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New Video: Fetal Kick Counting Method Decreases Stillbirths

Thomas Moore, MD, Chairman of the Department of Reproductive Medicine at UC San Diego Health System, talks about the importance of doing fetal kick counting and the method that has been shown to decrease stillbirths. It's a simple count — 10 kicks in 60 minutes or less — that could save your unborn child's life. Learn more and listen to him explain the proper way to conduct a fetal kick counting session with a patient. You can also download a fetal kick counting card.

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Christina Johnson
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends six months of exclusive breastfeeding for all infants. But should a woman breastfeed if she is taking over the counter or prescription medications?
To help get the word out that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix, volunteers with the Southern California affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (SoCal NOFAS) are handing out “P ...
Michelle Brubaker
The smallest baby born at UC San Diego Health System turns one and reaches big milestones. Born 11 ounces, Alexis Clarke spent eight months in the NICU. Now, she is 14 pounds, walking and showing off ...
Michelle Brubaker
Pregnancy means thinking about due dates, names and high blood sugar levels. Gestational diabetes is usually temporary but without effective management it can have life-changing consequences for both ...
During pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicin ...
Yadira Galindo
While an increasing number of women are delaying motherhood until their late-30s and 40s, human biology keeps a timetable. Fertility specialists at UC San Diego Health System employ the latest technol ...
UC San Diego Health System’s doctors are the first fertility specialists in the county to use a new ultrasound technique to assess fallopian tubes by employing a mixture of saline and air bubbles that ...
A team of scientists, led by principal investigator David D. Schlaepfer, PhD, professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report ...
A team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and in China describe a new benchtop semiconductor sequencing procedure and newly developed bioinformatics software t ...
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that ...
Michelle Brubaker
Dawn Reeves, MD, has helped with the care of a lot of newborns but none like the 4.6 pound girl gorilla who arrived via emergency caesarean section at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in March.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women redu ...
In the first study of its type, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have looked at the health threat to pregnant women with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD), co ...
UC San Diego Health System has been featured in the latest Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs.”
As Mother's Day approaches, the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine announces MotherToBaby CA, the new name of its free, statewide counseling service that connects experts in the fi ...

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