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do babies have birth defects if conceived during menopause

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Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Category X: Isotretinoin (accutane) is a significant human teratogen. It's marketed for cystic acne & despite methods to try to avoid pregnancies, it still happen ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your cousin is wrong: Very uncommon pills would cause any problems , everyday someone gets pregnant who has been on the pill and the studies have shown it doesn't cause bir ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: Birth defects should be expected in approx. 4% of all live births. They are caused by an alteration in a gene, a chromosome, multiple factors or a te ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Many reasons.: Genetic, environmental, drug teratogenicity, accidental factors all can cause birth defects. 2-4% of all liveborns in the us have a major or minor ano ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
One option: That is certainly an option. Should you? It depends what the birth defects were. I'd suggest getting genetic counseling first, this will help you deci ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Stretching: Of muscles and ligaments.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unclear question: Pregnancy itself increases weight gain. I am not sure if that was your question or not.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds: Unlikely with this limited information but would have a good talk with your ob/gyn.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
No Worries...: Just because you were a preemie does not mean that you will have preemie babies. Babies are born prematurely for all sorts of reasons. Even the heal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
17 years experience Pediatrics
Need to see mfm: A maternal fetal medicine obstetrician is the physician you need to see. This ob/gyn is fellowship trained in pregnancy in women with significant pas ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Premature Not Ideal: No. That is way too early to expect the child to have anything but a life full of medical problems. It is very dangerous to have a baby this early. I ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Doubtful: Officially, you should be using some form of contraception after an endometrial ablation, which is a wonderful solution to heavy periods. It is very ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Autosomal recessive: There is increased risk of autosomal recessive type genetic disorders when close family members have a baby together. There are many of them but some ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Usually 4: If you had sex just before your period, you can't get pregnant. Four regular birth control pills can substitute for the morning after pill, but its s ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asked And Answered: Your question has been repeatedly and accurately answered here. It is extremely rude to keep demanding free advice from the professionals who have alr ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
TTC: If your previous baby was a healthy vaginal delivery then there aren't any reasons you shouldn't get pregnant. I'd just double check with your ob.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Trolice
30 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Birth control pills are very effective at preventing ovulation as well as other ways to reduce embryo implantation.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Thyroid disease can effect pregnancy, but pregnancy does not cause thyroid disease. You will need to have this followed after the baby is born.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Natural birth: This is a decision that you and your obstetrician will de cide when the time comes.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience Internal Medicine
It's spotting: It's called spotting, not menstruation. Pregnant woman do not menstruate.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally safe : In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it sh ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Highly unlikely: At this stage of the pregnancy it is generally an "all or nothing" radiation effect, i.e. either the embryo is completely unaffected, or there is misc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pot/pregnant: Not likely, but i recommend close monitoring by your ob/gyn. Since u smoked during first 3 months.
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