What is Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping?

Posted On: February 14, 2018 By CIW

What is Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping?

The process of delayed umbilical cord clamping is the act of allowing the cord to stay open and intact for a longer period after delivery before clamping. The common practice for cord clamping is to clamp it within 15 seconds of delivery. When delayed, the cord is often clamped at after a longer period, ranging

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Activity Limits in Pregnancy

Posted On: January 16, 2018 By CIW

Activity Limits in Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are times where activity will be physically limited due to the progression of the pregnancy or if complications were to arise; warranting some sort of bed rest. However, restricting activity during pregnancy without the guidance of a doctor is not recommended. This blog will discuss when bed rest is most often recommended

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Sono BPP: Improving the Patient Experience with Enhanced diagnostic Accuracy in Antenatal Testing

Posted On: January 12, 2018 By Andrei Rebarber, MD

Sono BPP: Improving the Patient Experience with Enhanced diagnostic Accuracy in Antenatal Testing

The introduction of the BPP in antenatal testing has provided an improved prognostic tool for the reassurance of fetal well being.  A reactive NST provides reassurance for fetal well being, however, when abnormal, has a high false positive rate of 45-75%.  FHR is subjective to various dynamic factors including periodic sleep cycles, medications, and antenatal

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Newly Published ACOG Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

Posted On: By Daniel Saltzman, MD

Newly Published ACOG Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

In July 2017, a new American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists study was released on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). This study contains important new information on both the management and treatment for GDM. Gestational diabetes that is adequately controlled without medication is often considered diet-controlled GDM or class A1GDM. Gestational diabetes mellitus that requires medication

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Symphysis Pubis Separation

Posted On: By Andrei Rebarber, MD

Symphysis Pubis Separation

Peripartum pubic symphysis separation is uncommon, but not rare condition, that can affect a woman during pregnancy. This condition can be summed up as the excessive movement of a part of the pelvis called the pubic symphysis. This excessive movement can cause a great deal of discomfort throughout the pelvic girdle. Inconsistent classifications and sporadic

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Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Posted On: December 21, 2017 By Daniel Saltzman, MD

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting are very typical symptoms women experience early on in pregnancy. In this blog, we will explain the implications of these symptoms. 50% of women have nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy and 25% have nausea alone. In about 35% nausea and vomiting are clinically significant, resulting in lost work time and negatively

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