Category: Pregnancy

3D Ultrasound in San Antonio – Neera Bhatia MD

3D Ultrasound in San  Antonio – Neera Bhatia MD

Dr. Bhatia explains the unique nature of her in-office 3D ultrasound. Of note, the room that houses the equipment includes a high definition 55 inch television screen for broadcasting the image and a Sonos soundbar to set the right tone for your experience!

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San Antonio Obstetrician and Gynecologist – 37 years in the making!

San Antonio Obstetrician and Gynecologist – 37 years in the making!

Dr. Bhatia highlights some of her favorite experiences and why she should serve as your obstetrician and gynecologist (hint: not many physicians can boast 37 years in solo practice in any field!)

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To Promote Breastfeeding, Fewer Hospitals Hand Out Formula

Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed.

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Women’s Reproductive Health Apps Lack Quality Standards

Some smartphone applications being used to monitor menstruation and fertility are not accurate, and standards are needed, researchers say.

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3D/4D Ultrasound Snapshot (Overview)

By R. Morgan Griffin WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD, FACOG Who Gets the Test? 3D and 4D ultrasounds are optional. They’re not a standard prenatal test. Doctors often give them as a courtesy to women who want them. Not all doctors have access to 3D or 4D ultrasounds. Your insurance may not…

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3D/4D Ultrasound

3D/4D ultrasound is a unique service offered by few obstetrician-gynecologists in the office. My dedication to keeping pace with innovation led me to offer this service to my patients. The newly supplied GE Voluson machine provides a unique glimpse into the fascinating process of pregnancy. Details that previously were left to imagination are now vividly…

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Pregnant Moms Gaining ‘Adequate’ Weight Can Offset Kid’s Future Metabolic Risks

The children born to women who gain an appropriate or adequate amount of weight during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have healthier markers of metabolic risk at 10 years of age than children born to women who gain an excessive amount of weight.

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Omega-3 DHA May Prevent Earliest Preemies

For pregnant women, supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may help to reduce the likelihood of giving birth very prematurely, according to a new study. The results add to evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplements make pregnancy last a little longer. That’s important for women in the U.S., who have shorter pregnancies…

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Study Links Smoking Bans to Fewer Pre-Term Births

Banning smoking in enclosed public places may lead to lower rates of preterm birth, according to Belgian researchers who say the findings point to health benefits of smoke-free laws even in very early life. It is well known that smoking during pregnancy can stunt the growth of unborn babies and shorten gestation, and that second-hand…

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More Evidence Prenatal Folic Acid May Lower Autism Risk

More evidence suggests that prenatal folic acid supplementation may lower the risk of developing autism. A population-based cohort study of almost 85,000 children in Norway showed that those children whose mothers used supplemental folic acid early in pregnancy had 39% lower odds of having autistic disorder than those whose mothers did not use the supplements….

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