How Alcohol Affects Your Pregnancy

Pregnant or planning to be? Stop drinking. ... read more »

Should I Continue Taking my Medications During Pregnancy?

Most medications are safe in pregnancy. Before discontinuing or stopping any medication because of a pregnancy, it's important to talk to your doctor. ... read more »

Rubella Infection Symptoms

What are the symptoms of a rubella infection? ... 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 »

X-Rays and Malformations

Medical or diagnostic x-rays don't increase the number of babies born with such deformities. Even with no x-ray exposure, 4 to 6 percent of babies are born with some deformity. ... read more »

Imperforate anus - Anorectal atresia

Anorectal atresia, also known as imperforate anus, is a birth defect of the anus that may require surgery to allow feces to pass out of the body. ... read more »

Heartburn Medications Not Linked to Birth Defects

Heartburn is a common complication in pregnancy, but researchers say pregnant women should not worry about their effects on the unborn fetus. ... 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 »

Anophthalmos / Microphthalmos

Infants born with orbital tissue missing from one or both eyes, they are diagnosed with Anophthalmos. ... read more »

Food NoNos In Pregnancy

There are certain foods which should not be eaten during pregnancy and when trying to get pregnant. These include certain fish, deli foods, and undercooked meat. ... read more »

Trisomy 18 - Edward Syndrome

Trisomy 18 syndrome is a disorder of human chromosomes which occurs in approximately 1 in 6,000 live-born infants. Trisomy 18 is due to the presence of an extra #18 chromosome. ... read more »

Vitamin B12 Preconception Decreases Malformations

Vitamin B12 preconception decreases malformations. ... read more »

Diabetes Mellitus and Birth Defects

Women who receive a diagnosis of diabetes before they become pregnant are three to four times more likely to have a child with one or even multiple birth defects than a mother who is not diabetic. ... read more »

Prozac And Pregnancy

Is prozac safe to take when you're pregnant? Several studies comparing women who did take Prozac with women who didn't take it showed that pregnancy outcome did not differ between the groups. ... read more »

Congenital Hypospadias

Hypospadias is a birth defect in male infants that presents with a misplaced urethra. Typically the urethra is located in the middle of the tip of the glans penis. ... read more »