Thrombophilia and its associated health risks during pregnancy

Almost every one of us has noticed the gelatinous substance that forms when we injure or cut ourselves. This substance hardens over time and is responsible for stopping/ reducing blood loss. The substance is made of proteins and platelets that stick together to form what is known as a blood clot. The entire clotting process […]

What should I know about 3D/4D ultrasounds? And How to Prepare for it?

An ultrasound is also known as a sonogram is a diagnostic tool that is used to view inside your body1. It does this by sending waves through your body using transducers. When these waves come into contact with tissues, bones, and fluids, they bounce away. Thus creating echoes that are then picked up by the […]

Pregnant? Learn more about Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is a prenatal test done around the 10th to 13th week to check for certain genetic problems as well as chromosomal abnormalities1. In this test, sample tissue is taken from the small finger-like protrusions on the placenta and sent to a lab for examination. A finger-like protrusion is called the chorionic […]

When should you consider an urgent care OB/GYN?

The first two places most people think about when they have a medical issue are the ER and their doctor’s office. In both cases, you would likely not receive immediate care. While the ER maybe better when you consider wait times, the bill at the month will surely sting. Aside from the hefty bill you […]

Cervical cerclage: A preterm delivery prevention procedure for pregnant mother with rapidly shortening or weak Cervix

Cervical cerclage is a procedure that reinforces the cervix by the stitching or tying of the cervical opening 1. This procedure is usually performed when a pregnant woman has an incompetent cervix (a short or weak cervix). This is also an option for women with a history of late miscarriage (second trimester) as it has […]