Amniocentesis can provide valuable information about the health of your baby before it is born. Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.
Healthy Pregnancy Guide Clinical Wizard
More than 4 million babies will be born in the United States this year alone. Now, more than ever, mothers-to-be have access to current information, advanced technologies, and skilled medical personnel. The Healthy Pregnancy Guide provides an individualized tool to help plan for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. With medical information and practical tips, you will be well-prepared to recognize the changes that are in store for you and your baby.
Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.
Cesarean Delivery Podcast
Cesarean delivery (also called a cesarean section or C-section) is the surgical delivery of a baby by an incision through the mother's abdomen and uterus.
Dilation and Curettage (D and C) Podcast
A dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated so that the cervical canal and uterine lining can be scraped with a curette to remove abnormal tissues.
Pelvic Ultrasound Podcast
A pelvic ultrasound allows a doctor to quickly see the female pelvic organs and structures, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
External and Internal Heart Rate Monitoring of the Fetus Podcast
Fetal heart rate monitoring is a procedure used to evaluate the well-being of the fetus by assessing the rate and rhythm of the fetal heartbeat. The fetal heart rate may change as the fetus responds to conditions in the uterus. An abnormal fetal heart rate or pattern may indicate that the fetus is not getting enough oxygen.
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) Podcast
The chorionic villi are tiny projections of placental tissue that look like fingers and contain the same genetic material as the fetus. Testing may be available for other genetic defects and disorders depending on the family history and availability of lab testing at the time of the procedure.
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to see inside your uterus. This procedure can help find the causes of problems in the uterus.
Laparoscopy can help detect and treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, or an ectopic pregnancy.
Endometrial Biopsy Podcast
An endometrial biopsy is used to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus. The tissue is examined under a microscope to identify the presence of abnormal cells.
Exercise During Pregnancy
There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.