What is 'Fetal Fraction' and What Does it Mean for Your Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Results?

What is 'Fetal Fraction' and What Does it Mean for Your Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Results?

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a screening test used to detect the risk that a fetus will be born with certain genetic conditions. It can be performed as early as 10 weeks in pregnancy and only requires a blood sample from the mother. NIPT analyzes small pieces of DNA, called cell-free DNA (cfDNA), found in the mother’s bloodstream.

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5 of the Best Places to Visit as a Pregnant Traveller

5 of the Best Places to Visit as a Pregnant Traveller

5 of the Best Places to Visit as a Pregnant Traveller

It’s more difficult to plan a holiday when you’re pregnant. There are more restrictions than normal now you’re carrying a growing baby, plus your hormones will be all over the place.

However, there’s no need to worry if you want to take a holiday before your little one arrives. We’ve put together a list of five of the best places to visit as a pregnant traveller, so you can get some inspiration and start planning your trip today.

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Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

When you read about the time it takes for a baby to be made, it can often sound like pregnancy is a very long journey. In reality, though, while nine months sounds like a big chunk of time, the next 37 weeks are going to go by very quickly. When you find yourself staring birth in the face, you will have more work to do than ever to prepare for the little one on the way. Through bodily changes and your schedule, to getting your home ready and enjoying it while you can, this post will be taking you through the last month of pregnancy and the work you’ll have to do.

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