Pain Relief on Labor and Delivery: Local Anesthesia, Sedation, and General Anesthesia

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The five most commonly used methods of pain relief used in labor and delivery are epidural, spinal, local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Being informed about different forms of anesthesia will help prevent expectant mothers from being caught off guard in the event that it may be necessary. Read on to learn more about

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Uterine Anomalies

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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.  These anomalies are often asymptomatic and unrecognized, but have a reported prevalence of approximately 2-4% in reproductive age women, and up to 5-25%

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Pregnancy in Women Who Are 35 or Older

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Women who delay childbearing are at increased risk of pregnancy complications. The age cutoff for advanced maternal age (AMA) pregnancy is defined as greater than or equal to 35 years. The increased risks in these pregnancies include miscarriage, conceiving twins, fetal genetic abnormality, some birth defects, developing diabetes during pregnancy, preeclampsia (which is high blood pressure

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Dr. Aren Gottlieb: Featured in Women’s Day

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We are excited to share the following article from WomansDay.com featuring Dr. Aren Gottlieb, a member of MFM’s physician team. Dr. Gottleib is a board-certified Obstetrician / Gynecologist who regularly treats a wide variety of issues that can impact a woman’s reproductive health. The article debunks the 11 most common myths surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

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Breech Presentation

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Breech Presentation At term, approximately 3-5% of all pregnancies will have a fetus in breech presentation (head-up position).  Although vaginal breech deliveries used to be routine, currently the recommended mode of delivery for babies in breech presentation is cesarean section due to the small risk of birth injury during a breech delivery (with the exception

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CMV

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What is CMV? CMV, or Cytomegalovirus is a herpes virus that generally leads to a benign viral illness in healthy children and adults. Similar to other herpes viruses, CMV is capable of remaining latent in the body and returning years later. A CMV infection is caused by immediate contact with an infected person’s saliva, urine, or

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