What Are Common Causes of Bleeding in the First Trimester of Pregnancy?

…..There are a few common causes of bleeding in the first trimester: Spontaneous abortion Ectopic pregnancy Subchorionic hemorrhage Gestational trophoblastic disease (less common) …..When we speak about miscarriages (spontaneous abortions), there are a few terms which are frequently used.  An ultrasound and an examination will usually confirm the diagnosis: Threatened abortion (when vaginal bleeding occurs…

The Concern of Getting the Flu Shot During Pregnancy – FAQs Answered

…..Let me give you some information to cover some of the questions that patients frequently ask.  This information is from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Medical Association, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. It is from the form given to obstetricians to give to their patients. …..If you get vaccinated during…

All Pregnant Women Should Be Immunized for the Flu

…..A few days ago, the influenza vaccine for the 2012-2013 flu season arrived in my office.  In the United States, this season is considered to be October through May.  We have already begun to arrange the vaccination for all of our pregnant patients.  As a result, it seems to be the appropriate time to have…

Four Reasons Why Your Hair Could Be Losing

…..Today we will close our discussion of hair loss in women with a few more causes. …..Traction Alopecia is hair loss from excessive pulling at the hair roots over a prolonged period of time.  The loss occurs where the hair is pulled in one direction, for example, by a ponytail or a cornrow pattern of…

Is the Stress in Your Mind Causing Stress on Your Hair?

…..Continuing our discussion on hair loss in women…. …..Remember how our mothers always told us that stress could cause so many problems and make us feel terrible?  As always, our mothers were right.  For women, a severe illness, psychological stress, or having a baby are inciting stressful events that can cause physical effects.  One of…

Don’t Lose from Hair Loss

…..I would like to start a discussion of hair loss in women.  This is a common condition for many women.  By age 50, 50% of women will suffer from this problem.  Another term for significant hair loss is alopecia, and affected women can suffer great anxiety and stress. …..There are two types of alopecia: scarring…