Nurse Practitioner Stephanie Allocca added to staff

West Essex OB/GYN Associates is pleased to announce the addition of our new associate, Stephanie Allocca, who is a fully licensed and accredited Nurse Practitioner. Following our extensive search for a clinician who can help extend our practice and better serve our...

Pregnancy Travel Alert from the CDC

CDC issues interim travel guidance related to Zika virus for 14 Countries and Territories in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Out of an abundance of caution, pregnant women advised to consider postponing travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is...

Delayed Cord Clamping

There are many questions that come up in conversations with our patients during the third trimester, as we approach delivery and discuss birth plans. Choices for anesthesia, induction or augmentation of labor, reasons for Cesarean delivery, and cord blood banking are...

Updates on Tdap Immunization in Pregnancy

Pertussis (also called whooping cough) is a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing. People with pertussis may make a “whooping” sound when they try to breathe. In newborns, pertussis can be a life-threatening illness. It can be prevented with a vaccine...

Cell-free DNA Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy

Many of our patients may have heard about new screening methods for detecting fetal chromosomal abnormalities during pregnancy. The term for this is called noninvasive prenatal screening. This testing can detect Down syndrome (trisomy 21) and other chromosome...

Cord Blood Banking

Banking your baby’s stem cells can offer a unique and once in a lifetime opportunity to provide protection and security for your family. There are many decisions to make – including what type of cells to bank and which cord blood banking company to use. Below,...

Minimally Invasive Proceedures

The practice of medicine continues to evolve at a rapid pace. One of the most rapidly changing areas is the shift to more minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our doctors are committed to providing the most up to date and clinically proven technologies to best...