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Did something happen during the pregnancy to cause my baby to have polycythemia?

Did something happen during the pregnancy to cause my baby to have polycythemia?

Hard to tell: Certainly polycythemia can be a complication of mom's health such as diabetes, but it can also just happen because a baby gets a little dehydrated, this usually not a serious problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


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I have a j-pouch, will it be hard for me to get pregnant? Could anything happen to my health during the pregnancy?

I have a j-pouch, will it be hard for me to get pregnant? Could anything happen to my health during the pregnancy?

Seek fertility MD: With a j pouch you are no longer on chemo type drugs. You should wait up to 6 months after stopping certain chemo meds like methotrexate before trying to conceive. Pelvic surgery involved in a j-pouch lowers the odds of having a pregnancy by 5times. There is only a small risk of increase in congenital problems but low birth weight and preterm births can happen more often. Talk to fertility MD. ...Read more

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The cause of my first pregnancy miscarriage seemed to b a bleed sac above my baby at 6 1/2 weeks.Is there anything I can do to prevent this next time.

The cause of my first pregnancy miscarriage seemed to b a bleed sac above my baby at 6 1/2 weeks.Is there anything I can do to prevent this next time.

Miscarriage at 6 wks: Seek medical attention from a high risk pregnancy specialist. You may need progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy to maintain the pregnancy or there can be clotting abnormalities that are subtle (factor XI) or may have anticardiolipin/antiphospholipid antibodies. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the hormonal changes in me from my pregnancy cause anxiety attacks? I have never had them before. My first pregnancy. Can ob help?

Is it possible that the hormonal changes in me from my pregnancy cause anxiety attacks? I have never had them before. My first pregnancy. Can ob help?

Yes and Yes: Pregnancy can elicit anxiety, including panic attacks, in someone who has been pregnant without a prior history of such symptoms. Your OB can definitely help you. I would recommend that you notify your OB right away of your anxiety. After a good examination, your OB will assist you in getting appropriate treatment. If necessary your OB may refer you to a mental healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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I may be pregnant and have been laying in the tanning bed can that cause me to miscarry or harm the baby. Trying to avoid a miscarrrige

I may be pregnant and have been laying in the tanning bed can that cause me to miscarry or harm the baby. Trying to avoid a miscarrrige

It : It is unlikely that it will cause you to miscarry as the baby is quite protected in early pregnancy, but if you are indeed pregnant it would not be advised to continue, as the safety of tanning beds is not established during pregnancy. In the first 9-10 weeks of pregnancy the baby is quite protected under the pubic bone, so you don't need to be overly concerned if you had been in the tanning bed earlier. ...Read more

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Had preterm labor at 21weeks due to water broke early, don't know the cause, loss baby.What are the chances for it to happen again if pregnant?

Had preterm labor at 21weeks due to water broke early, don't know the cause, loss baby.What are the chances for it to happen again if pregnant?

Asking your OB: I would ask this question of your ob. They will have experience examining you and know all of your test results, things that none of us here know about you. Any answer we give you here will be pure speculation. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I may be at risk of bleeding problems during chemotherapy. Why is this a concern? Is there anything I can do to prevent bleeding?

My doctor told me I may be at risk of bleeding problems during chemotherapy. Why is this a concern? Is there anything I can do to prevent bleeding?

Chemotherapy can weaken your bone marrow's ability to produce platelets, a blood cell that helps stop bleeding by binding to the site of damaged blood vessels and helping your blood to clot: When you have low levels of platelets, you bleed and bruise more easily. Cuts that bleed excessively, Menstrual periods that are heavier or last longer than usual, Bloody vomit, Black or bloody stool, Reddish or pinkish urine, Dizziness, headaches or changes in vision, Unexpected bruising, Red spots under your skin. Shave with an electric razor, not a razor blade. , Don't walk around barefoot. , Blow your nose gently. , Brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush. , Avoid contact sports and other rough activities. , Use sanitary pads instead of tampons. , Don't drink alcohol without first asking your doctor. , Don't take any over-the-counter medicines without asking your doctor. , Eat high-fiber foods to avoid constipation. Hard bowel movements can scrape at the lining of your intestines. . If you do start to bleed, use a clean cloth to press down firmly on the area until the bleeding stops. Call your doctor if the bleeding doesn't stop after a few minutes. ...Read more

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What causes fetal distress ? Any way I can prevent it from happening to my baby during my pregnancy?

