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Zika Virus and Pregnancy (Infographic)

PFSI011 Mosquito Bite Prevention If you must travel to one of the areas where Zika virus is spreading strictly follow these four steps to prevent mosquito bites Use EPAregistered bug spray with DEET picaridin IR3535 oil of lemon eucalyptus or paramenthanediol Used as directed these sprays are safe...

September 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Diagnostic Tests

FAQ164, September 2016

What is prenatal genetic testing Prenatal genetic testing gives parentstobe information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders nbspPregnancy What is prenatal genetic testingnbsp What are genetic disordersnbsp What are the two main types of prenatal genetic testsnbsp What is amnioc...

September 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests

FAQ165, September 2016

What is prenatal genetic testing Prenatal genetic testing gives parentstobe information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders Pregnancy What is prenatal genetic testing What are genetic disorders What are the two main types of prenatal genetic tests What are the different types o...

September 2016

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Important Information About Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

PFS012, June 2016

What are opioids Opioids are a type of medicine that relieves pain Prescribed opioids include oxycodone hydromorphone hydrocodone codeine methadone propoxyphene and buprenorphine These medications sometimes are called narcotics Doctors may prescribe opioids for people who have had surgery dental w...

June 2016

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Repeated Miscarriages

FAQ100, May 2016

What is recurrent pregnancy loss Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as having two or more miscarriages After three repeated miscarriages a thorough physical exam and testing are recommended Pregnancy What is recurrent pregnancy lossnbsp What is the likelihood of having repeated miscarriagesnbsp W...

May 2016

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Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis

FAQ171, February 2016

Pregnancy What is cystic fibrosis CF What causes CF What are the symptoms of CF Is treatment available for CF What are risk factors for CF Can I be tested to assess whether I am a CF carrier What does it mean if test results for one partner are negative What does it mean if test results for one pa...

February 2016

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

FAQ164, September 2015

What are prenatal diagnostic tests Prenatal diagnostic tests are tests that can detect certain disorders before a baby is born Pregnancy What are prenatal diagnostic testsnbsp How are prenatal diagnostic tests different from screening testsnbsp What is a birth defectnbsp What is a genetic disorder...

September 2015

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Having a Baby After Age 35

FAQ060, September 2015

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 womans health as well as her babys health Pregnancy Why is there a concern about having a child later ...

September 2015

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Cell-free DNA Prenatal Screening Test (Infographic)

PFSI008 How the Test Is Done CELLFREE DNA PRENATAL SCREENING TEST What is it The cellfree DNA prenatal screening test also called cfDNA test screens for certain conditions caused by an abnormal number of chromosomes It does not test for all types of chromosomal disorders Screening tests are used t...

September 2015

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

PFS007, March 2015

Cancer is a complex disease thought to be caused by several different factors A few types of cancer run in families These types called hereditary or familial cancer have been linked to changes in genes that can be passed from parents to children Changes in genes are called mutations Hereditary bre...

March 2015

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