Author Archives: Mark Seigel, MD

About Mark Seigel, MD

I'm an ObGyn with offices in Rockville and Germantown, Maryland. Our modern practice includes electronic medical records, advanced ultrasound, and in-office procedures. We offer gynecologic services, as well as normal and high risk obstetrics. I have three great partners, Drs Emily Gottlieb, Jennifer Jagoe and Supriya Mishra. We are part of George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. I enjoy reading, swimming, and blogging.

Sterilization by Laparoscopy BISALP

Let’s talk about permanent sterilization or getting a “BISALP” There has been a lot of discussion lately on social media platforms regarding this. On Reddit/Facebook/Instagram there are many threads on “getting your tubes tied.” I would like to share my … Continue reading

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We Recommend You get Vaccinated!

We recently have received communications from the Maryland Department of Health and from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding whether pregnant women should become vaccinated: ACOG stated that “pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more … Continue reading

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Fetal Movement Counting

Myths about Fetal Movement Counting Counting your baby’s movements in pregnancy is important and worth doing. But education about how to do it right is not widely available. In this post we will discuss myths about fetal movement counting. Myth … Continue reading

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In Montgomery County, Maryland we are heading into an expected surge in infections with the Covid-19 virus. We are trying to make everyone safer by following these precautions: If you are having symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath: … Continue reading

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COVID-19, an OBGYN Perspective

COVID-19 was first recognized in Wuhan China. It started in December 2019 with one case and by the end of two months it had grown to over 70,000 cases. As of early March it has been diagnosed in over 100,000 … Continue reading

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Closing the Orgasm Gap

Statistically, women report fewer orgasms than men. A study in orgasm frequency of US adults showed heterosexual men usually orgasmed during intimacy (95%) followed by gay men (89%), bisexual men (88%), lesbian women (86%), bisexual women (66%) and heterosexual women … Continue reading

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Are Hormones for Menopause Safe?

I recently attended the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical Meeting and heard an excellent talk from one of George Washington University’s Professors, James Simon MD. The talk was inspirational! He spoke about a very important topic, “The … Continue reading

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Introducing Dr. Jennifer Jagoe!

We are very pleased to announce that our practice has grown. As you can see in the picture, we now have four doctors in our practice! Dr. Jennifer Jagoe, pictured on the left in the above image,  has joined our … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Dos and Don’ts

Pregnancy is a great time, an exciting time, but it’s also a time of endless questions. Women have access through social media, television, print media, Internet searches, and their friends to much information about pregnancy, but sometimes it can be … Continue reading

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Should I have a birth plan?

by Bailey K. Cannon, MD We get this question a lot. You may have heard about birth plans from your friends, the internet, or even the hospital. What is a birth plan? It is a document that states your wishes … Continue reading

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