Nuchal translucency (NT), a non-invasive screening for Down Syndrome, measures thickness at the neck of the fetus.
At a busy pediatric clinic in Rhode Island, Dr. Judith Owens sees a fair share of hyperactive children. They come in bouncing off the walls. Some may have trouble focusing in school or lash out at others for no apparent reason. Owens is quick to ask, "How well is your child sleeping?"
Folic acid and other prenatal vitamins are typically taken to reduce the risk of birth defects. Now a new study reveals that these pills seem to also reduce the baby's risk of developing the most common types of childhood cancer: leukemia, brain tumors and neuroblastoma.
They fly around parks and playgrounds, disrupting picnics and baseball games with a low drone and painful sting. Bees are troublesome creatures with a bite worse than their buzz, and for those who are allergic to bee stings, what would be a minor annoyance can turn out deadly.
An increased fiber intake may be a pregnant woman.s best bet for preventing gestational diabetes, a new study finds. Gestational diabetes will affect about 4 percent of all pregnant women this year, potentially causing major consequences for both the mother and her child.
Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. During pregnancy, a developing child may require expectant moms to double some of their normal nutrient needs. But proper nutrition is also something to strive for even before you conceive.
From the beneficial ingredients found in dark chocolate, down to the various stress-relieving hormones that pounce into action with the beat of your heart, this celebrated occasion may contribute to not only a healthy relationship but a healthy body, too.
Men hoping to settle down and start a family should give up smoking, a new study warns. Adding to the long list of dangers from tobacco, researchers found that heavy smokers end up about two-thirds less fertile than non-smokers.
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) can be done in addition to traditional in vitro fertilization (IVF). While doctors would normally select several healthy-looking fertilized eggs from a couple to be implanted into the uterus, PGD offers couples the chance to peer much more deeply into their child's future.
Despite the long lifespan American women now enjoy, their reproductive lifespan remains unchanged. In most women, a gradual decline in fertility begins in the late 20s and then drops off more sharply around age 35 and then again around 40.