Patient Information / Education
Maternal Disease / Conditions
Listed below are the more common diseases or conditions that women may have when they become pregnant. We have listed under each type of diseases websites that will provide some basic information concerning that particular condition and issues that may arise during the pregnancy. Please note that we have reviewed the information contained within the websites and it appears to be accurate to our best determination. We are not responsible and have no input into the actual content or changes made to the referenced websites. In the future we will be updating our own website to summarize our own specific management considerations associated with the diseases listed.
Diabetes in pregnancy
Hypertension in pregnancy
Enviromental/Illegal Drug Exposures in Pregnancy
Congenital heart defects:
Brain and Spine Abnormalities
Fetal Growth Problems
Abnormalities of amniotic fluid
Otber Types of Birth Defects
Genetics and Your Pregnancy
Ultrasound markers for a genetic problem
Ultrasound markers (also called minor markers or soft markers) are findings in the baby that may occur during your ultrasound at 20 weeks of pregnancy. The following are the most common markers that have been studied concerning their connection to a genetic abnormality like Down Syndrome. Please note that NONE of the markers listed are a definite indication of Down Syndrome but can increase the risk for Down Syndrome. This can be further explained with our genetic counselors or doctors.
Carrier screening for inherited disorders - Depending on your ethnic or racial background, there may be an increased risk for a genetic abnormality or condition with your pregnancy. Listed below are links to the more common abnormalities that can occur. Remember that an increased risk does NOT mean that your baby will have a problem. However, some couples may want to know the risk so that they may have further testing performed either during the pregnancy or after the baby is born. Our genetic counselors are available to discuss these and other inherited genetic conditions