Blog, Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Parents, Pediatrics, Women's Health

Visit a Pediatrician While Pregnant for Support Through New Parenthood and Beyond

Finding the right pediatrician lays the foundation for a trusting and supportive relationship between you, your child, and their doctor. At NHPP/Westchester Health, we recognize that the journey of building that relationship begins even before a child is born. Our pediatricians offer continuous support between pregnancy, new parenthood, and beyond.    Alongside comprehensive support from obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs), our pediatric physicians offer prenatal visits for […]

Blog, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health

Primary and secondary infertility: what can affect fertility and when to seek medical help

Infertility affects as many as 1 in 8 couples trying to conceive, according to a study from the World Health Organization (WHO). However, it’s important to remember that if you and your partner are experiencing challenges with conception, you do have options. While most medical conditions affect a single individual, infertility is unique as it […]

Blog, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health

Regular Pap smears can help prevent cervical cancer

Cervical cancer was once one of the most deadly forms of cancer among American women. Now, an easy screening exists that has significantly reduced the incidence and mortality rate associated with cervical cancer in the United States–the Pap smear. Pap screens are recommended for any sexually active female age 21 or over. Dr. Val Petrosian, a gynecologist for […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Can Coronavirus Affect Your Pregnancy?

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, written by Michael Nimaroff, MD, Senior Vice President OB-GYN Services at Northwell Health. In brief, the article discusses: pregnant women do not seem at greater risk of contracting coronavirus than […]

Blog, Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome And What Do I Do If I Have It?

At Westchester Health, some of our female patients come to us complaining of irregular or missed periods, and they want to know if this is a signal of an underlying condition that needs attention. After taking a medical history and performing tests, what we find in many cases is that these patients have polycystic ovary syndrome […]

Blog, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics

If You Get Sick While Pregnant: 16 Helpful Tips

When you’re pregnant, your body can’t fight it off illnesses like it normally does, making you more vulnerable to a cold, fever, stuffy nose, sore throat, flu or stomach bug. On top of being pregnant! That can get rough. To help pregnant moms feel better while sick, we recommend this informative blog by Dennis McGroary, MD, FACOG, an OB/GYN […]

Blog, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics

How Much Weight Should You Gain When You’re Pregnant?

Most people think that when you’re expecting, you need to “eat for two” but at Westchester Health, we want to communicate to parents-to-be that you really don’t. We heartily encourage a healthy diet but want to emphasize that any weight gain guidelines should take into consideration a woman’s pre-pregnancy BMI (Body Mass Index). To help pregnant […]