March 2020 Updates from NJPA 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 [...]
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What Should Pregnant Women Know About Coronavirus? 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 [...]
February 2020 Updates from NJPA 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 [...]
August 2019 Updates from NJPA 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 [...]
June 2018 Updates from NJPA 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 [...]
March 2018 Updates from NJPA 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 [...]
October 2017 Updates from NJPA 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 [...]
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 [...]