What is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome? Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a congenital birth defect – that is present at birth. Approximately 35,000 infants, or 1 in every 125, are born with a heart defect, and 1 to 3.8 percent of all congenital cardiac birth defects present as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (Connor and [...]
What is a Cleft Lip? A cleft lip (cheiloschisis) is a type of orofacial birth defect. Normally, between the 4th and 7th week of pregnancy, the lips form. A cleft, which means split or separation, can range from a small notch in the upper lip to a long notch that reaches the nose. It can [...]
If you are pregnant, it is important to consider getting an amniocentesis, which is a prenatal test. Doctors usually recommend expectant mothers to trying it because it can detect potential diseases that may affect your child.
Eating vitamins in always important, but it is even more important when you are pregnant. We share the most important vitamins to eat during pregnancy.
With more and more women putting their careers first and choosing to delay marriage and/or children, it is no wonder that more women are becoming first time moms after age 35. The prevalence of infertility treatments also helps more mature women get pregnant in their 30’s and 40’s, with or without the benefit of a [...]