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is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write.

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Is it safe to take ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill. There is obviously no need to take it during pregnancy. It won't actually cause any problems to the pregnancy but can put you at increased risk for blood clots. It is safe to take ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) during nursing but it may decreased your milk production.
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Does my high body weight increase my baby's chances for birth defects?

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Possibly: If you have early diabetes because of your weight then this can cause birth defects.
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What birth defects are common are common with congenital cytomegalovirus infections?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
10 %: Only 10% of infants born with CMV have symptoms. They include small birth weight, small head, seizures, jaundice, and liver or spleen enlargement.
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Is cerebral palsy the result of birth injury? how is different from a birth defect?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not necessarily/lots: CP results from injury to the developing brain anytime from pregnancy to the 3rd birthday.Studies published in the early 80's showed most CP kids had normal pregnancy/labor/delivery& first 3yrs.Birth injury implicated in some. A birth defect involves a malformation like cleft palate or distruction like amnionic band amputation of fingers. Pregnancy involves variable risk.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
A malformatiin of the brain can start as early as 3 weeks' gestation,; periventricular leukomalacia most likely late 2nd trimester
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What causes high blood pressure in a female who just gave birth?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Pain, stress: Pain can raise blood pressure, so can stress.

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