Screening for High Risk Pregnancy Populations

2019-10-23 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

NSL stands for Nuchal SonoLucency. This prenatal screening test (also called the nuchal fold scan) uses ultrasound to measure the clear ("translucent") space in the tissue at the back of your developing baby's neck, and is combined with measurement of two hormones in mom's blood. That measurement can help assess... Read More

Pregnancy after 35 is very common today

2019-10-23 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

Pregnancy after 35 can pose some special concerns. If your health is good, you should be able to have a successful pregnancy. More common problems that may develop such as diabetes and hypertension can be managed medically. The specific age related issues are related to increased risk of chromosomal birth... Read More

Award-Winning Maternity Care

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is a great place to have your baby! Dr. Daum delivered the first baby at  Methodist Mansfield Medical Center on December 26th, 2006. Since that day the hospital has grown, but retains the small hospital feeling that many women enjoy. The NICU is now considered a level... Read More

Call Dr. Daum as soon as you are diagnosed!

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

Pregnant women are more likely to get seriously ill from the flu. Get your flu shot!   You should get vaccinated as soon as you finish the first trimester. (12 weeks). You will not get the flu from a flu shot. Any side effects you get are generally limited to soreness... Read More

Genetic Testing For Cancer Risk

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

Anyone can be at increased risk for cancer based on their family history. This is especially true for certain types of cancers such as: breast, ovary, colon, endometrium (uterine), pancreas, and melanoma. The more unusual the timing of the cancer (early age onset) or prevalence within a family, the higher... Read More

Permanent Birth Control Procedure

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

There has been a good bit of advertising recently about the Essure method of tubal sterilization. Essure is not new, and has been on the market for a number of years. The Essure method of sterilization  requires placement of a device in each tubal opening, where it opens into the... Read More

Not All Contractions Mean You're In True Labor

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

Labor at term is about trying to decide if it is time to go to the hospital for your newborn's arrival. If it is timed properly, it will prevent frustrating visits to the hospital which result in going back home. Many women have described a contraction as "The baby balls... Read More

Abnormal Pap Smear Test Does Not Mean You Have Cancer

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

Many women will have an abnormal pap smear result at some point in their life. If you have had an abnormal pap smear, you will generally need to have a follow up pap smear within 6 months.  Potential Results of a Follow Up Pap Smear Your follow up pap smear... Read More

Hormone-releasing IUD That Is Over 99% Effective

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

Mirena® IUD's are plastic devices that fit inside your uterus and provide contraception. They have several advantages. First they are very effective with greater than 99% prevention of pregnancy.  The stem of the Mirena® contains levonorgestrel, a part of many popular birth control pills. Second, once inserted, they are almost... Read More

New Recommendations/Guidelines Regarding Pap Smear Testing

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

A Pap Smear is Recommended For Cervical Cancer Screening With the advancement of DNA technology, it has been determined that 99% of cervical cancers are caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are many subtypes of HPV, and a small number have been detected in cervical cancers. These subtypes are... Read More

Foods That Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy

2019-10-22 | Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD

You have probably heard that there are foods that should be avoided during pregnancy. Most of the restrictions are directed at avoiding mercury which has gotten concentrated in fish. The fish to be avoided are the predatory fish from the ocean, and include tuna, shark, mackerel, and salmon. In fact, most fish should... Read More

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