Blog Archive

Most Common Causes of Infertility Jun 12th, 2020

Infertility affects up to 15% of couples. You may receive an infertility diagnosis if you can’t get pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse if you’re under 35, or after six months if you’re over 35, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Infertility has many possible causes....

8 Tips to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy May 7th, 2020

You probably know there are many important things you can do while you’re expecting to increase your chances of having a healthy baby and an uncomplicated pregnancy. But did you know that choices you make before you get pregnant can also help you and your baby? Here at Albany Obstetrics...

Pregnancy and Coronavirus Apr 9th, 2020

Since the appearance of COVID-19 in December 2019, medical researchers around the world have been working furiously to understand its implications on certain segments of the population, including those who are pregnant.   At Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology in Albany, New York, and our team of dedicated women’s health experts...

How Endometriosis May Affect Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Mar 13th, 2020

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month, which means it’s a good time to consider how endometriosis may affect your chances of getting pregnant. Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue from the lining of your uterus grows in places where it shouldn’t, such as the outside of your uterus or...

The Importance of Regular Pap Tests Feb 24th, 2020

During your annual well-woman exam, you may receive a screening test known as a Pap test or Pap smear. This simple test takes just a few seconds and is over before you know it. The Pap test may not seem very important, but it really is. In fact, thanks to...

What Is Unexplained Infertility, and What Are the Treatment Options? Jan 1st, 2020

Infertility is a condition in which a couple does not conceive a baby after 12 months of unprotected sex. It affects 1 in 8 couples, according to RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. Approximately one-third of infertility is due to a medical condition in the woman, and one-third is attributed to...

Why You Should Never Ignore Pelvic Pain Nov 7th, 2019

As many as 15% of adult American women are estimated to have chronic pelvic pain, lasting six months or longer, but the true number is hard to place since many people simply live with the symptoms, particularly when the pain comes and goes. Nearly one-third have pain that’s severe enough...

We have a new website! Oct 23rd, 2019

Check out our new website with an enhanced reading room! You can now find lots of information about our practice and our services. Our goal is to deliver a great online experience for all patients!

Autumn……First Day Oct 1st, 2019

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits” -Samuel Butler

Flu Vaccine…Do you really need it? Sep 20th, 2019

Hi everyone!If you’ve been to our practice in the last several months for your ob visits, we should have discussed with you flu vaccines and how important it is for you and your baby.Is it still true? Do you still need the vaccine?Now, most of the time, we get the...

The Creaky Pelvis in Pregnancy Sep 12th, 2019

Hi everyone! One of the most common complaints we get from our pregnant patients is low back and pelvic pain. There are many reasons for this and they are related to pregnancy itself. As we gain weight, the spine curves, allowing the  center of gravity to remain over the legs so we don’t topple over. ...

The Scent of Light Sep 6th, 2019

“Like a great starving beast My body is quivering Fixed On the scent Of Light” Hafiz

Confinement and Exercise Sep 3rd, 2019

It’s interesting to reflect how attitudes about pregnancy have changed. When you come to our office and are given an EDC or “due date’, EDC is actually short for Estimated Date of Confinement.  There was a time when pregnancy was thought to be such a fragile state that a woman...

Celiac Disease and Women Aug 31st, 2019

Celiac disease or celiac sprue is a disease that was identified as early as 2nd century AD in present-day Turkey and the cause was unexplained until a Dutch pediatrician recognized an association between eating bread and cereals and relapsing diarrhea in his young patients during World War 2. Celiac disease causes malabsorption of the intestines which...

A Life Worthwhile Aug 30th, 2019

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” -Albert Einstein

Dense Breasts in NY State Aug 2nd, 2019

We are referring to the new law signed by Governor Cuomo which requires all providers of mammography to inform women of dense breasts. Several other states also have this “dense breast” law.The letter must read: “Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense breast tissue is very common...

Summer….First Day Jul 30th, 2019

“The summer night is a like a perfection of thought.” -Wallace Stevens

Should you eat for three? Jul 22nd, 2019

Hi everyone! We previously talked about weight gain when carrying one baby….Do the recommendations change when we’re carrying twins??The answer is definitely YES! We get to gain more!!First, we need to figure out what our Body Mass Index is prior to pregnancy. Please go here to link to a BMI calculator....

Pregnancy Weight Gain Jul 19th, 2019

Hi everyone! While we are on the topic of weight, we have a lot of questions from our patients about optimal weight gain during pregnancy. Let’s say we gain 30-32 lbs during the pregnancy. How is the weight distributed? Fetus: 7-8 lbs Maternal fat stores: 6-8 lbs Maternal blood volume:...

Heavy Periods Jun 13th, 2019

Most of us  have probably experienced heavy periods some time in our lives.  Some months may be normal, and other months make us feel like we live in diapers. When we are soaking through a tampon or a pad an hour, that’s probably too heavy.  And certainly, if we’re soaking...

Spring…First Day Apr 5th, 2019

“Spring is when life’s alive in everything” -Christina Rossetti

Seasons Apr 1st, 2019

"...if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing." Kahil Gibran

Valentines and My Achy Breaky Heart Feb 7th, 2019

February is the month of love, Valentines and ….Heart Disease Awareness Month. Not so romantic when we consider that heart disease is the Number 1 cause of death for women in the United States! That’s right.  It’s not breast cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, but heart disease that will do us...

Thinning Bones Feb 1st, 2019

Hi everyone! Now that the new year is upon us, and almost everyone has a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and exercise more, let’s talk about thinnning bones or osteopenia and osteoporosis. The image is an example of a DEXA scan.   How are they related and why do we care...