Antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare disorder in which your immune system attacks certain blood proteins, creating clotting abnormalities that can cause stroke and pregnancy complications.
You may have a blood pressure test as a part of a routine doctor's appointment or to check for high blood pressure or heart disease.
Blood transfusions boost blood levels that are low due to surgery, injury or disease. Learn about the benefits, risks and what to expect.
Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.
Eye exam — Overview covers definition, what to expect and results of vision testing.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you might have questions. Will you need special prenatal care? Will your baby be OK? Get the facts about high-risk pregnancies.
How often do you need to replace your toothbrush? Is mouth rinse necessary? Get the facts on how to keep your smile healthy.
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a persistent, abnormal opening between the aorta and pulmonary artery. If it doesn't resolve on its own, it's readily treated.
Curious about what role the placenta plays in pregnancy? Find out how the placenta helps your baby grow.
Wonder how to safely treat asthma during pregnancy? Here's what you need to know to promote a healthy pregnancy.
During pregnancy, healthy lifestyle choices are more important than ever — especially if you have diabetes. Consider this action plan for a healthy pregnancy.
Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy might be easier than you think. Find out what foods are best for you and your baby.
How close is too close when it comes to timing pregnancies? Consider the impact pregnancy spacing can have on your health and your baby's health.
When it comes to gaining weight during pregnancy, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Here's help gaining the right amount of weight.
Pregnancy doesn't necessarily halt your sex life — just make sure you do it safely. Here are answers to common questions about sex during pregnancy.
Smoking during pregnancy is a no-win situation. Get the facts about tobacco use during pregnancy, and know where to turn for quit-smoking support.
If you're carrying twins, you're in good company. Here's what you need to know to promote a healthy pregnancy.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.
Dec. 29, 2011
- Lockwood CJ. Overview of preterm labor and delivery. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Nov. 7, 2011.
- Carlo WA. The high-risk infant. In: Kliegman RM, et al. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2011. http://www.mdconsult.com/das/book/body/208746819-6/0/1608/0.html. Accessed Nov. 9, 2011.
- Robinson JN, et al. Risk factors for preterm labor and delivery. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Nov. 7, 2011.
- Preterm labor. March of Dimes. http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/188_1080.asp. Accessed Nov. 9, 2011.
- Mandy GT. Short-term complications of the premature infant. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Nov. 29, 2011.
- Preterm labor. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. http://www.acog.org/publications/faq/faq087.cfm. Accessed Nov. 9, 2011.
- Torpy JM, et al. Premature infants. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2009;301:2290.
- Preterm birth. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PretermBirth.htm. Accessed Nov. 23, 2011.
- Hovi P, et al. Glucose regulation in young adults with very low birth weight. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2007;356:2053.
- Stephens BE, et al. Neurodevelopmental outcome of the premature infant. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2009;56:631.
- Barfield WD, et al. Late preterm infants. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Nov. 18, 2011.
- Rotteveel J, et al. Infant and childhood growth patterns, insulin sensitivity, and blood pressure in prematurely born young adults. Pediatrics. 2008;122:313.
- Kingma PS. Care of the high-risk neonate. In: Bope ET, et al. Conn's Current Therapy. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2011. http://www.mdconsult.com/books/about.do?eid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4377-0986-5..C2009-0-38984-9--TOP&isbn=978-1-4377-0986-5&about=true&uniqId=236797353-5. Accessed Nov. 10, 2011.
- Matevosyan NR. Periodontal disease and perinatal outcomes. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2011;283:675.
- Long CM, et al. Discharge planning for the high-risk newborn requiring intensive care. In: McInerny T, et al. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care. Elk Grove Village, Ill.: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009:709.
- In the NICU: Becoming an informed parent. March of Dimes. http://www.marchofdimes.com/printableArticles/inthenicu_informed.html. Accessed Nov. 14, 2011.
- In the NICU: Becoming a parent in the NICU. March of Dimes. http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/inthenicu_confidence.html. Accessed Nov. 14, 2011.
- Zaichkin J, et al. A different beginning. In: Zaichkin J. Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Sheridan Books; 2009:25.
- Martin JA, et al. Births: Final data for 2006. National Vital Statistics Reports. 2009;57:1.
- Fenton TR. A new growth chart for preterm babies: Babson and Benda's chart updated with recent data and a new format. BMC Pediatrics. 2003;3:13. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/3/13. Accessed Dec. 5, 2011.
- Stewart J. Care of the neonatal intensive care unit graduate. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Nov. 30, 2011.
- Weiner GM. Problems associated with premature birth. Working with the team. In: Zaichkin J. Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Sheridan Books; 2009:223.
- Thilo EH, et al. The newborn infant. In: Hay WW, et al. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatrics. 20th ed. New York, N.Y.: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2011. http://www.accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aID=6576305. Accessed Dec. 1, 2011.
- Mandy GT. Long-term complications of the premature infant. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Nov. 30, 2011.
- Johnson YR. Long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of premature infants. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Dec. 1, 2011.
- Loren DJ. NICU players: Working with the team. In: Zaichkin J. Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Sheridan Books; 2009:51.
- Stewart J. Discharge planning for high-risk newborns. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Dec. 5, 2011.
- Brodsky D, et al. Primary Care of the Premature Infant. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:1.
- Schanler RJ. Nutritional composition of human milk and preterm formula for the premature infant. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed Dec. 5, 2011.
You Are ... The Campaign for Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization. Make a difference today.