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  • Birth Defects - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    gene defects Genes are what determine your traits Sometimes a child can inherit not only those genes responsible for their normal traits such as the color of their eyes but also disease causing genes that result in a birth defect Multifactorial inheritance Multifactorial inheritance means that many factors multifactorial are involved in causing a birth defect The factors are usually both genetic and environmental Teratogens A teratogen is an agent which can cause a birth defect It is usually something in the environment that the mother may be exposed to during her pregnancy It could be a prescribed medication a street drug alcohol use or a disease that the mother has which could increase the chance for the baby to be born with a birth defect Why are birth defects a concern Although some birth defects have a single abnormality others have abnormalities in multiple body systems or organs Birth defects may cause life long disability and illness and with some survival is not possible Some birth defects such as mental retardation are non treatable disabilities However many physical defects can be treated with surgery Repair is possible with many defects including cleft lip or palate and certain heart defects How are birth defects diagnosed Many birth defects can be diagnosed before birth with special tests prenatal diagnosis Chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome can be diagnosed before birth by analyzing cells in the amniotic fluid or from the placenta Fetal ultrasound during pregnancy can also give information about the possibility of certain birth defects but ultrasound is not 100 percent accurate since some babies with birth defects may look the same on ultrasound as those without problems A chromosome analysis whether performed on a blood sample or cells from the amniotic fluid or placenta is over 99 9 percent accurate Tests that help screen for birth defects include the following alpha fetoprotein this blood test measures the levels of alpha fetoprotein AFP a protein released by the fetal liver and found in the mother s blood AFP is sometimes called MSAFP maternal serum AFP AFP screening may be included as one part of a two three or four part screening often called a multiple marker screen The other parts may include the following hCG human chorionic gonadotropin hCG is a hormone secreted by the early placental cells High hCG levels may indicate a fetus with Down syndrome a chromosomal abnormality that includes mental retardation and distinct physical features estriol a hormone produced by the placenta and by the fetal liver and adrenal glands Low levels may indicate a fetus with Down syndrome inhibin a hormone produced by the placenta nuchal translucency screening an ultrasound test usually performed in the late first trimester Thickening of the area at the back of the fetal neck may indicate an increased risk for Down syndrome or other chromosomal problems chorionic villus sampling CVS a prenatal test that involves taking a sample of some of the placental tissue This tissue contains the same genetic

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  • Our Locations - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Overview Mission Educational Objectives Curriculum Conferences Didactic Sessions Research Policies Procedures Meet Our Faculty Meet Our Fellows Applicants Directions Application Interview Process Sample Interview Day Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility Overview Mission Educational Objectives Curriculum Meet our Faculty Meet our Fellows Applicants Directions Application and Interview Process Alumni Contact Us Research Clinical Research Trials Overview Family Planning Preventive Services Gynecologic Oncology Maternal Fetal Medicine Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility Other Women s Health Research Basic Translational Research Division of Reproductive Sciences Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Trainee Opportunities Epidemiology Biostatistics Overview Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Our Department Our Mission Our Divisions Ways to Give Our Locations The Allen Hospital 5141 Broadway 220th Street and Broadway New York NY 10034 P 212 932 4200 Sloane Hospital for Women 3959 Broadway 165th Street and Broadway New York NY 10032 P 212 305 2373 Quick Links Make an Appointment To make an appointment call 1 855 75 OBGYN Coming soon schedule your appointment online Find a Doctor By Doctor Name or By Specialty Select Specialty Cancer Care Family Planning Fertility Center General Obstetrics Gynecology Gynecologic Surgery Urogynecology High Risk Obstetrics Pregnancy Giving Birth Routine Gyn Care or By Condition Treatment Contact Us Department of Obstetrics Gynecology Columbia University Medical Center 622 West 168 th St PH 16 New York NY 10032 Schedule an Appointment 1 855 75 OBGYN Administration 212 305 5515 Medical Education 212 305 2463 Maps Directions Center for Prenatal Pediatrics Morgan Stanley Children s Hospital of NewYork Presbyterian Columbia 3959 Broadway 12th FL at 165th St New York NY 10032 Center for Women s Reproductive Care Columbus Circle 1790 Broadway 2nd 4th FL between 57th 58th St New York NY 10019 Center for Women s Reproductive Care Scarsdale 696 White Plains Road Vernon Hills Shopping

