Omphalocele, also known as exomphalos, is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. The infant’s intestines, liver, or other organs stick outside of the belly through the belly button. The organs are covered in a thin, nearly transparent sac that hardly ever is open or broken. To learn what it’s like to live with … Read moreStories: Living with Omphalocele
Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome 21. This extra chromosome changes how a baby’s body and brain develop. To learn what it’s like to live with this condition or how families are affected, read these real stories from people living with Down syndrome. Caleb’s Story Stacy’s son, Caleb, … Read moreStories: Living with Down Syndrome
What is Omphalocele? Omphalocele, also known as exomphalos, is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. The infant’s intestines, liver, or other organs stick outside of the belly through the belly button. The organs are covered in a thin, nearly transparent sac that hardly ever is open or broken. As the baby develops during … Read moreFacts about Omphalocele
The myths Here are five of the most popular old wives’ tales regarding your baby’s sex. Keep in mind that none of these tales are based on fact. Instead, they’re myths and are simply for fun. Remember: Even if some of these points run true for you (or have in the past), there’s a 50-50 … Read moreMyths vs. Facts: Signs You’re Having a Baby Boy
While a scientific pregnancy test is the best way to confirm pregnancy, there are a number of historical, non-medical ways that were used before these miraculous devices were invented. 1. Stored Urine Test: Collect your urine in a bottle or vessel like you would for a normal urine test. Then leave it untouched for about 3-4 … Read moreSimple Ways To Confirm Pregnancy Without A Kit
A definitive answer to the age-old question: Can you get pregnant on your period? By Jennifer Barton and Holly Eagleson It’s a common misconception that if a woman has sex during her period she cannot become pregnant. While a woman is unlikely to get pregnant during her period, it is absolutely possible. Defining a period “A … Read moreCan a Woman Become Pregnant During Her Period?
Men really do suffer pregnancy symptoms in sympathy with their partners, a study has shown. Fathers-to-be endure cramps, back pain, mood swings, food cravings, morning sickness, extreme tiredness, depression, irritability, fainting and toothache, researchers found. Some even develop swollen stomachs that look like a “baby bump”, according to the largest study of its kind in … Read moreMen ‘suffer sympathy pains during pregnancy’
Do you know the early symptoms of pregnancy? From nausea to fatigue, know what to expect. By Mayo Clinic Staff Could you be pregnant? The proof is in the pregnancy test. But even before you miss a period, you might suspect — or hope — that you’re pregnant. Know the first signs of pregnancy and … Read moreSymptoms of pregnancy: What happens first