Rh Incompatibility During Pregnancy for Parents
If you just found out you're pregnant, one of the first tests you should expect is a blood-type test. This basic test determines your blood type and Rh factor, which may play an important role in your baby's health.
Blood Types for Parents
Categorizing blood according to type helps prevent reactions when someone gets a blood transfusion. Find out how blood types work.
Blood Types for Teens
Blood might look the same and do the same job, but tiny cell markers mean one person's body can reject another person's blood. Find out how blood types work in this article for teens.
Medical Care During Pregnancy for Parents
The sooner in pregnancy good care begins, the better for the health of both moms and their babies. Here's what to expect.
Week 28 for Parents
Your health care provider may tell you whether your baby is headfirst or feet- or bottom-first (called breech position). Don't worry if your baby is in the breech position right now — most babies will switch positions on their own.
Prenatal Tests: Third Trimester for Parents
Find out what tests may be offered to you during weeks 27 through 40 of pregnancy.
Jaundice in Newborns for Parents
Jaundice is when a baby has yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. Most types of jaundice go away on their own.
Prenatal Test: Amniocentesis for Parents
This test takes a sample of the amniotic fluid. In the second trimester, it can show signs of chromosomal disorders, genetic problems, and neural tube defects. In the third trimester, it can check for infection and Rh incompatibility, and reveal if a baby's lungs are strong enough to breathe normally after birth.
Prenatal Tests: First Trimester for Parents
Find out what tests may be offered to you during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Prenatal Tests: Second Trimester for Parents
Find out what tests may be offered to you during weeks 13 through 26 of pregnancy.