Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

By on June 7, 2019

Women’s health has come a long way in making sure women can live long, successful, healthy lives. That being said, there’s still the conundrum of why women regularly live longer than men, especially when this hasn’t always been the case. It’s believed that there are a few different factors that contribute to a rise in

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Why I Am an OB-GYN? – Dr. Aren Gottlieb

By on June 4, 2019

OB-GYN stands for obstetrician-gynecologist. I specialize in women’s health including menstruation, childbirth, and menopause. I am a general OB-GYN practitioner and I work with a wide range of OB-GYN services. I have been with this practice for over 10 years. I chose to focus on maternal-fetal medicine, which deals with high-risk pregnancies. I was drawn

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Meet Dr. Aren Gottlieb

By on May 30, 2019

Dr. Aren Gottlieb, a generalist at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, has been with the practice for over 10 years. Dr. Gottlieb came to a medical school career as a Humanities in Medicine student from Brandeis University, a program for people who were not in traditional pre-med tracks. She moved to New York to attend the

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The Importance of Annual OB-GYN Exams

By on May 21, 2019

It is the standard of care for women to see a gynecologist once a year, and it is a great opportunity to undergo a comprehensive exam.  At MFMA, we start the exam speaking to the patient and going over their history. This includes not only their medical or surgical problems or medications but we also

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Understanding Postpartum Depression

By on May 14, 2019

Postpartum depression is a condition that can affect women after they give birth. It can bring about feelings of sadness, depression, loneliness, restlessness, and anxiety. Overall, it can manifest with the following symptoms: Feeling sad or depressed. Frequent crying. Feeling restless or anxious. Loss of appetite. Less energy and motivation. Difficulty sleeping. Showing little interest

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Food Safety in Pregnancy

By on April 16, 2019

Soon after finding out they are pregnant, many women themselves wondering about what they can eat. Suddenly, many foods fall into the ‘do not eat’ list. Food safety is at the top of the list of important things to do because a woman’s immune system is compromised during pregnancy. At Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, we

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Why I Am a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

By on April 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what exactly leads someone to become an MFM specialist? Read on to learn about Dr. Rebarber’s journey! During his medical school experiences at SUNY Health Science Center, he rotated through cardiology, though found that his passions lied elsewhere. He joined a six-week rotation where he got to work with some maternal

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Interview with Dr. Andrei Rebarber

By on April 10, 2019

Dr. Andrei Rebarber is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist at Carnegie Imaging for Women and Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates. He was born in Romania and came to the United States at 5 years old as an immigrant from an oppressive communist regime. He grew up in in Washington Heights, NYC throughout his teenage years, attending

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Anemia in Pregnancy with Dr. Andrei Rebarber

By on April 9, 2019

When a woman’s body requires more iron than is available, iron deficiency anemia can occur during pregnancy. While mild anemia is common during pregnancy due to an increase in blood volume, more severe anemia may put the baby at a higher risk for anemia later in infancy. During pregnancy, a woman’s body produces more blood

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