Tag: Pregnancy

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, […]

Obesity and Pregnancy

Obesity has become an epidemic in the US and around the world.   This means we are also seeing a lot of women of childbearing age entering pregnancy with obesity.  Not only does this pose increased health risks for pregnant women, but it also increases complications of pregnancy and birth defects in the fetuses. For women […]

The Microbiome at Birth

We all now know that there are trillions of bacteria in and on our bodies that are vital for day to day function. They are present in our gut, on our skin, and in our mouths. Our microbiome consists of all bacteria and microbes present in our bodies, and it plays a crucial role in […]