What Is Amniocentesis?
Discover what happens in your body when your doctor performs an amniocentesis.
Designer Babies: Gore and Topol on Fetal Genome Sequencing
Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD, recently spoke with former Vice President Al Gore about his book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. In this segment, Mr. Gore addresses the pros and cons of fetal genome sequencing and explains his concern that this technology could be used to create so-called designer babies.
Woof! Does Fido Belong in the Hospital Delivery Room?
A woman in England had her therapy dog present when she delivered. Is that wise? Is it safe? Bioethicist Art Caplan talks about the pros and cons.
Vaccines and Pregnancy: Before, During, After
Which vaccines do you need before, during, and after pregnancy?
Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
How much weight should you gain when pregnant? Keith Eddleman, MD, explains.
Concerns for Diabetes Patients During Pregnancy
Keith Eddleman, MD, explains how diabetes can affect a pregnancy.
Why Are Episiotomies Performed?
Keith Eddleman, MD, explains why episiotomies are performed.
Are Ultrasound Tests Safe?
Keith Eddleman, MD, describes the importantce of ultrasound tests during pregnancy.
The Downside of Inducing Labor
Keith Eddleman, MD, explains the dangers of choosing to induce labor.
Should Mothers Choose Epidurals?
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about epidurals during labor and delivery.