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  • The Gonzalez Quintuplets - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    In a very few hours, we will be celebrating a very special event – a VERY special first birthday. At about 4:00 AM (4:11-4:13 AM to be exact) on April 7, 2007, Abram, Adal, Ian, Noelani, and Nadia were delivered to Joy and Andres Gonzalez at 28 w...

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  • A Late Midtrimester Loss

    On August 12, 2007 Anonymous said...Hi, approximatly 5 weeks ago I went into preterm labour and my son was 23 weeks gestation. He was too small to survive and passed away 10 minutes after the birth. I have a healthy 20 month old and I never had co...

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  • First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    In my November 29, 2006 post, I promised that my “next post” would focus on a discussion of first trimester screening for aneuploidy. It has taken awhile to get back to this, having had a few distractions along the way, but blogging does offer so...

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  • Multiple Gestations - 3 - Common Complications

    Although we have focused our discussion of multiple gestations to this point on twins, higher order multiples (i.e., triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, etc) also occur but, fortunately, much less often than twins. The hypothesis of Hellin predict...

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  • Obstetrical Ultrasound and Lefthandedness?

    In our last post, following a distraught patient’s request and one of our own reader’s queries, and at the risk of putting myself out of a job, we began to address the issue of safety of obstetrical ultrasound procedures for the developing baby. ...

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  • Amniotic Fluid - 6 - Polyhydramnios: Causes of Too Much Amniotic Fluid

    Polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid), also termed hydramnios, is usually defined by vertical pockets of amniotic fluid > 8 cm or as a 4-quadrant amniotic fluid index (AFI) > 95th percentile for the gestational age. Polyhydramnios has...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 2

    By the time I got to the consultation room with the information from the clinic, the tears had stopped flowing (see yesterday's post). Her mother was with her and the first thing I asked was if she wanted her boyfriend there as well. Again, she sh...

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  • Constipation in Pregnancy

    A writer recently requested some information regarding "constipation in pregnancy." Having just gotten over the consequences of my Norovirus infection, I thought I might welcome a little constipation in my life, even if it isn't one of our more 'm...

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  • 300,000,000 Deliveries!!!

    Yesterday the U.S. population reportedly reached the 300,000,000 mark. It is probably more than that if one considers all of the ‘illegal aliens’ that call this home as well. You know, those people who live here, work here, spend money here, hav...

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  • Elevated hCG Detected at the Time of First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    Below are comments and questions from a reader who underwent combined first trimester screening for aneuploidy. Although the composite screening results did not place her at increased risk for having a baby with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) or tris...

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Dr. Trofatter is an expert on maternal-fetal medicine.

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