Spinal muscular atrophy is the second most common fatal single-gene disease, second to thalassemia major. The progressive degeneration of the anterior horn cells (motor neurons) of the spinal cord causes muscle paralysis, atrophy and weakness, but the patient is completely normal in intelligence.
Breast milk is rich in antibodies, oligosaccharide, whey protein, which can protect infants’ immune system, inhibit the invasion of bacteria and viruses, reduce the occurrence of flatulence and necrotizing enteritis, and play an important role in promoting the development of infant brain and increasing the maturity of nervous system.
Amniocentesis is performed between 16 and 20 weeks of pregnancy using a sonography-guided needle that penetrates the belly and enters the amniotic cavity to extract amniotic fluid.
Where abnormal fetal position is found after seven months of pregnancy, adopting knees-to-chest positions helps get your baby into position for birth
Down syndrome occurs when a baby is born with an extra chromosome 21, leading to intellectual disability and congenital heart disease.
It is advised to rest at home, reduce the amount of activity, pay attention to the degree of edema every day, closely monitor the changes of blood pressure, and take oral antihypertensive drugs to control blood pressure.
When a woman is not diagnosed of diabetes but exhibits high blood pressure level during pregnancy, it is often the condition of gestational diabetes.
Premature delivery is preventable if mother-to-bes avoid the following conducts to minimize the risks :