Why I Am a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

By on April 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what exactly leads someone to become an MFM specialist? Read on to learn about Dr. Rebarber’s journey! During his medical school experiences at SUNY Health Science Center, he rotated through cardiology, though found that his passions lied elsewhere. He joined a six-week rotation where he got to work with some maternal


Interview with Dr. Andrei Rebarber

By on April 10, 2019

Dr. Andrei Rebarber is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist at Carnegie Imaging for Women and Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates. He was born in Romania and came to the United States at 5 years old as an immigrant from an oppressive communist regime. He grew up in in Washington Heights, NYC throughout his teenage years, attending


Anemia in Pregnancy with Dr. Andrei Rebarber

By on April 9, 2019

When a woman’s body requires more iron than is available, iron deficiency anemia can occur during pregnancy. While mild anemia is common during pregnancy due to an increase in blood volume, more severe anemia may put the baby at a higher risk for anemia later in infancy. During pregnancy, a woman’s body produces more blood


Learn Fetal Anemia with Dr. Rebarber

By on April 8, 2019

In the past, there was no way to identify babies that were anemic, even though doctors knew that they might be at risk. There are several risk factors for fetal anemia, one of which includes when the mother develops antibodies to certain proteins on the surface of red blood cells which then cross the placenta


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: