Health - Dr. Charles H. Hux, MD, OB-GYN
Dr. Charles H. Hux, MD, OB-GYN
Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Board Certified Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician
Dr. Charles H. Hux, MD, OB-GYN
Shore Perinatal Associates
SEA GIRT OFFICE
2130 Highway 35, Suite 123A
Wall Township, NJ 08750
BRICK - LAKEWOOD - TOMS RIVER OFFICE
475 Route 70, Suite 201
Lakewood, NJ 08701
With 35 years of experience, Dr. Charles Hux is a renowned, top high-risk OB-GYN and geneticist. He has consistently brought about accurate and timely detection of birth defects and is well-known for providing suitable administration and effective treatments for mothers with multiple high-risk factors. Dr. Hux specializes in pregnancy complications such as previous miscarriages, autoimmune disorders, hypertension and history of blood disorders. Additionally, he provides care for many mothers with advanced maternal age, and juvenile diabetes. Affiliated with both Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Dr. Hux has managed the care of more than 15,000 patients and has personally delivered over 1,000 sets of twins, triplets and quadruplets with excellent, measurable and jubilant outcomes.
Who would best be served by a high-risk obstetrician/gynecologist?
The majority of patients who seek the services of a high-risk obstetrician/gynecologist are educated consumers who expect the very best from their healthcare providers. Our patients are usually frustrated due to the lack of certified high-risk OB-GYN physicians. The patients are fully aware that being certified in high-risk means an additional three years of training beyond the general OB-GYN training and education. The first question patients often ask is whether or not our OB-GYN physicians are certified in high-risk pregnancies.
The second category of patients who come to us are looking for a medical practice that provides in-house diagnostic DNA testing such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
The third category of patients are consumers who prefer in-house high-definition 3D/4D color ultrasound pictures of their baby and expect to get these pictures throughout the pregnancy without being sent to an outside facility and without extra out-of-pocket costs to them.
What are some of the major risks involved in high-risk pregnancies?
Pregnant women may have either maternal or fetal conditions that categorize the pregnancy as “high risk.” Some of the more complicated pregnancies or conditions are the following current medical conditions and/or history of the following conditions: prior preterm deliveries, previous deliveries with babies that are small or large for their gestational age (SGA or LGA), previous hemorrhage during pregnancy, history of blood disorders, previous multiple miscarriage, advanced maternal age (AMA – 35 years old or more), diabetes (Type I, Type II) or gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, hypertension, obesity, or addiction in pregnancy (substance dependence or abuse).
Fetal complications may include: abnormalities in fetal heart rate/rhythm/structure, chromosomal abnormalities, fetal growth problems (large or small fetus), hereditary disease affecting fetus, abnormal first trimester screening (11-13.6 weeks), known or suspected fetal abnormality and umbilical cord complications.
The importance of an appropriate level of care in high-risk pregnancies cannot be understated. Proper physician education, training and experience in the care of high-risk expectant mothers can help prevent an adverse or unfavorable outcome for the mother or her baby.
What are the benefits of 3D/4D imaging for positive pregnancy outcomes?
In comparison to traditional black and white still images of the baby in the 2D ultrasound picture, 3D/4D ultrasound technology allows expectant parents to actually “meet” their baby in live 4D motion while still in the womb. A positive bonding experience is forged between the baby, the expectant parents and the rest of the family.
All fetal movements including blinking, yawning, swallowing, crying, even intricate finger movements can be seen live on a big flat screen TV and can be captured as the first baby pic for the family album.
3D/4D imaging also assists many physicians in the early detection of fetal abnormalities. Most patients love to keep the color pictures of their baby as keepsakes throughout the pregnancy.