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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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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What Cancer Screenings Can My Gynecologist Perform? 

By on February 7, 2022

While nobody wants to think about the fact that they may be at high risk for cancer, or hear that they have been diagnosed with cancer, being proactive in the screening process is vital for a healthy you. Diagnosing cancer early gives patients a much better outlook for their treatment and generally better outcomes, which

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Cord Blood Collection

By on January 10, 2022

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Among the many considerations you’ll run into during pregnancy care is choosing whether to donate umbilical cord blood after your baby is born. This blood, unlike blood given at a blood drive, for instance, is unique in that it contains special cells that can help with certain disorders. Collecting and donating cord blood is a

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Common Signs of Infertility in Women

By on December 20, 2021

Infertility is a difficult subject for patients to talk about, and people going through infertility may feel very alone. It is important to be informed of gynecologic problems that may indicate you are more at risk for infertility.  Women with these conditions may need different pre-conception care or treatment from a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility

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Fragile X Screening

By on October 19, 2021

There are a host of genetic conditions that parents can pass on to their children that can affect their pregnancy care and even how their child is predicted to develop. One condition predominantly affects boys, patients with XY chromosomes, but sometimes affects girls as well is called Fragile X syndrome. It’s a genetic condition that

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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.

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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

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Induction of Labor

By on September 17, 2020

Dr. Michelle Santoyo returns to Healthful Woman to talk about inducing labor with Dr. Fox. In this episode, they discuss why an OB/GYN would choose to induce labor, what the process is like, and what patients should know.   Why Induce Labor?  Dr. Santoyo explains that there are three major reasons why labor might be induced: for

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Fast Facts about Endometriosis

By on September 11, 2020

Endometriosis is a relatively common disease which occurs when uterine tissue, including endometrial glands and stroma, grow outside of the uterus. About 1 in 10 women in the U.S. have endometriosis, although the disease is often under-diagnosed and may be even more common. Here are eight facts about endometriosis you may not be aware of:    Endometriosis often

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