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.
Cough, cold and flu symptoms are common in pregnancy. Can you take cold medicine to help alleviate symptoms or should you just tough it out? Which medications should you avoid?
A fetal kick count, counting the fetal movements, is among the most important observation to ensure the baby's health. Every pregnant woman should learn how to count her fetus' movements.
Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy can affect the fetus and can lead to hydrops.
Eating omega-3-rich seafood may be a mood-lifter for women who are feeling depressed during pregnancy, suggests a study of British women.
What pregnancy symptoms can you expect? What are definite signs of pregnancy? Read through our comprehensive list of pregnancy symptoms and signs, with each symptom explained!
The truth about fertility myths and getting pregnant myths that will prevent you from getting pregnant.
Read Dr. Amos' eBook about pregnancy, fertility, trying to get pregnant, and the postpartum period. Everything you need to know!
Here’s what some career consultants and pregnant job applicants have to say about if, when, and how to disclose your pregnancy during the job interview process.
Many couples trying to get pregnant have questions which are answered by the BabyMed FAQs.
Pregnancy can be a difficult time for the whole family but especially children. Here are 12 steps to make it easier.
Many women find it hard to relax during pregnancy. Our 12-step program teaches you how to relax better.
Our 12 step program will provide you in detail how to tell your husband that you are pregnant.
Nothing feels more relaxing than a hot bath or shower after a long day of work, parenting or life in general, but are saunas safe druing pregnancy?
Certain infections which you can get by eating contaminated food during pregnancy can harm the pregnancy and the fetus.
Healthy food costs the same as unhealthy food, tastes better and is more nutritious.
You've gotten through your pregnancy, dealt with given birth, and now your child has an infection. Below is a guide to the symptoms, treatment and commons questions relating to infections that may occur during childhood:
Before "true" labor begins, you may have "false" labor pains, also known as Braxton Hicks contractions. How do you know the difference? Read on!
Food poisoning or foodborne illness is a foodborne disease caused by eating or drinking infected contaminated food or fluids and which could be more severe in pregnancy. Pregnant women are just as susceptible to getting gastroenteritis as nonpregnant women but symptoms may be more severe.
Newborns may be more stressed if mother chooses to smoke during the pregnancy, researchers are reporting this month.
A new study suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women should eat peanuts during pregnancy to protect child from future peanut allergy.
Dr. Amos answers your fertility and pregnancy questions!
As pregnancy progresses you can make the pregnancy diagnoses seeing several landmarks where you would normally expect to see the pregnancy development.
Ovulation twice or three times can lead to twins or triplets, as well as can a fertilized egg that splits into two or three.
How can I tell the difference between implantation, implantation bleeding and cramping and my menstrual period?
Multivitamins that contain very high amounts of vitamin C are not considered safe during pregnancy. The best vitamin supplement is one that's specifically designed for pregnant women.
Dr. Amos Grunebaum and his babyMed staff offer vital lessons on everything you need to know to help you get pregnant now!
Many obese women will consider the option of gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight and get pregnant faster.
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The Doggy Style is a classic sexual position best performed on the bed or other soft surface. The female is on her hands and knees with her legs apart to allow her partner to penetrate from behind.
Nick Lachey just got hitched to Hollywood hotty Vanessa Minnillo and he's not waiting around for fatherhood to 'just happen.' The star has been quite vocal about wanting children.
The priority while on best rest is the word rest. No one wants to have all their freedoms taken away during a pregnancy, but if the bed rest is best for baby it is what is best for mom too.
Spotting in early pregnancy can be normal or it can predict a miscarriage. About 20-30% of all pregnant women experience spotting early in pregnancy but the majority go on to have a healthy baby.
Before getting pregnant it is important to talk to your doctor about your medical conditions.
Preparing for pregnancy emotionally can be more difficult than preparing physically because emotional needs vary from person to person.
Worms (nematodes) had a surprising gift to reproduce sex cells and viable eggs.
What are the very first pregnancy symptoms I can expect? Nausea and tiredness are among the first typical pregnancy symptoms.
Many pregnant women are under stress. Coping with stress in pregnancy is important to improve pregnancy outcome.
There are many body changes during pregnancy that will happen both physically and emotionally. We will explain them here as well as offer some suggestions for relief.
Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Sounding or Victorious Breath) breath is commonly used throughout yoga classes and practices. It is used to calm the body and mind, heat the body internally to permit fluid movement and stretching, as well as provide a meditational focal point during the practice for you and those around you.
Nadi Shodhana (nah-deeh show-dah-nuh) is a yoga breathing practice which relaxes the body and mind and is said to balance the sides of the brain and purify the energy channels of the body. It is safe for pregnant women and women trying to conceive.
On average, women have between 11 and 13 menstrual cycles, or periods, each year. For some women, 11 is far too many and others would love to have only 13 periods.
There is a whole new generation of women facing new issues regarding pregnancy. These women have all undergone gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight.
Warrior I is a strengthening, stretching, and even a bit of a balancing pose, that can inspire confidence and power in its practitioner. Practice Warrior I after warming up your body, during the higher intensity portion of your yoga workout.
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The earliest time a urine pregnancy test is positive is around the time of your missed period, and a blood test will be positive 2-3 days earlier.
Car developers in the UK are formulating production model cars with the pregnant driver and passenger in mind. The new model is called Expecting, and plans to change how automobiles are designed to increase the safety of pregnant drivers and passengers.
A recent study has proven beneficial for children born with HIV. During the study, women were counseled on the importance of HIV testing before the birth of their child in order to establish their HIV status and begin immediate treatment for the child post birth.