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

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Autoimmune Disease and Pregnancy

By on February 1, 2021

Pregnancy can present some unique challenges for women who have existing health concerns. This can be true for women with autoimmune diseases, who often have questions for their OB/GYN regarding what they can expect and how to manage their disease. On Healthful Woman, Dr. Samantha Do explained some of the basics on this subject. Here

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Debunking Myths On the COVID-19 Vaccine and Infertility

By on January 28, 2021

Alongside common anti-vaccination myths, the COVID-19 vaccine has been met with skepticism. For some, this is due to the exceptional speed with which the vaccine was developed and made available, leading some to be wary of its effectiveness or safety. A common myth that has emerged is that the vaccine can cause infertility. Simply put,

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Can I Exercise During Pregnancy?

By on January 20, 2021

On an episode of the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Stephanie Melka and Dr. Fox discussed whether women can exercise during their pregnancies. Dr. Melka talks about exercise during pregnancy with patients “at least several times a day”, because there are many myths surrounding what is safe or healthy. Dr. Fox also finds that “often, the advice that [pregnant patients] are given

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Ectopic Pregnancies: Causes, Risks, and Treatments

By on November 3, 2020

Although ectopic pregnancies can be dangerous to your health, it’s important to know that with the right care from your OB/GYN, ectopic pregnancies are treatable. Here’s what to know about them and how your OB/GYN can help.  Healthful Woman · “Ectopic Pregnancy: Right Time, Wrong place!” – with Dr. Lis Shlansky What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?  An ectopic pregnancy happens when a fertilized

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Coping with Infant and Pregnancy Loss

By on May 8, 2020

Pregnancy loss is a tragedy that most couples bear in silence for many different reasons. At any stage of pregnancy, it can be extremely difficult to grieve and cope with loss, but it’s important to know that there are resources available that can help. Here’s what to know about pregnancy and infant loss and what to do

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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

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

By on April 21, 2021

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

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