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What to Know When Presenting to the Hospital During COVID-19

A Message from Golden Gate Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inc. As a practice, we want to keep you informed of how CPMC Van Ness Campus is making changes to its protocols to keep you and your baby safe during your delivery and postpartum care. These new protocols are an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19: Guidance for Golden Gate OBGYN Obstetrical Patients

Here is some guidance on the current recommendations for common questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to keep our phone lines clear for patients with urgent medical issues, we hope that this information will answer many of your questions and provide guidance on when to call for medical evaluation. It is a community wide […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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


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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