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NON INVASIVE SCREENING TESTS FOR DOWN'S SYNDROM, TRISOMY 18 AND OPEN SPINA BIFIDA by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:20am      So now you are a surrogate mother/carrier in every since of the word because you are finally pregnant for your Intended Parents! Perhaps donor eggs were used or the eggs directly from your Intended Mother. At times like these most Intended Parents want some testing done for birth defects. Because these IP's have been so careful in the past ... 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 »
To Test or Not to Test? by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 5:00am If you are pregnant, you will be encouraged to undergo prenatal testing. Up until recently only women 35 and over were offered testing. Now, both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada recommend all pregnant women regardless of age undergo testing. It is important that ... Read on »
Simple blood test to detect Down's syndrome cuts miscarriage risk #prolife #parents #health #tcot by Patty .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Mar 2011 4:45pm I just hope the more modern our medicine and technology gets less people will use it for wrong. We have 3D&4D ultrasound abilities now yet the pro-choice/abort movement tries to block any ultrasound and heartbeat legislation to try and inform women they are caring a human being in them, not just a blob of cells. However, ma ... Read on »
Mom's blood test can reveal Down syndrome by Qadoshyah Posted Sun 06 Mar 2011 6:35pm Here's yet more research on ways to prenatally detect Down syndrome. Just to add to the 92%+ abortion rate of prenatally diagnosed babies with Down syndrome.  Completely disgusting! Ya know, I'd be all for prenatal testing if it was there strictly to help the unborn child. For the mother to be able to take supplements to be able to help that ... Read on »
Maternal serum screening test by Katie W. Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 10:28am This blood test can be called by many different names including multiple marker screening test, triple test, quad screen, and others. This test is usually given between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy. It checks for birth defects such as Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or open neural tube defects. Doctors take a sample of your blood. They check the blood ... Read on »
'Perfect' or 'abnormal:' Which one is your baby? by Louise Posted Tue 27 Sep 2011 11:54am 'Perfect' or 'abnormal:' Which one is your baby? By Louise Kinross It all began so simply. I was a couple of months pregnant with my first child. My obstetrician asked if I wanted maternal serum screening. I knew this blood test (called alpha-fetoprotein or AFP for short) detected risk for Down syndrome in ... Read on »
The Down syndrome Glossary by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:30pm px;border:none;"> Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness that is of short duration, rapidly progressive, and in need of urgent care. Alzheimer's disease: See: Alzheimer disease. Analysis: A psychology term for processes used to gain understanding of complex emotional or behav ... Read on »
12 WEEKS!!!!!!!!!! by Tiffany Snook Patient Expert Posted Sat 06 Jun 2009 12:06am Our little pumpkins are the size of plums and the Mama is sick, very very sick. I got sick while in Las Vegas and feel like I have been hit by a truck. My tonsils are the size of scallops, my body aches, and for some reason I am also throwing up. Thankfully Gabe had dinner ready when I got home last night from acupuncture, which by the way did n ... Read on »
Prenatal Tests by Amy Mossoff Patient Expert Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 10:02pm I just completed a nightmarish 4 day saga of deciding which prenatal diagnostic tests to have.  I got no real help from my doctors or the support nurses in the Future Moms program I am participating in.  I finally decided to stick with the Nuchal Translucency screening, which was what I did in both of my previous pregnancies.  It involves an ultr ... Read on »