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Can Ecstasy Use While Pregnant Cause My Child To Have A Pfo
All newborns have it: A patent foramen ovale (pfo) is present in all babies prior to birth and just after birth. This hole between the two upper chambers (right and left atrium) closes gradually over time, but in 1-in-7 people it never completely closes. If it is small, it is considered a normal finding. Rarely a PFO is larger than usual and needs to be closed with surgery or, more often, with a catheter procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
No: A patent foramen ovale (pfo) is present in all babies prior to birth and just after birth. This hole between the two upper chambers (right and left atrium) closes gradually over time, but in 1-in-7 people it never completely closes. If it is small, it is considered a normal finding. Rarely a PFO is larger than usual and needs to be closed with surgery or, more often, with a catheter procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom has PFO which caused a stroke while she was 8mo pregnant at the age of 38. Am i at risk if i get pregnant? Is PFO genetic?
Patent foramen ovale: There is some recent conflcting evidence on pfo and stroke especially recurrence. It can be familial. Certainly ought to let your doc know if mom had a pfo. That she had a cva when she was pregnant doesn't necessarily mean you're at high risk, remember only half your genes came from her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarify. ASD?: Are you asking if the pregnant mother has a patent foramen ovale, or an atrial septal defect? Most women with ASD in pregnancy do fine, and the management is not really different from normal pregnancy other than a possible baseline echocardiogram. Risks, especially in those over the age of 40 include arrhythmias, heart failure, thromboembolism and severe bleeding at the time of delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have small PFO and atrital septal aneurysm; so worried but dr says no need to treat. Trying to get pregnant, says 81mg aspirin throughout. Is this ok?
My cardio said baby aspirin will be enough while pregnant; have small PFO and atrital septal aneurysm. Very scared about this, is it ok? No symptoms.
Can me having a STD for a while when I was pregnant because I did not know I was affected cause my child to have mental health problems for my child?
Depends on the std: Some like chlamydia and gonorrhea would not bother the fetus during pregnancy but might at delivery if untreated. Syphilis could be a problem at either time unless recognized and treated. Others (herpes) could have variable outcome,primary infection vs recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was hoping to deliver first child before age 35. Would delivering after 35 cause health issues or complications for my baby? Hoping to be pregnant soon.
Not necessarily: The health focus on deliveries over 35 is more because the risks of a chromosome defect like down syndrome increases 5x that of the 16-29 age group.All pregnancies have a basic 4% risk of unexpected outcome (premi, cleft palate, sick, etc.) and being over 35 adds less than 1% to that number. The effect of your age on a normal baby is not that significant.In many, age permits a broader outlook. ...Read more
Can having chlamidyia for a while when I was pregnant cause motor development problems for my child like having mental problem? Worried didnt know
I wouldn't worry: Moms who have chlamydia while pregnant have an increased risk of premature birth and intrauterine infection. The babies have risk of infection especially pneumonia and conjunctivitis that can lead to blindness. If the mother was treated and none of these conditions developed, the risk of additional developmental problems is very small. ...Read more
Patent foramen ovale describes a hole in the wall separating the top two chambers of the heart. A hole exists normally here during the development of the baby inside the womb, but it is supposed to close at birth. A hole that remains after birth can cause problems with blood ...Read more
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