• Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is an abnormal absence or stoppage of a woman’s period, seen most commonly, during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding).

     
  • Amino acid

    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins which are used by the body to build muscle and other tissue.

     
  • Amniocentesis

    Amniocentesis

    Amniocentesis is a prenatal test in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is removed for analysis. This test is performed between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy and can indicate chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome, or genetic disorders such as Tay Sachs disease, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, and others. It can also detect the baby’s sex and risk of spina bifida (a condition in which the brain or spine do no not develop properly).

     
  • Amniotic fluid

    Amniotic fluid is the clear, slightly yellowish liquid that surrounds the unborn baby (fetus) during pregnancy.

     
  • Amniotic sac

    Amniotic sac

    The Amniotic sac is the bag in which the fetus and amniotic fluid are contained during pregnancy. The amniotic sac and its filling provide a liquid that surrounds and cushions the fetus. It allows the fetus to move freely within the walls of the uterus. Buoyancy is also provided.