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Baby Too Large For Mother's Pelvis (Definition)

Cephalopelvic disproportion is a condition where the baby's head or body is too big to fit through the mother's pelvis. This often leads to "failure to progress" in labor, and is a common indication for ...Read more


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I wanted to know is cephalopelvic disproportion genetic?

I wanted to know is cephalopelvic disproportion genetic?

Head is too large...: The easiest way to visualize this is that the head is too large to pass through the birth canal. Cephalo means head and pelvic is the birth canal. ...Read more

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My mother had intracerebral hemorrhage in 1996 (16 years ago. Her left side is getting stiff. Can you advise any medicine or treatment for her muscles?

My mother had intracerebral hemorrhage in 1996 (16 years ago. Her left side is getting stiff. Can you advise any medicine or treatment for her muscles?

Increased tone: She is likely experiencing increased tone and spasticity on the side that is opposite the intracerebral hemorrahage. Physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation medicine are key to help to keep the muscles fluid and mobile. There are a host of medications that are designed to help with the muscle spasticity (ie. Valium, baclofen). ...Read more

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My mother (66) has tiny capillary hemorrhages under the knee till the toes on both legs in last 3 yrs. What can it be from? What should be checked?

From A to Z.: There is a very long list of conditions that can directly or indirectly be involved with the presence of these very small hemorrhages. It is your and your mother's best interest to have her condition evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How many maternal deaths per year in the world?

How many maternal deaths per year in the world?

Highly varaible: It varies from 1, 100 per 100, 000 in mozambique to 8 per 100, 000 in the usa to the lowest of 1 per 100, 000 in (can you believe this?): greece and grenada (they're tied!) perhaps you should consider moving to greece? (not). ...Read more

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I'm having a hard time dealing with my mothers death what should I do?

I'm having a hard time dealing with my mothers death what should I do?

See doc/therapist: It is not easy dealing with the loss of a loved one and everyone bereaves differently for up to a year. You may never forget the event, but things should get better after 6-12 months. If you have significant problems after this period, likely u are having depression/anxiety or othe issues needing intervention. There is no shame in getting some help! please consult doc/therapist asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can childbirth cause maternal death?

Can childbirth cause maternal death?

Yes: Unfortunately, childbirth can still cause death. This is usually from bleeding, general anesthesia or stroke. Your best bet to reduce this risk is to start your pregnancy healthy. Eat a balanced diet, exercise and control any medical problems you do have. Nothing can take the risk to zero but you would be surprised how much you can do! ...Read more

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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

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