Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing:

April 25, 2016

Fact Sheets on Core Topics for Maternity Care Providers A new report, Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care (2015), synthesizes an extensive literature about hormonally-driven processes of parturition and the early postpartum period. The information sheets provided here are drawn from this report. Contemporary childbirth has benefited greatly…

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Mercury Rising?

April 19, 2016

Mercury in seafood – as bad as they say? This article originally appeared on http://www.fitpregnancy.com/nutrition/prenatal-nutrition/mercury-rising-0 Is the amount of mercury rising in our foods? Conflicting reports over contaminants in fish have left many pregnant women reeling. Here’s the bottom line. It’s a conundrum: You know seafood is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich…

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Glycemic Index & Load for Foods

Glycemic Index & Load for Foods Glycemic index and load presents information on how foods affect blood sugar and insulin. The lower a food’s glycemic index/load, the less it affects blood sugar and insulin levels. Here is a list of the glycemic index & load for some common foods. FOOD Glycemic index (glucose = 100) Serving…

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New Life OBGYN Bay Ridge Office earns AAAASF accreditation for patient safety

April 14, 2016

New Life OBGYN Bay Ridge Office earns AAAASF accreditation for patient safety CHICAGO, IL — New Life OBGYN Bay Ridge Office has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining AAAASF accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF just celebrated its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient…

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Important Information on the Zika Virus

March 1, 2016

Information on Zika Virus Testing (outside of New York City) Via the Department of Health Embed from Getty Images 1. Talk to your health care provider about Zika. At this time, you can get tested if you: • Are pregnant, and travelled to a place where Zika virus was being transmitted while you were pregnant…

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Does a cesarean section stem from a “cascade of intervention”?

June 22, 2015

Interventions increase the likelihood of a cesarean section This article on the likelihood of a cesarean section originally appeared on http://birthbythenumbers.org on June 12, 2013. Looking at a cesarean section, one way to examine the impact of interventions is to explore the consequences of what has been termed the “cascade of intervention,” with one intervention increasing the likelihood of others that…

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What Women’s Bodies are Telling Us about Modern Maternity Care

Modernized Maternity Care This article appeared originally on http://scienceandsensibility.org on June 18th, 2015 by Sharon Muza. By Christina Gebel, MPH, LCCE, Birth Doula Christina Gebel, MPH, LCCE, Doula writes a reflective post examining current birthing conditions to see how today’s practices might be interfering with the the normal hormonal physiology and consequently impacting women’s ability…

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Cancer Awareness Calendar Dates for the Year 2016

April 6, 2015

The Cancer Awareness Calendar is a calendar with the dates of all cancer awareness related events in the city for the year Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month International Women’s Day (March 7) Kick Butts Day (March 18) National Nutrition Month April 2015 National Cancer Control Month National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 12−19) National Minority Health…

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Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Definition/Symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) View image | gettyimages.com It’s that little squirt of urine after you laugh or sneeze, or that warm gush when you cough or exercise. Often called “laugh, cough, sneeze” incontinence, stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is just that — stressful. If you have SUI, you’re not alone. It’s the most common…

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Infertility: Causes, Common Presentations, and Treatments

February 24, 2015

Infertility Causes and Therapies Infertility is a common condition that has a wide range of causes and treatments. This presentation reviews recommended approaches to the diagnosis and evaluation of infertility, discusses some of the common and uncommon causative conditions, and describes available therapies. View The Slideshow (Requires Free Registration)

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