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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]