Types of Twins and Why it Matters

Posted On: January 19, 2023 By Jennifer Lam-Rachlin, MD

Twins might be more common than you think and a lot of people who don’t work in fetal medicine may not understand the necessity of knowing the different types of twins. Dr. Nathan Fox says, “right now it’s about 1 in 30 births although it seems like, you know, patients I’d see, it’s like 1


Pregnancy of Unknown Location

Posted On: December 20, 2022 By CIW

Dr. Nathan Fox, an OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist practicing in New York City spoke with Dr. Caroline Friedman regarding pregnancy of unknown location on Healthful Woman’s podcast. Read on to learn more about their discussion. Healthful Woman · “Pregnancy of Unknown Location and the Beta List” – with Dr. Caroline Friedman When healthcare professionals


Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy

Posted On: December 14, 2022 By CIW

What is Cardiac Disease in pregnancy? Cardiac (heart) disease during pregnancy refers to issues with your heart that occur when you are pregnant. There are two main types of cardiac problems that can occur during pregnancy, including preexisting heart conditions and heart conditions that develop during pregnancy. Preexisting heart conditions: These are heart diseases that


High Blood Pressure and Preeclampsia

Posted On: November 29, 2022 By CIW

Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that 1 in 25 pregnant women develop in the United States. Although preeclampsia can cause complications, close monitoring and treatment can keep the mother and baby healthy to ensure safe delivery. What is High Blood Pressure? There are three types of high blood pressure that a woman may


Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns

Posted On: November 11, 2022 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

On an episode of the Healthful Woman podcast titled “Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns,” Dr. Nathan Fox sat down with Dr. Miwa Geiger, the director of the Fetal Heart Program at Mount Sinai. Congenital heart disease can be difficult to diagnose and treat since each case varies. It can also be frightening for parents to


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