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A New Definition of “Full Term”

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 [...]

A New Definition of “Full Term”2020-06-25T13:22:11-04:00

Exercise for a Healthy Pregnancy!

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 [...]

Exercise for a Healthy Pregnancy!2019-10-01T11:56:09-04:00

Why Your Doctor Won’t Electively Deliver Your Baby Before 39 Weeks Gestation

Risk of Complications for Deliveries Before 39th Week It is a common request: “Can I deliver the baby early?" In recent years there has been a growing realization that babies electively delivered even a few days before the 39th week are at increased risk for complications compared to those infants born at 39 weeks gestation [...]

Why Your Doctor Won’t Electively Deliver Your Baby Before 39 Weeks Gestation2020-06-25T13:22:11-04:00

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 [...]

Why Your Obstetrician Will Be Recommending Pertussis Vaccination During Your Pregnancy2019-05-02T15:56:43-04:00

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 NJPA's team. AIDS Amniotic fluid Bleeding During Pregnancy Cervix Cervix Disorders Diabetes [...]

Prenatal Conditions & Diseases2022-08-19T11:11:47-04:00