How Long is Labor and What’s the Deal with the Friedman Curve?

Posted On: September 15, 2022 By CIW

There are many myths and disinformation that spread between families, friends, and groups of people regarding labor and what is normal. Dr. Fox and Dr. Friedman, board-certified OB/GYNS try to clear up some of the questions regarding how long labor is supposed to be, and how exactly the Friedman curve plays into it all. Healthful

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Placenta Accreta: Management and Delivery

Posted On: By Nathan D. Fox, MD

Placenta accreta is a high-risk pregnancy condition that occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall. This can cause severe blood loss after delivery. Women who have been diagnosed with this condition may have questions regarding how to best manage it and what to expect. Read on as Dr. Nathan Fox and

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Types of Twins and Why It Matters

Posted On: August 17, 2022 By Jennifer Lam-Rachlin, MD

Finding out that you’re expecting twins can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Fortunately, your obstetrician and maternal-fetal medicine specialist can help you learn what to expect at every step of your pregnancy. Here, we’ll discuss the different types of twins and how they will influence your care plan at Carnegie Imaging for Women. Healthful

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Twin Prenatal Care: Preterm Birth and Fetal Growth Restriction

Posted On: August 9, 2022 By Andrei Rebarber, MD

Twin pregnancies often introduce more complications that singleton pregnancies, but fortunately our maternal fetal medicine specialists have specific tests and healthcare protocols to identify potential risks and create treatment plans to prevent them from causing complications. Two common risks during twin pregnancy are preterm birth and fetal growth restrictions, which Dr. Andrei Rebarber discussed with

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Confined Placental Mosaicism

Posted On: July 13, 2022 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

Confined Placental Mosaicism

Confined placental mosaicism (CPM) is a condition in which the placenta and the fetus each have a different chromosomal makeup. This condition is sometimes discovered via chorionic villous (CVS) testing or other genetic screenings. Confined placental mosaicism is a rare and often inconsequential condition that only affects about 1-2% of pregnancies. What is Confined Placental

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Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: Two Serious Pregnancy Conditions

Posted On: July 7, 2022 By CIW

Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: Two Serious Pregnancy Conditions

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,

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