Author | Bradley G. Goldberg, MD

Articles

The PAP Smear

November 18, 2011

The PAP smear is a screening test for detecting cancerous or precancerous changes of the cervix. The test was developed by Dr. George Papanicolaou in the 1940’s.

When Your Baby Is Breech

November 01, 2011

In most term pregnancies, the fetus will be in the vertex, or "head-down," position at delivery. When the fetus is not in this position, it is referred to as breech. Early in pregnancy the breech position is common.

Smoking In Pregnancy

October 31, 2011

Cigarette smoking is one of the most dangerous activities encountered during pregnancy. It is also the largest preventable cause of death and illness among American women in general. It is estimated that over 22 million women in this country smoke, and among women of reproductive age (those between the ages of 15-45), almost one-third are smokers.

Morning Sickness

October 31, 2011

Of all the aches, pains, and discomforts of pregnancy, morning sickness is probably one of the most dreaded. Up to 80% of all pregnancies will be affected by some degree of nausea and vomiting. Although this can happen at any time during the day, the mornings tend to be especially troublesome for most pregnant women. Although the exact cause is not known for sure, most likely it is related to the rising levels of hormones associated with the pregnancy.