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  • Virtual Tours - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    located at 3959 Broadway at the corner of 165th Street Our circular driveway allows you to drive right up to the front entrance Valet parking is available for patients families and visitors Upon arrival please proceed to the front desk in the main lobby Click and drag the image above for a full 360 degree view Main Lobby Just inside the main entrance is the guard s desk where you will immediately go upon entering If needed a wheelchair will be provided at this time You will proceed to a special patient elevator for expecting parents that will go directly to the Labor and Delivery Unit on the 10th floor Click and drag the image above for a full 360 degree view Labor Delivery Unit Once you arrive on the 10th floor you will proceed to the front desk Your doctor will have notified the staff of your pending arrival The nurse on duty will direct you to either a triage room or birthing suite An admitting counselor will be available to help you and your partner with any paperwork or general questions If your visit to the hospital is a result of early labor or if you are unsure if you are in labor your obstetrician may wish for your condition and progress to be evaluated in the triage area He or she will also determine how active you can be whether you need to be treated with IV fluids and medications and an appropriate fetal monitoring schedule for you based on your individual labor experience Click and drag the image above for a full 360 degree view Labor Delivery Suites All birthing suites are single rooms with sweeping views of New York City that combine comfort with technology for the ultimate birthing experience You will have a multi position birthing bed television telephone and full bathroom with shower as well as state of the art equipment for monitoring and delivering your baby and a foldout couch for overnight guests Click and drag the image above for a full 360 degree view Operating Rooms Our state of the art operating rooms support a wide range of procedures including cesarean births tubal ligations and any surgery necessary for the childbearing period After surgery you will spend a short period of time in the recovery area Your birth partner may accompany you to the OR in most cases and is always welcome in the recovery area Your baby may also stay with you in the recovery area Click and drag the image above for a full 360 degree view Nursery After your baby is examined and bathed in the newborn nursery we encourage you to keep your baby with you as much as possible Our nurses are on call to help you learn to care for yourself and your baby Should your baby require specialized care a satellite Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU is located on the same floor Click and drag the image above for a full 360 degree view

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  • Important Phone Numbers - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Interview Day Fellowships Family Planning Preventive Services Overview Mission Curriculum Conferences Didactic Sessions Research Meet Our Faculty Meet Our Fellows Applicants Directions Application and Interview Process Gynecologic Oncology Overview Mission Educational Objectives Curriculum Conferences Didactic Sessions Research Policies Procedures Meet Our Faculty Meet Our Fellows Applicants Directions Application and Interview Process Sample Interview Day FAQ Maternal Fetal Medicine Educational Objectives Curriculum Conferences Didactic Sessions Research Policies Procedures Meet our Faculty Meet our Fellows Applicants Directions Application and Interview Process Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Overview Mission Educational Objectives Curriculum Conferences Didactic Sessions Research Policies Procedures Meet Our Faculty Meet Our Fellows Applicants Directions Application Interview Process Sample Interview Day Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility Overview Mission Educational Objectives Curriculum Meet our Faculty Meet our Fellows Applicants Directions Application and Interview Process Alumni Contact Us Research Clinical Research Trials Overview Family Planning Preventive Services Gynecologic Oncology Maternal Fetal Medicine Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility Other Women s Health Research Basic Translational Research Division of Reproductive Sciences Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Trainee Opportunities Epidemiology Biostatistics Overview Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Our Department Our Mission Our Divisions