Why We Need to Talk About Mental Health During Pregnancy

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The History of Mental Health and Pregnancy  It’s only very recently that the medical field has begun to learn more about the best ways to provide psychiatric care to pregnant women. That’s because historically, there was very little understanding of how medications can help pregnant women without putting their pregnancy at risk. “Nobody wanted to medicate them,” Dr. Lusskin says. “They

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What is Maternal-Fetal Medicine?

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If you have ever heard the term “maternal-fetal medicine specialist”, you may have asked yourself “what exactly do those specialists do?” In short, maternal-fetal medicine specialists take care of complicated pregnancies, which can encompass many things. Their duties may include: Regular prenatal care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Helping to manage a mother’s existing health

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Doctor Spotlight: Meet Dr. Nathan Fox

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Dr. Nathan Fox is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, and also works at Carnegie Imaging for Women.  In addition, Dr. Fox delivers babies on the labor floor at Mount Sinai. Read on to learn more about him and his love for maternal-fetal medicine. Starting Out When Dr. Fox began medical school,

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Activity Limits in Pregnancy

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The following blog is a summary of the Activity Restriction in Pregnancy patient handout brought to you by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine with the help of Christina Davidson, MD, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During pregnancy, there are times where activity will be physically limited due to the progression of

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