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Have a Healthy Pregnancy: Quick Guide to Healthy Living

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If you are pregnant, get important prenatal tests and see your doctor or midwife regularly. Women who get prenatal care have healthier babies.... Details >

National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Amniocentesis: March of Dimes  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

Amniocentesis is the most common prenatal test used to rule out certain birth defects and genetic disorders. The decision to have amniocentesis requires careful planning and thoughtful discussion wit... Details >

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation  External Link

Detecting Genetic Abnormalities   External Link

Some tests can detect genetic abnormalities before birth. By learning about these problems before birth, you can help plan your child’s health care in advance, and in some cases even treat the disorde... Details >

American Academy of Pediatrics  External Link

Pregnancy & Prenatal Testing   External Link

Prenatal tests performed during pregnancy screen for and diagnose any existing problems that may affect the mother’s or baby’s health so doctors can identify and address problems as they arise. ... Details >

American Association for Clinical Chemistry  External Link

Rh Factor  External Link

If you're not sure what your Rh factor is and think you're pregnant, it's important to start regular prenatal care as soon as possible — including blood-type testing. Your Rh factor may play a role in... Details >

American Academy of Family Physicians  External Link

Rh Incompatibility  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

Be sure to have a blood-type test to determine your Rh factor when you become pregnant. This article explains why.... Details >

The Nemours Foundation  External Link

The RH Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy - (PDF)  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

This article provides a brief overview of RH Immunoglobulin (RhIg), and its role in preventing anemia and more serious problems in the babies of RH-negative mothers.... Details >

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  External Link

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