Tag: fertility

neural tube defects
The majority of pregnancies result in healthy babies. More often than not, when a woman finds out she is pregnant she will go on to have a healthy pregnancy with few complications. One of the purposes of ultrasound during pregnancy is to detect any abnormalities in the growing baby. At the 20-week ultrasound, the baby […]
oncofertility
A diagnosis of cancer can be a very overwhelming and emotional process. Questions of mortality, treatment, family, and more can come up. For young adults in particular, one of the many questions that need to be answered relates to the question of having children in the future. Oncofertility is one of the approaches to answering […]
noninvasive prenatal screening
In the past decade there have been numerous advances in the field of reproductive medicine with cell free DNA (cfDNA) or noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) being at the forefront of the advanced DNA testing options available during a pregnancy. The main idea behind this screening test is to test the fragments of DNA that come […]
genetics of infertility
  The Genetics of Infertility Having A Difficult Time Getting Pregnant?   You’re Not Alone Infertility Affects 7% of Couples Have you ever wondered about the genetics of infertility? As the trend of couples getting married and starting families at a later age increases, infertility has become a more common problem. Statistics show that 85 […]
prenatal genetic counseling
Pregnancies can bring out a mixed bag of emotions – excitement, nervousness, anticipation, and joy. With the advent of technology and a plethora of information available, there are numerous confusing testing options available, and it can be overwhelming to understand what works best for you. One way to manage these emotions is with prenatal genetic […]
advanced maternal age
Any woman who is 35 or older and goes to the doctor after becoming pregnant will most likely hear the term “advanced maternal age”. While that may not be the best term to use and would make anyone feel older than they really are, what exactly does it mean and why are women classified that […]