Tag: Pregnancy

Vaccination in Pregnancy Linked with Lower Risk of Positive Tests in Infants

We know pregnant women are at a higher risk of infection from COVID-19. As per our previous updates, we also know that vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of fetal anomalies, neonatal hospitalizations, or infant demise. Some studies also showed that vaccination during pregnancy helped protect babies from serious illness and risk of […]

Studies Continue to be Reassuring Regarding COVID19 Vaccines and Fetuses

An expectant mother’s first priority is the safety of her baby. So, of course, when COVID 19  vaccines were created, everyone was worried about the possible effects they could have on a developing fetus. Since the vaccine trials had excluded pregnant women, there was no data at first that could reassure pregnant women of their […]

Outcomes for pregnancies resulting from infertility treatments

It is known that babies conceived through medically assisted reproduction for infertility have a greater incidence of premature birth and lower birth size, but a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology showed there are other reasons that could explain this.   The study used birth certificates from all babies born in Utah from 2009 […]

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Ramadan and Pregnancy

Ramadan and Pregnancy Sarah Azad, MD This Ramadan will start in early April, and the fasts will be from 14-16 hours.   Fasting during pregnancy brings up a lot of questions. Every pregnancy is different.  Each person has various medical issues, different weight issues, and different issues with their pregnancy, so please bring up fasting during […]

Cervical Ripening

Outpatient Cervical Ripening (Staring your induction at home!)

A new study reported in Obstetrics & Gynecology’s February 2022 issue found that using balloon cervical ripening at home shortens the amount of time women spend in labor and delivery and decreases cesarean section occurrence compared to women that undergo the procedure in the hospital. A previous study in 2019 showed there is no difference […]

COVID19 Vaccine Safety Update

During this pandemic, one of the most common questions from our pregnant patients has been “is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot while I’m pregnant?” Taking into consideration the different variants, how fast these vaccines were developed and widespread misinformation, the concern our patients have for their unborn babies is completely […]

Why El Camino Hospital, Mountain View?

We’re often asked, “Which hospitals do you deliver at?” For 12 years, our doctors at El Camino Women’s Medical Group have been on staff at El Camino Hospital and have solely used the hospital on the Mountain View campus. There are many reasons we have chosen this hospital and location as a place to send […]

COVID 19 Vaccine: Pregnancy and Lactation

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant or possibly pregnant women? The CDC has provided the following guidance for pregnant women: ● There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. ● If a woman is part of a group (e.g., health care personnel, education) who is recommended to receive a […]

Can Pot Impair a Woman’s Fertility?

A recent study by Oxford Academic states that Cannabis use while conceiving may be associated with reduced fecundability. The study involved 1228 women, who were followed for up to six cycles while trying to conceive, as well as throughout pregnancy if they conceived. The women ranged from 18 to 40 years old and had a […]

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a serious form of morning sickness that affects up to 2% of pregnant women. HG often occurs starting the 4th and 6th week of pregnancy and can worsen around weeks 9 and 13. Women with HG endure persistent nausea and vomiting, dehydration, weight loss, and electrolyte imbalances that can last weeks, […]