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Is delivery operation only option for pregnant women who her fast born has a cerebral palsy?

Is delivery operation only option for pregnant women who her fast born has a cerebral palsy?

No: You can have a vaginal delivery as well. It is important to be closely observed and to deliver in a hospital in case an emergency cesarean section needs to be performed. ...Read more

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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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Why do people in the U.S. need medicine to have a safe pregnancy/delivery when women in other countries can do it without any doctors or medicine at all?

Why do people in the U.S. need medicine to have a safe pregnancy/delivery when women in other countries can do it without any doctors or medicine at all?

Can be done, but...: 100 years ago, 1 in 4 women in the USA died in Childbirth. Now, the rate is .28 per 1000. This is due mostly to the availability of doctors, blood, antibiotics and c/sections. Its true that women in, say, Sierra Leone, frequently give birth without medicine or doctors but the maternal mortality rate is 40 times higher (11 per 1,000 women). It can (and is) being done but carries some risk. ...Read more

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What should a pregnant woman know before entering the delivery room?

What should a pregnant woman know before entering the delivery room?

Trust your providers: Your question is a wee bit broad to answer in 400 characters. In a nutshell, most of your care is provided by your labor nurse, anesthesia providers are your friend, your IV is there to save your life in case of hemorrhage, and your doctor or midwife is charged with making decisions in the best interest of you and your baby. You may feel a loss of control so you must trust your providers. ...Read more

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Female ,20, non smoker, never drink alcohol, and I always weighed about 90/85lbs. I've had a healthy pregnancy and delivery. How can I gain weight!?

Female ,20, non smoker, never drink alcohol, and I always weighed about 90/85lbs. I've had a healthy pregnancy and delivery. How can I gain weight!?

More calories: You gain weight by taking more calories in than you burn. Count your daily calories and eat 500 calories more each day than your usual calories that you have been taking in. At the end of one week you will gain one pound. Keep going like this until you reach your target weight which can be found in the height - weight charts in the web . ...Read more

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I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?

I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier  examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?

Yes: See your doctor......initial by manual exam will give a rough idea about your pelvis and its outlet............adequate for vaginal delivery or not. But at term the size/health of the baby plays a big role for C-section need. ...Read more

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Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

Not likely: This question has been studied rather carefully. To my knowledge, there is no association or increased risk of bearing down during delivery in a woman with myopia and consequential retinal detachment; neither the full thickness type (rhegmatogenous) or serous type. The woman should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist before delivery, particularly with htn, preeclampisa or other problems. ...Read more

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Could pregnant women who suffer from spinocerebellar ataxia get worse after labor and delivery?

Could pregnant women who suffer from spinocerebellar ataxia get worse after labor and delivery?

Rather unlikely: Spinocerebellar ataxia is a hereditary condition which is not affected either positively or adversely by pregnancy, labor or delivery, or even breast feeding. ...Read more

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Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman (-8 diopters) getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman (-8 diopters) getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

No: Although the risk of retinal detachment may be somewhat higher in a high myope (near-sighted person), I do not believe that delivery poses much of an increased risk. Enjoy the baby! ...Read more

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