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Dr. Carol Major

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Orange, CA
37 years experience female

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Office

Orange, CA

Address

200 S. Manchester Ave., Orange, CA, US
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Orange, CA

Office

Fountain Valley, CA

About

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Specialize in Maternal- Fetal Medicine - specializing in Diabetes in Pregnancy, preterm labor, prenatal diagnosis and management of multiple gestations. Obstetric medicine specialist

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Obstetric Medicine

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Perinatal medicine : Fetal intervention/fetal surgery is performed by an entire team. The team is made up of a pediatric surgeon, Perinatologist, and a neonatolist. The pe... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
AMA - age >35: Advanced maternal age (AMA) refers to women who get pregnant and give birth at the age of 35 or elder. AMA has been associated with certain adverse ma... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Perinatologist: A maternal fetal medicine specialist is a doctor who specializes in complicated pregnancies. The pregnancy complications may be maternal in origin ( i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
High risk pregnancy: it is very likely that you were referred to a Perinatologist because of some high risk pregnancy issue. Be reassured that you are being referred to s... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
High risk obstetrics: Perinatology is the practice of high risk obstetrics. Another name for Perinatology is Maternal Fetal Medicine.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
A weak cervix: An incompetent cervix is a weakened cervix. It is usually characterized by painless cervical dilation. It usually seen between 15 and 22 weeks and pat... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes they are trained: All maternal fetal medicine doctors are trained in obstetric ultrasound. Certain training programs have better ultrasound training than others-- but a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
EDC = Due date: If you are 26 weeks today (1/13/2015) then you most likely got pregnant between 7/25/2014 and 8/3/2014). Your EDC (due date) is 4/21/2015.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Date of conception: If you are now 14 weeks and 4 days pregnant, then your date of conception was around October 17, 2014. This is a long time after your unprotected sex... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Echogenic focus : A calcium deposit seen on a fetal heart valve is called an intracardiac echogenic focus. It is a small calcification that is on the tendons that open ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
HIV testing: It is recommended that all women be tested for HIV during pregnancy. The test that is done is usually an Elisa antibody test. They usually test for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Prenatal screening: First trimester screening is a prenatal screening test for Trisomy 21 and Trisomy 18. It is done in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy and involves a bl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No : A urine test can not diagnose syphilis. You would need to get a blood test.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No and yes: Rabenprazole is safe in pregnancy. It is a category B which means it can be used in pregnancy without concern. Itopride on the other hand is a newer ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Poor OB History: I would recommend that you see a perinatologist for your new pregnancy. Your history of a preterm delivery at 23 weeks makes this pregnancy a high ri... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Level 2 ultrasound: A level 2 ultrasound, by a Perinatologist is a targeted or a detailed fetal ultrasound done by a doctor who specializes in high risk obstetrics. Perin... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes you can: Allertec is an anti-histamine that is a category B and therefore, is safe to take in pregnany. A Category B drug is a drug that has been studied in an... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Scar tissue: The pain that you may be experiencing may be due to scar tissue formation - adhesions. Hopeful with time, the pain will decrease.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Fetal movements: Absolutely you should be concerned if the fetal movement decreases or there is no movement at all. Moms usually start to feel fetal movement at about ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Fluid in kidneys: The fetal pyelectasis is the dilation of the fetal renal pelvis. This dilation could be secondary to an obstructive process the the fetal urinary tra... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Preterm labor; fFN: Fetal fibronectin can be described as the "glue" that attaches the membranes of the amniotic sac to the side wall of the uterus. If the "glue" starts ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Pregnancy weight: It is very normal to gain a significant amount of weight in the first trimester, even when you don't eat or drink much during that time. During early ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Rh negative: If a woman is Rh negative, and the father of her baby is Rh positive, there is a good chance that their baby will be Rh positive. When a Rh neg mom c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Cerclage: i would go to a Perinatologist in Houston first of all to determine if a cerclage and in particular, a TA cerclage is indicated in your situation. I'... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Morning sickness: If the "sicky" feeling in your stomach is nausea, then it is very normal. Nausea and vomiting is normal in pregnancy because of the effects of one of... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Take pregnancy test: First of all, I would take a home pregnancy test. If positive, I would go the doctor for an ultrasound to check for pregnancy or an ovarian tumor. If... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
I love OB/GYN: When I was a medical student, OB/GYN was the speciality that I feel in love with. I love working with women at the various different stages of their ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: A maternal fetal medicine specialist can help you even if you are already pregnant. There are certain tests that can be run and if those tests are abn... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Fetal echo: Either a Perinatologist or a pediatric cardiologist can perform fetal echocardiograms. Some perinatologists may not feel comfortable doing fetal echo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Fellowships: You can do a fellowship in a sub specialty after completing a 4 year residency in OB/GYN. A fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine takes 3 years. A ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Ultrasound training: A perinatologist spends three years doing a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine. During that 3 year training, a significant amount of time is spent... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
OB Visits: What goes on during the 3rd OB visit depends on when you started prenatal care. Usually on the third visit, the doctor will weigh you, take your bloo... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Major is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Major is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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May 8, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

UCSF MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, California - Fall
2014
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics
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