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2014-02-04 23:22:28

The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is now one of 28 medical centers in the United States and Canada to become a member of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTnet), which provides a system to foster collaborative research and develop fetal interventions to improve outcomes for babies diagnosed with fetal anomalies. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 “The advanced fetal care and treatment provided by centers such as ours is a relatively new area of medicine. This ability...

2014-01-24 13:12:08

Research: First trimester growth restriction and cardiovascular risk factors in school age children: Population based cohort study Poor growth in the first three months of pregnancy is associated with a range of cardiovascular risk factors in childhood, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The findings add to a growing body of evidence and suggest that the first trimester of pregnancy may be a critical period for cardiovascular health in later life. The first trimester of...

2014-01-13 16:24:54

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arina Grossu, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council (FRC), released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked Arizona from enforcing a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy (Arizona H.B. 2036): (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) "The U.S. Supreme Court has placed pain-capable unborn babies and vulnerable women in danger by refusing to...

2013-11-27 15:57:21

Researchers identify cells involved in placenta development Dr. Hanna Mikkola and researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have identified a specific type of cell and a related cell communication pathway that are key to the successful growth of a healthy placenta. The findings could greatly bolster our knowledge about the potential causes of complications during pregnancy. Specifically, the findings could help scientists clarify...

Babies That Hear Music In The Womb, Recognize It Months After Birth
2013-10-31 11:14:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some childhood development experts have suggested that pregnant women play classical music for their unborn child with the idea that the songs stimulate a tiny, developing brain. A new study from the University of Helsinki appears to support this advice with babies in the study recognizing a song they heard in the womb up to four months after birth, according to a paper in the journal PLOS ONE. "Even though our earlier research...

2013-09-12 08:32:36

SAO PAULO, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics announced today that it has launched an important partnership with Fleury Medicina e Saude (Fleury Group) to offer the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test to obstetric healthcare providers throughout Brazil, a country with an annual birth rate of 2.99 million. With over 3,000 clinical laboratories and hospitals throughout the country, the Fleury Group has selected the Harmony test as its non-invasive prenatal test of choice for risk...

2013-08-07 10:25:51

Research links hormonal imbalance in the placenta to anxiety and possible vulnerability to poor mental health in mice Adults could be at greater risk of becoming anxious and vulnerable to poor mental health if they were deprived of certain hormones while developing in the womb according to new research by scientists at Cardiff and Cambridge universities. New research in mice has revealed the role of the placenta in long-term programming of emotional behaviour and the first time...

2013-06-24 23:25:00

Over 250 children who received prenatal care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment gathered with their families to celebrate 17 years of hope at special fetal surgery patient reunion Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2013 Over 1,300 people from 16 states came together today at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 17th Annual Family Reunion hosted by the Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment....

2013-06-06 23:17:14

The world´s most experienced fetal diagnosis and fetal surgery team hits record-breaking milestone Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Eighteen years after opening its internationally prominent Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates 1,000 fetal surgeries — highly complex surgical interventions to repair birth defects in the womb. Approximately 4,000 fetal surgeries have been done worldwide, meaning a quarter of...

2013-06-06 08:29:13

The world's most experienced fetal diagnosis and therapy team hits record-breaking milestone PHILADELPHIA, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventeen years after opening its internationally prominent Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates 1,000 fetal surgeries - highly complex surgical interventions to repair birth defects in the womb. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...