The Importance of Annual OB-GYN Exams

By on May 21, 2019

It is the standard of care for women to see a gynecologist once a year, and it is a great opportunity to undergo a comprehensive exam.  At MFMA, we start the exam speaking to the patient and going over their history. This includes not only their medical or surgical problems or medications but we also

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Understanding Postpartum Depression

By on May 14, 2019

Postpartum depression is a condition that can affect women after they give birth. It can bring about feelings of sadness, depression, loneliness, restlessness, and anxiety. Overall, it can manifest with the following symptoms: Feeling sad or depressed. Frequent crying. Feeling restless or anxious. Loss of appetite. Less energy and motivation. Difficulty sleeping. Showing little interest

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates- Dr. Aren Gottlieb

By on May 7, 2019

At Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, we are proud to have such a skilled and caring group of professionals. Dr. Aren Gottlieb is one of these professionals. As a generalist, she provides a wide range of OB-GYN services. She was drawn to working at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates because of the great group of people that

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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

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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

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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

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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

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By on February 28, 2018

There has been a lot of publicity recently surrounding Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s pregnancy. Her pregnancy is particularly notable for several reasons; not only is she the first U.S. senator to have a baby in office, she’ll also be having a baby at 50 years old. This article from the Deseret News features our very own Dr. Nathan

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TDaP Vaccination & Pregnancy

By on September 18, 2017

TDaP Vaccinations

TDaP Vaccination & Pregnancy TDaP is a vaccine that protects the recipient from three bacterial diseases: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (whooping cough). You may be wondering what the relationship is between Tdap vaccination and pregnancy. To put it simply, infants cannot be vaccinated until they are two months old, making it essential for mothers to be vaccinated for

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What Women Should Know About Egg Freezing

By on October 20, 2016

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Egg freezing has been a viable option for some time. However, most childless women still don’t fully understand the costs and the reasonable choice to preserve their fertility through freezing their eggs, according to a study in China. In a study of young women without children, the main factors that influence their decision to freeze

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