Birth Defect

Also called congenital disorder, birth defect refers to the problems a baby faces (when still in the womb) with regard to the formation, development and functioning of its vital body organs. The defect could hurt the baby’s metabolism or alter its body part’s structure or function. Birth defects could be minor, requiring no special treatment; […]

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Obstetric Ultrasound

Obstetric ultrasound (also called pregnancy sonogram, obstetric sonogram, prenatal ultrasound and obstetric ultrasonography) is a procedure that refers to usage of ultrasound scans during pregnancy. During the procedure, an equipment called real-time scanner (transducer) is positioned over the pregnant woman’s stomach, resulting in a series of continuous pictures that depict the moving fetus. Movements like […]

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Cervical Incompetence

Also called cervical insufficiency, cervical incompetence is the inability of the cervix to remain shut during pregnancy. This means the cervix cannot bear pregnancy weight. Generally, the cervix is supposed to stay closed throughout the pregnancy. However, when the baby grows and becomes heavier, it puts pressure on the cervix. A weak or incompetent cervix […]

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Billings Ovulation Method

The Billings Ovulation Method (BOM) – also called the Billings Method, cervical mucus method, or ovulation method – is a method teaching women how to naturally time their pregnancy. In other words, it’s a way for women to understand their natural fertility signs through all their altering life stages – for instance, starting with puberty […]

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Identical Twin

Also called monozygotic twins, identical twins are generally two lookalike babies born at the same time. Contrary to common belief, the term “identical” refers to the twins’ conception and development, and not their appearance. These twins conceive from a single sperm and egg and therefore have the same DNA. They share the same chorion and […]

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