Fruit of the Womb
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  • Chorionic Villus Sampling

    In the last several posts, I have discussed amniocentesis as a means of fetal diagnosis for chromosomal or genetic problems. Amniocentesis is considered to be an ‘invasive diagnostic procedure.’ We actually have to stick a needle through the fetal...

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  • Quintuplet Story - A Physician's Perspective - 2

    On the whole, the pregnancy progressed well. At about 13 weeks, we placed a high cerclage in her cervix. This stitch around the cervix was intended to help prevent subclinical cervical changes leading to early labor as well as a means of providi...

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  • Developing a "Birth Plan"

    A comment after my last post raised the question regarding “what constitutes a good birth plan” for a “first-time mother-to be.” I would love to answer this with a simple response that “a good birth plan” is whatever is right for YOU! And, even ...

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  • Medicaid Funding Cuts

    I work in the State of South Carolina. Yesterday was a bleak day for me (and should be an embarrassment to the state) and speaks to the short-sightedness of people who sit in positions of power with regard to their understanding of the economics ...

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  • Readers' Questions Related to MTHFR Polymorphisms

    Several recent comments on my post "MTHFR Mutations and Congenital Heart Defects" worthy of a general response for our readers: Anonymous said Sept 02, 09:30:00 PM 2007...My daughter was diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutation during a blood test befor...

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  • Norovirus Infections and Pregnancy

    Sorry, guys, I have been out of commission over the past week. Between the very unfriendly Norovirus that has been going around (don’t ask for details) and playing catch-up at work following the fun with Noro, I have not had the time or the energ...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - 2

    The term preeclampsia applies to a spectrum of disorders that are pregnancy-dependent, all accompanied (usually) by some degree of hypertension at some point in their evolution. Preeclampsia is subdivided into categories based on the severity of ...

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  • Request to My Readers...

    I have been writing posts for “Fruit of the Womb” for almost 20 months now. It continues to be a source of great fun and greater satisfaction. It has been an opportunity to refresh, review, explore, and relate my understanding and experiences re...

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  • Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1): Role in Adverse Pregnancy Outcome? - 5 - Implantation and Placentation

    Things have been so busy at work the last few weeks that it has been hard to find the time to write here, but I would like to finish up the series we started on plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and role in pregnancy outcome and recurrent ...

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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy - 4 - Window to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    Back in August of this year, I started a series on “Diabetes in Pregnancy.” A recent reader reminded me that I hadn’t gotten around to finishing that series (which is true because I got distracted by other topics). In the first three installment...

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

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