Obstetrics-Gynecology Stories

How the Down syndrome test works and tips for making your decision

How the Down syndrome test works and tips for making your decision

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Women who are pregnant have the option of having a test performed to assess the likelihood their baby has Down syndrome. Some struggle with whether to have the test.

Vaccination is the best protection against measles

Vaccination is the best protection against measles

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Measles is the most contagious infectious disease we know of. Childhood vaccination is the best protection against it.

3 things to know about Down syndrome and pregnancy

3 things to know about Down syndrome and pregnancy

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Doctors can use special testing to screen for and detect Down syndrome in a baby before he or she is born. Dr. Robyn Horsager explains the research that led to this advancement.

Pumping breast milk works best for some families

Pumping breast milk works best for some families

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Some moms choose to use a breast pump right away to provide breast milk to their baby.

You’re ready, but is your baby? Why to wait until (at least) 39 weeks

You’re ready, but is your baby? Why to wait until (at least) 39 weeks

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Obstetricians are usually open to elective induction of labor after 39 weeks, and repeat cesarean sections are routinely scheduled at that time.

Complications during pregnancy can predict future heart disease risk

Complications during pregnancy can predict future heart disease risk

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What a woman experiences during pregnancy can give doctors a glimpse into the future.

What if I have an infectious disease and want to get pregnant?

What if I have an infectious disease and want to get pregnant?

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For women who have an infectious disease and are pregnant, early intervention is important.

How we diagnose birth defects

How we diagnose birth defects

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Doctors can diagnose many birth defects before the baby is born.

5 New Year’s resolutions that will make your life easier

5 New Year’s resolutions that will make your life easier

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Five easy things to do to simplify your pregnancy and your life.

How far along am I in my pregnancy?

How far along am I in my pregnancy?

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The pregnancy countdown to 40 weeks starts before you are pregnant.