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Dr. Danae Steele

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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32 years experience

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
VBACs: Oh boy, i think vbacs at home are dangerous. If your uterus ruptured there would be little chance to get to a hospital fast enough to save your baby.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Call your provider: If you are worried because your baby is moving a lot less than normal, call your doctor or midwife. S/he should be able to arrange for you to have a ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
End of 1st trimester: Cyclopia is very rare, but can probably be detected by the end of the 1st trimester using a good quality ultrasound.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Careful monitoring: If a baby is not growing well in the last few months of pregnancy, most of us will monitor growth with ultrasounds every 3-4 weeks, as well as using d... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Not genetic: We don't know why anencephaly happens, but it is not genetic. It may be in part due to a mother not having enough Folic Acid in her diet.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
None: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is not thought to cause any birth defects.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Learning opportunity: Ok, i'm not a psychologist, but I do compete in sports. I look at losing as an opportunity to see what i need to work on. I think you can sometimes ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
MFMs: Maternal fetal medicine specialists usually perform cvs, although there are occasional doctors of other specialties who have been trained to do the pr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
You can drive: There is no reason you can't drive yourself to and from your amniocentesis. It can be nice to have a friend or family member there to hold your hand,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
No!: No! gestational diabetes goes away after your baby is delivered. Having gestational diabetes does increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Very uncommon: Luckily, dic is a very uncommon condition, because when it does happen it is extremely dangerous and can cause a person to bleed to death.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Frequently fatal: Most babies with encephaloceles will die before birth, and many of those who survive to birth die after birth. If the encephalocele sac contains only... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Herbacide: Atrazine is an herbacide, used to kill weeds in farming. It breaks down very slowly so can get into the water supply, especially around farms and in ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Painless bleeding: The most common symptom of placenta previa is painless vaginal bleeding. If you suspect you might have a placenta previa, an ultrasound can tell you ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
We don't know: We know that gastroschisis is more common in young mothers, and in mothers who smoke cigarettes. We also know that the rate of gastroschisis in babie... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Pain and bleeding: The classic signs of an ectopic pregnancy are pelvic pain (usually worse on one side), and spotting in early pregnancy. If you suspect that you might... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
No: No ultrasound can diagnose all problems in a baby, and fetal heart ultrasounds can miss problems too. A good fetal echocardiogram should be able to d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Terbutaline can be used to stop contractions, but it is not terribly effective, and has some significant side effects so it is not being used very muc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
No: This is simply not true at all.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
See a doctor: If your baby is moving she is probably ok, but if your stomach pain is bad, and it is not going away, go to your doctor's office or an emergency room ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: It is normal to have more vaginal discharge in pregnancy, because of the change in hormones during pregnancy. If a discharge is itchy or fishy-smelli... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: You can drink aloe vera water throughout pregnancy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes and no: Having a family history of an autoimmune disorder (a parent or sibling with an autoimmune disease) increases a person's risk of developing one too, al... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Rearrangement: A robertsonian translocation occurs when 2 chromosomes break and the longer pieces of both (which contain most of the important genetic material) fuse... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Breastpump: Mothers of very premature babies usually start out using a breastpump, and freezing the breastmilk. Then, when the baby is doing well enough to start... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
To avoid estrogen: Most birth control pills also contain estrogen but estrogen can decrease breast milk (for breast-feeding moms), increase blood pressure (for women who... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Over a VSD: The aorta is normally attached to the left ventricle and carries oxygenated blood to the body. In tetralogy of fallot, the aorta arises over a ventri... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
We don't know: In most cases tetralogy of fallot is thought to be "multifactorial", meaning that there are possibly genes, and also environmental factors which might... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Incidence is rising: 20 years ago it would have been reported that about 1/10, 000 babies had gastroschisis. Now that risk may be as high as 3-4 in 10, 000 babies in some... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Any time now: Most women will start a period again about 4-6 weeks after a miscarriage. If you haven't started one by 12 weeks after your miscarriage, call your do... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Still best for baby: Breastmilk is absolutely the best food for babies, even if the mother works outside the home. It takes commitment on the part of the mother, but many... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: The only reason to get the vaccine again is if you were found (by blood test) to not be immune. Since rubella infection in pregnancy can cause some s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Immunization: Most people, at least in the U.S., are immunized against rubella as children, which causes them to develop antibodies and prevents them from ever gett... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
None: There are no symptoms in a pregnant woman if her baby has a neural tube defect. The blood test for maternal serum Alpha fetoprotein (msafp) is freque... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
42 weeks or beyond: It mean that the baby delivers at 42 weeks of pregnancy or beyond (2 weeks or more beyond the mother's due date).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Usually normal: Most babies with choroid plexus cysts in the brain are normal, and almost all cysts go away by the end of the second trimester. But cysts can also be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Ultrasound is one of the best ways to determine how far along a pregnancy is , but it is much more accurate in the early part of a pregnancy than late... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Progesterone: A corpus luteum cyst is where the egg emerged from the ovary. This cyst turns into a little "hormone factory", producing lots of the hormone Progester... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Many things: Polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid around the fetus) may happen for several reasons. The most common reason is that the mother has gestational d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
About 3%: About 3 out of every 100 babies are born with some type of birth defect. Some can be very minor, and some are more serious. Some disease (like diabe... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Extra 21 chromosome: The majority of Down syndrome develops when the fertilized egg gets an extra number 21 chromosome from the mother. When that cell divides and forms a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: There are now 100's of recessive conditions that can be diagnosed prenatally. It would not be economical to test for all of them though, so i'd ask w... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Methotrexate: Methotrexate is used to treat an ectopic pregnancy. It is a chemotherapy drug which attacks rapidly dividing cells, like those in a pregnancy (or a c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
No.: Tetralogy of fallot includes a ventricular septal defect (a hole between the left and right ventricles), pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the pulmonar... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Risk of diabetes: She is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and should be tested for this probably on a yearly basis. She would only need to see an endocrinologist ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: A person who has a "balanced translocation" has chromosomes that are rearranged, but all the normal genetic material there, and will be normal. These... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Many: Enlarged kidneys can be because urine is not draining from the kidney and is backing up into the central part of the kidney, or it can be because the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Not inherited: Patau syndrome, or trisomy 13, is not inherited, in that a baby does not "get it" from either parent. It is usually caused when the egg does not divi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
CVS or amniocentesis: Trisomies can be detected with chorionic villi sampling (cvs) or amniocentesis. Cvs is performed between 10-13 weeks, and involves removing a small s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Extra chromosome: Most Down syndrome is because an individual has a whole extra chromosome 21 in every one of their cells. A few individuals have part of an extra chro... Read More

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Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, OR
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