Tag: obstetrics

Second Trimester Emergency? When To Call

You made it! The second trimester is usually the best.  For most women, the nausea eventually subsides, your energy level returns (a little at least), and you are not yet so big as to inhibit most of your normal day to day activities. In addition, that first trimester miscarriage anxiety is decreasing a little because […]

Written by on February 28, 2023

Uterine Fibroids

So you have fibroids… Maybe you had an ultrasound to investigate pelvic pain or heavy periods, or you had imaging done for a non gynecologic reason and fibroids were noted incidentally. However they were found, now you know you’ve got them. This is a common scenario in our offices at Kamm McKenzie; once fibroids are identified the obvious next questions are: what are fibroids, and what needs to be done about them!?

Written by on February 20, 2023

First Trimester Emergency? When To Call

Early pregnancy is a particularly anxiety-provoking time in one’s life.  For one, your life changes with the positive pregnancy test. You start imagining life with this child. You mentally decorate the nursery and fill the closet with the cutest baby clothes.  You budget schools and weddings etc. All this just based on a urine pregnancy […]

Written by on February 16, 2023

Influenza In Pregnancy

Previously written and published by Dr. Bernstien We are currently in the middle of a pretty intense flu season. I am sure most of you know someone who has been diagnosed with the flu or have been diagnosed yourself. I know I have prescribed Tamiflu to many patients in the last couple of weeks. This […]

Written by on January 30, 2023

Birth Plans: One Doctor’s Point of View

Originally written and published by Dr. Bernstien in 2015 Most of our patients have some sort of birth plan.  Some are super simple and others are ten pages long.  Some patients don’t even write it down.  They just tell me “Dr. B, we just want a healthy mom and a healthy baby.”  Most patients who […]

Written by on December 26, 2022

Induction of Labor

There are many reasons why induction of labor might be needed or wanted at the end of pregnancy. Common medical reasons for induction include diabetes, high blood pressure and twin pregnancies. There are also many other medical conditions for which advancing pregnancy becomes risky for mom and baby. For any given condition, when the risks of ongoing pregnancy outweigh the benefits of it for baby, delivery is generally recommended.

Written by on November 16, 2022