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CVS Test During Pregnancy Linked to Infantile Hemangiomas

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Reuters reports that women who had CVS testing done during pregnancy may have a higher risk of having a baby born with an infantile hemangioma. CVS or Chorionic villus sampling is a test that is done in early pregnancy to screen for genetic birth defects like Down Syndrome. Dr. Lewis B Holmes of Massachusetts
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Dizziness During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

During pregnancy, it is common for a woman to feel dizzy. Some causes of dizziness are laying flat on your back, not eating enough, anemia, orthostatic hypertension, and fatigue. When a pregnant woman lies flat on her back, the enlarged uterus may press on the vena cava. The vena cava is a large vein
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Pregnancy After 35: What Older Moms Want to Know About Pregnancy

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As a woman gets older her risks for certain genetic disorders and pregnancy complications increase and fertility in general declines. Keep in mind that the age 35 is not a line in the sand for fertility or pregnancy complications. But the biological clock, so to speak, starts ticking for a lot of women
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Premature Labor Risk Factors: Are You at Risk for Premature Labor?

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Delivering a premature infant is a very traumatic experience. When we find out we’re pregnant, we plan our lives around the estimated 40 week “incubation” period. There is almost no way possible to prepare yourself mentally and physically for a premature birth. Women who have experienced premature
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Can Common Chemicals Delay Pregnancy?

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Researchers from UCLA have discovered an apparent link between perflourinated chemicals and a delay in pregnancy during a recent study completed on Danish women. Healthday reports that these commonly used chemicals, used in everything from pesticides to food packing, are already being phased out by the
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