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I gave birth to twins in 2008. At 30 weeks I got bells palsy. After I delivered (36 wks) it went away. Chance of recurrence in subsequent pregnancy?

I gave birth to twins in 2008. At 30 weeks I got bells palsy. After I delivered (36 wks) it went away. Chance of recurrence in subsequent pregnancy?

Low risk: Bells palsy is caused by inflammation of the facial nerve. It is fairly common during pregnancy, however, usually benign. Rare to recur but not impossible. If it does recur, may need more significant evaluation including mri. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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What kind of complications could arise during pregnancy if you have cerebral palsy?

What kind of complications could arise during pregnancy if you have cerebral palsy?

Having a baby may : Change your lifestyle considerably, financially, practically, physically and socially, so many things need to be taken into account. Not every woman with cerebral palsy will have the same experience, but be prepared to accept that pregnancy may make the effects of cerebral palsy worse. You may need help with carrying out your usual activities.Your medications may have adverse affect on the fetus. ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Unrelated: The fetus is rather well insulated from many of the health issues of the mother.Unless you have an infection with something that moves into the blood, like measles, hepatitis, etc., the baby is not affected by such things as bv, a sinus infection, etc. CP has many possible origins but this is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can sleep paralysis affect my pregnancy in anyway?

Can sleep paralysis affect my pregnancy in anyway?

Sleep paralysis: Sleep paralysis will not harm the baby. Develop better sleeping habits to get better sleep. Try to go to bed at the same time each night. Don't read or watch TV in bed. Exercise during the day and not at night. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sweets at night. Sleep on your side. Meditate or do aroma therapy before bed. Discuss these issues with your obstetrician and/or a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tubal pregnancy to cause temporary partial paralysis in the mother?

Very unlikely. : A woman could lose a lot of blood and pass out from a tubal, or ectopic, pregnancy, but not paralysis. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with bells palsy and wanna ask that can I eat spicy things during this period and secondly can I join gym which I left due to bells pal?

Spicy foods OK: Bell's palsy is a weakness of the facial muscles usually on one side. Spicy foods are OK to eat. With regard to the gym acitivity, there will be a tendecy to drool on the affected side with exercise so have a towel handy. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more