This August is the 13th annual National Breastfeeding Month, and World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated August 1-7. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) coordinates the campaign each year to raise awareness and encourage action on breastfeeding and related issues. At New Jersey Perinatal Associates, our team proudly supports new mothers throughout this natural [...]
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Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), or obstetric cholestasis (OC), is a serious liver disorder that can develop during pregnancy. ICP causes bile acids to build up in the blood, creating a high risk to unborn babies. During June, ICP Awareness Month, we honor each baby lost to ICP and support the mothers who have [...]
Did you know that 1 in 8 couples of childbearing age struggle with infertility in the United States? Infertility is a disease characterized by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. No matter what age, religion, race, sexuality, or economic status you are, infertility does not [...]
If you are pregnant with more than one baby at a time, it’s called multiple gestations. Multiple pregnancies are becoming more common as women are using fertility treatments and conceiving at an older age. You are at a higher risk of complications such as premature birth, preeclampsia, and fetal growth restriction with multiple pregnancies. [...]
Pregnancy should be a time of excitement and joy, but for many expecting mothers, it’s also a time of worry. For over two million families worldwide, prenatal infections - viral or bacterial illnesses passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or delivery - result in infant death. While the United States has made significant [...]
Congratulations! You have received a positive pregnancy test, and your journey to motherhood is about to begin. But now it’s time to get the news confirmed by your doctor. An ultrasound, also known as a sonogram, uses a transducer to send sound waves through the skin into the womb. The sound waves bounce off [...]
Welcome Dr. Kimberly Bodenlos and Dr. Stacey Gold Dr. Kimberly Bodenlos and Dr. Stacey Gold are the newest members of our New Jersey Perinatal Associates team. Dr. Kimberly Bodenlos was born and raised in Dedham, MA. She received her B.S. in Human Science from Georgetown University, prior to attending the University of Massachusetts Medical [...]
Pregnancy and chronic hypertension Chronic hypertension occurs in approximately 2% of pregnancies in the United States and remains a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. While there is a consensus supporting the treatment of severe chronic hypertension in pregnancy to mitigate risks, significant variation in guidelines exists regarding the treatment of [...]
New Office Locations New Jersey Perinatal Associates is proud to announce the recent opening of two new offices. Both locations have convenient access to major highways in newly renovated office spaces. Ample parking is also available. NJPA Parsippany Office 299 Cherry Hill Road Suite 103 Parsippany, NJ 07054 NJPA Paramus Office 650 From Road [...]
Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy for Babies As time passes and top health organizations, such as the CDC and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, continue to urge those who are pregnant to get vaccinated against COVID-19, we continue to learn more about the benefits of the vaccine for both mothers and babies. At [...]