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CVS: Chorionic Villi Sampling

Chorionic Villi Sampling is a prenatal test where a small sample of fetal placenta (chorionic villi) is obtained to perform genetic testing. Chorionic Villi sampling is similar to an amniocentesis, but can be performed earlier in a pregnancy. CVS is usually performed between the 8th and 12th week. » Read more

How to Be a Far-Away Friend to Someone with Breast Cancer

By Ruth Haag

I met my friend Nancy when we both lived in Findlay, Ohio in the early 1980s. When Nancy moved to North Carolina, we continued our friendship through letters. » Read more

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

By JustMommies

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is the most common form of hypothyroidism, or under active thyroid. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is believed to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease occurs when for unknown reasons the body begins to attack itself. In Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, the person will develop antibodies that will destroy healthy thyroid tissue. » Read more

Cord Blood Preservation

Why Preserve Cord Blood? Why do we buy life insurance? In order to guard against the consequences of unforeseen events. Preserving your baby's cord blood is better than a life insurance policy. It can potentially preserve the health of the ones you cherish the most. » Read more

Cord Blood Banking

How to Choose a Cord Blood Banking Facility? Ensure you store your child's stem cells in a fully accredited cord blood banking facility. Also inquiry about what licenses and certificates of accreditation the facility has. Here is a list of what to look for: » Read more