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 [...]
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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), [...]
Eating Healthy During Pregnancy Generally speaking, there are countless benefits to eating healthy. Just to name a few, a nutritious diet yields a woman more sustainable energy, a stronger immune system, and the reduced risk of disease. Pregnant woman need to be particularly careful about what they eat because they are not only eating for their own [...]
Bleeding During Pregnancy Although frightening, bleeding during pregnancy is not always a cause for concern. In fact, bleeding during the first trimester is actually common and most likely harmless. If bleeding occurs during the second and third trimesters, however, it may be a sign of a more serious complication. No matter where you are in [...]
Early High-Risk Pregnancy Care No two pregnancies are alike. With every pregnancy comes the possibility of complications, whether they are mild or severe. Dealing with a high-risk pregnancy highlights these complications and can be harmful to both the mother and the child. Some major contributing factors to a high-risk pregnancy include disease on the mother’s [...]
Valentine's Day Date Ideas Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you and your partner can’t spend a romantic Valentine’s Day together. Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to express your love for each other and focus on you as couple before the baby comes. If you can’t think of what to do, here is a [...]
Potential Complications with a Twin Pregnancy What makes a twin pregnancy riskier than other pregnancies? A high-risk pregnancy can be defined as a pregnancy that needs extra attention and care as precautionary measures. Although carrying twins may mean your pregnancy is high-risk, most mothers who are expecting twins or multiples give birth to happy and [...]
Zika No Longer a Global Emergency but.. In November 2016, the United Nation’s World Health Organization (W.H.O.) declared that the Zika virus was no longer a global health emergency. W.H.O. stated that the spread of Zika still remains of great importance, but should now be categorized with other mosquito-borne diseases, such as yellow fever [...]