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Can A Woman With Thalassemia Give Birth Safely
Most likely, yes: There are different types / severities of thalassemia, so the risk of pregnancy and giving birth varies depending on the exact diagnosis. Alpha thal trait / silent carrier and beta-thal minor should have no problems. Hemoglobin h disease and beta-thal major will require special attention. The baby will also have a risk for developing thalassemia and genetic counseling is recommended if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on anemia: A woman who is a thalassemia carrier and/or has only mild anemia should not have an unusual labor and delivery. If she has severe anemia, her heart may be already stressed out from having to pump extra volumes of blood during the pregnancy. Her ob-gyn doctor can better discuss the risks of delivery. ...Read more
Yes: It will depend on which of the genes resposible are passed or not at conception. There is only about a 25% chance. ...Read more
I am five days pregnant. I have thalesemia trait and my healthis not good enough to give birth to a baby. Please suggestsome medicine for me.
Pregnancy: What medicine would you like? Talassemia trait is not a contraindication for pregnancy, as far as I am aware of. You should talk to the obgyn under whose care you should get established with your pregnancy to get suggestions on your case. I would suggest starting on prenatal vitamins at least. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid & pregnancy: The impact of thyroid disease on a pregnancy depends on many factors. Pre-existing thyroid disease can change during pregnancy and undiagnosed/untreated thyroid disease during pregnancy can cause problems for both mother and baby. Thyroid disease should not affect birthing process, but can cause developmental problems in a fetus, if untreated. ...Read more
Need advice on what is the the maximum number of live children a woman can give birth to in a year ?
Record likely 8: I believe the "octomom" who delivered 8 living offspring at one time holds the record for births in a single year.Her pregnancy utilized in vitro implantation and lead all to need hospital care. I don't see many wanting to go after that record anytime soon. I believe the doctor who helped her was sanctioned by his professional board. ...Read more
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