Tag Archives: pregnancy

Zika Virus: Update on CDC Recommendations for Women who are Trying to Conceive

Written on April 14, 2016 at 8:34 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated their recommendations for women and men trying to conceive with possible Zika virus exposure:

  • Women who have Zika virus disease should wait at least 8 weeks after symptom onset to attempt conception.
  • Men with Zika virus disease should wait at least 6 months after symptom onset to attempt conception.

Getting pregnant sooner after miscarriage better than later

Written on February 15, 2016 at 9:15 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It may be time to rethink some doctors traditional advice to wait at least three months after a miscarriage before trying to conceive again, according to a new study published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Couples who attempted within a three-month window after losing a pregnancy had a 53 percent chance of a later live birth in the six-month study …

Zika Virus: CDC Expands Travel Alert for Pregnant Women

Written on January 27, 2016 at 8:50 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added two more destinations — the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic — to the list of places that pregnant women may want to avoid due to potential infection with the Zika virus.

Since last May, 23 countries and territories in the Americas have reported cases of mosquito-borne Zika, which …

Factors Inherent In Women Rather Than IVF May Cause Pregnancy Complications

Written on November 27, 2015 at 10:03 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

As reported on Medscape.com the increase in pregnancy and prenatal complications seen in women who undergo fertility treatments is likely related to maternal issues, not fertility drugs or assisted reproductive technology, according to a new study.

“Our findings suggest that factors inherent in the woman, rather than those attributable to infertility treatments, may explain the lower birth weight and shorter …

Two studies show frequent sex prepares immune system for pregnancy

Written on November 4, 2015 at 9:36 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

As reported in the New York Times two studies suggest that sex alters a woman’s immune system in ways that affect her chances of conceiving.

According to one of the new studies, published in September in the journal Fertility and Sterility, the sexually active women displayed heightened levels of a certain immune cell when their reproductive systems were preparing to …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice-2

Written on September 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice

Written on September 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …

Antidepressants Paxil and Prozac linked to birth defects

Written on July 10, 2015 at 10:40 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

As reported in USA Today: Popular antidepressants Paxil and Prozac are linked to higher rates of birth defects, but several similar drugs used to treat depression in pregnant women carry no such risks, a new study found.

The study, from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), analyzed conflicting results from previous studies along with new data …

RPMG’s Dr. Wisot quoted in Life & Style

Written on June 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

RPMG’s Dr. Arthur Wisot is quoted in the June 29th edition of Life & Style Magazine on Amal Clooney’s pre-pregnancy weight and its potential effect on her baby.

The article alleges that she weighed 99 pounds before conceiving at a height of about 5’8″. The greatest risk to ber baby would be that the baby could be small for gestational …

Pregnant with quads at 65 with IVF donor eggs

Written on May 22, 2015 at 2:29 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to an article in the Washington Post:

Annegret Raunigk has 13 children, now 65 the German woman is pregnant with quadruplets. The last time Annegret Raunigk gave birth, to her 13th child, she was 55 years old.

Now, the 65-year-old teacher from Germany is pregnant once again — this time with quadruplets conceived through in vitro fertilization, the …