Immunoglobulin A is the most common antibody in blood. Antibodies, like IgA, are nothing more than proteins designed to attack and fight off foreign bodies like bacteria and toxins. The level of IgA is highest in the gastro and respiratory tracts.
All about heparin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding.
Factor XI deficiency is a blood clotting disorder similar to hemophilia.
There is a wide variance in symptoms with mild, moderate and severe
If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen?
Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms.
The age at which women are choosing to start a family is getting older and older. With increased age comes a greater risk of Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) at birth.
The mucus plug forms soon after the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. The plug blocks the opening of the cervix until the gestational period is over. Many pregnant women have questions about the cervical mucus plug.
The first trimester of pregnancy is one of the most exciting times during pregnancy. Understanding what happens in the body during the first trimester of pregnancy is important as some changes may not feel the way a pregnant woman expected.
Testing for potential genetic problems typically requires piercing the abdomen and amniotic sac to collect a tissue sample from the fetus. Researchers in China may have found an alternative to invasive prenatal testing.
Researchers have found a connection between depression in pregnant women and physical effects on infants. The effects noted include reduced muscle tone, increased stress hormones and neurological / behavioral problems.
Pregnancy discharge is a common symptom of pregnancy related to hormonal changes. The type of pregnancy discharge during pregnancy mean the difference between normal secretions and potential infection.
As the body prepares to take care of your growing baby, blood volume increases. This increase in blood volume can cause swelling of nasal tissues, which are rich with capillaries moving blood throughout the nasal passages.
There are two methods of DNA paternity testing - the doctor initiated paternity test and the home paternity test.
If you have any questions about who the baby's father is then the most reliable paternity test method is testing for DNA.
Nose bleeding and nosebleeds during pregnancy are very common and are usually not a sign of trouble with the pregnancy in most cases.
One of the things you may not be expecting while you are expecting is the number, and variety, of tests you will undergo while pregnant.
A blood pregnancy test is is usually positive 10+ days after ovulation fertilization and a urine pregnancy test is positive 2-3 days later.
Can I donate blood while we try to conceive (TTC)?
How home pregnancy tests (HPTs) work.
Which blood tests are usually done during infertility workup?
Positive pregnancy test results can show up any time before or after a missed period. Read below more about when the pregnancy test result first becomes positive.
What is the first day of my cycle? Brown spotting or bright red blood?
How do I count the length of my menstrual cycle?