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When Should I Consider Using Pro-Nox at the Gynecologist? Nov 8th, 2022

Did you know that the same nitrous oxide (laughing gas) from your dentist’s office can be used in other medical settings, including gynecology? Laughing gas has a long history 一 it was discovered in 1771 一 and was first used for childbirth in 1881.  While nitrous oxide remains a safe and...

Bleeding During Pregnancy: What's Normal and What's Not? Oct 1st, 2022

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can be scary for an expectant mother, especially a first-time mom who may not know if bleeding is normal or not. Generally speaking, vaginal bleeding during pregnancy isn’t normal. That being said, bleeding doesn’t always indicate a serious problem.  Because it’s hard to tell why you’re bleeding without...

Starting Birth Control for the First Time? How to Choose the Right Contraception Method Sep 15th, 2022

Nearly 65% of women of childbearing age rely on contraception to space out pregnancies or avoid them altogether. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common forms are sterilization, long-acting, reversible contraceptives, and the pill.  Although you have many options, it can be overwhelming to...

Why More Women Are Choosing the IUD for Their Birth Control Aug 1st, 2022

Are you considering a new contraceptive option, but you’re not sure which type is right for you? Although 25% of women rely on birth control pills, more and more women are forgoing daily pills in lieu of an intrauterine device (IUD). IUDs are T-shaped devices that are placed into your uterus and provide long-term...

9 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy After Age 35 Jul 1st, 2022

Many women choose to postpone pregnancy until their 30s for both personal and professional reasons. And although fertility starts to decline in your 30s and 40s, many women experience healthy pregnancies and deliver healthy babies beyond their 20s. That being said, prenatal care is even more important after 35 as your risks...

What Is the Right Amount of Weight to Gain During Pregnancy? Jun 1st, 2022

While your diet may change drastically during pregnancy — from food aversions in the first trimester to food cravings in the second and third trimesters — the truth remains that what you eat during pregnancy nourishes both you and your baby.  But how much should you eat, and how much weight should...

Prenatal Testing: Your Guide to Understanding These Vital Screenings May 1st, 2022

Prenatal testing during pregnancy ensures that both mother and baby are progressing through the pregnancy smoothly.  There are many types of prenatal screenings available, and each one is designed to assess or evaluate your baby’s health. Some tests monitor growth and development, while others detect the risks for having certain...

Fine-Tuning Your Pregnancy Diet: The Best Foods and Vitamins to Include Apr 5th, 2022

Eating for two? The right pregnancy diet supports your baby’s development while ensuring your body receives all the nutrients it needs too! But where do you even begin?  Our all-female team of board-certified specialists at OBGYN Westside PLLC in the Upper West Side of New York City, provides top-notch prenatal...

Common Pregnancy Ailments: Know What Over-the-Counter Remedies Are Safe Mar 4th, 2022

When you’re newly pregnant, you might discover there’s a lot to learn. You read about your baby’s development, what foods you should avoid, and what to expect during your routine prenatal care appointments. You also learn that pregnancy can lead to several less-than-pleasant symptoms, like morning sickness and headaches.  Our...

Pregnancy and COVID Feb 14th, 2022

Our mission at OBGYN Westside in New York City is to provide outstanding health care for women by women. Our multilingual (English, Korean, and Spanish) team of board-certified and board-eligible specialists prioritizes compassion, comfort, and transparency as we seek to build lifelong relationships with our patients. At our offices on...

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATE Sep 23rd, 2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATE As part of the New York City Healthcare Community, we are committed to the health and safety of our patients, community, and providers as our first priority. We have been through a lot during the last few months. Many of you have inquired about scheduling your annual appointments...

Childbirth and Parenting Education, Postpartum Care Sep 1st, 2021

If you are looking for a childbirth class or help with postpartum care we highly recommend: http://fledglingfamilies.com.     Another option we recommend is: https://www.mountsinai.org/care/obgyn/services/pregnancy-birth/preparing-childbirth/e-learning   Both are currently offering remote video options.