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

By on July 27, 2017

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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

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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

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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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PREGNANCY IN WOMEN WHO ARE 35 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, Daniel Saltzman, MD (Digital)

By on July 7, 2017

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Women who delay childbearing are at increased risk of pregnancy complications. The age cutoff for advanced maternal age (AMA) pregnancy is defined as greater than or equal to 35 years. The increased risks in these pregnancies include miscarriage, conceiving twins, fetal genetic abnormality, some birth defects, developing diabetes during pregnancy, preeclampsia (which is high blood pressure

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AND MFM ULTRASOUND DURING PREGNANCY, Andrei Rebarber, MD (Digital)

By on July 5, 2017

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What to expect during MFM Ultrasound During Pregnancy Ultrasound is the most commonly used modality in pregnancy to image the unborn fetus and determine the health of the pregnancy. Across each trimester, ultrasound is used to enhance safety for the mother and provide reassurance regarding the fetal well-being. Current ultrasound technology allows for traditional two-dimensional

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THE DELIVERY OF TWINS, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on June 27, 2017

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Many women with twin pregnancies will undergo cesarean delivery.  In the US, approximately 75% of all twin births are born via cesarean delivery.  However, with the use of breech extraction of the second twin, more twins can be delivered vaginally, and safely. In the setting of a breech (bottom first) or transverse presenting first twin,

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FEATURED IN WOMEN’S DAY: DR. AREN GOTTLIEB, Aren Gottlieb, MD (Print)

By on June 21, 2017

We are excited to share the following article from WomansDay.com featuring Dr. Aren Gottlieb, a member of MFM’s physician team. Dr. Gottleib is a board-certified Obstetrician / Gynecologist who regularly treats a wide variety of issues that can impact a woman’s reproductive health. The article debunks the 11 most common myths surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

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