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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

FAQ165

What is a birth defect? A birth defect is a problem that is present at birth, although it may not be noticed until the child is older. Birth defects may affect any part of the body, including major ...

April 2014

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Routine Tests in Pregnancy

FAQ133

Why are tests done during pregnancy? A number of lab tests are suggested for all women as part of routine prenatal care. These tests can help find conditions that can increase the risk of complicati...

January 2014

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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

PFS005 Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Women’s Health Care Physicians patient education Fact Sheet PFS005: Testing for Human Imm...

December 2013

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Special Tests for Monitoring Fetal Health

FAQ098

Why may special tests be needed during pregnancy? Special testing during pregnancy most often is done when the fetus is at increased risk of problems that could result in pregnancy complications or ...

November 2013

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New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

PFS004 New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Women’s Health Care Physicians patient education Fact Sheet PFS004: New Guidelines fo...

September 2013

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Ultrasound Exams

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What is ultrasound? Ultrasound is energy in the form of sound waves. The most common type of ultrasound exam is called two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. In this type of ultrasound, a transducer sends...

September 2013

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The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy

FAQ027

What is the Rh factor? Just as there are different major blood groups, such as type A and type B, there also is an Rh factor. The Rh factor is a protein that can be present on the surface of red blo...

September 2013

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Colposcopy

FAQ135

What is colposcopy? Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. It shines a light into the vagina and onto the cervix. A colposcope can gre...

June 2013

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Repeated Miscarriage

FAQ100

What is repeated miscarriage? Repeated miscarriage, or recurrent pregnancy loss, is defined as having two or more miscarriages. After three miscarriages,a thorough physical exam and testing are reco...

June 2013

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Cervical Cancer Screening

FAQ085

What is cervical cancer screening? Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer (see the FAQ Cancer of the Cervix). Screening includes the P...

February 2013

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