Founding of Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates

By on March 28, 2019

Dr. Rebarber is one of the four founders of Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates. He explains that they felt they could build a better medical practice that provided the best patient-focused care with world-class physicians, all using the highest level of technological equipment in a caring, supportive environment. The motivation for this was that “while working


What is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist?

By on March 25, 2019

A maternal fetal medicine specialist is a physician that has gone through an obstetrics and gynecology residency program for four years and then an additional three years of subspecialty training. This training focuses on the management of maternal medical complications during pregnancy, as well as the ability to identify fetal issues that may occur that


Genetic Testing with Dr. Andrei Rebarber

By on March 19, 2019

Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are two invasive tests that are available to determine various genetic factors in the fetus. Traditionally, these tests were completed to determine the fetal chromosomes; however, there are more genetic tests that are available currently, depending on conditions that may exist prior to the pregnancy. For example, if the


Anemia in Pregnancy

By on January 30, 2018

Anemia in Pregnancy

Anemia is a medical condition in which your blood does not contain enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. These red blood cells and hemoglobin help to bind the oxygen, then transporting oxygen to cells throughout the body. Pregnant women are particularly susceptible to developing anemia since they are producing more blood to support the


Travel in Pregnancy

By on November 16, 2017

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Regarding travel in pregnancy, there are several considerations present but most airlines allow women to fly up to 37 weeks gestation. If you think you will be traveling during this portion of your pregnancy, there are a few factors to consider before planning your next trip. The following are common concerns regarding traveling during pregnancy:


What to Expect from MFM Ultrasound During Pregnancy

By on July 5, 2017

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What to expect during MFM Ultrasound During Pregnancy Ultrasound is the most commonly used modality in pregnancy to image the unborn fetus and determine the health of the pregnancy. Across each trimester, ultrasound is used to enhance safety for the mother and provide reassurance regarding the fetal well-being. Current ultrasound technology allows for traditional two-dimensional


First Live Birth after Mother-to-Daughter Uterus Transplantation

By on September 15, 2016

Surgical advancements have made it possible to bring one uterus through three generations. The following describes the uterus transplantation surgery, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures and the pregnancy outcomes of this unique birth of a healthy baby boy. This birth also represents the second successful birth ever after human uterus transplantation. Uterus Transplantation (UTx) In


Severe Pre-eclampsia Features

By on February 4, 2016

Pre-eclampsia with severe features include several symptoms and features that may correspond to those seen in uncomplicated pregnancies such as increasing leg and hands swelling and headaches. But the severity of these symptoms and the unremitting nature of the signs combined with other features described below should give some women a warning that a potential


Tests to Predict Pre-eclampsia

By on January 28, 2016

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Pre-eclampsia is a disorder that may develop anytime from the later part of the second trimester to the first several weeks postpartum. The ability to predict the disorder has limited current clinical benefit given that there is no known therapeutic intervention to alter its course or severity besides delivery. However, accurate prediction may help identify