Twin pregnancies often introduce more complications that singleton pregnancies, but fortunately our maternal fetal medicine specialists have specific tests and healthcare protocols to identify potential risks and create treatment plans to prevent them from causing complications. Two common risks during twin pregnancy are preterm birth and fetal growth restrictions, which Dr. Andrei Rebarber discussed with
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Heart complications can take a serious toll on your health even when you’re an adult. Babies born with heart defects can face an uphill battle when it comes to remaining healthy throughout life, meaning it’s important to set your child up for success by preventing heart defects and ensuring they have the care they need.
About one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Not all birth defects can be prevented or diagnosed prenatally, so navigating the possible birth defects during pregnancy can be stressful and overwhelming. Although your maternal fetal medicine specialist can ensure you understand the right steps to take to prevent some specific birth
Although not as common as other birth defects, defects of the genitals and urinary system can be present at birth and require some interventions either prenatally or postnatally. About 1 in 500 babies are born with genital and urinary tract defects that can affect the way the body looks and works. Fortunately, many of these
Balancing clinical care that is evidence-based with interventions to improve outcome and avoid harmful interventions is truly challenging when the finding of a shortened cervix on transvaginal ultrasound evaluation is noted (i.e. Defined ≤ 25 mm). It is possible to counsel and treat women using the best data available combined with clinical experience regarding utilization
The introduction of the BPP in antenatal testing has provided an improved prognostic tool for the reassurance of fetal well being. A reactive NST provides reassurance for fetal well being, however, when abnormal, has a high false positive rate of 45-75%. FHR is subjective to various dynamic factors including periodic sleep cycles, medications, and antenatal