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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu Dr. Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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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


Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
17 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Sari Nabulsi Dr. Nabulsi
Pediatrics
years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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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

Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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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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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica Dr. Palabrica
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Wife jus told she has this considered a "high risk" pregnancy?

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

Common label: This is not a very helpful label. It is randomly applied to anyone with even a remote increase in associated problems during pregnancy, labor & or delivery. It is applied to anyone with a past premi, is over 35, has high blood pressure whether or not it is controlled, has diabetes of pregnancy. etc. It is not an implication that terrible things are expected. It alerts the staff to stay alert. ...Read more

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Dr. Felicia Tillman Dr. Tillman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Alison Stuebe Dr. Stuebe
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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If I have a high risk pregnancy is it ok to walk thirty minutes a day?

If I have a high risk pregnancy is it ok to walk thirty minutes a day?

How high-risk? Why?: A thorough evaluation by a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist looking at records, mom, fetus plus exams and input from OB provider might provide information about the risks to the health of mom and baby from exertion/exercise. That risk, however, can change in many cases from week to week. Therefore, combined exams and consults from both OB and mfm will be best for evaluating risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Depends: A high risk pregnancy can be high risk for the mother or high risk for the baby. It depends upon what the risk factor is. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Is it okay to have a midwife for a high risk pregnancy?

Is it okay to have a midwife for a high risk pregnancy?

Nope : It's usually beyond their scope of practice & depending what specific high-risk condition you have, you should see either a mfm or an OB experienced in your care. It's possible that a certified nurse midwife (cnm) can help with routine care (timed labs, routine exams, etc) but only when working with that OB doc and only when that specialist is available 24/7. It works well for our practice. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

APLAs: The presence of aplas or antiphospholipid antibodies increases the risk of fetal growth retardation and fetal death in utero. They also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and arterial thrombosis. Women who have aplas are usually treated with anticoagulants, for example lovenox, (enoxaparin) during and after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Achong Dr. Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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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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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What is a thin cervix and how would it cause a high risk pregnancy.?

What is a thin cervix and how would it cause a high risk pregnancy.?

Short cervix: A "thin" or rather "short" cervix increases your risks of delivering prematurely. To prevent premature birth your doctor may prescribe vaginal Progesterone or place a stitch in the cervix, called a cerclage. These are proven methods to reduce the chances that you will deliver at less than 34 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

Dr. TRUC DAO Dr. DAO
Psychiatry
33 years in practice
University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
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Will being asthmatic be a high risk pregnancy or would the baby not be affected?

Will being asthmatic be a high risk pregnancy or would the baby not be affected?

Asthma pregnancy: If asthma is severe, pregnancy may aggravate it as there is less lung volume when the pregnant tommy presses into the chest cavity. Mom's lack of oxygen can lead to baby's distress. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
383 doctors shared insights

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