Rebecca Sue Uranga MD


Pregnancy: Prenatal Exam Schedule

Regular prenatal exams are a top priority during any pregnancy. They are important both for monitoring your own and your fetus’s health and for giving you and your health professional time to build a working relationship. If your pregnancy is going well, you will have a regular schedule of prenatal checkups. These will…

First-Trimester Exams and Tests

Routine exams At each prenatal visit during your first-trimester, you’ll be weighed and have your blood pressure checked. Your urine may also be checked for bacteria, protein, or sugar. Your doctor will monitor your fetus’s growth by measuring the height of your uterus (fundal height) above your pubic bone. Using a…

Cancer During Pregnancy

On rare occasions, cancer coincides with pregnancy. Because the medicines and radiation used for treating cancer can be dangerous to a fetus, a pregnant woman and her doctors must weigh a number of factors when planning her care, including: The fetus’s gestational age. The type and location of the cancer. How advanced…

Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Pregnancy

Antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease that has been closely linked to some cases of recurrent miscarriage. This syndrome increases blood clotting. It can cause dangerous blood clots (thrombosis) and problems with blood flow. For some women, the only sign of this condition is an early miscarriage. Or…