Haiti: A Study in Contradictions

Haiti Medical Mission For the past two years I have traveled to Haiti with a medical team from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center led by Dr. Lewis Ladocsi.  Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) is the largest private hospital in the North of Haiti. Located in the town of Milot, the 120 [...]

Why Your Obstetrician Will Be Recommending Pertussis Vaccination During Your Pregnancy

Whooping Cough Vaccine Update The Center for Disease Control and Prevention immunization schedule was updated and released in late January, 2013. The new statement recommends that all pregnant patients receive a dose of the Tdap vaccine late in pregnancy at 27-36 weeks gestation. Patients who have not received the vaccine during pregnancy should receive a [...]

Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to Our Blog! You may have noticed that we've updated our website, and we're particularly excited to share with you our new blog. Here you can expect to find interesting and informative articles, resources, and news about maternal care, high risk pregnancies, advancements in perinatal medicine, and more... all straight from NJPA's award-winning medical [...]

Prenatal Conditions & Diseases

Conditions & Diseases that Impact Pregnancy Below is a list of prenatal conditions and diseases that could impact pregnancy or fetal development. If you have concerns or questions about any of these conditions, please speak with your doctor, obstetrician, or a member of NJPAs team. AIDS Amniotic fluid Bleeding During Pregnancy Cervix Cervix Disorders Diabetes [...]

NJPA Newsletter May 2012

NJPA May 2012 Newsletter In this newsletter… Management of pregnant women aged 40 and over Timing of delivery in patient’s with previous uterine surgery Meet our perinatologist Advanced Maternal Age and the Risk of Antepartum Stillbirth Approximately 14.2% of women who give birth in the United States are 35 years of age or older and [...]

NJPA Newsletter Feb. 2012

NJPA February 2012 Newsletter In this newsletter… Management of monochorionic-diamniotic twin gestations Information on MaterniT21 testing Meet our perinatologist About Monochorionic-Diamniotic Twins Monochorionic-diamniotic twin gestations are unique in that they are at risk for certain conditions that are not encountered in dichorionic multiple gestations. For example, twin-twin transfusion syndrome is seen in approximately 15% of [...]