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.
One in seven women become depressed at some point before pregnancy.
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
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.
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.
Who doesn't like a good concert? But before you get
tickets, a family physician looks at how loud music can affect