Breech Presentation

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Breech Presentation At term, approximately 3-5% of all pregnancies will have a fetus in breech presentation (head-up position).  Although vaginal breech deliveries used to be routine, currently the recommended mode of delivery for babies in breech presentation is cesarean section due to the small risk of birth injury during a breech delivery (with the exception

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CMV

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What is CMV? CMV, or Cytomegalovirus is a herpes virus that generally leads to a benign viral illness in healthy children and adults. Similar to other herpes viruses, CMV is capable of remaining latent in the body and returning years later. A CMV infection is caused by immediate contact with an infected person’s saliva, urine, or

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Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP)

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Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) generally occurs in the third trimester and rarely before 25 weeks gestation. This medical condition is characterized by severe itchy skin, usually including the palms and soles, and sometimes yellow discoloration of the skin (jaundice), with mild-to-moderate elevations in transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, and bile acids. Since the metabolism of

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