Ways to Give Important Phone Numbers The Allen Hospital Admitting Department 212 932 5079 General Information 212 932 4000 Medical Records 212 932 4545 Patient Information 212 932 4000 Patient Services Administration 212 932 4321 Sloane Hospital for Women Admitting Department 212 305 3388 General Information 212 305 5437 Labor Delivery Unit 212 342 1760 Medical Records 212 305 3270 Patient Information 212 305 3101 Patient Services Administration 212 305 5904 Postpartum Unit 212 305 7620 Well Baby Nurseries 212 305 7623 Quick Links Make an Appointment To make an appointment call 1 855 75 OBGYN Coming soon schedule your appointment online Find a Doctor By Doctor Name or By Specialty Select Specialty Cancer Care Family Planning Fertility Center General Obstetrics Gynecology Gynecologic Surgery Urogynecology High Risk Obstetrics Pregnancy Giving Birth Routine Gyn Care or By Condition Treatment Contact Us Department of Obstetrics Gynecology Columbia University Medical Center 622 West 168 th St PH 16 New York NY 10032 Schedule an Appointment 1 855 75 OBGYN Administration 212 305 5515 Medical Education 212 305 2463 Maps Directions Center for Prenatal Pediatrics Morgan Stanley Children s Hospital of NewYork Presbyterian Columbia 3959 Broadway 12th FL at 165th St New York NY 10032 Center for Women s Reproductive Care Columbus Circle 1790 Broadway 2nd 4th FL between 57th 58th St New York NY 10019 Center for Women s Reproductive Care Scarsdale 696 White Plains Road Vernon Hills Shopping Center Scarsdale New York 10583 Columbia Ob Gyn Bronxville 77 Pondfield Road 2nd FL Bronxville NY 10708 Columbia Ob Gyn Columbus Circle 1790 Broadway 12th FL between 57th 58th St New York NY 10019 Columbia Ob Gyn Midtown 51 West 51st St 3rd FL between 5th and 6th Ave New York NY 10019 Columbia Ob Gyn Rockland 516 Route 303 Orangeburg NY 10962 Columbia Ob Gyn Uptown Herbert Irving Pavilion 161 Fort Washington Ave between 165th 168th St New

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  • Patient Rooms - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Interview Process Alumni Contact Us Research Clinical Research Trials Overview Family Planning Preventive Services Gynecologic Oncology Maternal Fetal Medicine Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility Other Women s Health Research Basic Translational Research Division of Reproductive Sciences Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Trainee Opportunities Epidemiology Biostatistics Overview Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Our Department Our Mission Our Divisions Ways to Give Patient Rooms Antepartum Unit Most women will have a healthy normal pregnancy and will not require admission to the hospital prior to delivery However some may experience a pregnancy complication requiring them to be hospitalized for closer monitoring For these expectant mothers the Antepartum Unit provides comprehensive medical and nursing care in comfortable and supportive surroundings Our antepartum health care team includes maternal fetal medicine specialists obstetricians and nurses Other medical or surgical experts are consulted as needed Labor and Delivery Unit The Labor and Delivery Unit offers a comfortable family friendly setting technologically equipped to handle any birthing situation The Labor and Delivery Unit provides Obstetrical services for low and high risk pregnancies Specialized medical and nursing staff with high nurse to patient staffing levels Advanced technology to support labor and delivery 24 hour obstetrical anesthesiology for pain management Proximity to a state of the art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU Birthing Suites All birthing suites are single rooms equipped with a multi position birthing bed as well as state of the art equipment for monitoring and delivering your baby Your progress will be monitored regularly throughout labor and your nurses will help you explore which comfort measures work best for you In room amenities include a television telephone full bathroom with shower and foldout couch for overnight guests Postpartum Unit Our postpartum units offer both private and semi private accommodations Private Rooms Private rooms feature a fold out bed allowing significant others to stay overnight This service is not available to patients in semi private rooms If you wish to be in a private room please inform your nurse upon admission and we will do our best to accommodate your request Please understand however that private accommodations are often limited and provided based on availability at the time of your delivery Your insurance company typically does not reimburse you for the additional cost of a private room so you will be responsible for paying this out of pocket cost Quick Links Make an Appointment To make an appointment call 1 855 75 OBGYN Coming soon schedule your appointment online Find a Doctor By Doctor Name or By Specialty Select Specialty Cancer Care Family Planning Fertility Center General Obstetrics Gynecology Gynecologic Surgery Urogynecology High Risk Obstetrics Pregnancy Giving Birth Routine Gyn Care or By Condition Treatment Contact Us Department of Obstetrics Gynecology Columbia University Medical Center 622 West 168 th St PH 16 New York NY 10032 Schedule an Appointment 1 855 75 OBGYN Administration 212 305 5515 Medical Education 212 305 2463 Maps Directions Center for Prenatal Pediatrics Morgan Stanley Children s Hospital of NewYork Presbyterian

