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Do Women Give Birth When The Barometer Drops
Risky behavior: My wife's pregnancy with our son was textbook perfect until her water broke (in the hospital). Then our son's fetal heart rate plummeted. He was born by emergency C-section 5 minutes later and is now a cute, active and bright 4 year old. If we had been at home the delay would have resulted in severe brain damage. This could not have been predicted or prevented, which is why we have hospitals. ...Read more
Most likely, yes: There are different types / severities of thalassemia, so the risk of pregnancy and giving birth varies depending on the exact diagnosis. Alpha thal trait / silent carrier and beta-thal minor should have no problems. Hemoglobin h disease and beta-thal major will require special attention. The baby will also have a risk for developing thalassemia and genetic counseling is recommended if possible. ...Read more
It could be a benign:
Condition or could be a sign of hypertension, diabetes etc.Proteinuria should not affect the outcome of pregnancy unless it's associated with other conditions like hypertension, leg swelling, seizure. Ask questions from her OBY. Take care care and God Bless You and your family. Godspeed!
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/proteinuria-in-pregnancy-evaluation-and-management ...Read more
They will experience everything but the pain.
Pain perception can be significantly reduced or alleviated by hypnosis and/or self hypnosis. ...Read more
Depends on anemia: A woman who is a thalassemia carrier and/or has only mild anemia should not have an unusual labor and delivery. If she has severe anemia, her heart may be already stressed out from having to pump extra volumes of blood during the pregnancy. Her ob-gyn doctor can better discuss the risks of delivery. ...Read more
Well: Well I had an ancestor who was the 25th child his mother gave birth to (She had many multiple births) - but that is the exception to the rule. Woman do not maintain fertility indefinitely. I imagine it would be pretty exhausting to always be pregnant. Most men continue to produce sperm even into old age. ...Read more
Can a woman be artificially inseminated, give birth in the natural and still have her hymen intact?
Birth: Not if you have a natural birth. ...Read more
High blood sugar: Diabetic mothers often have difficulty controlling the blood sugar.The fetus makes its own Insulin & puts the excess sugar that is transferred across the placenta into over-sized storage areas, over-sized organs etc. All of which can make the baby heavy. If a diabetic mother has very good control during pregnancy, the problem is averted. ...Read more
Need to confer OB: Many older women have gone through successful pregnancies. The risk to mom or baby is a complex blend of issues. If mom is on meds, would they be toxic to baby? If mom has heart or other issues, would pregnancy be risky for her? Such questions are best left to a discussion you have with an OB after a review of all the facts. ...Read more
Need advice on what is the the maximum number of live children a woman can give birth to in a year?
Record likely 8: I believe the "octomom" who delivered 8 living offspring at one time holds the record for births in a single year. Her pregnancy utilized in vitro implantation and lead all to need hospital care. I don't see many wanting to go after that record anytime soon. I believe the doctor who helped her was sanctioned by his professional board. ...Read more
Yes: Most of herpes viral infection in newborns happens when their mothers had a primary herpes infection during the pregnancy. Women who have had same infection prior to current pregnancy are much less likely to transmit the infection to their newborns, even if they experience flare-up of infection during the pregnancy. ...Read more
What if a virgin woman give birth through artificial insemination? What should she tell the child?
What's the advantage of having two nipples instead of just one, since women generally give birth to one baby at a time?
Good question: That's a great question. We have 2 kidneys, two testes/ovaries, two lungs. I guess the advantage is in having a back-up. That's a question well-suited for someone knowledgable in evolution or a related science. ...Read more
Generally speaking, yes, very much so. Whether or not it is safe for the woman to do so is a different matter and depends upon the nature of her paralysis and what kind of support will be available during the pregnancy and delivery.
Pregnancy planning for someone without feeling or movement below the waist should be done in consultation with an experienced obstetrician (OB/GYN). ...Read more
Uterine cramping: Uterine severe or rhythmic cramping precedes most uterine emptying both for miscarriages and childbirth. ...Read more
Thyroid & pregnancy: The impact of thyroid disease on a pregnancy depends on many factors. Pre-existing thyroid disease can change during pregnancy and undiagnosed/untreated thyroid disease during pregnancy can cause problems for both mother and baby. Thyroid disease should not affect birthing process, but can cause developmental problems in a fetus, if untreated. ...Read more
Possible, not always:
Not having a pregnancy does not cause endometriosis but it is a myth that some still believe. It's possible to have the cysts for those who've been or never been or are pregnant! Here's good info: http://www. Babycenter. Com/404_is-it-true-that-pregnancy-can-cure-endometriosis-and-menstru_10365108.bc
Talk to your OBGYN - they can help. Best wishes! ...Read more
What are the most common reasons a female has to give birth by C-section if her baby won't budge?
Several issues: A woman has a limit to the size of baby that can be delivered naturally that varies with the size & shape of her pelvis. The babies condition during labor is a big factor: a recurrent low heart beat may signal a problem with the placenta or umbilical cord. Mothers blood pressure may increase a lot in labor & become risky to her but come down if baby is delivered. ...Read more
Two primary types: The two that come to mind that are most likely to cause infertility include chlamydia & gonorrhea. Both can scar the sensitive areas within the fallopian tubes where fertilization occurs. Gonorrhea is more likely to cause other symptoms that lead to treatment, but chlamydia can be asymptomatic & overlooked unless regular testing is done. ...Read more
Absolutely: Assuming their are no other complicating factors a woman can conceive with only one tube and ovary. ...Read more
Expect that this: Would be managed through a C section. ...Read more
Yes: Under normal circumstances there shouldn't be a reason why a vaginal birth could not be carried after vaginal rejuvenation ...Read more
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