What causes fetal distress ? Any way I can prevent it from happening to my baby during my pregnancy?

Fetal distress: Fetal distress is a term which is used to indicate that the fetus, ( ie baby inside the womb) is in trouble. This trouble usually occurs during labor, but sometimes it may precede onset of labor. Causes include cord compresson, placental prolems related to maternal health before and during pregnancy. If you maintain good health your fetus will be healthy enough to respond well to treatments. ...Read more

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I'm afraid they will tell me I had a miscarriage due to the bleeding and pain, what happens during a pregnancy scan?

I'm afraid they will tell me I had a miscarriage due to the bleeding and pain, what happens during a pregnancy scan?

Pregnancy Scan is OK: A pregnancy scan will tell you regarding the viability of your pregnancy by looking at a heart beat. Bleeding and pain does not cause miscarriage. Miscarriage causes bleeding and pain. Most miscarriages are associated with defective sperm egg combination. so, it has nothing to do with you and what you did. Alcohol, recreational drugs, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, etc can cause miscarriages. ...Read more

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Anything I can do to end this hyper-sensitivity to smells during pregnancy?

Anything I can do to end this hyper-sensitivity to smells during pregnancy?

Avoidance, incense: The best way, of course, is to avoid the offending odor in the first place. Prevention is a good second choice -- if you can find a pleasing candle or incense to mask bothersome odors. Stories abound of pregnant women wearing garlic cloves as a necklace to cover over bad smells! ...Read more

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What can happen if a baby is conceived while the future mom or/and the future dad have a cold?

What can happen if a baby is conceived while the future mom or/and the future dad have a cold?

Not much: If all the mother had was a form of a common cold then nothing abnormal would happen. Some infections such as CMV, Varicella, Toxoplasmosis, Zika and others can cause issues. The common cold does not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant even having sex two weeks prior to my period because maybe my body hasn't adjust to what is changing in the inside so I can be pregnant?

Is it possible to be pregnant even having sex two weeks prior to my period because maybe my body hasn't adjust to what is changing in the inside so I can be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Two weeks prior to your period is likely your fertile time when you are ovulating. So yes you could get pregnant during that time. However, since you had a period you likely are not pregnant. Testing is the only way to know if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Do all females get morning sickness - during pregnancy? Or how could I tell that I might have the possibility to be pregnant?

Do all females get morning sickness - during pregnancy? Or how could I tell that I might have the possibility to be pregnant?

Definite "no": "Morning sickness"is common, but absolutely not universal. Many women do not have nausea in the first trimester at all. How could you tell? Buy a home pregnancy test and do it today, voila! Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have birth control in my arm it is due to come out nov 2014. I want to get my body ready in the mean time to be able to have a baby. Any tips?

I have birth control in my arm it is due to come out nov 2014. I want to get my body ready in the mean time to be able  to have  a baby. Any tips?

Be healthy: Getting your health as good as possible is advisable. This means getting up to date on any screening tests you need (like pap smear), vaccinations, and assure any medical conditions are well controlled (like diabetes or asthma). Start a prenatal (or multi-) vitamin, and get your weight in a healthy range (bmi between 18 and 25). ...Read more

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I am 1 month pregnant, and just gave birth to my baby through a C-section is it to risky or what can happen? Can you please tell me the risks?

I am 1 month pregnant, and just gave birth to my baby through a C-section is it to risky or what can happen? Can you please tell me the risks?

PREGNANCY: Pregnancy x one month after delivery by c/s. You can try a normal delivery this time or another c/s depending on your ob. There is no risk if you are under the care of your ob. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the mother during a miscarriage?

Could you tell me what happens to the mother during a miscarriage?

Mental anguish: The biggest issue is the mother's mental state. Physically, there is blood loss, some pain but with adequate nutrition / vitamin supplementation most recover well. But mentally she is a mess and needs a lot of support from the partner, family & friends. ...Read more

Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more