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The U.S. has some of the worst rates of infant and maternal mortality among the world's developed nations, and racial disparities play a major role in the health outcomes for mothers and babies.
When Heather Catanese was 22 weeks pregnant with her third son, Lorenzo, she underwent a routine prenatal anatomy scan. The test showed that blood was flowing in the wrong direction through Lorenzo’s heart.
If you’re a mother-to-be whose pregnancy isn’t routine, your doctor or nurse-midwife may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for extra care.
If you’ve been trying to conceive but aren’t getting pregnant, you may be wondering whether it’s time to talk with a health care provider. Here are answers to a few common questions about infertility.
Just because you delivered one baby via cesarean section doesn’t mean you can’t try a vaginal birth for your next child. Vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, is recommended as a safe delivery option for most women.