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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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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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I have pcos what are the chances of me havin a high risk pregnancy and premature or a low birth weight child ?

I have pcos what are the chances of me havin a high risk pregnancy and premature or a low birth weight child ?

PCOS: For pcos, you might have higher risk of infertility. Due to the imbalance of your hormones and extra testosterone, it is not easy to get pregnant. There is also higher risk of premature babies. If you have premature babies, risk of small babies is higher too. ...Read more

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Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

No: Switching from depo to ocps has no bearing on pregnancy status in the future. If you have medical conditions that make you a high risk pt in pregnancy, these won't change unless you have complications attributed to your pills (stroke, clots, embolization events, etc). You will be advanced maternal age (ama = >35 yo) but i don't consider this high risk by itself. Take good care of yourself. ...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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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Wife jus told she has this considered a "high risk" pregnancy?

Need to Ask Why: If you are not clear, you need to ask the doctor what the concerns are. There are many variables that create this situation often regarding mom's health. ...Read more

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Is walking okay through high risk pregnancy?

Is walking okay through high risk pregnancy?

Yes: Walking is an excellent exercise during pregnancy. Especially if by high risk you mean obesity, diabetes or high blood pressure. It will help keep your weight down, manage your cravings and end up with a smaller baby to deliver. For some high risk diagnosis, especially those requiring bedrest , walking is not possible. Discuss this with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

Nope: Starting out a pregnancy healthy is best for mom and baby, but it's still possible to develop complications. That's why OB providers see moms regularly during pregnancy, both to provide support for a normal, healthy process and to check for signs and symptoms of possible problems. If a pregnancy becomes un-routine, high risk specialists can help. ...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


Birth Centers (Definition)

Birth centers are facilities that offer skilled staff and facilities for ...Read more