Ask the OB/GYN

A special blog series written by OB/GYN physicians on topics of interest to women of all ages. 

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Let's examine your genes

Posted:  11/2/2015

You are excited about the prospects of having a baby. Cute, warm and cuddly. Although there seems to be so much to learn, a parent’s main concern is “will my baby be healthy?” According to Dr. Donna Kasello, “We use cutting edge t...

Commonly asked questions during pregnancy

Posted:  10/1/2015

Should I VBAC? This stands for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean. Most patients, but not all, can deliver vaginally after they have had a prior cesarean section. The first step in making this decision is finding out from your physician...

What is a midwife and what services do they provide?

Posted:  9/1/2015

"Midwives are trained to provide medical care and they approach care and pregnancy in a holistic manner." What is a midwife? Midwife means “with women.” The modern midwife provides comprehensive women’s health care from adolescenc...

Exercise during pregnancy

Posted:  8/1/2015

"It's important to maintain a certain level of fitness in pregnancy" Why exercise during pregnancy? Exercise helps keep a woman’s body in shape so that when it’s time to deliver, she is able to effectively able to push. In general...

Importance of immunizing for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Posted:  7/1/2015

The vaccine is safe. I made sure that my daughter received all three doses!" If you’re a parent who feels that immunizing your children for common diseases like whooping cough and polio is the responsible thing to do, then you sho...

Braxton Hicks contractions occur in about 70% of pregnant women

Posted:  7/1/2015

What do Braxton Hicks contractions feel like? First of all, not every pregnant woman experiences Braxton Hicks contractions. Some will have these contractions in one pregnancy,but not in subsequent ones. This type of contraction i...

Six percent of pregnant women in the U.S. develop gestational diabetes

Posted:  3/10/2015

Having a baby should be one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but imagine being pregnant and struggling to remain calm as your blood-glucose levels inch higher and higher. Being diagnosed with gestational diabetes can be al...