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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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Reducing Risks of Birth Defects

FAQ146, February 2016

What is a birth defect A birth defect is a condition that is present at birth Some birth defects can be seen right after the baby is born such as a clubfoot or extra fingers or toes Special tests may be needed to find others such as heart defects or hearing loss Some birth defects are not noticed ...

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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These Tests Could Save Your Baby's Life: Newborn Screening Tests

PFS006, December 2014

Why does my baby need newborn screening tests Although most babies are healthy when they are born every US state requires that newborn screening tests be performed on all babies to identify those that may look healthy but have a rare and serious health problem If problems are found early treatment...

December 2014

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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

FAQ165, April 2014

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 babys appearance a body function or bo...

April 2014

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Genetic Disorders

FAQ094, April 2014

What are genes A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a persons physical makeup or a process in the body Genes come in pairs Pregnancy What are genesnbsp What are chromosomesnbsp What determines my babyrsquos sexnbsp What causes genetic disordersnbsp...

April 2014

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