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12 01, 2016

Preeclampsia

By | January 12th, 2016|Pregnancy, Women's Health|Comments Off on Preeclampsia

A common and dangerous pregnancy condition Preeclampsia is a unique medical condition connected to pregnancy, which affects both the mother and child. It is characterized by the elevation of the mother’s blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, and by the presence of excessive protein in her urine. The Preeclampsia Foundation estimates that this [...]

8 06, 2015

The Value of Being a Small Independent Physician

By | June 8th, 2015|Giving Birth, OB/GYN, Pregnancy, Women's Health|1 Comment

Big Vs. Small In a day and age where the corner grocery store and the small business entities are going out of style, most physicians are also joining forces with very large hospital corporations in ever increasing numbers. Despite this trend, there are still very many real and distinct advantages to seeing an independent practitioner [...]

12 05, 2015

Elective Preterm Deliveries

By | May 12th, 2015|Giving Birth, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Elective Preterm Deliveries

Unnecessary early delivery Back in 2012 I published an article entitled "The C- Section Epidemic." One of the ways I suggested to reduce the number of C-sections was to avoid the unnecessary inductions of first-time mothers prior to 41 completed weeks of gestation. I suggested that induction be avoided till 39 weeks in women with [...]

19 03, 2015

Miracle Babies

By | March 19th, 2015|Labor, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Ben & Harney Smith & Their Twins Harney Smith was diagnosed with TTT or Twin/Twin Transfusion syndrome around 20 weeks and then went to a specialist in Colorado for photocoagulation of the intertwined placental perfusion. They separated the placentas by using a laser inside of the womb and creating a window between the amniotic sacs [...]

27 01, 2015

Maternal Stress and the Effects on Fetal Development

By | January 27th, 2015|Pregnancy|Comments Off on Maternal Stress and the Effects on Fetal Development

I was recently asked about how maternal stress impacts pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. Although it is very difficult to define exactly what "stress" is, the information I discovered was indeed very interesting. Not to my surprise, was the very common finding that maternally perceived stress significantly increased the likelihood of preterm delivery. In studies by [...]

14 11, 2014

Trying To Conceive, Having Troubles With Regularity

By | November 14th, 2014|Infertility, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Trying To Conceive, Having Troubles With Regularity

Question for the doctor: I am 29 years old. Was on birth control pills for 3 years. Was put on BCP because of irregular periods. Periods were regular when on pill. Stopped taking the pill in September 2013 to try to conceive. Had one period after 45 days in November. No period after that. It’s [...]

11 11, 2014

What To Expect At Your First ObGyn Appointment

By | November 11th, 2014|OB/GYN, Pregnancy|Comments Off on What To Expect At Your First ObGyn Appointment

Expecting mothers are full of questions, especially if it is their first child. We recently saw a questions posted by a mother online. When I set up the appointment the lady said that the first American Fork OB/GYN  Ultrasound appointment is just an orientation. And all the nurse will do is take tests. Does any [...]