Prenatal Tests And Screening For Birth Defects

Posted On: January 19, 2022 By CIW

Prenatal Tests And Screening For Birth Defects

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s vital to have various prenatal tests and screenings performed for a number of reasons. These routine exams help your pregnancy care team monitor the health of both you and your baby, as well as identify certain conditions that could affect the delivery plan for your child.

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Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Posted On: December 27, 2021 By CIW

Expectant parents, especially those planning to breastfeed, face a host of challenges that are both rewarding and frustrating. Childbirth to many can be traumatic while also being a great joy, which is why our dedicated medical team works with people who are pregnant to help manage their expectations about their new life with their child,

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What to Expect From Pregnancy With An Egg or Sperm Donor

Posted On: December 10, 2021 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

If you’re considering pregnancy using a donor, there can be a lot to learn. Chances are, it feels a little overwhelming – therefore, it can be helpful to know what to expect from the process and how your maternal fetal medicine specialist can help. Here’s what to know about it from Dr. Erkan Buyuk, our

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Posted On: November 30, 2021 By CIW

Many Carnegie Imaging patients choose IVF to assist with infertility. This process often goes hand-in-hand with genetic counseling to better understand risks of passing genetic conditions to children or interpret genetic testing results of embryos. What is IVF? In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a series of procedures intended to assist with the conceiving a

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Cancer Through Pregnancy

Posted On: November 22, 2021 By CIW

Cancer during pregnancy is rare, but treatment can be complicated and stressful. On an episode of High-Risk Birth Stories, guest Jamie shared her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer during her pregnancy. You can listen to that episode to hear from her experience or continue reading to learn more about cancer through pregnancy.  

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Cleft Lip and Palate: What it Is and How to Prevent It

Posted On: October 22, 2021 By Nathan D. Fox, MD

What is Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate? A cleft lip or cleft palate happens when your baby’s upper lip and mouth doesn’t form completely. This results in an opening and is present at birth. Oral clefts (or orofacial clefts) occur in about 1 in 1,000 babies in the United States, meaning it’s a relatively common

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