Regular OB-GYN Physical Exams

By on November 14, 2018

As a general OB-GYN, Dr. Michael Silverstein sees many patients for their annual health exam. Many of these patients are adolescents starting in college or have just finished college and are starting relationships. In general, the annual health exam is a routine physical exam. At MFM we offer counseling and discuss health maintenance issues. We

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A Patient Story- My Experience with Dr. Silverstein

By on November 8, 2018

At MFM, we love hearing real patient stories about their experience with us. Dominique Weiss, who has been living in New York for 13 years, joined MFM in May of 2014. Read on to learn more about her experience: “I met the doctors from Maternal Fetal Medicine when I started working as a nurse on

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Gestational Diabetes with Dr. Nathan Fox

By on November 6, 2018

In order to treat gestational diabetes, the first step is to simply adjust the mother’s diet. Eating fewer carbohydrates and more proteins and fats, but also substituting some whole grains and some brown rice for white flour-based carbohydrates can help in probably 80% of women. For the 20% for whom that does not work, various

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Ultrasound at MFM

By on October 11, 2018

One of the major benefits of Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates is our world-class diagnostic ultrasound affiliate, Carnegie Imaging for Women. We offer only the most advanced, up-to-date ultrasound techniques to ensure you receive the top-notch care you deserve. Our RDMS sonographers perform precise ultrasound scans to predict and diagnose any situation that may occur. We

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The Dos and Don’ts in Pregnancy

By on October 11, 2018

There are many myths and misconceptions regarding what women can and cannot do during pregnancy. While some of these myths come from family, friends, or the media, some may also come from misinformed doctors. And for pregnant women, it can be somewhat confusing when they are constantly being told what they should and shouldn’t do

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Doctor Spotlight: Meet Dr. Nathan Fox

By on September 27, 2018

Dr. Nathan Fox is one of the maternal fetal medicine specialists at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates in New York City. He works at MFMA and Carnegie Imaging for Women, and he also delivers babies on the labor floor at Mount Sinai. Read on to learn more about him and his love for maternal fetal medicine.

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The Benefits of a Group Practice

By on September 27, 2018

Many patients choose MFM and Carnegie Imaging for Women because it is a group practice. Group practices offer many benefits over solo practices to help offer patients the best care possible. First, a group practice has the benefit of greater shared clinical experience and access to information. This enables better care for the patient. In

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Risk Factors for Blood Transfusion in patients undergoing high-order Cesarean delivery

By on March 21, 2018

Risk Factors for Blood Transfusion in patients undergoing high-order Cesarean delivery

For patients undergoing cesarean delivery, the risk of the operation usually increases with each successive cesarean delivery.  At Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates we care for many women with several prior cesarean deliveries and therefore perform many “high-order” cesarean deliveries (3rd or higher cesarean delivery). In this study published in Transfusion Practice, we report the outcomes

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Emergent Primary Cesarean Delivery and Maternal Operative Morbidity

By on March 20, 2018

Emergent Primary Cesarean Delivery and Maternal Operative Morbidit

Sometimes women in labor require a cesarean delivery.  These deliveries can be categorized as nonurgent, urgent, or emergent, based on the circumstances.  Emergent (also known as “stat”) cesarean deliveries are usually performed when concerns over the health of the fetus are so significant that every minute counts.  In these situations, the operation itself it performed

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery for Arrest of Descent

By on March 15, 2018

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery

Many pregnant women with a prior cesarean delivery have the option to attempt a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), also known as TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean).  The decision whether to attempt VBAC or to schedule a repeat cesarean delivery depends on the woman’s preferences, as well as two clinical factors:  the risk of

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