Infertility: Should I be Concerned?

By on February 18, 2021

Infertility is a common problem that many couples face which may be caused by a variety of issues. On an episode of Healthful Woman, Dr. Fox and reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Susan Lobel explained the most common causes of infertility and how they can be treated. Listen to that episode on HealthfulWoman.com or continue reading below to learn

CONTINUE READING …

Should I Be Concerned About Infertility?

By on November 3, 2020

On a recent episode of Healthful Woman, reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Susan Lobel explained when couples should seek treatment for infertility. Many patients have questions regarding infertility and how long they should wait before visiting an OB/GYN. Here are some of the basics on infertility and when you should make an appointment.   Signs and Risk Factors of Infertility  

CONTINUE READING …

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN FIRST-TRIMESTER SUBCHORIONIC HEMATOMAS AND PREGNANCY LOSS IN SINGLETON PREGNANCIES, Nathan Fox, MD (Podcast, Print)

By on August 1, 2019

Subchorionic hematomas, or subchorionic hemorrhages, are common ultrasound findings in early pregnancy.   However, their significance is uncertain.  Some believe they increase the risk of many pregnancy complications, including pregnancy loss/miscarriage.  In this study of almost 3000 women, we found that Subchorionic hematoma does not increase the risk of pregnancy loss prior to 20 weeks.  This

CONTINUE READING …

DO HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES INCREASE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER?, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on December 13, 2017

Does Hormonal Contraception Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the association between the use of hormonal contraception (oral contraceptives, hormone-releasing IUD’s, hormonal patches, hormone-releasing vaginal rings) and breast cancer. The authors looked at data from 1.8 million women ages 15 to 49 in Denmark, followed on average for 10.9 years.  They found

CONTINUE READING …

UTERINE ANOMALIES AND ASSOCIATED CAUSES, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on April 21, 2021

uterine anomalies mfm nyc

Congenital abnormalities of the uterus, or congenital müllerian anomalies, include a spectrum of uterine abnormalities caused by abnormal embryologic fusion and canalization of the Müllerian ducts to form a normal uterine cavity. Essentially, development of the uterus begins with two tube-shaped structures known as the Müllerian ducts which later come together to form the uterus; for some, the connection of these

CONTINUE READING …

THE DELIVERY OF TWINS, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on June 27, 2017

twin delivery mfm nyc

Many women with twin pregnancies will undergo cesarean delivery.  In the US, approximately 75% of all twin births are born via cesarean delivery.  However, with the use of breech extraction of the second twin, more twins can be delivered vaginally, and safely. In the setting of a breech (bottom first) or transverse presenting first twin,

CONTINUE READING …

VASA PREVIA, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on May 12, 2017

Maternal Fetal Medicine New York Ultrasound

Vasa previa is a rare, but extremely dangerous (to the fetus), condition of pregnancy where a placental blood vessel crosses over the maternal cervix.  If not diagnosed, the risk of fetal death is approximately 50%. The blood vessels in the umbilical cord and inner surface of the placenta are all an extension of the fetal

CONTINUE READING …

TWIN PREGNANCY IN WOMEN 45 YEARS OR OLDER, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on April 26, 2017

twin pregnancy NYC

With advances in assisted reproductive technology including In-vitro fertilization (IVF) and egg donation, women are now able to conceive well into their 40’s and 50’s.  However, uncertainty exists regarding the safety of these pregnancies for women and their newborns.  Additionally, twin pregnancy is a common result of IVF, and all twin pregnancies are higher-risk pregnancies.

CONTINUE READING …