Monthly Archives: July 2013

Causes and Prevention of Placental Abruption

What is a placental abruption? It is the separation of the placenta (the organ that feeds the baby before it is born) from the uterus before the delivery of the baby. In most cases, the mother will notice bleeding or pain in the abdomen. Mothers should be advised to seek...
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Risks Of Fertility Treatments

There are risks associated with undergoing fertility treatments. Doctors and fertility clinics should warn potential parents about these risks, most notably the risk of multiple births. It is estimated that there is a 40% chance of giving birth to twins if you become pregnant with assisted reproductive technologies. The incidence...
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Stillbirth: Causes and Prevention

While the occurrence of stillbirth is much higher in developing countries, where prenatal care is not as advanced, stillbirth still remains a problem in Canada, occurring in approximately 1 in 200 pregnancies. Stillbirth is the death of the baby sometime between 20 weeks of pregnancy and birth. The loss of...
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