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Dr. Liza Kunz

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mountain View, CA
22 years experience female

Locations

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Mountain View, CA

Address

2485 Hospital Drive, Suite 231, Mountain View, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

6504048219

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

UMR

PAMF, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fremont

Fremont, CA

Office

Mountain View, CA

About

Bio

Taking care of women over the course of a pregnancy allows me to develop a very strong relationship with my patients over a short period of time. I believe that through open communication and education, we increase the likelihood that patients with medical or obstetric complications achieve our mutual goal: a healthy mother and a healthy baby.

Specialties
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

823 Answers
2.1K Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Might be!: Lots of women have symptoms of reflux in late pregnancy. If chewable Tums doesn't help, you can safely try over the counter antacids like pepcid (fam... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Don't panic: A colposcopy sounds scarier than it is, it just means looking at your cervix with a big magnifying glass. If all looks well your doc will just give yo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes, if...: An abdominal ultrasound at 11 weeks is just as accurate for dating as vaginal (+\- 1 wk) if the image quality is good. You can see early fetal anatomy... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Preeclampsia?: Preeclampsia is the most common cause of elevated blood pressure in the latter part of pregnancy. It is especially concerning if your blood pressure r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Hard work: Breastfeeding is hard work. Don't let yourself get discouraged. If you are not getting a good latch it will hurt more. If you have questions, see a... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Varied symtpoms: You can have pregnancy associated symptoms days before you miss a period! common findings are swollen or tender breasts, fatigue and nausea. If you ha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Prenatal diagnosis: During a cvs, a thin needle/catheter is inserted into your placenta. Cells from the placenta are removed and sent to the laboratory. In this way we ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Likely December: Assuming she has 28 day cycles, her date of conception should have been early december, around 12/6/2012.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Maybe: You have to ovulate to get pregnant. While you may ovulate in the first week after being off ocps, for some women it takes longer. You won't know if... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Pretty unlikely: The combo of a negative pregnancy test and a normal period make pregnancy extremely unlikely.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Extremely low: You will not break a bone in your pelvis during childbirth. However a poorly healed pelvis may make it harder for the fetus to descend correctly and ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Normal: This is just a description of the location of your placenta, which is normal. Grade 1 placentas are normal in early pregnancy. Nothing to worry about!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Take a preg test: Many women spot on depo. The only way to know for certain if you are pregnant is to take a home pregnancy test. They are cheap and available at any ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Your doctor may have specific recommendations on weight restrictions given your pregnancy course so far, but typically there is no strict limit.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Very common: Do not worry, your pregnancy symptoms may vary from day to day. This is not a worrisome sign. Contact your doctor if you have vaginal bleeding or si... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
EC: Emergency contraception, like plan b, is effective for preventing pregnancy when used within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. You can pick it up a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Immune system: If you have a normal immune system (you aren't on immune suppresive drugs, you don't have hiv), a yeast infection should not kill you. But your docto... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
No: There is a maximum of 1 week difference between measurements and dates in the first trimester. Perhaps your dating was incorrect to start. Otherwise... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Proven benefit?: There are many fertility doctors who have regimens that they believe get women pregnant. If you know someone who has gotten pregnant with their assist... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Most likely no: Given the negative test you are most likely not pregnant. But you can retest in 1 week to be certain.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Doesn't exist : Once you are already pregnant, there are no known safe, tested ways to induce abortion with an over the counter pill. See your doctor or a local clin... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: No birth control is 100% effective. Condoms certianly have obvious failures, such as breaking or falling off, but even with "perfect use"'some women w... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Take a test!: If you are concerned about pregnancy, i suspect you are having or have recently had sex. In that case irregular bleeding at the time your period is d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
What kind of valve?: A lot of the conversation is different depending on what kind (mechanical or tissue) of valve you have and what your cardiac function is like. Have a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Very low risk: If you are good about taking Depo-Provera injections on time, the chance of pregnancy is a very low, but not zero. If you ever have a doubt, you can a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Mucous like sticky discharge is common after sex, pregnant or not. If you have any bleeding or if your discharge has a foul odor or itch, call your d... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Pregnancy test: The only real way to tell the difference is to see whether or not you have a positive home pregnancy test. Otherwise they feel they same.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Take as directed : You are fine to finish the pack as prescribed. You are not protected against sexually transmitted infection, but you have excellent pregnancy protecti... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Cramping and blooding discharge are common in the week after an abortion. They should be getting better rather than worse over time. If not, then co... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Perhaps: Lots of things can happen to both you and your baby over the course of 6 weeks. Prenatal care in this period of time typically screens you for gestat... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: There is no reason why warm beverages are dangerous.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Dependds on the med: Some high blood pressure medications are safe to take in pregnancy. Others are not and can cause negative effects on the developing fetus. Make sure... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Take a test!: If you are pregnant after a tubal ligation, you are at high risk for a pregnancy in your fallopian tube, which is dangerous. Take a pregnancy test to... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Maybe : Any time you have a pregnancy that is developing, ectopic or intrauterine, will have a rising HCG level. A rising HCG level will make the line darker,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Normal range: It sounds like your HCG is doubling appropriately. An ultrasound in the next two weeks will appropriately identify baby number and heartbeat if all i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Heartburn?: It sounds like you may be experiencing heartburn. You could try taking Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) before you go to bed at night and see if your sympt... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
No: You cannot carry a child without a uterus. Your ovaries can be used to produce eggs which can be inseminated artificially and carried in a gestationa... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: This may be signs that your cervix is starting to change, but bleeding at term can be serious. Speak to the OB doctor who knows you and your pregnanc... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
No: Semen has to enter your vagina for you to get pregnant.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: If you are having unprotected sex, of course you could be pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Highly unlikely: While birth control failures can happen, if you are using the patch according to directions, the chance of pregnancy is low.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
No: You cannot get pregnant without intercourse.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
No: You can only get pregnant if sperm enters your vagina. This is very improbable with clothes on.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Non ovulation : If you don't ovulate in a given month or have other hormonal imbalance you may miss a period in a given month. If you miss another cycle call your doc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Too early to see: You can't see a 3-4 week normal pregnancy on ultrasound. Your HCG has to be significantly higher to be visible, usually greater than 1, 000. Give it... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: It only takes one episode of unprotected sex to become pregnant. If your sex was <72 hours ago, think about emergency contraception. If not, and you... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
Prenatal yoga?: At your gestational age almost any exercise program you were doing before pregnancy is fine, but a prenatal yoga dvd might help if you are specificall... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 22 years experience
How we count: We count how many weeks pregnant you are from the date of your last period, not the date of conception.

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Apr 7, 2013
Dr Kunz provides an outstanding service to the public via Health Tap. Her responses are kind, clear and accurate. She clearly has a vast knowledge of Maternal- Fetal Medicine. I recommend Dr. Kunz.
Jul 30, 2013
Highly intelligent, physician with an exceptional background who delivers excellent answers. Would definitely recommend this physician for her clear and accurate answers to patient's questions.
May 5, 2013
Dr Kunz is a valued member of Healthtap. She is clearly so knowledge about maternal fetal medicine. The information she provides is clear, accurate & helpful.I recommed Dr. Kunz.
HealthTap member
Thank you. I've been so worried and not able to sleep which I know isn't good for the baby. I thought I started too late when i read that it only folate only works if taken one month before and durin...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks and yea I know I'm only 16 that's why I panicked , it was my first time having sex ,it wasn't suppose to happen but thank you so much
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for clarifying for me! That was actually the date I got on reverse conception calculators but I knew those were only average based

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, San Jose, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, California - Winter
2013
Top Perinatologist, First Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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