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 6, 2018

Adolescents are an interesting subset of humans. They walk the tightrope between childhood and adulthood and experience a myriad of physical, emotional and social changes.  For females, the physical changes are dramatic, with the onset of breast development, hair growt...

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...

April 3, 2018

A sonohysterogram (also know as- Saline Infusion sonohysterogram) is done with no anesthesia and is a brief and well tolerated test in most cases. 

A small catheter is placed into the cervix and a balloon is inflated. A small amount of sterile injectable normal saline i...

April 2, 2018

As a woman pushes during the second stage of labor, descent of the fetal head onto the maternal perineum can lead to a significant amount of trauma depending on the clinical situation. 

Most of the time, the superficial skin of the vulva gives way upon emergence of the...

April 1, 2018

Some genetic diseases are inherited more commonly in certain ethnic groups. 

For example the carrier frequency of the Tay-Sachs gene in the Ashkenazi Jewish population is in the range of 1/36. 

There are currently about 19 Jewish Genetics disorders that are picked up in...

March 31, 2018

All women who will be pregnant during flu season should get the influenza virus vaccine. 

This is a killed virus vaccine that is safe during pregnancy and does not cause birth defects. Women who contract the flu in pregnancy are more likely to have severe complications...

March 30, 2018

A surrogate is a gestational carrier. 

An egg from the biological mother is retrieved through artificial reproductive means, mixed with sperm from the biological father, and an embryo is created in a petri dish through IVF. Then the embryo is transferred to a surrogate...

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