pregnancy ultrasound

Autism severity linked to genetics and ultrasound
Autism severity linked to genetics and ultrasound (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to study results reported Sept. 1. The study was conducted by researchers at ... Read More »

False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone
False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at heightened risk of long-term diabetes because of false perceptions of their own weight and health risk. Research by University of Western Sydney School ... Read More »

Second trimester markers for Down’s syndrome
Second trimester markers for Down’s syndrome (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new analysis has found that some second trimester markers for Down’s syndrome that are detected by ultrasound are more telling than others. Published online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study’s results will help adjust pregnant women’s risks ... Read More »

7 weeks pregnant: Doctor appointments and health information
7 weeks pregnant: Doctor appointments and health information (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s important to see a doctor in early pregnancy, so that you can work out when you’re due to give birth and ensure you’ve done everything you need to do to get your pregnancy off to a healthy start. Usually ... Read More »

6 weeks pregnant: Doctors appointments and health information
6 weeks pregnant: Doctors appointments and health information (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you haven’t already seen your doctor, you should book in for your first antenatal visit. This is important to: Determine an accurate estimated date of delivery (due date of your baby); Check for any infections that may harm your ... Read More »

6 weeks pregnant: Key points
6 weeks pregnant: Key points (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy week 6 is a time of rapid embryo development and change for pregnant mums. Changes for mum You have probably noticed your period is missing by this week. Pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) production by the placenta has ... Read More »

Fetuses yawn in the womb, according to new research
Fetuses yawn in the womb, according to new research (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We know that unborn babies hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb but new observational research concludes that they also yawn. The 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses, by Durham and Lancaster Universities, also suggest that yawning is a developmental ... Read More »

Becoming a dad: Time at home allows Steve and baby to bond – Steve’s 2nd trimester experience
Becoming a dad: Time at home allows Steve and baby to bond – Steve’s 2nd trimester experience (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Steve was still struggling with the fact that he constantly had to leave his pregnant wife at home while he flew off to work for weeks at a time. Luckily for him he was able to spend a good amount ... Read More »

5 weeks pregnant: Doctor appointments
5 weeks pregnant: Doctor appointments (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Your missed period this week was probably the first sign of your pregnancy and you may have already performed a home pregnancy test to find out if this is really ‘it’. It’s also important to visit your doctor for a ... Read More »

6 weeks pregnant
6 weeks pregnant (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Week 6 of pregnancy is a period of major growth for your baby, which is entering its fourth week of development and is now called an embryo. If you haven’t already, you are likely to start feeling pregnant this week ... Read More »

 
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