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Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Depends: A high risk pregnancy can be high risk for the mother or high risk for the baby. It depends upon what the risk factor is. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Does pregnancy affect the thyroid and vice versa? Will high levels cause the fetus any distress?

Does pregnancy affect the thyroid and vice versa? Will high levels cause the fetus any distress?

Yes and yes.: The thyroid gland increases in size and function during pregnancy. Hyperthyroidism, if not controlled can be serious for mother and fetus. The mother may experience palpitations, pre-eclampsia, pre-term labor, thyroid storm and placental abruption (separation of the placenta from the uterine wall). The fetus can be growth restricted, miscarried, still-born and have thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis infection in a man cause birth defects?

Can toxoplasmosis infection in a man cause birth defects?

Unlikely: Toxoplasmosis toxicity to the fetus causing birth defects is due to the organism traveling across the placenta. So it requires the mother to be infected. Toxoplasmosis is not transmitted by sexual contact. ...Read more

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Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Diabetes: Insulin dependent diabetes, diabetes type 1, which is poorly controlled in early pregnancy is associated with a higher rate of neural tube defects. Anencephaly is the most extreme form of a neural tube defect. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Yes.: The risk of vertical transmission increases with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Conversely, the risks of intracranial lesions and serious neurodevelopmental sequelae decrease with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Rarely, fetal infection leads to stillbirth or neonatal death. ...Read more

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How high is risk of pulmonary embolism in late pregnancy?

How high is risk of pulmonary embolism in late pregnancy?

Not very: If you don't smoke, are mobile, have no family history of clotting disorders, it's rare to see a pe. It can happen, but not so common as a truck driver or someone with cancer. ...Read more

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Can rubella in early pregnancy cause baby to have spina bifida ?

Can rubella in early pregnancy cause baby to have spina bifida ?

Unlikely : The neural tube defects are considered a random event and are present by ~ 28 days into the pregnancy. Rubella that occurs this early in pregnancy would more likely cause fetal loss, although a heart and eye defects would also be possible. ...Read more

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Could measles in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Could measles in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Measles in pregnancy: If a pregnant woman has measles it depends on the trimester what effects it will have on the fetus. It can cause brain anomalies as well. You OB should be the one counselling you on this, and the ultra sound of the fetus tells a lot about such problems. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Does the possibility of an unborn baby getting antibodies c&d, (hemolytic disease of the newborn) increase with each pregnancy?

Does the possibility of an unborn baby getting antibodies c&d, (hemolytic disease of the newborn)  increase with each pregnancy?

HDN: With each pregnancy the mother increases her chances of developing antibodies which can in turn cross the placenta and harm the fetus. ...Read more

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How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

Protection gone: Uterine membrane is a protective barrior to featus, do not allow to get infection to baby and mother , prolonged disruption will cause infection besides lekage of aminiotic fluid. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes pose much of a risk towards the fetus?

Does gestational diabetes pose much of a risk towards the fetus?

Yes: Increased risk stillbirths, miscarriages, birth defects; increase size of baby, low blood sugar after birth all , if not treated well. ...Read more

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Could Zika affect infants? It is already known third trimester pregnancy infections could be devastating even without microcephaly

Could Zika affect infants? It is already known third trimester pregnancy infections could be devastating even without microcephaly

Remains to be seen: I would expect significant problems with zika for anyone having it in childhood with less impairment as they age. It attacks the fragile growing nerves in the brain which develop most rapidly in early pregnancy but continue to grow/connect as kids age. Most rapid growth slows after two, but continues into young adulthood.The small head issue is a reflection of the early damage ...Read more

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Why rhd incompatibility of the mother and fetus doesn't affect the present fetus but subsequent pregnancies?

Why rhd incompatibility of the mother and fetus doesn't affect the present fetus but subsequent pregnancies?

See below: The incompatibility occurs when the mother is exposed to the blood of the new baby. This usually occurs at delivery. The mother then makes antibodies to that "foreign substance" and this can adversely affect the next pregnancy as the mother's immune system will see it as a "foreign" body and want to get rid of it. This problem is usually treatable with an injection at the birth of the first child. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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High Risk Pregnancy (Definition)

High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or ...Read more


Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more