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What is the definition or description of: Amniotic fluid infection?

What is the definition or description of: Amniotic fluid infection?

Chorioamnionitis: Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and maternal and fetal tachycardia. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What are the tests for amniotic fluid infection?

Amniocentesis: The diagnosis is suggested by severe abdominal pain, decreased fetal movement, and maternal fever. The definitive test is amniocentesis, which is to obtain a sample of fluid, usually under ultrasound guidance, and then sending the fluid for appropriate laboratory studies. This is a very serious condition that, if confirmed, almost always requires delivery of the baby. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of amniotic fluid infection?

What are the symptoms of amniotic fluid infection?

Pain, fever.: Abdominal pain, decreased fetal activity and fever usually are the main manifestations of the intraamniotic infections. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an amniotic fluid infection?

What sort of problem is an amniotic fluid infection?

Infection of fluid: An amniotic fluid infection is an infection of the fluid around the fetus within the uterus. It is thought that this may trigger premature birth at times. ...Read more

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What care can I get for high risk pregnancy with medicaid?

What care can I get for high risk pregnancy with medicaid?

Excellent: At most hospitals and practices that take medicaid, you will get the best care. Most people do not care what insurance you have. They do what is best for you and the baby. ...Read more

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What can I do for extreme constipation during a high risk pregnancy?

A few things: Increase the fiber content in your diet, consider eating prunes, if these are ineffective, your doctor can prescribe a medication for constipation. ...Read more

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Do I have high risk pregnancy if turned positive HIV test in pregnancy?

Do I have high risk pregnancy if turned positive HIV test in pregnancy?

High risk: There are many decisions to make for management of the pregnancy and for delivery. Most women who are HIV + are cared for by teams of physicians who specialize in care of hiv+ women. So, yes your pregnancy is high risk. ...Read more

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I have pcos & have just discovered I am pregnant :) i'm aware it's a high risk pregnancy, so what can I do to reduce the risks?

I have pcos & have just discovered I am pregnant :) i'm aware it's a high risk pregnancy, so what can I do to reduce the risks?

Congrats!: Great news! most moms with pcos do well. It's important to start prenatal care, eat a diet rich in whole grains, and aim the gain a heathy amount of weight. Your provider may want to do some extra tests early, because there may be a higher risk of preeclampsia and/or gestational diabetes. Good luck! ...Read more

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With regards to resection and laporoscopic hernia repair, i understand this results in a high risk pregnancy, but how high of a risk is it?

With regards to resection and laporoscopic hernia repair, i understand this results in a high risk pregnancy, but how high of a risk is it?

Complex : I'm not exactly sure if you're asking whether or not to have a hernia repair while you are pregnant, buy this would be a complex situation. Should be done in coordination with your obstetrician and a hernia surgeon. In rare circumstances, it is necessary to perform a laparoscopic hernia repair during pregnancy, however this would be a rare situation. You need to make sure that the goals of operation do in fact warrant operation. ...Read more

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I feel like i'm going thru postpartum depression again. Is that normal after 2nd high-risk pregnancy?

I feel like i'm going thru postpartum depression again. Is that normal after 2nd high-risk pregnancy?

It's common: Postpartum depression is common for women who have experienced it before. Consider exploring support through your OB, psychiatrist, psychologist, mommy and me class. Postpartum international is a good resource. ...Read more

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Im high risk pregnancy an i had a broken pelvis that healed incorrectly what are the odds it will rebrake if we opt for a natural birth?

Im high risk pregnancy an i had a broken pelvis that healed incorrectly what are the odds it will rebrake if we opt for a natural birth?

Extremely low: You will not break a bone in your pelvis during childbirth. However a poorly healed pelvis may make it harder for the fetus to descend correctly and may cause you pain. Talk to you doctor and review your personal records. ...Read more

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Im 5 weeks pregnant with sixth pregnancy ( 5 live births). ive had 2 leep procedures done in 2 years. am I at risk for a high risk pregnancy?

Im 5 weeks pregnant with sixth pregnancy ( 5 live births). ive had 2 leep procedures done in 2 years. am I at risk for a high risk pregnancy?

LEEP in pregnancy: In relationship to other pregnancies was the LEEP done after your deliveries? A LEEP removes a portion of your cervix that heals in but changes the cervix. Your physician will most likely send you for U/S evaluation of the length of your cervix early on to be followed throughout the course of your pregnancy. Depending on what is found, you may even be offered a cerclage, early in pregnancy. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy last time due to abruption. Am I at risk again?

High risk pregnancy last time due to abruption. Am I at risk again?

Yes.: Placental abruption is poorly understood and unpredictable. The risk of recurrence has been reported to be 5-15%, compared to a baseline incidence of 0.4-1.3% in the general population. After two consecutive abruptions, the risk of a third rises to 20 to 25%. When the abruption is severe enough to kill the fetus, there is 7% recurrence risk with the same complication. Aspirin could help prevent it. ...Read more

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Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has high risk pregnancy. What should I tell my children?

Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has high risk pregnancy. What should I tell my children?

High risk pregnancy: Well, what you tell your children depends upon their age and ability to comprehend. It also depends upon her high risk factors. Certainly, high risk for a chromosomal abnormality is not the same as being high risk because of high blood pressure and diabetes. ...Read more

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How can I check out hospitals for a high risk pregnancy?

How can I check out hospitals for a high risk pregnancy?

ASK: Asking your obgyn is the best way. He will be able to tell you which hospitals in your area handle high risk pregnancies. He probably would be able to deal with most pregnacies as long as they are confortable with what is actually making the pregnancy high risk. ...Read more

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How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

Normal BMI: Check online to find out your body mass index. You can then see how much weight you would need to lose to get a normal bmi. If you are very obese consider bariatric surgery. I have seen patients lose a great deal of weight and have successful pregnancies. ...Read more

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The doctor told me I have high risk pregnancy. What does that mean?

The doctor told me I have high risk pregnancy. What does that mean?

Threat 2 mom or baby: There are many maternal conditions that can affect pregnancy. Some are present before a woman gets pregnant, and others develop during the pregnancy. Fetal conditions can occur because of problems in development, abnormal intrauterine conditions or many of the maternal diseases or conditions such as diabetes or preeclampsia. Please use search to find more of my answers on "pregnancy complications". ...Read more

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Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do you need these anticoagulants? That cause may increase the risks of pregnancy and put you into a high risk group. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a daughter who has a high risk pregnancy and would like info about our power of attorney and fmla rights?

High Risk Pregnancy: Health care power of attorney and a general power of attorney are two separate things which would be best taken care of with your attorney. Fmla or family medical leave act gives one the right to take time off for a family medical problem. This is twelve weeks of leave and in most companies it is not paid leave. Human resources for most companies will have more information. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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High Risk Pregnancy (Definition)

High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or ...Read more


Dr. John Botti
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Amniotic Fluid Infection (Definition)

Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more