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what is meant by "high risk pregnancy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Good question!: Pregnancy is a high-risk condition for both mother and fetus; in fact the transition from fetal to neonatal life is the most dangerous period for any individual and the pregnancy and puerperium present specific challenges to maternal health and life. Only post-hoc can one characterize any given pregnancy as unremarkable; prospectively all pregnancies are at high risk for complications!
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Threat 2 mom or baby: The term high=risk has been applied in many ways to many pregnancies, causing much anxiety for women and their families. As a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist, I have seen thousands of patients with that designation and tried to put things in perspective for them. In the simplest terms such a pregnancy is one at higher than average risk for adverse outcome for mom or baby. Lmk if links needed.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What precautions must I take if my wife is pregnant with multiples?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No alcohol or stress: Avoid her getting over tired or lifting heavy objects. Be as helpful & supportive as you can and avoid imparting any negative feelins about having a multiple birth pregnancy. Please treat her like royalty and don't share concerns about any negative impact on the family such as increased financial impact of educating mulitiple children. Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:

When must a newly pregnant mom seek professional medical treatment?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
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ASAP : You should seek to start prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant. Early prenatal care assures prevention of complications.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

I got my IUD march 23 and I got on the pills 4 1week and I cnt get pregnant wats wrong?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Birth Control (?): If you got an iud on 3/23...That's birth control, you're not likely to get pregnant. If you took ocps for a week and can't get pregnant, good!....They're not made for fertility..... So, if you want birth control, you don't need pills, your iud should suffice. If you want to get pregnant, schedule an appt with your doc & get some seriously well-needed information. Take care of yourself.
A 21-year-old female asked:

What's the best thing to do to get pregnant?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Education: Have intercourse on the days before, during and after ovulation (day 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) use a pregnancy kit to know when you are ovulating. After sexual activity, stay in bed with couple of pillows under your pelvis for 30 minutes. Have your partner eat healthy and exercise eat healthy, avoid alcohol and tobacco, exercise, take prenatal vitamins. Consult with your OB for advice and if religious, pray.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have ben having prgenancy signs. -can you help me figure out if im pregnant?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Test: Symptoms of pregnancy include: no menses, fatigue, breast swelling, nausea, vomitng. Although these symptoms are suspcious the best thing to do is get a home pregnancy test. They are easy to get, inexpensive and reliable.

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