First Trimester Umbilical Cord Cysts

Researchers from Tufts Medical Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts recently completed a study attempting to relate umbilical cord cysts found via sonography in the first months of pregnancy to specific pregnancy outcomes. ... read more »

Congenital Heart Disease: Fast Facts

When it comes to better understanding a medical condition like congenital heart disease, often the basic fast facts are enough to give you the information you're looking for. Here are the basic fast facts of congenital heart disease. ... read more »

Fetal Nuchal Thickness

NT or nuchal tranlucency is measured around 11-13 weeks of the pregnancy to assess the fetus for risk for Down syndrome and other anomalies. ... read more »

Fabry Disease

Fabry Disease is a genetic disorder passed along to children from the mother. The gene for the disorder is carried on the X chromosome. ... read more »

Special Follow-Up Care for Low Birth Weight Infants

Being born low birth weight is often associated with prematurity. If your infant was born full term with no complications, but weighed less than 5.5 pounds, the term low birth weight may be used, but special care considerations and programs will not apply, in most cases. ... read more »

Common Orthopedic Problems in Newborns

Orthopedic problems in newborns are common with flat feet, in-toeing and bowlegs being common in the United States, but not all populations exhibit the same newborn orthopedic problems. ... read more »

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that is chronic and life-threatening. A large portion of patients suffering from Cystic Fibrosis are children and young adults. The condition affects the lungs, gastrointestinal system, sweat glands and male reproductive system. ... read more »

Congenital Heart Disease: What Is It?

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is another name for a congenital heart defect. The word congenital refers to the fact that the patient is born with the condition. ... read more »

Hydrocephaly

Hydrocephaly is a condition that can present at birth or develop at any time in life when associated with injury or illness. ... 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 »

Barth Syndrome: Disease Characteristics and Growth Data

Barth Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder only associated with the X chromosome. The condition affects growth and causes cardiomyopathy and neutropenia. The study included males with an official diagnosis of Barth Syndrome (BTHS). ... read more »

Assisted Conception Increases Risk for Birth Problems

A new study suggests babies born as the result of assisted reproduction are at least twice as likely to suffer serious complications as those born after spontaneous conception. ... read more »

Fetal Heart Rate Not Good Predictor of Fetal Health

According to a research study completed by the Intermountain Medical Center, fetal heart rate may not be the best indicator of fetal health. ... read more »

Escitalopram (Lexapro) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Escitalopram (Lexapro) and pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Sickle Cell Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

Women with sickle cell disease are more likely to have problems during pregnancy; these problems can affect both the pregnant woman and her unborn baby. ... read more »

Living with Congenital Heart Disease

Some congenital heart disease conditions are mild enough to be left untreated without reducing lifespan or quality of life, though there are lifestyle changes and health care that must be taken into consideration. If the condition worsens, at any time, further medical treatment may be needed. ... read more »

Fetal Anemia and Cord Blood Malaria in HIV-Positive Moms

Pregnancy with HIV can change the dynamic of pregnancy and may be associated with negative pregnancy and fetal outcomes, including increased risk of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia. ... read more »

Maternal Obesity and the Risk of Premature Birth

Women can struggle with pregnancy and fertility for all types of reasons. They may have pre-existing conditions and disorders that prevent them from conceiving easily, or they may have issues with being able to carry a healthy baby. ... read more »

During Birth, Your Baby Could Get Nerve Damage

It is important that you’re mentally prepared for possible complications in the delivery room in case anything goes wrong. One such complication is called brachial plexus birth palsy, or Erb’s palsy. ... read more »