National Preeclampsia Awareness Month

May is National Preeclampsia Awareness Month and is estimated to affect at least 5-8% of all pregnancies. Education is power, and that is what this awareness campaign is all about. Knowing the signs and having an open line of communication with your physician can save the life of you and your baby! What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and her unborn baby. It is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. Swelling, sudden weight gain, headaches and changes in vision are important symptoms to watch for, however, some women … [Read more...]

Dr. Wilkes Top Doctor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Vegas Seven Magazine has released their "Top Doctors" issue for 2015 and Dr. Wilkes has made the list again! Congratulations Dr. Wilkes, this is a well deserved award for a truly incredible Physician! Dr. Paul Wilkes - Top Doctor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine! SEVEN MAGAZINE TOP DOCTORS … [Read more...]

Dr. Adashek Top Doctor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Vegas Seven Magazine has released their "Top Doctors" issue for 2015 and Dr. Adashek has made the list again! Congratulations Dr. Adashek, you are an incredibly talented and compassionate Physician, this is another well deserved award - Top Doctors, Maternal-Fetal Medicine! SEVEN MAGAZINE TOP DOCTORS … [Read more...]

2015 Top Doctors in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Vegas Seven Magazine has released their "Top Doctors" issue for 2015 and two of our incredibly talented and passionate, Desert Perinatal Associates doctors have made their list. Congratulations Dr. Adashek and Dr. Wilkes on this well deserved award - Top Doctors, Maternal-Fetal Medicine! SEVEN MAGAZINE TOP DOCTORS … [Read more...]

Managing a pregnancy with Type 1 or 2 diabetes

Managing a pregnancy with Type 1 or 2 diabetes may be challenging, but your Diabetes Education team at Desert Perinatal Associates will create an individualized care plan with you that will promote the best pregnancy outcome. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas does not make a hormone called insulin. Insulin allows the glucose (sugars) that come from the food that we eat to enter the cells to produce energy. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn’t make enough insulin. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are affected during pregnancy as pregnancy increases insulin requirements while making … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Myths – How First Time Dads See the Stages of Pregnancy

What men think is happening and what women actual experience can be quite different Ladies, can we get a “like” for the men in our lives!  They’re amazing husbands, fathers, friends, sons, and brothers.  But when they’re trying to navigate their way through the stages of pregnancy it becomes clear that what they think is happening is often nothing like what we are actually experiencing. Daddies it’s not your fault.  We blame the pregnancy myths on your friends, pop culture, and the internet. Honey, listen up! We asked you all here today to set the record straight, to help you better understand what your wife, the mother of your unborn bundle of joy, is actually experiencing during her … [Read more...]

Jalen’s Gift Pregnancy and Infant Care Health Fair

Join us on Saturday August 30th, Labor Day Weekend, as we support an incredible foundation; Jalen's Gift Foundation! Jalen's Gift Foundation is hosting a FREE Pregnancy and Infant Care Health Fair, from 10am - 3pm at Green Valley Ranch Resort!! One of our doctors will be hosting a Q&A, Belly Bliss will be demonstrating Infant CPR and answering nursing questions, there will be fitness, nutrition and overall wellness advice, and a lot of great raffle prizes to top it all off. Jalen's Gift Foundation is dedicated to assisting parents grieving from the devastating effects of infant mortality. JGF helps grieving parents with their loss by providing financial assistance for memorial … [Read more...]

The 411 on Gestational Diabetes

For an expectant mother, terms like gestational diabetes, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and macrosomia can be just as frightening as they are confusing.  But those terms don’t have to raise the alarm if you understand their meaning and know how your body is affected by gestational diabetes.  This guide will help you understand. What is Gestational Diabetes? Glucose and insulin work hand in hand to regulate the sugar levels in the blood stream.  An imbalance either way can lead to challenges. When you are pregnant, and your body fails to produce enough insulin, or if the insulin isn’t working as it should, to transition glucose out of the blood stream allowing it to be converted … [Read more...]

Top Doctors in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Vegas Seven Magazine has released their "Top Doctors" issue for 2014 and four of our incredibly talented and passionate, Desert Perinatal Associates doctors have made their list. Congratulations Dr. Adashek, Dr. Wilkes, Dr. Pierce, and Dr. Vo on this well deserved award! SEVEN MAGAZINE TOP DOCTORS … [Read more...]

Dr. Adashek Named to Las Vegas Life Top Doctors List

Congratulations to Dr. Adashek for being named as one of the Best Doctors in Las Vegas by Las Vegas Life Magazine!! Any patient of Dr. Adashek will tell you that they don't need a magazine to tell them he's the best, but he has topped the list of another Las Vegas magazine Top Doctors issue! Congratulations Dr. Adashek for your continued success and thank you for the wonderful care and compasion that you show each and every patient!! … [Read more...]