This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new window Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Jessica Mann and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Revital (Tally) Faro about what happens when the process of conception and subsequent pregnancy are difficult and high risk. We will explore options for fertility treatments with Dr. Jessica Mann and discuss who her typical patient is and how she helps them conceive. Is it safe to transfer more than one embryo during IVF? Should all embryos have genetic testing prior to transfer? If a couple requires fertility treatments for one pregnancy does that mean they de facto will need help again?
Some pregnancies are considered high risk and require increased care from a MFM specialist like Dr. Tally Faro. When is a pregnancy considered high risk and what are the added steps taken to minimize risk? When should non invasive genetic testing be sufficient and when is it more appropriate to have invasive genetic testing and diagnosis? How can women reduce the risk of preterm delivery? Answers to all these questions and more on this week’s MD for Moms.
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Learn more about my guests Dr. Jessica Mann and Dr. Revital (Tally) Faro:
Dr. Jessica Mann graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and received her medical degree from the University of Florida School of Medicine. During medical school, she served as an officer of the local chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association. She was awarded an internship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where she investigated neoadjuvant chemotherapy as treatment for early stage breast cancer.
Dr. Mann then went on to pursue a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University Langone Medical Center. During her time in New York, she gave lectures in Spanish as part of the Latina SHARE series to educate the community about gynecologic cancers. She completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut in 2010.
Dr. Mann is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.She has published articles in peer review journals and has presented her research at numerous conferences of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation.
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.