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2014-05-05 12:29:37

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. today announced that it has received conditional approval from the New York State Department of Health to offer its Harmony(TM) non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) in all pregnant women, regardless of age or risk. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130225/SF62999LOGO "We are enthusiastic that all women in New York State, regardless of age or risk, will now have access to Harmony. This approval supports our...

2014-05-05 11:43:02

Data show risk for congenital anomalies highest among babies born to older women who smoke and heavy smokers Women who smoke during pregnancy may be putting their newborns at risk for congenital heart defects, and the more they smoke, the higher the risk, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Cigarette smoking during pregnancy has been linked to many birth defects, such as...

2014-05-02 23:09:22

In a recent effort to help find surrogate mothers in the United States for couples, Open Arms Consultants turned to social media for help. Many women responded, but with questions. Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Within the last two weeks, Open Arms Consultants has changed their approach to helping couples find their surrogate mothers through the use of Facebook. With so many couples in need of a surrogate mother, Open Arms Consultants began posting a brief bio of their couples to...

2014-05-02 12:26:56

OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Women with high levels of a common liver enzyme measured prior to pregnancy were twice as likely to subsequently develop gestational diabetes than those with the lowest levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The liver plays an important role in regulating glucose levels in the body. The liver enzyme, called gamma-glutamyl transferase...

2014-05-02 08:25:34

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being a mother involves major responsibilities and love. That's why it's important to take steps before, during and after pregnancy. If you're thinking about becoming pregnant, consider the following: 1. Plan your pregnancy -- If you have doubts about pregnancy and motherhood, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a section titled My Reproductive Life Plan that provides a series of tips to help you....

2014-05-01 23:12:27

Premiering this November, 40 Weeks’ award-winning documentary team is thrilled to present expectant couples a film they can relate to and share with one another. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 When director Chris Henze and his wife were expecting their first child and looking for a film to help them throughout their forty weeks, they couldn’t find anything addressing the entire process of pregnancy in one place. This discovery was both disappointing and a great opportunity. As...

2014-05-01 16:31:24

Families celebrate overcoming infertility with the help of advanced reproductive technology DALLAS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 11 percent of American couples wanting to have children experience difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Many of these couples fear they will never be able to celebrate Mother's Day or Father's Day. Thanks to the advanced technology and expert care available at Vivere-Dallas Surgery Center & Fertility Laboratory,...

2014-04-30 23:12:22

Deciding to start a family can be one of the happiest times in a person's life. But getting pregnant isn’t always as easy as it is in the movies. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A few months after getting married, Sandhya Graves’ dreams of growing her family became a reality – she was pregnant. But three months later, Sandhya had to be rushed to the hospital and was told their baby had died. Little did they know, their dreams of having a family would be years away. Their...

2014-04-29 23:20:33

Trio Prenatal combines all the supplements an expecting mother should take into one convenient daypack. Orem, UT (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Trio Prenatal uses the latest scientific research to combine all the supplements an expecting mother should take into one convenient daypack. This allows the mother the convenience of only buying one product instead of doing the research and then buying a multivitamin, folate, iron, vitamin D, calcium, choline, magnesium, DHA and all other necessary...

2014-04-29 23:15:27

The leading surrogacy provider in Mexico, CARE Surrogacy Center, has selected its new brand ambassador to serve as a personal and professional advocate to all future CARE intended parents, and empower them on a rewarding journey towards parenthood. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The leading surrogacy provider in Mexico, CARE Surrogacy Center, has selected its new brand ambassador to serve as a personal and professional advocate to all future CARE intended parents, and empower them...


Latest Obstetrics Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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2011-02-22 18:09:06

The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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