Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Chicago, IL
49 years experience female

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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A member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
After care: There are no restrictions on your activities after an amniocentesis. You can dribe.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Although your symptoms may be associated with premature labor, they aren't necessarily. They could be related to stomach flu which could cause dehydra... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Miscarriage: Usually after the first normal period your body's able to conceive again. However, you may not be ready so soon.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
MSAFP: The msafp is a screen for an open neural tube abnormality in the fetus. It identifies spina bifida, which can also cause hydrocephalus. It also is a s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
High risk pregnancy: Risk factors for high risk pregnancy include chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure; age, older age increases the risk; a prior pr... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
A blighted ovum: The term "blighted ovum" is really a misnomer. The condition occurs in early pregnancy where the fetus fails to develop. There is a gestational sac an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Loss: Good places for support groups are found through the hospitals and their agencies. There are perinatal loss groups, hospice groups, cancer groups, and... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
High risk pregnancy: Well, what you tell your children depends upon their age and ability to comprehend. It also depends upon her high risk factors. Certainly, high risk f... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Septic shock: Septic shock is caused by a serious bacterial infection usually found in the uterus. It is associated with vascular collapse, kidney damage, breathing... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Pregnancy: A woman can try to get pregnant again after one normal menses. However, there is a grief process which takes time to reconcile. Every woman is differe... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Pelvic pressure: Increased pelvic pressure can be a symptom of premature labor. Best to call your doctor.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Ultrasound: Fibroids and an early gestational sac look entirely different on ultrasound. Even on a vaginal ultrasound. So, no, a pregnancy cannot be mistaken for ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Twins: It sounds like your twins are identical. "in the same sac" may mean that they are sharing the same placenta. The medical term for that is monochorioni... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Maca Root: The health benefits from maca root are relatively unproven. It may heighten libido and improve semen quality. It hasn't been shown to have any effects... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Hypertension: Gestational hypertension occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. It is a blood pressure of 140/90 without any protein in the urine or any biochemi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Amniotic infection: An amniotic infection is an infection of the membranes which make up the bag of waters and surround the fetus. This kind of infection usually happens ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Rubella: The best way to "treat" german measles or rubella is to prevent it by being vaccinated against it and having your children vaccinated against it.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is caused by damage or death of part of the brain. There are some experimental protocols used on newborns at risk for cerebral palsy wh... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Dietary helps: Well, vegetables rich in Folic Acid would be good, examples are spinach and leafy green lettuce. Although just taking a Folic Acid supplement is the b... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Risks: The risk of pregnancy loss has been looked at in four randomized studies of cvs vs. Amniocentesis. All four studies show that both procedures have abo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Complications: The most common complications of a cesarean section are infection, hemorrhage, and wound disruption. Fever would be a symptom of infection. Vaginal bl... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
OCD: Ocd usually has a genetic factor. However, it is not always a straight forward association. There are probably other factors that play a role in devel... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Identical twins: Identical twins are always the same sex. They have the same genetic endowment. Fraternal twins are siblings that were in utero together. Fraternal twi... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Spacing births: How much time to wait to get pregnant again after a stillbirth depends upon what gestational age the still birth occurred. The further along in the p... Read More
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Fetal growth: During the winter of 1944 the dutch population experienced a near starvation diet. The total calories per day were significantly lower than a normal d... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Identical twins: Identical twins share a placenta. It certain circumstances the amount of placental blood flow to one twin may be more than to the other twin. That eff... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Abnormal facies: The term "abnormal facies" refers to unusually facial features. What unusual facial features present will depend upon which trisomy is present.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Premature labor: If you have delivered a child prematurely due to premature labor, the 17-hydroxy Progesterone caproate injections are indicated. If you have never del... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Miscarriage: Miscarriages early in pregnancy are usually caused by an abnormal chromosomal complement in the fetus. As you get older chromosomal abnormalities bec... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Pregnancy symptoms: Changes in pregnancy symptoms sometimes herald an early miscarriage. Miscarriage can occur with normal pregnancies and with ivf pregnancies.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Molar pregnancy: Usually after a molar pregnancy it is not wise to get pregnant right away. There is a recurrence risk. If you can't get pregnant a year after a molar ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Preterm labor: To evaluate a patient for premature labor, it is essential to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart beat. An early cervical examination and a f... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Xerox copies: A copier does not cause birth defects or any harm to an unborn baby. Standing all day at the copier will make you tired, though.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Multiple sclerosis: An amniocentesis cannot tell whether a baby will have multple sclerosis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Not at all: There are risks involved in getting pregnant no matter what age you are. Thirty three is not particularly risky particularly if you have no medical pr... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Female: Turner's syndrome, caused by only 1 x chromosome only affects females. More than two copies of the x chromosome only affects females.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Fetal development: Truth to say, we don't really know what effects the development of the corpus callosum in the fetus. We do know that about 10% of adults do not have a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Miscarriage: With a miscarriage the baby dies before any symptoms (bleeding, cramping) of a miscarriage occur. Sometimes the placenta may continue to live after th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Stillbirth: The cause of the first stillbirth would help determine your recurrence risk. In general, there is a 3 - 5% risk of recurrence. Older women however hav... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
CVS: The chorionic villus can be grown in tissue culture and tested for chromosomal abnormalities or tested for a genetic disease, such as cystic fibrosis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Large babies: A large baby has a higher risk of birth trauma because the shoulders may be too large to easily be delivered. The condition is called a shoulder dysto... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do yo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Nurse midwives: Most nurse midwives can write prescriptions, but it depends upon the state regulations.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Breech: Before labor, having mom assume a knee-chest position may help to turn the baby from the breech position to a head first position. But it doesn't alwa... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Hiding: Sounds as if you are hiding from something. Are you scared of something? Or depressed? Do you have a history of depression?
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Eclampsia: Eclampsia may recur as pre-eclampsia in another pregnancy. Usually recurrence rates are estimated as about 15%. If you have high blood pressure outsid... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Diabetes: Really high blood sugars can cause diabetic ketoacidosis in the mother, which is life threatening. High blood sugars in early pregnancy can increase t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Short cervix: A "thin" or rather "short" cervix increases your risks of delivering prematurely. To prevent premature birth your doctor may prescribe vaginal Progest... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Magnesium level: Magnesium levels are normally between 1.7 and 2.2 mg/dl. Magnesium levels for therapy are between 4.0 and 6.0 mg/dl.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Fetal development: Fetal development is mainly under genetic control. Providing good nutrition for the developing fetus is also important. Not much evidence that mood ha... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Frederiksen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Frederiksen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013
Top Perinatologist, First Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
Top Perinatologist, First Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
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