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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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Bleeding During Pregnancy

FAQ038, July 2016

Does bleeding during pregnancy always mean that there is a problem Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy has many causes Some are serious whereas others are not Bleeding can occur early or later in pregnancy Bleeding in early pregnancy is common In many cases it does not signal a major problem Bleedin...

July 2016

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A Partner's Guide to Pregnancy

FAQ032, May 2016

Why is it important to be supportive during your partners pregnancy Women who have an involved and supportive partner during pregnancy are more likely to give up harmful behaviors such as smoking and lead healthier lives Babies may be born healthier as well with lower rates of preterm birth and gr...

May 2016

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Exercise During Pregnancy

FAQ119, May 2016

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal it is safe to continue or start most types of exercise but you may need to make a few changes Physical activity does not increase your risk of miscarriage low birth weight or early delivery However it is import...

May 2016

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Obesity and Pregnancy

FAQ182, April 2016

Being overweight is defined as having a body mass index BMI of 25299 Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater Within the general category of obesity there are three levels that reflect the increasing health risks that go along with increasing BMI Lowest risk is a BMI of 30349 Medium ris...

April 2016

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Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children

FAQ018, March 2016

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...

March 2016

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Travel During Pregnancy

FAQ055, February 2016

When is the best time to travel during pregnancy The best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancybetween weeks 14 and 28 Most common pregnancy emergencies usually happen in the first and third trimesters After 28 weeks it may be harder for you to move around or sit for a long time ...

February 2016

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

FAQ115, January 2016

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...

January 2016

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Routine Tests During Pregnancy

FAQ133, January 2016

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 2016

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