Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy

Posted On: May 6, 2021 By CIW

Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which women develop diabetes for the first time during pregnancy. This is becoming more frequent in the United States, and it currently affects nearly 10% of all pregnant women, according to the American Diabetes Association. Years ago, it was only 2-3% of all pregnancies. Gestational diabetes can cause high blood sugar levels

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Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)

Posted On: May 4, 2021 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)

What Causes Second Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD)? Intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) can be an extremely difficult experience for mothers and families. It’s important to know the risks and how a maternal fetal medicine specialist can help so you can take the best steps for your health and your baby’s. Here’s what to know about IUFD and what it means for

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Why We Need to Talk About Mental Health During Pregnancy

Posted On: April 27, 2021 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

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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The Biggest Misconceptions About Your Diet During Pregnancy

Posted On: March 16, 2021 By CIW

The Biggest Misconceptions About Your Diet During Pregnancy

Blog Reviewed by: Casey Seiden MS, RD, CDN, DCES  When it comes to nutrition during pregnancy, there are many myths, misconceptions, and old-wives tales that make it difficult to navigate a healthy diet. Our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Casey Seiden, weighed in on some of the most common myths about your diet during pregnancy

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What Prenatal Tests Do I Need?

Posted On: February 26, 2021 By CIW

What Prenatal Tests Do I Need?

During pregnancy, there are many prenatal tests that your OB/GYN may recommend or you may learn about through family and friends. Not all prenatal tests are recommended for all pregnancies, so it can be confusing at first to understand which ones you will need. Ultimately, your doctor can explain which tests are right for you,

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What You Need to Know About Placenta Previa

Posted On: February 22, 2021 By CIW

What You Need to Know About Placenta Previa

On an episode of the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Simi Gupta explained what patients should know about placenta previa, a condition that was once more serious than it is now. For this reason, she urges patients not to Google their condition during pregnancy—instead, talk to your OB/GYN if you have concerns. Here are a few

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