Screening for fetal abnormalities

You will be offered some screening tests during pregnancy to try to find any health problems that could affect you or your baby, such as infectious […]


Thalassemia (British English: thalassaemia), also called Mediterranean anemia, is a form of inherited autosomal recessive blood disorder characterized by abnormal formation of hemoglobin.[1] The abnormal hemoglobin […]

Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome (FXS), also known as Martin-Bell syndrome, or Escalante’s syndrome (more commonly used in South American countries), is a genetic syndrome. Nearly half of […]

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary between people. Often, symptoms include poor coordination, […]

Intellectual disability

Intellectual disability (ID), also called intellectual development disorder (IDD), general learning disability,[1] or mental retardation (MR),[2][3][4] is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual […]

Down syndrome

Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy […]

Prenatal diagnosis

Prenatal diagnosis or prenatal screening (note that prenatal diagnosis and prenatal screening refer to two different types of tests) is testing for diseases or conditions in […]

Nausea During Pregnancy

“Morning sickness” is a misnomer. For some pregnant women, the symptoms are worse in the morning and ease up over the course of the day, but […]

Top 5 Pregnancy Fears

It was a few weeks before my firstborn was due — and suddenly panic set in. By night, I would dream that I forgot to feed […]

Your Second Pregnancy

Your Baby in Utero Most women find that their second pregnancy is different from their first. For example, the intensity of fatigue or how soon you […]