Skip to main content
Cropped shot of a woman waiting for the results of a pregnancy test

Now. Not Eight Weeks From Now.

View a printable version of this blog post here. You take a pregnancy test at home….and it’s positive.  Now what? The questions start running through your head: What should you be eating or not eating? Can you continue your regular workouts? Are your prescription medications okay for the baby? Now you don’t have to wait […]

Share

Read More

Unrecognizable father with newborn baby son, legs and hand. Close up.

WakeMed Doctors Published in American Journal of Perinatology

Recently, WakeMed Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors, James Edwards and Laura Edwards, achieved national recognition when their research article was published in the American Journal of Perinatology. The article is titled, “Effect of Cord Blood Magnesium Level at Birth on Non-neurologic Neonatal Outcomes,” and below, Dr. James Edwards explains its premise. Understanding the Effects of Magnesium Sulfate on […]

Share

Read More

Elderly woman with a back ache

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult because many of the symptoms can be the onset of something else.  That’s why it’s important to see a physician to ensure you get the correct diagnosis. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain throughout the body accompanied by the following one or more of […]

Share

Read More

Patient sitting in a waiting room of a hospital

Diagnosing and Treating GERD

If you are like most Americans, you have experienced that burning feeling you get when you have heartburn.  But when those symptoms persist, you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). So what is GERD?  Often referred to as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. When this backwash […]

Share

Read More