At MFM, we encourage all patients to come in for a screening visit, even if they are not imminently planning on becoming pregnant. This is because we often get newly pregnant patients that come into the practice with illnesses that have not been well taken care of in the past, which can cause complications and
Monthly Archives / November 2018
During pregnancy, the body produces more blood to support the baby. And later in pregnancy, the baby steals iron from the mother in order to be healthy. Whether the mom has a lot of iron, the building block of red cells, or has very little iron, the baby will be born with a completely normal
Gestational diabetes is a relatively rare disorder that affects about 3 or 4 out of every 100 patients that are pregnant. This condition is actually the body’s over-zealous response to the baby needing to grow for the last few months of a pregnancy. In order to accomplish that growth, the placenta leaks something into Mom’s
After pregnancy and childbirth, some women may experience psychosocial issues. Many women will experience some sort of postpartum blues, which is a condition in which they may laugh or cry unpredictably, have anxiety or irritability, feel overwhelmed, or have trouble sleeping. However, these women are still functional, and are caring for themselves and their child.
As a general OB-GYN, Dr. Michael Silverstein sees many patients for their annual health exam. Many of these patients are adolescents starting in college or have just finished college and are starting relationships. In general, the annual health exam is a routine physical exam. At MFM we offer counseling and discuss health maintenance issues. We
At MFM, we love hearing real patient stories about their experience with us. Dominique Weiss, who has been living in New York for 13 years, joined MFM in May of 2014. Read on to learn more about her experience: “I met the doctors from Maternal Fetal Medicine when I started working as a nurse on
In order to treat gestational diabetes, the first step is to simply adjust the mother’s diet. Eating fewer carbohydrates and more proteins and fats, but also substituting some whole grains and some brown rice for white flour-based carbohydrates can help in probably 80% of women. For the 20% for whom that does not work, various