Do IVF Pregnancies Attract or Merit Special Attention?

When pregnancy requires medical intervention via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive assistance, do those pregnancies attract special attention? ... read more »

All About Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a procedure performed during pregnancy to examine a baby's chromosomes. Most often, an amniocentesis is done between 16-20 weeks of pregnancy (gestation). ... read more »

"Precious Baby" Phenomenon May Affect Clinician Decisions

Doctors may treat women who became pregnant through IVF treatment better than they treat women with spontaneous pregnancies. A new international study shows that a clinician may give different advice to the mother of a 'precious baby.' ... read more »

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Focus of Large Research Companies

Research and development companies are working to make invasive prenatal testing a thing of the past. ... read more »

Impact of Chorionic Villus Sampling on Maternal/Fetal Cell-Free DNA Levels

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) can be used to test for various chromosome disorders in pregnancy. Researchers from the University of Florence recently completed a study into the impact of CVS on maternal/fetal cell-free DNA levels. ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

As women age, they are more likely to suffer from diseases and conditions associated with aging, which in general, may increase the risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and premature labor. ... read more »

How to Deal with Pregnancy in Your 30's in 12 Steps

Let our 12 step guide help you deal with pregnancy in your 30's. ... read more »

Can Paternity Test be Done In Utero Before the Baby is Born

A paternity test can be done prior to birth of the baby through an invasive procedure like an amniocentesis or CVS chorionic villus sampling but now it can be done from a simple maternal blood test. ... read more »

What is a Nuchal Translucency Screening Test?

If you are really worried about your baby having any type of genetic abnormality, an NT screening with negative results could set your mind at ease. ... read more »

New Down Syndrome DNA Test 10 Times More Accurate

The latest edition of the Journal of Medicine includes the story on a DNA test that is ten times more accurate than those in wide use today and it can be done much earlier in the pregnancy, too. ... read more »

Amniocentesis and CVS

Many pregnant women over the age of 35 choose prenatal testing due to the increased chance of chromosome disorders with pregnancies occurring late in life, such as amniocentesis and CVS. ... read more »

Noninvasive Chromosomal Defect Test for Fetus

The current trusted method of testing for chromosomal anomalies in the fetus involves an invasive procedure where amniotic fluid is drawn from the amniotic sac and tested. The procedure is expensive and posts risk of infection and fetal harm. ... read more »

Amniocentesis: Signs of Problems

What are some of the signs? ... read more »

Changes in Paternity Testing Make Tests Safer

Current paternity tests must either wait until the infant is born or involve amniocentesis to pull fluid from the amniotic sac for testing. ... read more »

Researchers Create Patch to Repair Ruptured Membranes

One of the leading causes of premature labor is ruptured membranes.There are a variety of reasons why the 'bag of waters' ruptures tooearly, but once the bag has broken the pregnancy must end within a short period to prevent complications. ... read more »

The Latest News in Prenatal Screening

The latest news in prenatal screening involves the science of genetics but a true picture of a developingbaby's health is best assessed when a suspicious DNA result is confirmed or discounted after a series of tests is performed. ... read more »

Amniocentesis - Activity

What activity can I do after the amniocentesis? ... read more »

Pyelectasis of the Fetus in Pregnancy

A pyelectasis is a dilatation of part of the kidney. At 21 weeks, the renal pelvis can often not be seen separately from the kidney. ... read more »

New Test for Trisomy 21 Less Invasive

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. ... read more »

Single Umbilical Artery

There are usually three vessels in the umbilical cord: two arteries and one vein. Having one, rather than two, arteries (Single umbilical artery = SUA or two-vessel cord) is the most common malformation of the umbilical cord . ... read more »

Amniocentesis - Tests

What are the tests done on the amniotic fluid What are the tests done on the amniotic fluid The following tests can be done on the amniotic fluid: ... read more »

Prenatal Tests

What prenatal tests should I have done? ... read more »

Amniocentesis Instructions

What to do and what not to do when getting Amniocentesis. ... read more »

Rh Sensitization

What is the incidence of Rh sensitization? ... read more »

Amniocentesis - Indications

What are the reasons for doing a genetic amniocentesis? ... read more »