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Advanced Maternal Age In Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Antibiotic/pregnancy: Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics. For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no. ...Read more
Is there any risk involved in breastfeeding one's 17 month old while in early stages of pregnancy? Birth defects for instance?
Unlikely: Unless it is very vigorous and forceful. ...Read more
Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?
Poor sensitivity: A high resolution ultrasound can often yield evidence of structural changes that occur more often in some chromosomal disorders.It is not specific.Many genetic metabolic disorders are only picked up after birth when byproducts of metabolism build up in babies blood.Some metabolic disorders can be confirmed by fibroblast culture on material from an amniocentesis when family hx is suggestive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typhoid vaccination: There is no data available on the potential risks or lack thereof of typhoid vaccine given during pregnancy. In the usa there is no need for the vaccine. If travelling to areas in which this disease is endemic typhoid fever in a pregnant women carries a high risk of fetal loss. The risk of the vaccine is probably minimal, the risk of the disease great. ...Read more
Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be impacted. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more
Can longer implantation time affect dating ultrasounds in early pregnancy?Can it affect growth estimates in early pregnancy and date you behind?
"Dating" a fetus: The "dating" refers to the gestational age of the developing fetus not a social romantic encounter. Ultrasounds are only accurate plus or minus 2 weeks gestation unless done serially.(more than one). 'That is why OB MD's use multiple parameters to date pregnancies including LMP(last period), pelvic exam uterine size, etc. "Dating" is an inexact science in life and medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Screening vs confirm: Blood screening is a relatively non invasive way to get information on significant problems but by definition it is screening. Screening is an effort to narrow down the list of people that need a specific confirmatory test.By example, for every 1000 screened, 10 may be positive, and offered the amnio to find 1 true positive. An amnio is more invasive & risky but gives more definitive results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does heavy bleeding in early pregnancy affect the baby's intelligence remembering the brain is develop in early pregnancy?
What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?
Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistics are not meant to tell us why things happen, they only measure what is seen in the us population. See gail risk model measurements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Using a typical, abdominal doppler to listen, typically around 12-13 weeks; using a vaginal probe with an ultrasound machine, you may be able to detect something as early as 7 weeks. ...Read more
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