Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy Gestational diabetes is a condition that develops in women during pregnancy and leads to elevated levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. This is due to certain hormones of pregnancy that make your body resistant to insulin. Insulin normally works to help move the glucose in food into the body’s [...]
Announcing Your High-Risk Pregnancy Announcing your pregnancy is such an exciting moment. Families become excited at the thought of a new member, friends are thrilled, and you are more than ready to welcome your bundle of joy into the world. However, during a high-risk pregnancy many couples experience feeling of uncertainty when it comes to [...]
High-Risk Pregnancy The physicians at NJPA treat patients who are deemed high risk due to medical or pregnancy complications or risk factors, as well as routine patients who are referred by their OB physicians for our special services. You are in excellent hands at NJPA, where we are home to the top Perinatologists, Perinatal nurses, [...]
The Zika Virus On January 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Health Advisory regarding the Zika virus which has now been noted in 14 countries in the Western Hemisphere and continues to spread rapidly. The Zika virus has been implicated as a potential cause for microcephaly, or delayed growth of the [...]
Traveling During Pregnancy With the holidays rapidly approaching, it is a good time to discuss travel during pregnancy. For those with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies, air travel until 36 weeks is acceptable, though the second trimester (between 14-28 weeks) is probably the most comfortable time. After 36 weeks, most domestic airlines will not allow air travel. [...]
Dr. Leon Smith Named "Top Doctor" Dr. Leon G. Smith, Jr. has once again been honored as a “Top Doctor” by New Jersey Monthly. Dr Smith is no newcomer to this award nor to several other highly respected Top Doctors lists such as Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Inside Jersey.
Inside Jersey 2015 Top Docs Inside Jersey, part of NJ Advance Media, has named several NJPA physicians as “Top Doctors” in their just released 2015 Top Docs issue. The NJPA doctors being honored are: Dr. Leon G. Smith, Jr., Dr. Dom A. Terrone, Dr. Wendy B. Warren, and Dr. Edward J. Wolf. NJPA’s dedication to [...]
Dr. Wolf at SMFM Annual Meeting The 35th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine was held in San Diego, CA February 2-7, 2015. Dr. Wolf presented his abstract titled “Quantification of cell free fetal DNA in maternal circulation as a marker of adverse pregnancy outcomes”.
5th Annual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia New Jersey Perinatal Associates was proud to once again be a major sponsor of the 5th Annual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia on May 17, 2015. The walk this year was held at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ with 385 participants. Our own, Dr. Sean Keeler was the guest speaker [...]