It’s twins! Those words can fill parents with both excitement and trepidation. From a medical standpoint, expecting twins moves your pregnancy into the high-risk category. The only way to diagnose twins is by sonogram. There are two types of twins – fraternal and identical. Fraternal twins come from two individual eggs. Each twin has itsContinue reading “Twin Pregnancy Care”
Don’t stop moving when you are pregnant! Being active and exercising during pregnancy has many benefits.
What risk factors define a high-risk pregnancy?
Monitoring your baby’s well-being is a central feature of your prenatal care. From the most basic, listening to your baby’s heartbeat during your regular exam, to the more complex fetal monitoring for high risk pregnancies, technology allows a more thorough look at the health of your baby.
An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that develops in the wrong location. Rather than growing inside the uterus as a normal pregnancy, an ectopic pregnancy lodges in a location outside the uterus such as the fallopian tube, ovary or abdominal cavity.
esarean section (C-section) is the surgical delivery of a newborn through an abdominal incision. While vaginal delivery is preferred by patients and doctors, there are occasions when cesarean delivery represents the safest route of delivery for either the baby or the mother. In the U.S., almost one in three deliveries are C-sections.
In an attempt to avoid cesarean delivery, the obstetrician may recommend a procedure to convert the baby from a bottom first to a head first presentation. This procedure is called external cephalic version
Good 3D images can be very impressive and may be useful to evaluate congenital anomalies