Dr. DeSantos Wins 2nd Place for Research New Jersey Perinatal Associates would like to congratulate Dr. Victoria DeSantos, a chief resident at St. Barnabas Medical Center, for her award winning research study entitled: Quantification of Cell Free Fetal DNA in Maternal Circulation as a Potential Biomarker for Adverse Pregnancy Outcome. (DeSantos, VC, Wolf EJ, Porat [...]
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2014 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia New Jersey Perinatal Associates is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia to be held at Oak Ridge Park in Cranford, NJ on May 18, 2014 at 10:00am. Our own Dr. Ed Wolf is this year's guest speaker. Please come out to walk with us and show your [...]
Tylenol Use During Pregnancy There have been a lot of headlines in the newspapers and television news segments discussing the link between Tylenol use in pregnancy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Just as another recent association study released earlier this year involving induction of labor and autism, this study has led to [...]
NPA Provides MFM Services to NJ Top Hospitals The April 2014 edition of Inside Jersey Magazine contains the list of the Castle Connolly Top Hospitals for each specialty. New Jersey Perinatal Associates is proud to announce that we provide maternal-fetal medicine services for three of the top ten hospitals for high risk pregnancy in the [...]
Maternal-Fetal Specialist Perinatologists, also referred to as maternal-fetal medicine physicians, are specialists in the field of high risk obstetrics. The training includes a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, followed by a 2 to 3-year fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Perinatologists are involved in caring for women with pre-existing medical conditions in pregnancy as well as [...]
Great American Smokeout Today is the American Cancer Society’s Annual Great American Smokeout Day – what a great day to quit! Despite the fact that most women are well aware of the adverse effects of smoking on the health of their pregnancy, it is estimated that approximately 11% of women smoke during pregnancy in the [...]
What is Considered a Full Term Pregnancy? A recent Committee Opinion released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has redefined the criteria for a full term pregnancy. A normal singleton pregnancy lasts on average 40 weeks, or 280 days, from the patient’s last menstrual period. Previously, full term referred to pregnancies delivered between [...]
13th Annual Miracle Walk On Saturday, September 28, 2013, members of NJ Perinatal attended the 13th annual Miracle Walk in honor of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Over 2,500 participants met up in Verona Park for a wonderful day of walking and other fun activities. Participants include former NICU patients with [...]
Induced Labor Linked to Autism A recent article in JAMA Pediatrics is suggesting an association between induction/augmentation of labor and autism has gained a lot of media attention in recent weeks. It has also led to many questions from our patients. I am glad our patients are so involved in their care and actively work [...]
Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy Pregnancy is a great time for a woman to make positive changes in her lifestyle such as eating more healthily and engaging in regular physical activity. Exercise is incredibly important for maintaining a healthy pregnancy: it reduces excessive weight gain, decreases the risk for gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, improves sleep [...]