The umbilical cord is like a tube connecting the fetus and placenta. In fact it is considered to be the main supply line for the fetus. The two arteries and one vein of umbilical cord carry blood back and forth …

A normal umbilical cord consists of two arteries and one vein. These vessels facilitate blood circulation between the pregnant women and the fetus in the womb. When only one artery is present in the umbilical cord, the anomaly is called …

Placenta is a disc shaped lobe that develops inside the uterus of a pregnant woman. One side of placenta is attached to the inner wall of uterus. The other surface is attached to the fetus through a tube like structure …

The umbilical cord is main lifeline for the baby inside the womb. It provides the required oxygen and nutrients for healthy development of fetus. One end of the cord is attached to fetal stomach and the other end to placenta. …

Umbilical cord varix is dilatation of umbilical vein inside the umbilical cord. An enlarged blood vessel in medical terminology may be referred as varix. Fetal umbilical cord consists of two umbilical arteries and one vein.

Umbilical cord during pregnancy is …

Pregnancy is considered to be the most joyous moment in most women’s life. Pregnancy brings about lot of changes in the body, both in the musculoskeletal as well as hormonal system. Pain in hip joints is a common symptom in …

Hydronephrosis is a medical term used for dilation of kidney as a result of too much buildup of urine inside it. Mild hydronephrosis during pregnancy is normal physiological phenomenon. Majority of pregnant women may have mild to moderate swelling of …

Velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord is an abnormal insertion of umbilical cord into the placenta. Normally the umbilical cord gets attached to the placenta in its central part. But in velamentous insertion the umbilical cord inserts itself in the …

Thrombosis is blockage or obstruction in the blood vessel due to a blood clot. Thrombosis of umbilical cord is a rare phenomenon but when it occurs it is life threatening event. On an average 1 out of 1300 deliveries is …

What Is Cordocentesis Test?

  • Cordocentasis test is a blood test used as a prenatal diagnostic test for detecting suspected genetic abnormality, blood disorder or infection in the fetus. Fetal abnormality such as Down’s syndrome, sickle cell anemia, cleft palate etc

Post partum hemorrhage (PPH) is excessive and heavy bleeding from uterus after childbirth. Normally some amount of blood is lost at the time of delivery; it is about 500 ml following vaginal birth or 1000 ml following cesarean section. With …

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and joyous moment in a woman’s life. Nevertheless, this complex biological process of pregnancy can be problematic when a medical condition arises during this period. Chest pain is one such condition that …

Pregnancy brings about many changes in a woman’s body; they are both physical as well as mental. A pregnant woman successfully completes the tenure of nine months. During this period she gathers almost all information on various aspects of pregnancy …

Pregnancy brings about many changes in a woman’s body. Weight gain is one of the inevitable changes in almost all pregnant women. Right from the day of conception bodily changes starts to occur. As days and months pass by, the …

The extent of force that is applied by blood on the walls of the artery while flowing through it is called blood pressure. The pressure of blood is considered to be high, when the reading of systolic pressure is 140 …

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is birth defect caused when a woman consumes alcohol during her pregnancy. FAS is considered to be one of the most preventable causes of mental retardation and other birth defects. It is a lifelong mental and …

Pregnancy brings about many changes in a woman’s body. Right from the time of conception till birth of the child, she may experience many pleasant as well as discomforting moments. Besides bodily changes, she may also notice some changes in …

Pregnancy brings joy and special feeling in the family. For the pregnant woman feeling the baby move is a greatest pleasure and experience. However, even if the pregnant woman is healthy, the risk of pregnancy related complication cannot be ignored. …

Hyperglycemia is abnormal rise of blood sugar level in the body. When it is first detected during pregnancy irrespective of diet or insulin therapy, the condition is called gestational diabetes. At least 2 to 10 percent of pregnant women are …

Infected placenta is an infection caused by bacteria that invade chorion, chorionic fluid and the placenta. It can occur before or during the time of delivery. The condition is also called as chorioamnionitis or intra-amniotic infection. Infection of placenta and …