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

Preparation Exercises

Childbirth Meditation | Enjoy

This post is one in a series of childbirth meditations. This post focuses on the word enjoy, and the ways you can enjoy pregnancy and childbirth. Meditations for “Enjoy” It’s not impossible to enjoy giving birth, even if you have pain. Many

Physiologic Labor

Work with your body in childbirth

In 2000, I first built the Birthing Naturally website. I wanted to provide an internet source of natural childbirth information. I included a list of my birth philosophies on that website and every version since.  Here is the a statement from my


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.