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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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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What to Expect from MFM Ultrasound During Pregnancy

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What to expect during MFM Ultrasound During Pregnancy Ultrasound is the most commonly used modality in pregnancy to image the unborn fetus and determine the health of the pregnancy. Across each trimester, ultrasound is used to enhance safety for the mother and provide reassurance regarding the fetal well-being. Current ultrasound technology allows for traditional two-dimensional

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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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