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Bell's Palsy During 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?
...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
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
Not usually: But it should be treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a really bad crying episode during pregnancy cause enough oxygen deprivation that the baby gets 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe anxiety and i'm 22 weeks pregnant. I see a therapist and psychiatrist. I'm wondering can anxiety during pregnancy cause cerebral palsy?
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
No: Your doctor will look for another causes. The two are unrelated. ...Read more
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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