Machado Joseph disease is a genetic disorder affecting muscle movement and development. Unlike many other genetic diseases, only one parent needs to carry the gene to pass the condition onto children.
Obstetricians are constantly looking for better ways to diagnose Down syndrome. Currently, women with high risk factors associated with Down syndrome are urged to undergo amniocentesis.
A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during pregnancy.
Reports and research studies have noted a steady climb in C-section rates in the last decade. A new study found women are more likely to have a C-section because they are scared of childbirth.
The number of C-sections in the United States rose by 25-percent in the last seven years. Despite the risk factors associated with C-sections, there are viable reasons for the increase--increase in multiple births and health risk factors that make it safer for women to deliver via C-section.
A new study reveals that women working directly with pesticides and plasticizers may have less chance of getting pregnant.
Women who suffer from epilepsy often take anti-epileptic medications throughout their pregnancy.
Pregnancy in childhood cancer survivors could be riskier than previously thought. Chances of premature labor, early delivery and hemorrhage are higher in certain cancer cases.