TDaP VACCINATION AND PREGNANCY, MFMA (Digital)

By on September 18, 2017

TDaP Vaccinations

TDaP Vaccination & Pregnancy TDaP is a vaccine that protects the recipient from three bacterial diseases: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (whooping cough). You may be wondering what the relationship is between Tdap vaccination and pregnancy. To put it simply, infants cannot be vaccinated until they are two months old, making it essential for mothers to be vaccinated for

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PERIVIABLE PREMATURE RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES (PROM), MFMA (Print)

By on September 12, 2017

PROM

Periviable premature rupture of membranes is a rare complication where the water breaks early in pregnancy, just around the time the fetus becomes viable (approximately 24 weeks).  P Periviable PROM is associated with a number of complications, but some women have good outcomes for them and their babies. To learn more about this condition, the

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FACTS ABOUT INFERTILITY, MFMA (Digital)

By on August 17, 2017

Infertility

In general, there are a lot of questions surrounding the topic of infertility in the field of maternal fetal medicine. According to the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Infertility is defined as not becoming pregnant after one year of trying to conceive with regular unprotected sex or after six months if you are over the

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YOUR ANNUAL GYNECOLOGY VISIT AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING, Aren Gottlieb, MD (Digital)

By on August 10, 2017

Cervical cancer

What is Cervical cancer screening? The Papanicolaou smear, more commonly called the PAP smear, is a test routinely performed during your gynecology visit. The PAP test screens women for cervical dysplasia, which is pre-cancerous cells, or cancer. This test may simultaneously screen for HPV, or human papillomavirus. How is this test performed? Your doctor will

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PAIN RELIEF ON LABOR AND DELIVERY: LOCAL ANESTHESIA, SEDATION, AND GENERAL ANESTHESIA, Michael Silverstein, MD (Digital)

By on August 1, 2017

The five most commonly used methods of pain relief used in labor and delivery are epidural, spinal, local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Being informed about different forms of anesthesia will help prevent expectant mothers from being caught off guard in the event that it may be necessary. Read on to learn more about

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WHY IS HAVING A MATERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST IMPORTANT DURING PREGNANCY?, Andrei Rebarber, MD (Digital)

By on July 27, 2017

maternal medicine mfm nyc

A Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist is a physician who is dedicated to the care of complicated pregnancies. While often referred to as “high risk” pregnancy experts, this nomenclature is not generally informative of the training and expertise of the providers and can be used to imply specialization when not present. OB/GYN vs Maternal Medicine Specialist

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WHAT IS A BIRTH PLAN?, James Miller, MD (Digital)

By on July 20, 2017

birth plan

Many expectant mothers spend a lot of time thinking about a healthy pregnancy, baby names, baby showers, decorations, cribs, strollers and daycare.  Much time is spent thinking and preparing for the events leading up to and after birth, but what about your actual birth experience? A birth plan is an opportunity to discuss your birth

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UTERINE ANOMALIES AND ASSOCIATED CAUSES, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on July 18, 2017

uterine anomalies mfm nyc

Congenital abnormalities of the uterus, or congenital müllerian anomalies, include a spectrum of uterine abnormalities caused by abnormal embryologic fusion and canalization of the müllerian ducts to form a normal uterine cavity.  These anomalies are often asymptomatic and unrecognized, but have a reported prevalence of approximately 2-4% in reproductive age women, and up to 5-25%

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