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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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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...

March 2015

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Group B Strep and Pregnancy

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What is group B streptococcus GBS Group B streptococcus is one of the many types of bacteria that live in the body and usually do not cause serious illness It is found in the digestive urinary and reproductive tracts of men and women In women it can be found in the vagina and rectum GBS is not a s...

March 2015

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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

This infographic highlights 21 reasons a woman under the age of 21 should see a gynecologist

March 2015

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

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What causes back pain during pregnancy The following changes during pregnancy can lead to back pain Strain on your back muscles Abdominal muscle weakness Pregnancy hormones Pregnancy What causes back pain during pregnancy How do my back muscles become strained during pregnancy How can weakened abd...

October 2014

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Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

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What is high blood pressure Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the blood vessel walls each time the heart contracts squeezes to pump the blood through your body see FAQ123 Managing High Blood Pressure High blood pressure also is called hypertension Hypertension can lead to health ...

September 2014

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Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children

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Why is it important to wear a seat belt when I travel during pregnancy Although the baby is protected inside your body you should wear a lap and shoulder belt every time you travel while you are pregnant for the best protectioneven in the final weeks of pregnancy You and your baby are much more li...

September 2014

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

July 2014

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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 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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Routine Tests During Pregnancy

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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 complications for you and your fetus Pregnancy Why are tests done during pregnancynbsp What tests are done early...

January 2014

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Special Tests for Monitoring Fetal Health

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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 lead to stillbirth This can occur in the following situations Highrisk pregnancy a woman has had comp...

November 2013

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