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What is Preeclampsia?

Pregnancy should be an exciting time in a woman’s life, prompting images of nursery decorating, baby showers, and picking out names. However, creating a new life and being pregnant is a big undertaking for the human body that sometimes can lead to other health conditions that require close monitoring by your health care team. One […]

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Do I need to see a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?

So, you got that Big, fat positive (BFP) you’ve been waiting for — congratulations! You set up an appointment with your OB/GYN and are crossing off things on your early pregnancy to-do list. But maybe you are also worried because you know you are overweight, have a chronic health issue, or maybe women in your […]

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What is Antenatal Testing?

Antenatal testing includes different types of tests performed before birth for those who are at higher risk for complications. It usually involves blood tests and monitoring the heart rate of the fetus by a care team. Many health care providers offer these tests routinely, and it is up to you to decide if they are […]

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What Is High Risk Pregnancy? What Causes it?

You thought your pregnancy was going just fine. Then, one day, your OB/GYN told you some concerning news: you are facing a high-risk pregnancy. What does this mean for you? What does it mean for your precious baby-to-be? Here are some answers about high-risk pregnancies and perinatal care to help you understand what is going […]

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Perinatal Care: What to Expect

It can be very intimidating to suddenly learn one day that your pregnancy has been labeled high risk. Every woman hopes for a smooth pregnancy, so learning that there may be complications involved can cause a lot of stress for an expectant mother. Not knowing what the next steps in your care involve can add […]

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When to See a Perinatologist

For obstetricians, expectant mothers, and others involved in prenatal care, high-risk perinatology can be an important and interesting topic. When does a pregnant woman need to see a perinatologist, and why? How can Ob-Gyn care providers work with perinatal specialists to find positive outcomes for patients? We are here to answer some of these questions […]

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Rising Preterm Birth Rates: Who, What, Why and How

In 2016, nearly 10 percent of infants born in the United States were preterm. This means an estimated 15 million babies were born too early – before 37 weeks of gestation. When babies do not reach full-term development inside the womb, serious complications can result. According to the annual March of Dimes report, the number […]

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