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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Birth (Definition)

A home birth is the delivery of a child at home rather than in a hospital or other medical facility. Home births are associated with a somewhat higher rate of birth complications than delivery in the hospital or ...Read more


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Does doxycycline taken early in pregnancy cause birth defects?

Does doxycycline taken early in pregnancy cause birth defects?

It has in some cases: Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline. It has been assigned to the pregnancy category d, indicating that animal studies have revealed this can injure the embryo & fetus. Most congenital defects appear to be due to the toxicity of skeletal formation; also injuring tooth development. Some expectant mothers have taken Doxycycline with no ill effects; however, the risk may outweigh the benefit. ...Read more

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Could birth control eventually kill the fetus?

Could birth control eventually kill the fetus?

No: In a world that allows free speech, there are people who make political capital and money by making false, inflammatory statements about the things that are most personal and private. Having used birth control will not kill or harm the baby that you eventually want. Some contraceptives may prevent implanting the fertilized eggs -- this isn't a fetus and most religions are fine with this. ...Read more

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Do amniotic sac disorders cause birth defects?

Do amniotic sac disorders cause birth defects?

Amniotic Fluid: Best discussed with your ob. Too much or too little amniotic fluid is associated with abnormalities in development and pregnancy complications. Differences in the amount of fluid may be the cause or the result of the problem. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control for too long cause extreme prematurity of birth?

Does taking birth control for too long cause extreme prematurity of birth?

Nope.: Oral contraceptives have nothing to do with prematurity. Stds may lead to prematurity, though, and they are not prevented by ocps. ...Read more

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Benzodiazepines cause birth defects according to research. Which specific birth defects do they cause?

Benzodiazepines cause birth defects according to research. Which specific birth defects do they cause?

Cleft lip/palate: A recent British medical Journal did an extensive meta-analysis of all the major studies in benzodiazepines and found a slightly increased risk, about 1.79 x greater risk of cleft lip and palate than the general population...no other major malformations reached clinical significance ...Read more

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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

Not proven: Although that was suspected in the past (vactrel complex) and virilization of female baby, this all was not proven. Short answer is no. ...Read more

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Heart MurMur and Pregnant Could this cause complications during birth?

Heart MurMur and Pregnant Could this cause complications during birth?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

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Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?

Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?

No: That used to be a misnomer, but has since been proved false. Recent studies and statements by the american college of ob/gyn have stated that women in otherwise good health can and should get their heart rates elevated in pregnancy through moderate exercise. The key is to stay super hydrated. Exercise is great in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do x-rays in pregnancy cause birth defects?

Do x-rays in pregnancy cause birth defects?

No: The small dose of radiation in x-rays do not cause birth defects. In fact, most diagnostic imaging studies do not expose the fetus to enough radiation to cause birth defects. It is still prudent to shield the pelvis and abdomen in any case if the imaging needs to be done and the area to be imaged does not include where the baby is. ...Read more

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Dr.Toldme tocome 11 weeks for retardation of 3rd fetus bcoz is weak aswell as notsafe to carry triplet pregnancy. Does retardation affect otherfetus?

Dr.Toldme tocome 11 weeks for retardation of 3rd fetus bcoz  is weak aswell as notsafe to carry triplet pregnancy. Does retardation affect otherfetus?

See your doc: This is a very specific question that can only be answered by your doctor in your very unique situation. Triplet pregnancies are certainly possible and can be done safely. It sounds like your doctor is concerned with one of the triplets so there is need to clarify your situation with the doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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Did extreme emotional stress during pregnancy cause birth defects or autism in the baby?

Did extreme emotional stress during pregnancy cause birth defects or autism in the baby?

Stress: Streas has not truly been shown to be associated with any pregnancy issues. How stress affects the pregnant mothers sleep & eating patterns might effect fetal growth, but otherwise should not contribute to birth defects or autism. ...Read more

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What medications do cause ventriculomegaly during pregnancy?

What medications do cause ventriculomegaly during pregnancy?

Pregnacy: I am not aware of any medications that specifically cause ventriculomegaly during a pregancy. The most common cause for this is a bleed into ventricles usually do to prematurity. ...Read more

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What can cause death in late pregnancy?

What can cause death in late pregnancy?

Unknown: Unfortunately, in most instances the reason for a baby dying late in pregnancy at this time cannot be determined. What used to be the most prominent reason, intrauterine growth restriction from lack of oxygen and nutrients, these days is rarely a reason, because of the now widespread prenatal care available to moms-to-be with early detection of growth restriction. ...Read more

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How often do moms die of pregnancy related complications?

How often do moms die of pregnancy related complications?

1/10,000.: That's the average risk for most western world countries nowadays (much higher in third world). ...Read more

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Does lsd cause birth defects?

Does lsd cause birth defects?

Controversial: But the overall tide of opinion is that the answer is "no." there was laboratory evidence that lsd could cause damage to germ cells - sperm and eggs - even long after it's ingestion. However, studies of this have not yielded consistent results. There are no human studies, and the vast majority of lsd users (esp in pregnancy) use other substances as well. Avoiding any drugs in pregnancy is best. ...Read more