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Having a Baby After Age 35

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Why is there a concern about having a child later in life? Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge. Also, having a child later in life has certain risks. These risks may affect a woman’s health as well as her baby’s health. Pregnancy Why is there a concern about having...

July 2014

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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What are diagnostic tests for birth defects? Prenatal diagnostic tests are able to detect some birth defects before a baby is born. Pregnancy What are diagnostic tests for birth defects?  What is a birth defect?  What causes birth defects?  What other types ...

May 2014

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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

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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 organs such as the heart, lungs, or brain. The defect may affect the baby’s appearance, a body func...

April 2014

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Genetic Disorders

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What are genes? A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a person’s physical makeup or a process in the body. Genes come in pairs. Pregnancy What are genes?  What are chromosomes?  What determines my baby’s sex?  ...

April 2014

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Repeated Miscarriages

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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 recommended. Pregnancy What is repeated miscarriage?  What is the likelihood of havi...

June 2013

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Preconception Carrier Screening

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What is preconception carrier screening? Preconception carrier screening is screening that you can have before becoming pregnant to help predict your chances of having a child with a genetic disorder. Pregnancy What is preconception carrier screening?  What is a carrier? H...

August 2012

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Cystic Fibrosis - Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis

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What is cystic fibrosis (CF)? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder. It is caused by an abnormal gene that is passed from parent to child. It is a lifelong illness that affects all of the organs of the body and often causes problems with digestion and breathing. It does not affect a person's...

August 2011

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