William M. Gilbert MD


Contraction Stress Test

A contraction stress test checks to see if your baby will stay healthy during contractions when you are in labor. This test includes external fetal heart monitoring . The test is done when you are 34 or more weeks pregnant. During a contraction, the blood and oxygen supply to your baby drops for a short time. This is…

Placenta abruptio

Placenta abruptio is the early separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus before the fetus is delivered. This can cause serious problems, including bleeding.

Fetal Ultrasound

Fetal ultrasound is a test done during pregnancy that uses reflected sound waves. It produces a picture of the baby (fetus), the organ that supports the fetus ( placenta ), and the liquid that surrounds the fetus ( amniotic fluid ). The picture is displayed on a TV screen. It may be in black and white or in color. The…

Eclampsia (Seizures) and Preeclampsia

Eclampsia is pregnancy-related seizure activity that is caused by severe preeclampsia. Less than 1% of women who have preeclampsia experience seizures. 1 Eclampsia is life-threatening for both a mother and her fetus. During a seizure, the oxygen supply to the fetus is drastically reduced. Sudden seizures can occur…

Fetal development at 16 weeks of pregnancy

Top of the pageFetal development at 16 weeks of pregnancyCurrent as ofMay 29, 2019Author: Healthwise StaffAdam Husney, MD – Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD – Family MedicineWilliam M. Gilbert, MD – Maternal and Fetal MedicineCurrent as of: May 29,...