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Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak, MD is a perinatologist with offices throughout Northern New Jersey. He is well known for his commitment to lower c/s delivery rates, normal twin and triplet deliveries, vaginal breech as well as a strong commitment to patient centered care. He believes in a partnership betwee…

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Dr. Jonathan Ratzersdorfer joined Maternal Resources in 2016

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Dr. Amanda Resnikoff joined the Maternal Resources team in 2017 after working closely alongside Dr. Abdelhak's esteemed team as a attending physician at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr, Resnikoff is known for her warmth, knowledge and compassion. She has a joy for obstetrics and caring …

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The incidence of multiple gestation (twin, triplet and more pregnancy) has gone up significantly over the past several decades, as women are using fertility stimulating drugs for ovulation induction, superovulation, and assisted reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) more a…

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Dr. Abdelhak gives us his rationale for why ultrasound use is extremely important in pregnancy and how often they should be performed to ensure the health and safety of the baby. In in this fantastic video, he gives a great analogy about how often the President of the United States would have an ul…

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Breech babies (or butt first) account for about 3% of babies at term. In this episode Dr. Abdelhak and Kristin take a comprehensive look at breech birth, including how to choosing the best route for delivery and then prepare for that type of birth. One of the most widely used techniques is an exte…

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When it comes to having a VBAC , we really wanna look at the big picture. Ideally, we identify what the reason was for the first C-section and we try to avoid the pitfalls that we had with the first Cesarean birth. We look at what were all the metrics all the variables that we have control over and…

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The occiput posterior position otherwise known as the OP position is important to familiarize yourself with because it is the most common fetal malposition in labor. It can be associated with assisted vaginal delivery (aka operative vaginal delivery) and even cesarean delivery.

This position i…

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Take a peek at our Grand Opening in Hoboken, NJ. We had a wonderful event for all the local business in and around Hoboken, NJ. We were excited to see our neighbors and other members of the birth community. Hoboken has a wonderful variety of physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, lacta…

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At Maternal Resources we have your best interest at heart and we have your back. Our goal is to understand your hopes and desires for your birth experience and align with you! We specialize in all types of births, VBACs, twins vaginally, Breech vaginally, high risk pregnancies all under and integra…

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What is shoulder dystocia in childbirth? Is it dangerous for the pregnant woman? Shoulder dystocia is when the shoulders fail to delivery easily after the bady's head. If the shoulders do not deliver easily with a few simple maneuvers it is considered an obstetric emergency. Shoulder dystocia is no…

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How to tell if you pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy or low risk? What constitutes when a pregnancy becomes risky?

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Everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe somethings you didn't want to know) about an episiotomy in labor from two experts who are in the labor room day in and day out.
Yaakov Abdelhak is an MFM fetal medicine specialist and high risk OBGYN. He his highly trained and an expert in childbirth…

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Dr. Abdelhak expounds on when a spontaneous labor may need a little assistance when to use it and why. Also included here are the types of assisted vaginal delivery.

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Long gone is the thought of once a cesarean always a cesarean. Women who have had a cesarean delivery in the past have the option of undergoing a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) delivery or planned repeat cesarean delivery (PRCD) in their next pregnancy. Ideally, a planned TOLAC leads vagina…

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Assisted vaginal delivery (also known as operative vaginal delivery) is when the doctor or midwife assists the woman to delivery using forceps, a vacuum, or other devices to extract the baby from the vagina during the second stage (pushing stage) of labor. There are several factors that go into th…

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Assisted vaginal delivery (also known as operative vaginal delivery) is when the doctor or midwife assists the woman to delivery using forceps, a vacuum, or other devices to extract the baby from the vagina during the second stage (pushing stage) of labor. There are several factors that go into th…

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With so much information on the internet about birth, pregnancy, and labor how can a woman and her family know where to turn? Childbirth experts Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak an Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Kristin Mallon, a Certified Nurse Midwife weigh in on topics related to pregnancy and child…

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The short answer is usually not. In a recent study in JAMA episiotomies are no longer recommended as best practices and instead natural tearing is better.

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Is it safe to sleep on your back in pregnancy? This and more questions answered in our True Birth Podcast. How and when a woman can sleep on her back when she is expecting.

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Better Births and Better Birth Experiences. This practice is all about a pregnancy program designed to help women achieve the type of birth they are envisioning. We shepherd families through the birth choices and through their birthing process.

There has been a C-section epidemic in the last 50 …

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May 27, 2021

When Labor Isn't Easy

It would be great if all labors were like what we see when we are scrolling on instagram. Clean water births, calm mothers, rose petals, and relative ease. Unfortunately for us, as the comforts of modern life get us further and further away from the lives of our ancestors our bodies have not adapte…

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All about your favorite Dr.John R. He joined Integrative OB and Maternal Resources in 2016 and has quickly become a fan favorite among out patients. He trained in McGee in Philadelphia and is quickly becoming adept at all types of complicated vaginal births. We love our Dr. John!

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Our Certified Nurse Midwife, Kristin Mallon sits down with Dr. Abdelhak and asks him all of our burning questions about getting the COVID vaccine in pregnancy.  Check out their conversation.

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