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Back Pain During Pregnancy
Back pain is one of the most common discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Although back pain frequently goes away after the baby is born, for some women, it does not.
Bleeding During Pregnancy
Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy has many causes. Some are serious and some are not. Bleeding can occur early or later in pregnancy.
Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children
Car safety is important for both you and your baby. During pregnancy, the best way to keep yourself and your unborn baby safe while riding in a car is to wear your seat belt.
Carrier Screening
Before becoming pregnant, you may want to learn about your chances of having a child with a genetic disorder. This is called preconception carrier screening.
Carrier Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that can be passed from parent to child. Types of SMA can cause severe disability and death. A screening test is available that can tell you your chances of being a carrier of SMA. This type of test, called carrier screening, also allows you to find out your chances of having a child with SMA.
Cord Blood Banking
Cord blood is the blood from the baby that is left in the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. It contains cells called hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells that can be used to treat some diseases.
Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal  Screening and Diagnosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that affects a person’s long-term health and lifespan. There is no cure for CF, but it can be treated.
Early Pregnancy Loss
A normal pregnancy is about 40 weeks. The loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks is called early pregnancy loss.
Ectopic Pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus. Because it is outside of the uterus, an ectopic pregnancy cannot grow as it should and must be treated.
Exercise During Pregnancy
Everyone needs daily physical activity—including pregnant women. Getting regular exercise during pregnancy benefits both you and your growing baby and has few risks.
Extremely Preterm Birth
A normal pregnancy with one baby lasts about 40 weeks. Babies born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy are called “preterm” or “premature.” The earlier a baby is born, the less likely he or she is to survive.
The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy
If you are pregnant, the flu can be serious or even life- threatening. Getting a vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu.
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