WHAT PRENATAL LAB TESTS SHOULD I HAVE DONE?, Michael Silverstein, MD (Digital)

By on February 20, 2018

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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WHAT IS A BIRTH PLAN?, James Miller, MD (Digital)

By on July 20, 2017

Many expectant mothers spend a lot of time thinking about a healthy pregnancy, baby names, baby showers, decorations, cribs, strollers and daycare.  Much time is spent thinking and preparing for the events leading up to and after birth, but what about your actual birth experience? A birth plan is an opportunity to discuss your birth

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PREGNANCY IN WOMEN WHO ARE 35 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, Daniel Saltzman, MD (Digital)

By on July 7, 2017

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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EARLY SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on December 20, 2016

Early Pregnancy Symptoms The earliest signs of pregnancy will vary for most women. There are some women who don’t notice pregnancy symptoms of their first trimester, but for some, they realize they are pregnant before missing their first period. If you are enthusiastically waiting, here are some common early symptoms of pregnancy. Tender Breasts You

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LABOR CERVICAL EXAMINATION SIMULATION IN EDUCATION, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on September 29, 2016

As of now, the most common method of teaching cervical examinations for women during labor includes medical students performing an examination before or after the teacher performs the same analysis. This way of teaching has the possibility to increase patient discomfort or anxiety. Additionally, prior studies have shown poor reliability with this method of instruction.

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