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Cervical Swab May Be Enough for Prenatal Testing

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Researchers in Australia have worked out a way to isolate single cells from a fetus in the cervical mucus of a pregnant woman, and to use these cells to test for genetic abnormalities.

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Video: Depression Before Pregnancy

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One in seven women become depressed at some point before pregnancy.

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What Does an Elevated Level of Protein in the Urine Mean?

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At every prenatal visit, you're probably asked to leave a urine sample. One of the things they test for is protein in the urine. But if they find protein, what does it mean? Obstetrical Nurse Wanda F Steele tells you.

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Why Might the Height of my Uterus be Small for Dates?

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After about 20 weeks, the height of your fundus (the top of your uterus), measured in centimeters from the top of your pubic bone, correllates with the current week of pregnancy. Therefore, at 25 weeks, your caregiver will expect your fundal height to be about 25 centimeters. But what if the two don't correlate? Obstetrician/Gynecologist David Barrere tells you about some of reasons this might happen.

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Concerts During Pregnancy

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Who doesn't like a good concert? But before you get tickets, a family physician looks at how loud music can affect your pregnancy.

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Gender Prediction and Heart Rate

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Is it a myth, an old wives tale or fact! The truth about your babies heartrate and telling his/her sex.

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A Little Baby Fat's a Good Thing

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The benefit of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease has received a lot of media attention lately. Learn why!

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