Indications for fetal surveillance In June of 2021, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine published a joint committee opinion outlining indications for antepartum fetal surveillance. The document suggests surveillance for conditions for which stillbirth is reported to occur more frequently than 0.8 per 1,000 and which are [...]
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July 2021 Updates from NJPA COVID-19 Vaccination COVID-19 vaccines are critical for ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Pregnant women are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19 compared with nonpregnant women of reproductive age. Pregnant women with COVID-19 are also at increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth and [...]
March 2021 Updates from NJPA COVID-19 On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID‐19 outbreak (caused by SARS‐CoV‐2) a pandemic. Communication from the CDC, SMFM and ACOG to obstetric care providers about COVID‐19 and how best to advise and manage pregnant patients is imperative and rapidly evolving. With regard to COVID‐19 [...]
Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine At New Jersey Perinatal Associates, we want to ensure that all of our patients are fully informed about the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the development of the COVID-19 vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) of two vaccines to prevent COVID-19, which [...]
Welcome Dr. Kathy Matthews - High-Risk Pregnancy Specialists in NJ Dr. Kathy Matthews is one of the newest members at New Jersey Perinatal Associates. She grew up in Ontario, Canada before moving to the United States, and earned her medical degree from George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She went on to [...]
April 2020 Updates from NJPA 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 [...]
COVID-19 Updates from New Jersey Perinatal Associates 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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]