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  • Visiting Hours & Policies - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    of Reproductive Sciences Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Trainee Opportunities Epidemiology Biostatistics Overview Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Our Department Our Mission Our Divisions Ways to Give Visiting Hours Policies The Allen Hospital Your spouse or significant other may visit from 10 AM to 10 PM Your family and friends may visit from 12 Noon to 8 PM We ask that you have no more than two visitors at a time in your room If you are staying in a semi private room please remember to be considerate of your roommate s need for privacy Your spouse or significant other may stay overnight with you in private rooms only All visitors must receive a pass from the Welcome and Information Desk at the main entrance Visitor waiting areas are located on each patient floor Visitors who have colds or other infections should not visit until they are well Visiting children should be free of colds and infections and their immunizations should be up to date For more information on visiting hours at The Allen Hospital NewYork Presbyterian Hospital please call 212 932 4000 Sloane Hospital for Women Your spouse or significant other may visit 24 hours a day as may your parents guardians and grandparents Your family and friends may visit from 12 Noon to 8 PM We ask that you have no more than two visitors at a time in your room If you are staying in a semi private room please remember to be considerate of your roommate s need for privacy Your spouse or significant other may stay overnight with you in private rooms only All visitors must receive a pass from the Welcome and Information Desk at the main entrance Visitor waiting areas are located on each patient floor Visitors who have colds or other infections should not visit until they are well Visiting children should be free of colds and infections and their immunizations should be up to date NYP Lawrence Hospital General visiting hours are from 11 a m to 8 30 p m A maternity support person can be present at any time Only TWO visitors per patient will be allowed unless approved by the patient s nurse Patients have a right to restrict visitors All such requests should be given to your nurse who will notify security Visitors under 14 are not permitted in the hospital except for siblings visiting the maternity unit For more information on visiting hours at Columbia University Medical Center NewYork Presbyterian Hospital please call 212 305 4820 Quick Links Make an Appointment To make an appointment call 1 855 75 OBGYN Coming soon schedule your appointment online Find a Doctor By Doctor Name or By Specialty Select Specialty Cancer Care Family Planning Fertility Center General Obstetrics Gynecology Gynecologic Surgery Urogynecology High Risk Obstetrics Pregnancy Giving Birth Routine Gyn Care or By Condition Treatment Contact Us Department of Obstetrics Gynecology Columbia University Medical Center 622 West 168 th St PH 16 New York NY

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  • Patient Care & Safety - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    treatment decisions for you and your baby Ask questions about the care and treatment of yourself and of your baby Ask questions about your discharge instructions Tell us if you do not understand what we are saying to you Ask for an interpreter if you do not understand English Keep Your Healthcare Team Informed Share your medical history with your health care team Tell us about your medical problems and prior surgeries Tell us if you have any allergies Know Your Medications When you are in the hospital ask about all medications you are given and why they have been prescribed for you Expect Staff to Check Recheck Identification Bands You and your baby must wear your Hospital identification ID bands at all times while you are in the hospital Our staff is expected to review the information on your Hospital ID bands before giving you or your baby any medications before tests procedures and X rays or when giving you your food tray If the ID band comes off you or your baby or is unreadable ask us to replace it Help Prevent Falls For your protection we strive to make every effort to prevent falls during your Hospital stay This includes placing your call button within reach helping you get out of bed and taking you for walks on the nursing unit If you are at risk for falling we will take extra precautions You can help prevent falls by Calling a staff member if you need help getting out of bed Letting us