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Dr. David Bergman

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Holtsville, NY
38 years experience

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Discharge: More often than not when a women has a malodorous or fishy discharge from her vagina it is usually caused by something called BV or bacterial vaginosi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Nausea: No this exposure to hair gel won't affect your unborn child. It is not unusual during pregnancy to be very sensitive to common environmental exposures... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Pregnancy test: Blood pregnancy test can be done 5 days prior to onset of your period and home urine tests about 2 days prior to the onset of your period.
A member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Bleeding: 40-50 % of women in the first trimester will have some vaginal bleeding. The heavier and redder the color the more worrisome. An increased risk of mis... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Morning sickness: Depends upon the medication taken. There are currently many medications available for morning sickness that have been well researched and not shown to... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Birth Defects: Birth defects are usually spontaneous occurrences unless they are related to genetic abnormalities or exposure to substances that are known to cause b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Breech: A small percentage of fetus' r breech in the 3rd trimester. Presentation is based on fetal movement. Sometimes a baby is breech because the bony stru... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Breech: External podalic version is the process by which an OB will attempt to change the presenting fetal part from breech to vertex. This is a process done... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Blighted ovum: A blighted ovum is an empty intrauterine gestational sac. No fetus is identified within the gestational sac. This most commonly occurs when there is a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Miscarriage: The baby is lost. Sometimes a D&C might be needed to remove the retained tissue. Sometimes the tissue is expelled spontaneously and completely.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
CF: First you need to determine if the father of the baby is also a carrier of the disease as CF is a recessive disease. Therefore both parents need to be... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Beauty: Physical appearance is the manifestation of genetic input. These characteristics are already determined in the unborn fetus. Healthy lifestyle and car... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Movement: As babies get larger there movements will feel different. More of a rolling type of movement. Decreased movement can be normal, but at this gestationa... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
MS: At this time that is not one of the diseases that antenatal testing like amniocentesis or cvs can test for. Eventually a large # of disease will be ab... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
C/S: Elective c/s are now becoming more popular. This procedure on the whole minimizes birth trauma and possible problems with labor. This is still surgery... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Stress: Streas has not truly been shown to be associated with any pregnancy issues. How stress affects the pregnant mothers sleep & eating patterns might effe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Seroquil: There shd be no effect from this exposure. Most problems with this drug is when the exposure is in the third trimester.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Support groups: Most of the major hospitals in this area have support groups that work with people who have had pregnancy related loss. The groups aren't for everyone... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Breech: Unfortunately in this day and age of medical malpractice i don't think that you will find any md who will do a breech delivery in a home. You will be ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Sex and timing: It takes the average couple 6 months to a year to get pregnant. Optimal time to have sex is the day prior and the day of ovulation. Having sex prior t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Eclampsia: Eclampsia is a severe form of preeclampsia. Seizures which are what is presented with eclampsia is treated with anti seizure medications including Val... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Back pain: Back pain is not unusual during pregnancy. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used. Avoidance of NSAID meds like advil. Stretching exercises and even see... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Breast: Breast are hormonally sensitive. They can become glandular and cystic during pregnancy and especially right before your period.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Blood: Dependent on the number of days between cycles what you are seeing now could be ovulatory bleeding. Especially if you have a 31 day cycle that is wha... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Medical ab: Dependent upon how far pregnant you were at the time of the medical intervention. Usually there is significant bleeding that occurs at the time of the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Accutane: There are multiple birth defects associated with intrauterine exposure to accutane. There is a certain critical time in the pregnancy where the greate... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Downs syndrome: Based on genetics, a women with downs syndrome will have eggs that are either 23 x or 24 x with an extra # 21 chromosome. Therefore there is a 50 % ch... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Stillbirth: There are different medications that are given to induce delivery of a still birth. The choices are based upon the gestational age at the time of diag... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Stillborn: Each couple is different. When a diagnosis is available it sometimes makes it easier because there may be a treatment to prevent this from recurring. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Breech: I advise patients to lay on a ironing board which is on a 45 degree angle (large books under one end) for approximately 45 minutes 2 x/day. Place a mu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Ruptured membranes: Green discharge associated with ruptured membranes can either be signs of an infection or be me continuum stained fluid which can be a sign of fetal d... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Stillborn: Once a procedure has been done to rectify this problem the patient can go home the same day or the following day if their condition is stable.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
PERIODS: Having normal periods usually indicates that you are ovulating, but does not mean that you can get pregnant or that you can carry to term. These are t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Fetal death: Once a fetal heart beat is heard externally using a doppler device the overall risk of pregnancy loss is approximately 1-2 %. There are many differen... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Gestational diabetes: Depends. Some md's are capable of handling gdm. Others look for a perinatologist to manage these patients. Certainly a md who has a large volume of pa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Termination: Once a intrauterine gestation is identified there are three options. A medical termination can be performed using oral medication. Or either a operati... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Genetica: This is certainly a dilemma faced by prospective parents every day. Those decisions are based on religious beliefs, what the genetic abnormality is an... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Discharge: Yes very much so. A combination of semen and vaginal discharge due to the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Pink discharge: Any deviation from your normal bleeding cycle may be hormonally based. Light pink staining when you are due for your period could be pregnancy related... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Bleeding in pregnanc: Dependent upon how far pregnant you are will direct us to the possible cause of bleeding. Bleeding at any time is abnormal, but doesnt mean that the p... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Miscarriage: You can have staining for up to two weeks after a pregnancy loss. This is not uncommon. Heavy vaginal bleeding where you are filling a pad every hour ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Bleeding: Yes you could be pregnant if you have had unprotected intercourse over the past month. I suggest doing a home pregnancy test to confirm or not that yo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Cramps: Implantation doesn't happen until after ovulation so cramps that you describe wouldn't be associated with implantation. You can do a home pregnancy te... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Timing: March 7-12 th approximately if your early sonogram agrees with your lmp.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Pregnant: Unless you have a very short monthly cycle the probability that you are pregnant or can become pregnant is very small.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
D&C: By definition a d&e is a procedure done in the second trimester. Maybe your md is just using the words and she means a d&c. The procedures are very d... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Pregnancy: The only way to tell is to do a test. A blood test can be done as early as 8 days after conception. A urine test can b done approx. 2 days prior to th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine): No one is completely sure what causes autism. It is probably caused by multiple factors including a possible genetic predisposition similar to breast ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Fetus: When a fetus has reached 24 weeks estimated gestational age it is considered to be a viable fetus and therefore afforded all medical efforts to mainta... Read More

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U. A. de Guadalajara
Graduated 1984MD
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