Stress and Anxiety in Pregnancies with Fetal Malformations

Researchers in Brazil recently tested several psychological intervention techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in pregnant women with known fetal malformations. Sixty-five women were included in the study. ... read more »

Pregnancy 2nd Trimester: Ob/Gyn Appointments and Tests

For many, the second trimester is their favorite part of the pregnancy (other than the birth of their bundle of joy, of course). But to ensure the pregnancy is progressing as it should, you will need to start seeing your doctor monthly for a check-up and a series of tests. ... read more »

Is Depo Provera-Harmful to the Fetus?

After Depo Provera there is an unlikely risk of fetal malformations. ... read more »

Types of Ultrasound

The trusted transducer ultrasound is likely going to be a part of your prenatal check-up, but there may be a few additional ultrasounds in order that you will want to know about. ... read more »

Is it Safe to Touch a Cat During Pregnancy

It is safe to touch a cat during pregnancy, but always wash your hands afterward. ... read more »

Newborn Evaluation Right After Birth

Most babies are examined right after birth and within about 24 hours after delivery to maked sure that they are born without any major problems. ... read more »

Birth Control Pill in Pregnancy

Will it affect the pregnancy? ... read more »

Holoprosencephaly

Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a structural anomaly of the brain in which there is failed or incomplete separation of the forebrain early in gestation. ... read more »

Arnold–Chiari Malformation

Arnold-Chiari, or Arnold's Syndrome, is a condition where the cerebellar tonsils pass through the base of the skull. ... 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 »

Indeterminate Sex

When an infant is born with indeterminate sex, the genital organs are not visually male or female. ... read more »

Anotia - Microtia - Fetal Malformation

If an infant is born with a missing ear, the condition is called anotia. If the ear is smaller than average or only a portion of the ear developed, it is called microtia. ... read more »

Persistant cloaca

Female infants born with persistant cloaca have a fused common canal for the vagina, urethra and rectum. ... read more »

The Invisible Face of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the term used to describe a series of birth defects associated with fetal alcohol exposure in utero. ... read more »

The Bachelor’s Sarah Herron Born With One Arm

Sarah Herron, a contestant on the hit television show The Bachelor, was born with only one arm. A condition known as amniotic band syndrome is to blame for this. ... read more »

Oxidative Stress is Increased in Women with Epilepsy

Researchers from the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in India have recently published a study in the journal Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology connecting epilepsy to oxidative stress that could impair fetal development. ... read more »

Doppler Ultrasound During Pregnancy

Unlike ultrasound imaging used to give parents a picture of baby in-utero, Doppler ultrasound is used to view blood flow in the fetus. ... read more »

Finding Poor Pregnancy Outcomes Through Glucose Levels

According to researchers from the University of Copenhagen, doctors can predict potentially poor pregnancy outcomes using HbA1c and glucose testing. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. ... read more »

Performance Artist Shares Story of Tragic End to Pregnancy

Nicole Stewart's show Bun in the Oven was supposed to be funny, filled with happy stories. It wasn't, but as the saying goes, the show must go on, so it opened as scheduled in October 2013. ... read more »

Birth Defects

Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. Birth defects change the shape or function of one or more parts of the body. ... read more »

Is Dramamine Safe During Pregnancy?

Dramamine (or dymenhydinate) is a Class B medication in pregnancy and generally considered safe during pregnancy. ... read more »

Harmful Medications and Teratogens in Pregnancy

Which medications or drugs can be harmful and are teratogens in pregnancy? ... read more »

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (also known as CDH) is an abnormality that occurs before birth as a fetus is forming in the mother's uterus. ... read more »

First Trimester Ultrasound Scanning

First trimester ultrasound scanning can diagnose many different issues in pregnancy. ... read more »

Retin-A Cream and Pregnancy - Is it safe?

Can I use Retin-A Cream during pregnancy? ... read more »