• Can I get pregnant after going off birth control?
    After you stop taking the birth control pill, pregnancy is possible during the next cycle, though it can take up to two months to return to your regular cycle. The same is true for other birth control methods that alter hormones like the contraceptive patch or vaginal ring. For women using other methods of birth control, it may take longer to recover fertility. It can take up to 10 months after stopping the birth control shot to get pregnant, and an IUD must be removed before pregnancy is possible. Every woman's reproductive needs are unique, so Dr Kafali encourages her patients to ask questions about all the contraception methods available to you.
  • What are the risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy?
    Sometimes a high-risk pregnancy is the result of a medical condition present before pregnancy. In other cases, a medical condition that develops during pregnancy for either you or your baby causes a pregnancy to become high risk. Specific factors that may contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include: (1) Advanced maternal age-- 35 yrs+ (2) Lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking alcohol, or using illegal drugs (3) Medical history; diabetes, hypertension, heart or breathing problems (4) Surgical history; multiple C-sections, abdominal surgeries or uterine tumors like fibroids (5) Complications during pregnancy like an abnormal placenta position, fetal growth in the 10th percentile or lower, just to name a few (6) a multiple pregnancy where you are carrying 2 or more babies
  • What does an ultrasound show me when I’m pregnant?
    Prenatal ultrasounds can reveal: (1) Your stage of pregnancy and due date (2) How many babies you're carrying (3) Your baby's position in the uterus (4) Certain birth defects or conditions like Down syndrome (5) Your baby's anatomy, movements, and size (6) Reproductive growths in the mother like fibroids or cysts (7) The placenta location (8) Amount of amniotic fluid
  • What is Contraception?
    Contraception is any device, method, or medication that prevents pregnancy. Many birth control methods that prevent pregnancy also treat other conditions, including menstrual cramps and acne.
  • What causes infertility?
    Infertility is the inability to get pregnant through frequent, unprotected intercourse. Infertility can be an issue with the male or the female partner, or sometimes both. When steps in the reproduction process do not happen as they should, or timing is off-- a pregnancy will not happen. Many factors can affect your fertility, a few are: Cervical/Uterine problems, Fallopian Tube damage, Ovulation disorder, age, smoking, weight, and even STDs. While not 100%, there are many options for treating infertility issues.