Confined Placental Mosaicism

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During pregnancy, women sometimes undergo chorionic villus sampling (CVS), which is a diagnostic prenatal test used to detect genetic diseases such as Down’s syndrome. Usually, the karyotype results come back normal (46 normal appearing chromosomes), and sometimes, unfortunately, abnormal (an extra or missing chromosome).  However, approximately 1% of the time, the results will show two

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Strategies to reduce risk of pregnancy complications at an advanced maternal age

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Although there is an increased risk of complications when the mother is at an advanced maternal age, there aremany suggestions doctors have to help correct the outcome. In a previous post, we discussed at length the increased risks associated with pregnancy in older women. These complications include: Miscarriage Ectopic pregnancy Chromosomal abnormalities Structural malformations Placental

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