This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new window Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Revital (Tally) Faro about maximizing wellness and reducing maternal deaths during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.
Our show comes on the perfect day – January 23rd, 2019 is Maternal Health Awareness Day in New Jersey: ‘A call to action to improve maternal health and safety, and decrease maternal mortality rates.’
Some things that can have dire consequences are highly preventable – one such example is Zika virus. Dr. Faro will review steps moms and dads should take to mitigate risk of contracting Zika virus and other similarly preventable dangers. Other relatively common complications of pregnancy such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia and of delivery such as hemorrhage are not always as easy to directly prevent, but Dr Faro will explain signs and symptoms of these conditions and ways to maximize health and reduce risk.
Black women are three times more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts – this is a scary statistic. Dr. Revital Faro will explore with us the multi-factorial, complex causes for this horrible discrepancy. We will delve into what signs and symptoms should never be ignored and words to use when advocating for medical care if you fear you are not being appropriately heard.
Learn more about my guest Dr. Revital (Tally) Faro:
p style=”text-align: left;”>Dr. Faro is a board certified Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician Specialist. She specializes in all of the complications that may ensue during pregnancy with both the mother and the fetus. She also takes care of women with a variety of medical conditions while pregnant or preparing for pregnancy. She performs
consultations for high risk patients during pregnancy, performs ultrasound exams and procedures, and takes care of a vast amount of maternal and fetal complications during pregnancy. She completed her undergraduate studies at Binghamton University in upstate NY and received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. She completed both her residency in ObGyn and fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at UMDNJ-RWJMS, which is now Rutgers RWJMS. She currently works at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ as a faculty physician. She is married to Brian her college sweetheart and has three extremely energetic boys ages 9, 6, and 1.