Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Effects
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It's important to watch what you consume during pregnancy--especially if it's alcohol. Learn more about the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome here.
Transcript: The Center for Disease Control lists exposure to alcohol as the number one most preventable risk for...
The Center for Disease Control lists exposure to alcohol as the number one most preventable risk for birth defects. The most severe illness that can result from in utero exposure to alcohol is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a lifelong condition characterized by...poor growth (both in the womb and after birth), abnormal facial features, mental retardation, behavioral problems and delays in development. Even when Fetal Alcohol Syndrome doesn't occur, alcohol exposure can still lead to miscarriage, very early birth and a host of other mental and behavioral problems.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-12 | Tags »
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Just what is cord blood? And how can it help your baby? Find out by watching this video.
Transcript: After a baby is born and the umbilical cord is cut, some blood remains in the vessels of the baby's...
After a baby is born and the umbilical cord is cut, some blood remains in the vessels of the baby's placenta and the cord attached to it. This is known as cord, or placental, blood. Cord blood has all the elements of normal blood, plus a rich supply of hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells. These are similar to the cells found in bone marrow. For this reason, cord blood is increasingly replacing bone marrow in stem cell experimentation. In addition, cord blood transfers can be used to treat and improve some pediatric cancers and blood disorders.More »
Last Modified: 2013-05-02 | Tags »
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What happens if you experience a uterine rupture in labor? Find out all the facts by watching this video.
Transcript: Occasionally, the mother's uterus will tear, usually at the site of a prior c-section. A uterine rupture...
Occasionally, the mother's uterus will tear, usually at the site of a prior c-section. A uterine rupture in labor usually leads to an emergency cesarean. This situation usually requires that the mother receive a blood transfusion and stitches, as well. Sometimes, the damage to the uterus will be so great that the mother will also need a full hysterectomy to stop the bleeding.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-15 | Tags »
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