know if you cannot reach your call button Wearing hospital provided non skid socks or shoes when taking walks Following the staff s instructions Preventing Infections Preventing infections is one of the most important goals While not every infection is preventable taking certain precautions can prevent many Practice Hand Hygiene One of the best ways to prevent infections is hand hygiene Hand hygiene refers to cleaning hands with soap and water or with an alcohol based hand sanitizer Throughout the hospital you will see Purell dispensers and bottles in hallways and patient rooms Your health care team is expected to clean their hands before and after providing care to prevent the spread of infection If you re not sure that your health care provider cleaned his or her hands please ask the provider to do so before examining you or your baby or performing a procedure Follow Visitor Guidelines We want you to help prevent the spread of infection too If your family members or friends have an infection such as a cold cough fever or rash please ask them not to visit until they are well Ask your visitors to clean their hands with Purell before they come into your room No Smoking The hospital is a completely smoke free environment indoors and outdoors Interpreter Services A member of our staff can arrange interpreters for foreign languages and sign language free of charge Equipment for those who are hearing impaired is also available

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  • What to Bring - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Didactic Sessions Research Policies Procedures Meet our Faculty Meet our Fellows Applicants Directions Application and Interview Process Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Overview Mission Educational Objectives Curriculum Conferences Didactic Sessions Research Policies Procedures Meet Our Faculty Meet Our Fellows Applicants Directions Application Interview Process Sample Interview Day Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility Overview Mission Educational Objectives Curriculum Meet our Faculty Meet our Fellows Applicants Directions Application and Interview Process Alumni Contact Us Research Clinical Research Trials Overview Family Planning Preventive Services Gynecologic Oncology Maternal Fetal Medicine Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility Other Women s Health Research Basic Translational Research Division of Reproductive Sciences Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Trainee Opportunities Epidemiology Biostatistics Overview Our Team Areas of Focus Significant Publications Our Department Our Mission Our Divisions Ways to Give What to Bring Important Paperwork Complete list of all the prescription and over the counter medications you are currently taking Reports your doctor gave you to bring to the hospital Medical insurance information including insurance cards pre certification and other documentation required by your insurer Personal identification such as a driver s license or passport List of telephone numbers of immediate family members to call if necessary What to Bring for Your Comfort Slippers and bathrobe Nightwear Supportive nursing bra Nursing gown open front Change of clothes Toiletries toothbrush toothpaste body lotion shampoo comb brush and soap or shower gel Wristwatch or portable clock What to Bring to Take Your Baby Home Infant car seat for car ride home Onesie Receiving blanket Burp pads What the Hospital Will Provide Your Baby with Diapers and wipes Undershirts Blankets and hats What to Leave at Home Do not bring any electrical appliances such as hair dryers and other plug in items to the hospital Do not bring any jewelry expensive clothing or other costly items to the hospital Please leave all your valuables at home Please note the hospital is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any personal property kept in your room Quick Links Make an Appointment To make an appointment call 1 855 75 OBGYN Coming soon schedule your appointment online Find a Doctor By Doctor Name or By Specialty Select Specialty Cancer Care Family Planning Fertility Center General Obstetrics Gynecology Gynecologic Surgery Urogynecology High Risk Obstetrics Pregnancy Giving Birth Routine Gyn Care or By Condition Treatment Contact Us Department of Obstetrics Gynecology Columbia University Medical Center 622 West 168 th St PH 16 New York NY 10032 Schedule an Appointment 1 855 75 OBGYN Administration 212 305 5515 Medical Education 212 305 2463 Maps Directions Center for Prenatal Pediatrics Morgan Stanley Children s Hospital of NewYork Presbyterian Columbia 3959 Broadway 12th FL at 165th St New York NY 10032 Center for Women s Reproductive Care Columbus Circle 1790 Broadway 2nd 4th FL between 57th 58th St New York NY 10019 Center for Women s Reproductive Care Scarsdale 696 White Plains Road Vernon Hills Shopping Center Scarsdale New York 10583 Columbia Ob Gyn Bronxville 77 Pondfield Road 2nd FL Bronxville NY

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