Category Archives: Pregnancy

Back to Sleep or Preventing SIDS

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Baby (Cradle) by Gustav Klimt 1917/1918
Twenty years ago, I graduated from medical school and began my journey into obstetrics and gynecology. One of the messages I had to give to new parents was “back to sleep”. Since then, the rate of...
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HIV Testing in Pregnancy

During your pregnancy, we do many types of tests.   Many of these tests require blood.   During the first OB visit, we usually draw the most blood.  Many of these tests check for infections that can cause problems in pregnancy.  One test I’d like to discuss today is the HIV test. Most women who become pregnant today...
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Diabetes and Hemogloblin A1C

In my previous post on diabetes, I wrote about how diabetes can affect pregnancy.  Today, I want to let you know about a blood test used to tell us how well we are managing diabetes.  This blood test is called hemoglobin A1C.   If you are diabetic, do you know your Hgb A1 C level?  Hgb A1...
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Diabetes in Pregnancy

As of 2010, the CDC estimates that over 26 million Americans over the age of 20 are living with diabetes.  Of those, over 12 million are women.  It is estimated that 1.9 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.  The majority is diagnosed after the age of 45, and almost 500,000 are diagnosed between...
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