Prenatal Testing


The ultrasound exam is a non-invasive procedure in which high-frequency sound waves are directed into your uterus and are reflected back to the receiver. It is commonly used to: confirm pregnancy detect ectopic pregnancy determine the number of babies you are carrying

Prenatal Testing

Multiple Marker

Other names for the multiple marker tests: Triple Marker; Triple Screen; Double Screen; Quadruple Screen, Maternal Serum AFP Screen The Multiple Marker Screening checks for two to four of the following: AFP, HCG, Estriol (E3) and Dimeric inhibin A. Estriol is a

Healthy Pregnancy, Prenatal Testing

Alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) Screen

The Alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) Screen is a blood test to screen for neural tube and chromosomal abnormalities. It does have a high incidence of false positives and can have a false negative. AFP is produced by your baby’s liver and is present


Eating Fish in Pregnancy

Fish and shellfish are tasty additions to a healthy diet. They provide high quality protein, are low in saturated fats and provide the essential omega-3 fatty acids. Why you might want to eat fish Fish contain DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid known


Food Safety in Pregnancy

Did you know most cases of foodborne illness are caused by foods we prepare at home? Here is a list of things you can do to reduce your risk.


The Safety of Food Additives in Pregnancy

Sometimes, simple sounding questions have complex answers. The safety of food additives has a complex answer because “food additives” is an umbrella term for a wide variety of substances that do many different things.