HOW DOES PREECLAMPSIA DIRECTLY AFFECT THE FETUS?, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on December 3, 2015

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What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia can be very harmful to a developing fetus. Preeclampsia can have a direct adverse impact on the fetal growth, development, and safety.  Preeclampsia effects the fetus as follows: Impaired Circulation Impaired blood flow to the placenta can result in decreased blood to the fetus. Maternal blood carries vital nutrients and removes

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WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES?, Daniel Saltzman, MD (Digital)

By on October 21, 2015

Gestational Diabetes Women experiencing gestational diabetes do not generally experience any symptoms. But patients who have non-pregnancy related diabetes usually experience frequent urination and become extremely thirsty.  To determine whether gestational diabetes is present, all pregnant women go through a screening process that consists of two tests, a Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) and a Glucose

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