Cleft Lip and Palate: What it Is and How to Prevent It

Posted On: October 22, 2021 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

What is Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate? A cleft lip or cleft palate happens when your baby’s upper lip and mouth doesn’t form completely. This results in an opening and is present at birth. Oral clefts (or orofacial clefts) occur in about 1 in 1,000 babies in the United States, meaning it’s a relatively common

CONTINUE READING …

Should I Breastfeed?

Posted On: October 13, 2021 By CIW

Making the decision to breastfeed is a very personal one. However, it can also be a difficult decision to make. If you’re doing research on the right thing to do for your baby, it’s likely you’ll find a lot of conflicting results and recommendations. The truth is, the best way to determine if you should

CONTINUE READING …

Combining NIPS With Ultrasound In The First Trimester

Posted On: September 22, 2021 By Simi Gupta, MD

When you first find out you’re pregnant, it’s important to start attending prenatal testing appointments as early as possible to help determine how your pregnancy should best be cared for. Early detection and diagnosis of certain conditions and risk factors ensure you get the further testing and treatment you need, as well as a fully

CONTINUE READING …

Data-Driven Pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts

Posted On: September 15, 2021 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

With all the advice freely available online and found in books both old and hot off the press, there’s a plethora of opinions on what expecting mothers should and shouldn’t do during pregnancy. Unfortunately, many of these sources are misleading, and in some cases, plain wrong, leading to people trusting Google over their doctor when

CONTINUE READING …

Becoming Pregnant with Diabetes

Posted On: August 12, 2021 By CIW

Patients who are considering getting pregnant but have diabetes should be aware of some health concerns and extra steps they should take for a healthy pregnancy. On an episode of Healthful Woman, Dr. Jennifer Lam-Rachlin explained some need-to-know information for type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes in pregnancy. You can listen to that episode

CONTINUE READING …

Acrania, Anencephaly, and Encephelocele – Fetal Development

Posted On: August 9, 2021 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

Acrania, Anencephaly, and Encephelocele – Fetal Development

Acrania, Anencephaly and Encephalocele are birth defects classified as neural tube defects that occur early in pregnancy. Neural tube defects (NTDs) occur when the neural tube, a structure that folds and closes within the first month of pregnancy, does not close completely or correctly. Neural tube defects are the second most common congenital anomaly in

CONTINUE READING …