A promising proof of concept.
This is the first study to show just how close soot can get to the fetus.
In recent years, researchers have found many clues suggesting that microchimerism can affect a woman’s health. Tumors may be loaded with fetal cells, for example, suggesting that they might help drive cancer. Yet other studies have suggested that fetal microchimerism protects women against the disease.
Despite widespread use of many methods of antenatal testing, limited evidence exists to demonstrate effectiveness at improving perinatal outcomes. An exception is the use of Doppler ultrasound in monitoring high-risk pregnancies thought to be at risk of placental insufficiency.
Up to 10 times more children have disabilities related to fetal alcohol exposure -- drinking during pregnancy -- than previously believed, finds a new study. As many as one in 10 children in some U.S. communities may have some type of disability due to maternal drinking during pregnancy, the research suggests.
It is the least understood human organ with the shortest lifespan: the placenta.
Research shows that babies are more sensitive to the prenatal environment than once believed. How should today's stretched-to-the-brink parents respond?
Special testing during pregnancy most often is done when the fetus is at increased risk of problems that could result in pregnancy complications or lead to stillbirth. This can occur in the following situations...
Research links ultrasounds early in pregnancy to heightened autism symptoms, but experts caution reading too much into it.
Researchers in the increasingly influential field known as fetal origins—the study of how fetal conditions affect long-term health—have to be pretty creative. Running controlled experiments on pregnant women is, after all, verboten.
Is it true that the chickenpox vaccine is "derived from" aborted fetal cells?
We all know girls and boys are different. These differences include behaviour, DNA, hormones and risk of disease, to name a few. Differences between boys and girls start very early in life, well before the sex-specific organs form.
Prenatal testing has offered up a lot more information—but that information comes with serious ethical questions.
Nothing prepares you for the news of a fetal syndrome diagnosis. It is as if your child is drowning, but you are unable to jump in and try and save them. This is a very frightening time with many challenges ahead. You may feel lost, confused, angry, sad, and often hopeless.
In 2006 we founded the Fetal Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that provides factual medical information on fetal syndromes, provides unconditional support to families dealing with these syndromes, provides advocacy and awareness around fetal syndromes and provides research grants funding new treatments and technologies providing hope to save our babies.
We are a group of expert perinatologists who identify , prevent and treat risks in mothers and fetuses
All proceeds benefit the Fetal Health Foundation.
Mothers over 40 is an inspirational, encouraging and positive global resource for older mums...
Sidelines provides support to women during a high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.
The Society was established in 1977 to give Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians and scientists a place to share knowledge, research and clinical best practices in order to improve care for moms and babies. Maternal-Fetal physicians are obstetricians with additional training in the area of high-risk, complicated pregnancies. We specialize in treating the un-routine.