Fragile X Screening

By on October 19, 2021

There are a host of genetic conditions that parents can pass on to their children that can affect their pregnancy care and even how their child is predicted to develop. One condition predominantly affects boys, patients with XY chromosomes, but sometimes affects girls as well is called Fragile X syndrome. It’s a genetic condition that


CVS and Amniocentesis: What, How, and Why

By on July 1, 2021

Testing is at the heart of prenatal genetics. With an accurate approach, prenatal genetic testing can help determine the right care plan for you and your baby. Two of these testing options, CVS and amniocentesis, are two uncommon testing options offered by our award-winning team. On our latest episode of “Healthful Women,” Dr. Nathan Fox meets with MFMA founder and president, Dr.


Everything You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine

By on February 2, 2021

On a special episode of Healthful Woman, Dr. Fox and Emily Oster discuss some very important facts about the new COVID vaccine and how testing is performed, how vaccines work, and their relationship to pregnant women. Since these are topics that are likely in everyone’s minds, it’s very important to find accurate information from maternal


What Cancer Screenings Can My Gynecologist Perform? 

By on November 3, 2020

Diagnosing cancer early gives patients a much better outlook for their treatment, which is why routine cancer screenings are so important. Your gynecologist can screen for some types of cancer, and at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, patients can also learn more about their genetics and risk for developing cancer.   Cancer Screenings at Your Well-Woman’s Appointment  Cancer


What is a Genetic Counselor and How Can they Help Me?

By on August 28, 2020

Genetics is a complicated subject, but many parents have concerns about whether they may pass down a genetic condition to their child. If this sounds like you, scheduling an appointment with a genetic counselor can help you develop the best plan for your pregnancy.   What is a Genetic Counselor?  A genetic counselor is a health care


Meet Dr. Melka

By on July 28, 2020

On the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Fox regularly interviews colleagues and members of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates team so audiences can get to know them. On the episode “I’m Dr. Melka, How Can I Help Ya!”, we were introduced to Dr. Stephanie Melka, a board certified OBGYN who joined MFM Associates in 2012. You can listen to


What to Know About Circumcising Your Child

By on November 7, 2019

If you’re expecting a boy, then it’s inevitable that you’ll face the question of whether to circumcise him or not. Ultimately, it comes down to what you think is best for your child, but it’s still extremely important to be informed about the process before you face the final decision. Today, circumcision is becoming more