April 14, 2018

I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO TAKE A VACATION WITH MY HUSBAND BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN. IS IT SAFE TO FLY? WHERE CAN I GO? WHAT GESTATIONAL AGE CAN I FLY AND WHEN DO I HAVE TO STOP? ARE THERE ANY PRECAUTIONS I SHOULD TAKE WHEN I AM FLYING?

If you have a normal, uncomplicated pr...

April 13, 2018

I AM 36 WEEKS PREGNANT AND MY DOCTOR DID A CULTURE FOR GROUP B STREP- WHAT IS THIS AND HOW DO YOU CATCH IT? WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE? CAN I STILL DELIVER VAGINALLY? IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE SHOULD I BE TREATED NOW?

Group B strep is a bacteria that is no...

April 12, 2018

Tie your tubes or have them removed?

If you are absolutely sure you don’t want to have any more babies in the future, permanent sterilization may be a good option for you.

Methods that are considered permanent include tubal ligation, removal of both fallopian tubes (bila...

April 11, 2018

I AM 36 WEEKS PREGNANT AND MY DOCTOR DID A CULTURE FOR GROUP B STREP- WHAT IS THIS AND HOW DO YOU CATCH IT? WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE? CAN I STILL DELIVER VAGINALLY? IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE SHOULD I BE TREATED NOW?

Group B strep is a bacteria that is no...

April 10, 2018

I AM 38 WEEKS PREGNANT AND I HAVE NOTICED OVER THE LAST WEEK THAT THE BABY IS NOT MOVING AS MUCH. I ASSUME IT IS GETTING MUCH BIGGER AND THERE IS LESS ROOM TO MOVE AROUND IN THERE. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

Fetal movement is an incredibly important sign of fetal well being...

April 9, 2018

Minimizing risk factors like induction of labor in a known macrosomic baby is one thing that can be done. Obstetricians are also trained to recognize risk factors during labor that may be a tip off to shoulder dystocia, but again I re-iterate that there is no definite...

April 8, 2018

Unless the baby is measuring over 10 pounds (smaller for large babies whose mother has gestational diabetes), impending macrosomia is not an indication for cesarean section.

Like we said before, estimation of fetal weight can be off by a significant amount, and there ar...

April 7, 2018

I AM 2 WEEKS FROM MY DUE DATE WITH MY FIRST BABY AND THE ULTRASOUND SAID THAT MY BABY WEIGHS ALMOST 9 POUNDS.  WHY WOULD MY BABY BE SO BIG AND IS THIS ACCURATE? IF WE KNOW THE BABY IS GETTING SO BIG WHY WON’T MY DOCTOR INDUCE ME THIS WEEK?

There are many factors that go...

April 5, 2018

THE LOWDOWN ON PRE-CONCEPTIONAL CARE

Preparation means everything. Nobody would ever consider running a marathon without training for months before the big race, going into a college final without studying or not practicing a big speech before presenting it in front of...

April 4, 2018

Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life-a time filled with hope, joy and the expectation of bringing new life into the world. 

Everything good in life, however,  comes with a price, and pregnancy is no exception. Pregnant women know to expect the weight gain, st...

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