Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Getting Pregnant!

Becoming pregnant can be fun, happy, exciting, or sometimes unplanned. Knowing how it happens is very useful information to make it easier to achieve when desired, and to be avoided if that is the goal.   The average menstrual cycle … Continue reading

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Vaccinations are good for you.

From December 28, 2014 through January 21, 2015 more than 50 people from six states were reported to have measles, mostly from an outbreak linked to Disneyland in California. Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness. It begins with … Continue reading

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2014

Your newborns Sophia and Jackson have some company this year. They’re the most popular girl and boy names of 2014, according to BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting online resource. It’s Jackson’s second year as No. 1, and the name Sophia has … Continue reading

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Hypertension in Pregnancy

One of the most significant developments in Obstetrics for 2013 was the publication of a 99-page report by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hypertension in Pregnancy. Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) affects over 10% of all pregnancies and there … Continue reading

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Morning Sickness of Pregnancy

Some of my patients have nausea and vomiting of pregnancy to such an extent that they have the severe symptoms of persistent vomiting, acute starvation (with ketones in the urine) and weight loss more than 5 per cent of their … Continue reading

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Did Lady Sybil Have to Die?

Last week one of the most popular shows on television, “Downtown Abbey,” had one of its main characters, sweet Lady Sybil, die suddenly and without warning as a result of preeclampsia. Those of us who work in Obstetrics are well … Continue reading

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Apps for Obstetrics!

Apps can be very helpful. I’m always asking my patients which apps they like for pregnancy. These are some that have been recommended to me: 1. My Days – Period and Ovulation This free, accurate app has is very helpful … Continue reading

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome

  Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder that can harm pregnancy by increasing the risk of blood clots and decreasing circulation to the fetus. 70% of individuals with APS are female, and it is fairly common to be found … Continue reading

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Preeclampsia

Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia. I recently returned from the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It’s our yearly meeting where all that’s new in ObGyn is discussed. I attended a program devoted to a … Continue reading

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New Genetic Tests, Easily Available

Through simple tests we can now learn answers to important questions about a great variety of risks that are based in genetics. The tests that are available can be helpful in many different categories, from early fetal life to mature … Continue reading

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