What Genetic Screening is Available After a Woman is Already Pregnant?

Previous FCNE blogs have reviewed genetic screening of embryos before they are implanted within the uterus; this is known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD.  What genetic screening is available after a woman is already pregnant and when are these recommended? New technology has recently permitted noninvasive prenatal testing for fetal chromosomal abnormalities from a […]

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Weight Management for Health and Fertility

Weight management is important when trying to become pregnant.  The best chance of success occurs in women of ideal body weight, which is a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 20-28.BMI is a function of height and weight which for example for a woman 5 feet 5 inches tall would be a weight between 120 to 165 pounds. Calorie consumption and expenditure is critical for […]

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