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Dr. Deirdre Lyell

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ehrenberg, CA

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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English

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
18 months: After having a cesarean, it's best to wait 18 months before becoming pregnant again to allow your uterus to heal maximally. A shorter inter-pregnancy interval has been associated with increased risk of uterine rupture in the subsequent pregnancy. Getting pregnant quickly can also increase the risk of preterm birth and a newborn who is small for gestational age.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deirdre Lyell
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Only if you're Rhneg: In order to be at risk, you need to have an rh (rhesus)-negative blood type (ex. A neg, etc.) and a positive antibody screen, which is drawn in the first trimester. In this case, your obstetrician should do frequent antibody titers to assess the risk, and check the father-of-the baby's rh-status. If he's negative, you're not at risk. If he's positive and the titer is high, you need ultrasound eval.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deirdre Lyell
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It really depends on the condition, and is influenced by whether the condition is active or under control. Some often worsen (high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease) while others may worsen, improve, or remain unchanged (autoimmune disease is one example). Have a consultation with an obstetrician or perinatologist to hear about risks and best-control the condition before getting pregnant.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lyell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lyell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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