Open neural tube defects: Risk factors, prenatal screening and diagnosis INTRODUCTION Open neural tube defects (NTDs) are relatively common congenital anomalies that develop when a portion of the neural tube fails to close normally during the third and fourth weeks after conception
I gave birth - why do I still look pregnant? It's comforting to see your toes again after giving birth. Your mountain size tummy has gone, but it comes as a shock when you stand up, and there's an abundance of flab wobbling around your belly. How long
What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? The human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for a common sexually transmitted infection that shares the same name. Most sexually active people are exposed to it at some point. There are different types of HPV, and some can
Flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum) more prone to severe illness from flu.