Covid-19 Updates Experts are learning more every day about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) are following the situation closely and frequently update their websites with guidelines and recommendations. Per the New Jersey Department of Health, as of [...]
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Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, New Jersey Perinatal Associates’ recommendations for ultrasound and antenatal testing follow-up are changing to limit patient contact and decrease the spread of disease. Our current guidelines are based on the recent AJOG article by Boelig, et al. (Boelig RC, Saccone G, Bellussi F, [...]
Pregnancy and Coronavirus NJPA is committed to ensuring the safety of our patients and employees, particularly among the recent concern and outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. NJPA continues to adhere to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the American College of [...]
In 2020, we have seen the emergence of Coronavirus, a new virus that has led to a global public health emergency. At NJPA, we want to take the time to inform you about Coronavirus. Initial research shows that Coronavirus does not transfer to the fetus during pregnancy or delivery, nor does it enter breast [...]
In this newsletter… Update on Prophylactic 17-OHPC (Makena) Update on fetal echocardiogram indications Meet our perinatologist Update on Prophylactic 17 OH Progesterone Caproate Recurrent spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) is a major public health problem. It is defined as spontaneous delivery prior to 37 weeks of gestation and is associated with significant adverse outcomes. The strongest [...]
In this newsletter… Elective Induction of Labor in Low-Risk Nulliparous Women at Term: The ARRIVE Trial Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates Zika virus and pregnancy recommendations Meet our perinatologist Elective Induction of Labor at Term Historically, elective induction of labor has been regarded as harmful with a possible increased risk of cesarean [...]
In this newsletter… Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Genetics Corner Meet our Perinatologist Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Between 800,000-1.4 million people in the United States and more than 240 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Specific to pregnancy, an estimated prevalence of 0.7-0.9% for chronic HBV infection among pregnant women in the [...]
In this newsletter… Medical management of gestational diabetes Genetics Corner Meet our perinatologist Medical Management of Gestational Diabetes In February of 2018, the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), released an updated practice bulletin of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). One of the most significant updates in this document pertains to the medical management of [...]
In this newsletter… Updates on Zika virus Genetics Corner Meet our perinatologist Zika Virus Testing Updates On July 24, 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) yet again revised its guidelines for the caring of pregnant women with possible Zika virus infection. Recommendations that did not change include: Pregnant women should not travel to areas [...]
Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy Outcomes In this newsletter… Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy Outcomes Genetics Corner Meet our Perinatologist Obesity is commonly classified based on body mass index (BMI), defined as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. The World Health Organization organizes BMI ranging into six categories to define underweight (BMI ≤18), [...]