The mission of Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. is to provide quality obstetrical and gynecologic care to women of all ages, from puberty through menopause. Our pledge is to treat women with respect, to take their health concerns seriously and to recognize that each individual is unique. Our goal is to provide this care in a timely fashion, with the utmost confidentiality within a safe and clean environment. We practice with a vision of optimism, hope and commitment to our patients and to our community. Please take a moment to browse through our website to learn more about our office and the services that we provide you.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Bernice Moeller-Bloom earned her RN from New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in 1985 and her certificate as a Nurse Practitioner in OB/GYN from Planned Parenthood Federation and University of Pennsylvania in 1988. She has been in private practice since 1992.
Ms. Moeller-Bloom resides in Greenfield, NY with her husband. She joins the practice February 22, 2016 and is accepting new patients.
CDC issues interim travel guidance related to Zika virus for 14 Countries and Territories in Central and South America and the Caribbean
Out of an abundance of caution, pregnant women advised to consider postponing travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing
Friday, January 15, 2016
CDC has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
This alert follows reports in Brazil of microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. However, additional studies are needed to further characterize this relationship. More studies are planned to learn more about the risks of Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
Until more is known, and out of an abundance of caution, CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant:
Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor or other healthcare provider first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip.
Women trying to become pregnant should consult with their healthcare provider before traveling to these areas and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during the trip.
Because specific areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing are difficult to determine and likely to change over time, CDC will update this travel notice as information becomes available. Check the CDC travel website frequently for the most up-to-date recommendations.
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika. Four in five people who acquire Zika infection may have no symptoms. Illness from Zika is usually mild and does not require hospitalization. Travelers are strongly urged to protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites:
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants
Use EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), or IR3535. Always use as directed.
Insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, and IR3535 are safe for pregnant and nursing women and children older than 2 months when used according to the product label. Oil of lemon eucalyptus products should not be used on children under 3 years of age.
Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks, and tents).
Stay and sleep in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms.