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The Smoke and Mirrors of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an incredible journey through one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Though no one argues how miraculous pregnancy is, I still hear of women fearing the physical changes that happen during pregnancy: ● Getting fat ● Forming a diastasis recti ● Getting fat ● Butt getting big ● Getting fat […]

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November is American Diabetes Month: Diabetes & Pregnancy

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. How much do you know about diabetes during pregnancy? Check your knowledge below! Diabetes can affect women during their childbearing years. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to […]

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2017 Flu Season Update

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, and is characterized by symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle/body aches, headaches, and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. Receiving the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from […]

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Your baby’s kidneys: Hydronephrosis/Pelviectasis

A common source of stress and anxiety in pregnancy is an abnormal finding on a prenatal ultrasound examination. One of the more common findings we deal with is dilatation of the renal collecting system, or hydronephrosis, in the fetus. Hydronephrosis is seen in 1-4% of all pregnancies and occurs more commonly in males. As part […]

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Coping with Early Pregnancy Loss

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Miscarriage, or early pregnancy loss, is defined as a pregnancy that ends on its own within the first 20 weeks of gestation. One of the most common forms of miscarriage is called a “missed miscarriage”. This relates to the fact that it is often discovered early in pregnancy without any obvious symptoms of loss. Other […]

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Good bacteria, healthy pregnancy

The human microbiome is a hot topic in medicine that has led to a whole new way of approaching health and disease. The microbiome refers to the trillions of bacteria and other organisms that live in our bodies. Thanks to new technology, we are able to identify specific types and quantities of bacteria colonizing distinct […]

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Postpartum Changes

Some of the most significant changes that can happen to a woman’s body are associated with pregnancy and the birth experience.  After delivery of a child, whether it is a vaginal birth or by cesarean section, a new mother can expect a range of physical and psychological changes. This article is intended to provide some […]

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Ultrasounds: Are They Really Necessary?

When I joined our practice in 1988, most obstetricians did not have ultrasound machines in the office. The first prenatal visit occurred at 8 or 9 weeks gestation, and included both a thorough history and a physical exam with a uterine evaluation. If everything was in order, patients left with an appointment for a four-week […]

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Going past your due date

It can be frustrating and uncomfortable to go past your due date and I am often asked “won’t the baby come when he or she is ready?” Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. Babies can be born prematurely for reasons that are unclear and sometimes labor doesn’t start when it should. Even in […]

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