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Updated: April 28, 2022

What Does it Mean to Have "Strong Genes"?

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Pregnancy is an exciting time filled with unknowns. Parents wonder what their little one will look like. Will she have mom’s eyes and dad’s penchant for crossword puzzles? Will he look just like mom but have dad’s personality? It’s natural to wonder and explore the possibilities of these kinds of questions, but unfortunately there are no simple answers when predicting. Parents wonder about the concept of strong genes, especially when they consider all the best parts of themselves and imagine how it would be possible to pass those traits along.

Comparing Chorionic Villus Sampling and Amniocentesis

There are two ways of doing chorionic villus sampling. In the transabdominal method, a fine needle is placed through the abdomen to collect placental fragments. In the transcervical procedure, a thin tube (catheter) is inserted into the cervix. The method used depends on the position of the placenta and the doctor's training and expertise. During the procedure, ultrasound guidance is used so that the doctor can see the placenta's position.

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Over Age 35 and Expecting

Ensuring Healthy Pregnancy for 35 and Older

Over Age 35 and Expecting

Pregnancy Facts

The Guinness Book of World Records lists the oldest moms as two 63-year-olds—one from California and one from Italy. A 60-year-old Japanese woman recently became her nation's oldest new mother. And a Florida grandmother even delivered a baby son for her daughter. These cases all involved some form of assisted reproductive technique, but after this jumpstart, they all carried the babies to a healthy delivery.

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Behavioral Checklists for Autism

Behavioral Checklists for Autism

Because there is no medical test that can be given to diagnose autism, professionals depend on observing the behaviors of the person in question as well as the medical and developmental history.

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Updated: January 27, 2022

How to Read Your Ancestry.com Results

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So you’ve sent off your magical vial of saliva and the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived… your AncestryDNA results! You start to sweat a few bullets when you ask yourself for the hundredth time, “What cultures run through my blood?” “Will I have to trade in my Kiss Me I’m Irish t-shirt for a Lederhosen?” “Are my long-lost cousins going to be on here, too?” 

So many questions! You open your results and all you see are varying numbers and percents, countries encircled in different shades, and words that make your eyes go crossed… so now what?

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Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy

Radiation Protection During Pregnancy

Radiation

Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy

There are two kinds of radiation exposure that pregnant women worry about. The first is called nonionizing radiation, which comes from household appliances such as microwave ovens and TV sets. The second is ionizing radiation and it comes from x-rays.
Pregnancy Facts

Indoor tanning salons darken the skin with a course of ultraviolet radiation.

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Updated: April 20, 2022

Preparing to Give Birth During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Advice for planning for childbirth during the coronavirus pandemic

When a woman gets pregnant, so many questions run through her mind: Will it hurt? How much weight will I gain? Will I poop during labor? One question that likely never crossed any woman's mind when they got the news about being pregnant is whether she will be forced to birth alone, with limited pain relief, and possibly be separated from her baby at birth due to a global pandemic.

Updated: March 2, 2022

Molar Pregnancy: Understanding Causes and Treatment Options

Molar Pregnancy

When planning a family, one of the most exciting moments comes when we finally find out we’re pregnant. And many women get the news that their lives are about to change by the two little lines, a positive symbol, or a digital reading that appears on most at-home pregnancy tests. But because these tests work by detecting a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), what they don’t reveal is whether or not it is a healthy pregnancy.

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Preventing Illness and Disease

Beyond exercise

Preventing Illness and Disease

Without question, the most important positive action you can take to prevent illness and disease is exercise. Exercise prevents a long list of diseases that can cause chronic or severe illness, disability, and even death, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, vascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Exercise also prevents mental health illness and disease disorders, including depression, anxiety, and stress.
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Updated: February 12, 2020

Preparing for a Baby in a Digital World

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Preparing for a baby deserves so much attention and dedicated time to planning for your tiny human, but where do you find the time? Between work, paying the bills, walking the dog, and the occasional social call, where do you squeeze in childbirth education classes and creating a birth plan? Maybe the anxiety of preparing is what’s holding you back. Regardless of what is preventing you from preparing for your birth experience, we have the ultimate solution! 

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency and Sources of Iron

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency and Sources of Iron

Iron deficiency is the most widespread type of vitamin or mineral deficiency in the world. Do you constantly experience sluggishness, irritability, and headaches? Perhaps you suffer from this condition. Let's take a closer look and find out.

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Updated: June 15, 2021

Does the Shettles Method Really Work for Gender Selection?

Shettles Method

It’s been said that parenthood is the ultimate exercise in letting go of control. This begins with a couple’s initial attempts to conceive, and it can be jarring to feel like you’re no longer in the driver’s seat during such a momentous transition. So, it’s no surprise that a book titled, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, would make a huge splash.

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Purebred vs Domestic Cats

Purebred vs Domestic Cats

Nonpurebred and purebred cats alike make excellent companions. In fact, about 98 percent of cats fall outside the purebred population. Although they are often called “mixed breeds” for convenience, this term is misleading because most of them have no purebred cats at all in their family trees. The terms domestic shorthair (DSH) and domestic longhair (DLH) are more accurate, if less concise. For brevity, I'll call them Domestics throughout this book.

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Calorie Guidelines for Women

Calorie Guidelines for Women

Calorie counting can be a source of frustration and focus for many girls and women. Although formulas have been standardized, calories might need to be adjusted for each individual based on genetics, amount of muscle or fat, and other activity in addition to athletic activities. The amount of calories required to maintain weight for one woman can be more or less than for another; and, just like sleep, training, and other aspects of life, the amounts can never be exact, as all bodies are different.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Cyber Monday Deals for New Mamas

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Nuchal Translucency Screening

An ultrasound scan, known as the nuchal translucency screening, is done between 11 and 14 weeks of pregnancy and is used to help assess your baby's risk of Down syndrome. During this test, the sonographer measures the depth of fluid under the skin at the back of the baby's neck, known as the nuchal fold. If this measurement is high, it indicates that excess fluid is present, which means that the baby has a higher risk of Down syndrome.

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