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Chorionic Villus Sampling: Is it Right for You? by HealthyPregnancy .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm MARTY MOSS-COANE: Welcome to our webcast. I'm Marty Moss-Coane. The birth of a baby is one of the most exciting events in a couple's life. Early in the pregnancy, one of their first stops should be at the obstetrician's office, who can monitor the mother's and the baby's progress. In some cases, the doctor might suggest a procedure known as chorion ... Read on »
Surrogates: Traveling While Pregnant? 8 Tips to Help You Through by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 10 Nov 2010 4:00am Surrogates of often asked to travel while pregnant. If not to actually have the baby in a surrogacy friendly state then to travel to the Intended Parents home state for a visit or ultrasound appointment so that they can feel a part of the pregnancy process. Although I do not recommend travel for the birth for surrogates, I ... Read on »
Unsure by Susie Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 1:42pm I remember, as I was growing up, reading books about children who died of cancer at an early age. I was always saddened by the stories, but I think they gave me a good grasp of reality. It's so easy to read just what you want - ie. the good endings - and ignore what really might happen. I've also had a closer brush with infant mortality that ... Read on »
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SPINA BIFIDA by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 12:00am 1 Comment Mar 19           The term spina bifida comes from Latin and literally means ‘split’ or ‘open’ spine.  It is the most common neural tube defect in the United States, affecting 1,500 to 2,000 of the more than 4 million babies born in this country each year.  The disorder is a birth ... Read on »
Prenatal Tests and Procedures, Nuchal Transluncency Screening by Anna C. Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 9:51am While you are pregnant your doctor or midwife may suggest a number of laboratory tests, ultrasound exams, or other screening tests. Read on to find out the basics of the most common tests done during pregnancy. Screening Tests Screening tests measure the risk of having a baby with some genetic birth defects. Birth defects are caused by ... Read on »
Dealing with a diagnosis by Real IN Moms .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Mar 2009 4:22am Receiving a diagnosis of a developmental disability is an emotional roller coaster for all involved. But the diagnosis is only the beginning. For most, there is a process of guilt, anger and sadness to overcome before returning to a life of hope, calm and a sense of normalcy. In this installment of Scoop Essentials, genetic associate Louise W. ... Read on »
How innumeracy can hurt patients by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:13am I just got this email from a patient. Respected sir,you don't know me but I have always been a reader of your website.It has helped me to conceive in age of 34yrs. I have a daughter of 6and half yrs.As now I am pregnant with 18 weeks and living in China I GOT M ... Read on »
October 2 – 31 for 21 by Brigitte Posted Sat 02 Oct 2010 4:45am This article was published by the Mayo Clinic.  While I don’t agree with all the wording, the content is extremely informative if you know little about Down syndrome!   Please read this and learn about my two children… Educate yourself!!!! Down syndrome — Comprehensive overview covers causes, risk factors and diagnosis of this gene ... Read on »
Pregnancy - First Trimester by Katie W. Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 10:16am Pregnancy – First Trimester How your due date is calculated: Your due date is estimated by adding 40 weeks (280 days) to the approximate first day of your last menstrual period. Only 5% of women deliver their babies on their projected due date, so this date should be used as an estimate - it is not an exact calculation. Changes in Your B ... Read on »
A Startling Statistic by Hector and Jennifer V. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 5:42pm Over 90% of of couples who receive a positive result from their amnio for Down syndrome, terminate their pregnancies. That's a huge number. It's not only startling but scary. As you may have read in an earlier post, I declined the AFP early on in my pregnancy. My doctor and nurse had offered it many times and every time I declined. I have h ... Read on »