Affected Pregnancy

Affected Pregnancy

A term of art referring to a pregnancy in which the fetus has a “target” condition.
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However, the risk of an affected pregnancy can be substantially reduced if the mother takes folic acid supplements before and during early pregnancy.
Overall, although there is questionable advantage in screening for triploidy from the view of birth defect prevention, early prediction and diagnosis of this syndrome would provide women an opportunity to terminate an affected pregnancy sooner, which might have a high risk of associated obstetric complications.
Of these, 35 percent of pregnancies were achieved through in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic testing, effectively preventing the risk of an affected pregnancy.
More research was needed on why walking and vigorous activity affected pregnancy success, he added.
If both partners in the couple carry the same genetic disorder, there are more options available to avoid an affected pregnancy. These options include the use of an ovum or sperm donor, or use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis on embryos conceived through in vitro fertilization.
Although commercial development of screening tests for single-gene disorders is difficult because of the low prevalence of each given mutation in the general population (hampering positive predictive values), the development of accurate NIPT could replace invasive testing and become a diagnostic test for parents who are carriers of a mutation and are at high risk of having an affected pregnancy (11).
However, the problem related to NTDs is far to be resolved and comes back in through the window, since the need of estimating the risk of recurrence for the next pregnancies is required for each affected pregnancy and reducing that risk should be the goal of every medical intervention.
It is not known whether fever might have affected pregnancy outcomes among these pregnant women with Zika virus infection.
On average, the likelihood that a screen positive result actually represents an affected pregnancy may be less than 5%.
22 July 2014 - UK technology and product development company Sagentia Group plc (LON:SAG) said yesterday it had partnered with domestic molecular diagnostics firm Premaitha Health on the development of the latter's IONA test, aimed to be the first non-invasive in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) product for prenatal screening to identify the likelihood of a trisomy affected pregnancy.
Acculturation, believed to increase awareness of racial stereotyping, has negatively affected pregnancy outcomes of ethnic minority women.
We also wanted to track how the virus affected pregnancy by studying the outcomes," Anderson said.