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Obesity and Pregnancy

FAQ182

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

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

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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Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis

FAQ171

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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Reducing Risks of Birth Defects

FAQ146

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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Cord Blood Banking

FAQ172

What is cord blood Cord blood is the blood from the baby that is left in the umbilical cord and placenta after birth It contains special cells called hematopoietic stem cells that can be used to treat some types of diseases Pregnancy What is cord blood What are hematopoietic stem cells How can hem...

February 2016

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Assisted Vaginal Delivery

FAQ192

What is assisted vaginal delivery Assisted vaginal delivery is vaginal delivery of a baby performed with the help of forceps or a vacuum device It sometimes is called operative vaginal delivery Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is assisted vaginal delivery How common is assisted vaginal deli...

February 2016

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

FAQ115

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

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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Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

FAQ126

How common is nausea and vomiting of pregnancy Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is a very common condition Although nausea and vomiting of pregnancy often is called morning sickness it can occur at any time of the day Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy usually is not harmful to the developing baby b...

December 2015

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