COVID-19: Guidance for Golden Gate OBGYN Obstetrical Patients

To ensure the safety of our patients during COVID-19, we are asking for your cooperation in limiting your exposure to the general public. Our office adheres to the recommendations outlined by the SF Department of Public Health Guests: At this time, we are asking no more than one support person attend your visits with you. They may be asked to wait outside of our waiting […] Read More

Recommendations & Guidelines about the Corona Virus (COVID-19)

For all Golden Gate patients, with emphasis on our pregnant population, based on the SF Department of Health social distancing guidelines, we are recommending avoidance of: non-essential travel involving contact with crowds e.g. air travel, public transportation large gatherings e.g. sporting events, concerts, banquet style restaurants, professional conventions known sick contacts, where possible If telecommuting is an option, then this is strongly encouraged. How to […] Read More

The Flu During Pregnancy

Early Treatment is Important for Pregnant Women Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: Fever* or feeling […] Read More

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 ● Having a mummy tummy ● Getting fat ● Incontinence […] Read More

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 use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near […] Read More

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 the flu. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for […] Read More

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 of a routine prenatal ultrasound, the baby’s kidneys are examined […] Read More

Coping with Early Pregnancy Loss

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 times, bleeding and cramping in early pregnancy can be a […] Read More

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 habitats in our bodies. As a result, there has been […] Read More


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