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Amniocentesis is a procedure used to take out a small sample of the amniotic fluid for testing.
Cesarean section or C-section is the surgical delivery of a baby through a cut (incision) made in the mother's abdomen and uterus.
This prenatal test involves taking a sample of tissue from the placenta to test for chromosomal abnormalities and certain other genetic problems.
Dilation and curettage or D&C is surgery to remove abnormal tissues in the uterus.
An episiotomy is an incision through the area between your vaginal opening and your anus. This area is called the perineum. This procedure is done to make your vaginal opening larger for childbirth.
Fetal heart rate monitoring measures the heart rate and rhythm of your baby (fetus). This lets your healthcare provider see how your baby is doing.
Fetal ultrasound is a test used during pregnancy to create an image of the baby in the mother's womb (uterus).
Hemorrhoids and varicose veins might seem to be two different, unrelated problems, but they are actually quite similar. And, many women, especially those in the third trimester of pregnancy, have them.
Infertility is a problem of the reproductive system. It impairs the body's ability to reproduce. It could be caused by a problem with the man's system, the woman's system, or both.
Detailed information on breastfeeding and mastitis
Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder. Pregnancy does not appear to speed up MS or worsen its effects.
A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area. Ultrasound uses a device called a transducer to send out sound waves that are too high to be heard. The transducer sends the sound waves through ...
Postpartum thyroiditis happens when a woman’s thyroid becomes inflamed after having a baby. It may first cause your thyroid to be overactive. But over time it leads to an underactive thyroid. This affects a small percentage of pregnant ...
Zika is a virus passed on through the bite of a mosquito. It may also be spread through sexual contact and blood transfusions.