Headaches in Pregnancy
Mild headaches during pregnancy are common because of changes in nutrition, sleep, and stress. However, severe headaches should be medically examined since pregnant women are more susceptible to vascular issues that could result in painful headache symptoms. On the Healthful Woman Podcast, neurologist Dr. Naomi Feuer joins Dr. Nathan Fox, an OB-GYN and maternal-fetal health
Fetal Genetic Testing with Cell-Free DNA
If you have concerns about genetic conditions that may be present in your fetus, genetic testing can be offered or recommended during your prenatal care. Cell-free DNA-based screening, often referred to as cfDNA or non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) or non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a type of test that has been available since 2011. cfDNA
When Will I Hear My Twins’ Heartbeats?
Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women and a twin pregnancy can bring even more excitement and nervousness. One of the most common questions we get from parents is when they can expect to hear heartbeats in twin pregnancies. How Early Can a Fetal Heartbeat Be Detected? A baby’s heart starts to develop between
Postpartum Anxiety and Making Change
In this episode of Healthful Woman Podcast, Dr. Nathan Fox discusses a high-risk birth story. Dr. Deena Blanchard, a pediatrician in NY, shares her story on postpartum anxiety. Dr. Blanchard shares her story to show that postpartum anxiety “can happen to anyone” and that “there’s no shame in having a postpartum mood disorder.” What is
Twin Pregnancy and Fundal Height
Have you ever heard of the term fundal height when it comes to pregnancy? Read on to learn more about this measurement and what you should know about it regarding twin pregnancies. What is Fundal Height? Fundal height is used to indicate gestational age and may also indicate the possibility of preterm birth. It is
The Postpartum Plan: Preparing to be a New Mom
Dr. Tracey Agnese, a pediatrician in NYC joins Dr. Fox to discuss the importance of planning to take care of a newborn as well as the mother’s needs through the fourth trimester, not just making a birth plan during pregnancy. Healthful Woman · “The Postpartum Plan: Preparing to be a New Mom” – with Dr.
Postpartum and Perinatal Depression-Part 1
In this episode of Healthful Woman Podcast, Dr. Fox, an OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist practicing in New York City, speaks with Dr. Emily Miller an assistant professor of OB-GYN, maternal fetal medicine, and psychiatry at Northwestern University regarding postpartum and perinatal depression. Healthful Woman · “Postpartum and Perinatal Depression Part 1” – with Dr.
How to Repair and Prevent Tears During Childbirth
How to Repair and Prevent Tears During Childbirth On a recent episode of the Healthful Woman podcast, “Tears, Lacerations, and Episiotomies,” Dr. Nathan Dox sat down with Dr. Sadia Mobeen to discuss tears during childbirth. Different types of tears or lacerations can happen and, depending on the severity of the tear, different recovery time is
Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns
In this episode of Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Nathan Fox, OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist practicing in New York City speaks with Dr. Miwa Geiger, associate professor of pediatrics and cardiology and director of the Fetal Heart Program at Mount Sinai regarding congenital heart disease in newborns. Healthful Woman · “Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns”
Breast Cancer Awareness: Genetic Testing Benefits
October is breast cancer awareness month, and our team at MFM would like to shed some light on the importance of genetic testing for BRCA gene mutations, and how individuals with these gene mutations can take powerful steps toward cancer prevention. What are BRCA Gene Variants? The two breast cancer gene (BRCA) mutations include BRCA1