local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Being informed about different forms of anesthesia will help prevent expectant mothers from being caught off guard in the event that it may be necessary. Read on to learn more about