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29 01, 2016

Confinement and Exercise

January 29th, 2016|SUMMER-Obstetrics & Gynecology, Featured Blog Entries|Comments Off on Confinement and Exercise

  It's interesting to reflect how attitudes about pregnancy have changed. When you come to our office and are given an EDC or "due date', EDC is actually short for Estimated Date of Confinement.  There was a time when pregnancy was thought to be such a fragile state that a woman should be "confined" to [...]

29 03, 2013

Celiac Disease and Women

March 29th, 2013|SPRING - Adolescent Gynecology, SUMMER-Obstetrics & Gynecology, FALL - Perimenopausal, WINTER - Postmenopausal Years, Health, Featured Blog Entries|Comments Off on Celiac Disease and Women

Celiac disease or celiac sprue is a disease that was identified as early as 2nd century AD in present-day Turkey and the cause was unexplained until a Dutch pediatrician recognized an association between eating bread and cereals and relapsing diarrhea in his young patients during World War 2. Celiac disease causes malabsorption of the intestines which [...]

19 03, 2013

The Creaky Pelvis in Pregnancy

March 19th, 2013|SUMMER-Obstetrics & Gynecology, Featured Blog Entries|Comments Off on The Creaky Pelvis in Pregnancy

Hi everyone! One of the most common complaints we get from our pregnant patients is low back and pelvic pain. There are many reasons for this and they are related to pregnancy itself. As we gain weight, the spine curves, allowing the  center of gravity to remain over the legs so we don't topple over.  This curvature [...]

8 02, 2013

Flu Vaccine…Do you really need it?

February 8th, 2013|SUMMER-Obstetrics & Gynecology, Health|Comments Off on Flu Vaccine…Do you really need it?

Hi everyone! If you've been to our practice in the last several months for your ob visits, we should have discussed with you flu vaccines and how important it is for you and your baby. Is it still true? Do you still need the vaccine? Now, most of the time, we get the flu, we [...]

1 02, 2013

Dense Breasts in NY State

February 1st, 2013|SUMMER-Obstetrics & Gynecology, FALL - Perimenopausal, WINTER - Postmenopausal Years|Comments Off on Dense Breasts in NY State

We are referring to the new law signed by Governor Cuomo which requires all providers of mammography to inform women of dense breasts. Several other states also have this "dense breast" law. The letter must read: "Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense breast tissue is very common and is not abnormal. [...]

25 01, 2013

Should you eat for three?

January 25th, 2013|SUMMER-Obstetrics & Gynecology|Comments Off on Should you eat for three?

Hi everyone! We previously talked about weight gain when carrying one baby.... Do the recommendations change when we're carrying twins?? The answer is definitely YES! We get to gain more!! First, we need to figure out what our Body Mass Index is prior to pregnancy. Please go here to link to a BMI calculator. Insuffiicient [...]

18 01, 2013

Pregnancy Weight Gain

January 18th, 2013|SUMMER-Obstetrics & Gynecology|2 Comments

Hi everyone! While we are on the topic of weight, we have a lot of questions from our patients about optimal weight gain during pregnancy. Let's say we gain 30-32 lbs during the pregnancy. How is the weight distributed? Fetus: 7-8 lbs Maternal fat stores: 6-8 lbs Maternal blood volume: 3-4 lbs Maternal plasma volume: [...]

11 09, 2012

Heavy Periods

September 11th, 2012|SUMMER-Obstetrics & Gynecology|Comments Off on Heavy Periods

 Most of us  have probably experienced heavy periods some time in our lives.  Some months may be normal, and other months make us feel like we live in diapers. When we are soaking through a tampon or a pad an hour, that's probably too heavy.  And certainly, if we're soaking through a tampon AND a [...]