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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. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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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