What to Know About Genetic and Chromosomal Conditions

Posted On: May 7, 2020 By Tamar Goldwaser, MD

Genes and chromosomes are an integral part of who we are and the things we carry on from our families. Although they’re responsible for making sure we look like our siblings and parents, they can also be responsible for factors like your health and predisposition to certain conditions. Genetic and chromosomal conditions can have a life-long effect on

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Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: Understanding the Difference

Posted On: April 29, 2020 By CIW

Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: Understanding the Difference

Preeclampsia and eclampsia are two pregnancy complications that require the help of a maternal fetal medicine specialist. Both require specialized care  to ensure you have a healthy and successful pregnancy. Preeclampsia and eclampsia can be dangerous or even fatal, but the vast majority of cases in the United States are effectively managed and most patients do not have serious consequences.. Still you can experience illness and symptoms during pregnancy with preeclampsia and eclampsia, so

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Counting Calories During Pregnancy: What to Know

Posted On: April 8, 2020 By CIW

Counting Calories During Pregnancy: What to Know

Reviewed by: Casey Sieden MS, RD, CDN, DCES When you’re pregnant, it’s natural to want to do the best you can for your health and your baby’s. One area where women tend to spend some of their time worrying, however, is regarding what happens in the kitchen. The truth is that your eating patterns will change during pregnancy

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Amniotic Fluid: What It Means for You and Your Baby

Posted On: April 3, 2020 By CIW

Amniotic Fluid: What It Means for You and Your Baby

Amniotic fluid plays a lot of important roles in the health of your baby during pregnancy, so it’s inevitable that you’ll hear your maternal fetal medicine specialist talk about it. Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby in the uterus and helps it develop with a lot of key functions. If things go wrong during your pregnancy, amniotic fluid

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What to Know About Heart Disease in Women

Posted On: March 16, 2020 By CIW

Traditionally, heart disease has been considered a “man’s disease” with the focus being on helping men lead heart-healthy lifestyles. Unfortunately, this means that many women don’t realize that they’re equally at risk of heart disease. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is responsible for about 1 in every 5 female

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