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Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

No evidence found: No peer-reviewed scientific studies implicate venlafaxine as a teratogen or an epigenetic factor in autism. Venlafaxine, an snri, & most ssri antidepressants. Are class c because their use during the 3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly. Lawyers can and do attack drug companies without evidence. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Palpitation in first trimester of pregnancy in pco?

Palpitation in first trimester of pregnancy in pco?

Not sure: I am not sure i understand the question. Palpitations can occur at specific times such as late at night when you are lying down. Or they can occur after drinking coffee or alcohol. In some cases they are more common during or after exercise. Sometimes the timing helps us in treatment. (if they always occur after alcohol for instance). Then you could mean how long they last, (momentary or hours). ...Read more

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Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Yes: The risk of first trimester miscarriage goes down after we visualize a fetal heartbeat. The risk drops to less than 5% after about 12 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Is Pregnancy possible without production of HCG harmone in first trimester? Been reading lot of real cases in online forums.any Medical explanation?

Is Pregnancy possible without  production of HCG harmone in first trimester? Been reading lot of real cases in online forums.any Medical explanation?

No: In real life, beta HCG is required in early pregnancy to help keep levels of progesterone up, and support the baby embryo and fetus in other ways. On the internet, however, anyone can post any story. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mom?

What are symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mom?

See below: Post-partum depression (PPD) may appear as baby blues with sx: crying, mood swings, anxiety, sadness, trouble sleeping, irritability. These sx don't resolve after several weeks, become more intense, may impair functioning, also feelings of guilt, shame, inadequacy, lost of enjoyment of life, thoughts of self-harm or other harm might appear. Ppd needs to be treated for the sake of mother and baby. ...Read more

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What are major developments in second trimester of pregnancy?

What are major developments in second trimester of pregnancy?

Lots: Too much to answer in 400 spaces! go to: http://www.Pregnancy.Com this web site has week by week information on what's happening with baby development, how mom should be feeling, etc. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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In a pregnancy first trimester, when can we detect heartbeat of the unborn child?

In a pregnancy first trimester, when can we detect heartbeat of the unborn child?

Depends: Using a typical, abdominal doppler to listen, typically around 12-13 weeks; using a vaginal probe with an ultrasound machine, you may be able to detect something as early as 7 weeks. ...Read more

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Which genetic tests can I take in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Which genetic tests can I take in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Over 100 genes: It is now possible to test for over 100 serious recessive genes with a single saliva test. These would only be a problem for your pregnancy if you and your partner carry the same recessive gene. The testing includes all standard recommended tests and many more. For more information, go to www.Counsyl.Com. ...Read more

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Any thoughts as to what would cause a sudden drop in TSH in the last trimester? I'm 32 weeks pregnant with twins.

Any thoughts as to what would cause a sudden drop in TSH in the last trimester? I'm 32 weeks pregnant with twins.

Fluctuations: In thyroid function are common in pregnancy. I do not know what you mean by a "drop" in tsh, as you give no values. Check w/your doctor or an endocrinologist and they can certainly help you. ...Read more

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I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy. I'm very happy for baby! are these emotions common in pregnancy?

I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy. I'm very happy for baby! are these emotions common in pregnancy?

Yes: It is wonderful to be happy about your baby, and many other women feel this way when pregnant too. If you have any concerns at all about your emotions in pregnancy, be sure to tell your obgyn physician. ...Read more

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How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

50% up every 2 days: Most healthy early pregnancies have a HCG level that rises by at least 50% every 2 days - it's often faster than this and it may double or nearly double every 2 days. It depends how far along you are too - no hormone can go up exponentially forever and HCG peaks at around 10 weeks. ...Read more

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Is citalopram during pregnancy linked to autism in children?

Is citalopram during pregnancy linked to autism in children?

?: There seems to be major lawsuits against the maker of Celexa on-going (stating that citalopram use is associated with autism). Frankly, I am not sure how strong the causal link is (if any). I will be interested to see the studies behind this. ...Read more

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Do doctors trust the fertility test that tests for FSH on day 3 of a cycle? They supposedly are positive with levels of 25miu/ml of FSH in the urine.

Do doctors trust the fertility test that tests for FSH on day 3 of a cycle? They supposedly are positive with levels of 25miu/ml of FSH in the urine.

One way: It is one way and method, but i wouldn't rely on it completely. Other testings available and might be need for confirmation. ...Read more

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When can we detect heartbeat of the child in a pregnancy first trimester?

When can we detect heartbeat of the child in a pregnancy first trimester?

Probably very soon: Can see the heart beat on ultrasound at approximately 6 weeks. By doppler electronic stethoscope on 9-12 weeks - depends on mom's anatomy. (not a regular adult stethoscope- won't work well). There are home doppler units you can get so that you can hear baby's heartbeat at home and electronically record it for the future. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Can't get triple column for depression in US in App Store. Any other apps for depression and panic disorder?

Can't get triple column for depression in US in App Store. Any other apps for depression and panic disorder?

Depression and: triple column technique. You will find that technique in a book by David Burns called "Feeling Good." It is simple but very helpful and can be explained in a paragraph. You only need the book and an notebook. No need to by workbook unless you want to. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a pregnancy bias or penalty for women in the workplace?

Is there a pregnancy bias or penalty for women in the workplace?

Potential bias: I remember being very frustrated years ago when another female medical student slept 8 hours and I worked all night without a break during a surgery rotation because she was pregnant. I have had three children since becoming a physician. The female psychiatric residents I worked with found variable acceptance by both their male & female peers. Having a pregnant co-worker can bring up a number ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more