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Adam Pregnancy Health Center Alcohol, smoking, and caffeine during pregnancy 12/09/2012
Pregnant women are strongly urged not to drink alcohol or smoke during pregnancy. These substances can cause many complications during pregnancy, have damaging effects on developing fetuses and may contribute to other medical problems as the child grows. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it travels through her bloodstream and into the fetus. That means that when mom has a glass of wine, her baby has a glass of wine too.
Adam Pregnancy Health Center Amniocentesis 12/09/2012
Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or spot other pregnancy complications.
Adam Pregnancy Health Center Amniocentesis - Series 12/09/2012
Amniocentesis - Series Procedure - Amniocentesis: When you are about 15 weeks pregnant, your doctor may offer amniocentesis. Amniocentesis is a test that detects or rules out certain inherited disorders in a fetus. It also assesses lung maturity to see if the fetus can endure an early delivery. You can also find out the baby's gender. Doctors generally offer amniocentesis to women with an increased risk of having a baby with particular disorders, including those who: Will be 35 or older when they deliver.
Adam Pregnancy Health Center Apgar Score 12/09/2012
The Apgar score is a screening test used to measure the vital signs of a baby at birth. The Apgar score is a screening test used worldwide to quickly assess the health of an infant one minute and five minutes after birth. The 1-minute Apgar score measures how well the newborn tolerated the birthing process. The 5-minute Apgar score assesses how well the newborn is adapting to the environment. Virginia Apgar, M.D. (1909-1974) introduced the Apgar score in 1952. What Will Happen?: At one and five minutes after your baby is born, the attending health care provider will assess five vital areas of newborn health.

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