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I have a bulging disc in my spine that can be quite painful. Am I going to be able to have a baby?

I have a bulging disc in my spine that can be quite painful.  Am I going to be able to have a baby?

Back problems: A bulging disc can cause more pain during pregnancy as your body changes and the low back curves inward to compensate for a growing belly. Women with disc issues will often need to discuss epidurals with an anesthesiologist prior to labor in order to sure one can be done. There are other pain management options as well. The disc itself will not usually be a reason to avoid a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

Q for REI: The size of ovaries does not tell us everything we need to know to help those ttc. I will refer it to some of our leading fertility subspecialists on healthtap. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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If I have a baby will lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam) affect my babies health? And is it genetic?

If I have a baby will lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam) affect my babies health? And is it genetic?

Lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam): Both of these drugs are rated category c by the fda., meaning the drugs may be taken during pregnancy with caution. ...Read more

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Does a high deductible health plan & health savings account (hsa) make sense if we are going to have a baby?

Does a high deductible health plan & health savings account (hsa) make sense if we are going to have a baby?

Depends: Hsa & high deductible plans make sense if your philosophy & situation allows you to plan ahead for predicted costs & use insurance for unexpected events.Having a baby means a big outlay the first 2 yrs for vaccines & checkups all of which assure baby is on the right track. If you use a ppo /hmo or other form you will pay those costs in increased premiums but not out of pocket at the visit. ...Read more

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When will i get my period im 18 still have not got it people say im a late blumor but the doctor says im never going to have a baby?

When will i get my period im 18 still have not got it people say im a late blumor but the doctor says im never going to have a baby?

Have puberty yet?: If you have not yet started puberty (no breast development, etc.), then it is unlikely you would get a period without some medical support. If you have started puberty, then there are a few reasons you may not have had a period--some correctable. It is important for your doctor to explain his/her thinking and what the diagnosis is. You may need a test (like an ultrasound or karyotype). ...Read more

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Im going to have a baby and I have some pain in my lower belly and I have really bad poops it hurts to poop and i need to know should I be worried ?

Im going to have a baby and I have some pain in my lower belly and I have really bad poops it hurts to poop and i need to know should I be worried ?

Painful Defecation: This should be discussed with your ob. Constipation during pregnancy is not uncommon. Modification in diet, increased fluid intake if appropriate and use of a stool softener may resolve the problem. ...Read more

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