The Postpartum Plan: Preparing to be a New Mom
Dr. Tracey Agnese, a pediatrician in NYC joins Dr. Fox to discuss the importance of planning to take care of a newborn as well as the mother’s needs through the fourth trimester, not just making a birth plan during pregnancy. Healthful Woman · “The Postpartum Plan: Preparing to be a New Mom” – with Dr.
How to Repair and Prevent Tears During Childbirth
How to Repair and Prevent Tears During Childbirth On a recent episode of the Healthful Woman podcast, “Tears, Lacerations, and Episiotomies,” Dr. Nathan Dox sat down with Dr. Sadia Mobeen to discuss tears during childbirth. Different types of tears or lacerations can happen and, depending on the severity of the tear, different recovery time is
Fetal Complications in Pregnancy and Signs to Look For
When a woman learns that she is pregnant, it can be exciting and a little overwhelming. After all, there are many different things that she must take into account to ensure that both she and her baby is healthy. Doctor’s visits are important during pregnancy to ensure that both mother and baby are healthy and
Should I Start Fertility Treatments?
On the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Nathan Fox and Dr. Susan Lobel discuss the nuances of fertility treatments and the variations in treatment for different patients. Although there is no “right” time to visit a fertility specialist but there are a few guidelines you can follow to help you determine whether it’s the right time
Nutrition in Twin Pregnancies: Simple, yet Critical
Nutrition is a very simple yet important aspect of health when pregnant with twins. Making healthy food choices will help to give your babies what they need to develop, as well as help make sure that both you and the babies gain the proper amount of weight. In this blog, Dr. Nathan Fox, OBGYN, and
Breast Cancer Awareness: Genetic Testing Benefits
October is breast cancer awareness month, and our team at MFM would like to shed some light on the importance of genetic testing for BRCA gene mutations, and how individuals with these gene mutations can take powerful steps toward cancer prevention. What are BRCA Gene Variants? The two breast cancer gene (BRCA) mutations include BRCA1
I’m Pregnant, Now What?
So, you just found out you’re pregnant- congrats! After the initial excitement dies down, your next thought is probably along the lines of, “what next?” Board-certified OB/GYNs Dr. Fox and Dr. Melka discuss this topic to help make your first steps of pregnancy easier. Healthful Woman · “I’m Pregnant, Now What?” – with Dr. Stephanie Melka Call Your Obstetrician
Creating Awareness for Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is not a common disorder, but it should gain more awareness because of the significant impact it has on those who have the mutation and those who carry it. In a news segment, “Behind the Mystery,” geneticist Dr. Tamar Goldwaser discussed the signs of FXS and the next steps if you
The 9th Month: Everything You Need to Know About the Last Few Weeks of Pregnancy
During your pregnancy journey, you will be seeing your doctor on a regular basis to ensure that everything is going smoothly. During a low-risk pregnancy, women will come into the office every month; at 28 weeks, they will be seen every other week. Then, around 36 weeks, pregnant women start to be seen weekly. Dr.