What Prenatal Lab Tests should I have Done?

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If you are pregnant, you may be wondering what tests you should have performed in order to properly monitor and manage your pregnancy. As with many obstetrical care groups, our practice recommends several tests to assess maternal well-being during pregnancy; these include: Blood type and antibody screen: This assesses antigens on your red blood cells,

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Is My Medication Safe During Pregnancy?

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A legitimate concern for women is the safety of medication while pregnant or breastfeeding. Many wonder whether their medications are harmful to the baby. While many over the counter medications are probably safe, the “safety” of a particular medication is not always clearly defined, information can be conflicting, and it can be hard to find

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Your Annual Gynecology Visit and Cervical Cancer Screening

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What is Cervical cancer screening? The Papanicolaou smear, more commonly called the PAP smear, is a test routinely performed during your gynecology visit. The PAP test screens women for cervical dysplasia, which is pre-cancerous cells, or cancer. This test may simultaneously screen for HPV, or human papillomavirus. How is this test performed? Your doctor will

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