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Does high anxiety or hypertension of mother during labour/delivery cause otism or related disorders like hyperactivity to the newborn baby?

Does high anxiety or hypertension of mother during labour/delivery cause otism or related disorders like hyperactivity to the newborn baby?

No: Anxiety and hypertension do effect baby.Their related stress hormones can speed up lung maturity and indirectly reduce the babies birth weight by a few ounces.Add appears to have lose genetic influences and studies point to small gene mutations that may exist prior to conception as a cause of some autism.I would forget these issues for now and work to get through pregnancy as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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What could cause trisomy 21? Other than translocation? And maternal age?

What could cause trisomy 21? Other than translocation? And maternal age?

Nondisjunction risk: You mentioned the two known risk factors for trisomy 21. Increasing maternal age has an increased risk of nondisjunction (the failure of homologous chromosomes to separate during and after meiosis). This leads to an extra copy of chromosome 21 in the egg. There are probably genetic mutations that lead to increased nondisjunction, but these have not been discovered yet. ...Read more

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Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?

Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?

Difficult to answer: Many things make a difference here - what chemo is being used, how long exposure, etc. Remember, your baby is going through tons of development of every organ system and chemo will harm this. While i applaud your wanting to breast feed, i can't imagine risking your child's development, intelligence and risk for cancer in the future just to continue breast feeding. Effects could be devastating. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrome?

What kind of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrome?

None: Shaken baby syndrome is intentional or unintentional child abuse, can easily differentiated from a disease process that cause bleeding , fractures etc. ...Read more

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Can having multiple babies lead to amniotic sac disorders?

Can having multiple babies lead to amniotic sac disorders?

Rare in single, twin: Sometimes there is a condition that develops in which there is a so-called "stuck" twin. That is a high-risk condition that requires immediate referral to a perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist for evaluation and ultrasound. While there, ask for an appointment with a neonatologist when the time is right. By then there will be many questions and outcome of two babies to consider. ...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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What kind of genetic disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrom?

What kind of genetic disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrom?

Genetic mimic of SBS: Several genetic conditions can mimc subdural hemorrhages and retinal hemorrhages implicated in sbs. The most important condition is glutaric aciduria type 1, others include neurofibromatosis type 1, metabolic bone disease. ...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

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How much does liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

How much does  liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

Definite risk: Any miscarriage with sle increases the chance of another miscarriage. So do other pregnancy related problems. You should see a rheumatologist and a high risk obstetrician with sle experience and discuss the timing and risks of oregnancy for your individual problems. ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Unrelated: The fetus is rather well insulated from many of the health issues of the mother.Unless you have an infection with something that moves into the blood, like measles, hepatitis, etc., the baby is not affected by such things as bv, a sinus infection, etc. CP has many possible origins but this is not one of them. ...Read more

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Why does big baby have higher risk of birth trauma ?

Why does big baby have higher risk of birth trauma ?

Large babies: A large baby has a higher risk of birth trauma because the shoulders may be too large to easily be delivered. The condition is called a shoulder dystocia and it isn't easy to predict. If the shoulders get stuck, the baby needs to be turned in the birth canal or have its arm delivered in a special way. ...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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There R multiple causes of stillbirth, cord knot, infection, IUGR etc, but in those with unknown causes, is there a theory on what might be thecause?

There R multiple causes of stillbirth, cord knot, infection, IUGR etc, but in those with unknown causes, is there a theory on what might be thecause?

Unknown=unknown: The more advances we make in genetic analysis & general study of fetal development the more of these cases will move from unknown to known. I watched a monitor abnormality during labor turn out to be a baby gripping his cord hard during contractions, causing a dangerous reduction in heart rate.That kid turned out fine, but it points out that sometimes we can't find evidence after the fact ...Read more

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Is there a cumulative harmful effect of gadolinium, or an increased risk of developing complications or nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, after having numerous mris (12+) with gadolinium?

Is there a cumulative harmful effect of gadolinium, or an increased risk of developing complications or nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, after having numerous mris (12+) with gadolinium?

See answer: The concerns with gadolinium contrast relating to nsf are not cumulative and are only in the setting of significant chronic renal insufficiency (gfr 30 or less) or rarely in the setting of acute renal injury (due to the temporal lag between egfr which is calculated using serum creatinine values and actual glomerular filtration rates) . Your dr. Can evaluate you, and order precautionary renal fun. ...Read more

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What are the statistics on fetal demise and permanent damage to baby with uterine rupture/vbac? Not risk %. Actual statistics

What are the statistics on fetal demise and permanent damage to baby with uterine rupture/vbac? Not risk %. Actual statistics

1/700-1/1,000.: Great question - the numbers are approximately one order of magnitude greater with trial of labor after a cesarean as compared to a repeat prelabor cesarean delivery: 1/1, 000 vs. 1/10, 000. In other words, rarely is the fetus compromised/dies, but repeat cesarean is clearly safer for the fetus. Talk to your OB to decide on the best plan for you, taking into account how many more babies you want. ...Read more

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Does storing your child's cord blood cure multiple sclerosis?

Does storing your child's cord blood cure multiple sclerosis?

Not yet: There is no evidence that your child's tissue will assist ms in future. Research in stem cells too primitive at this point. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of borderline term pregnancy , sfd, iugr with hypothermia, will these affect the child in future?

What is the meaning of borderline term pregnancy , sfd, iugr with hypothermia, will these affect the child in future?

Small children: Sfd means small for gestational age. Iugr means intrauterine growth failure hypothermia means low temperature. There is an increased risk for developmental problems with this combination, but most children will function in the average range. ...Read more

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Do twins born early have a higher risk of asthma or other problems?

Do twins born early  have a higher risk of asthma or other problems?

Yes.: All preemies have increased risk for asthma, chronic lung disease, allergies, poor concentration and growth. Twins are no different. ...Read more

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Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

NO: Having sex will not affect the baby. Use common sense of course and i would not have severe rough sex as repetitive trauma to the cervical area, may irritate your internal vaginal structures and thus cause possible problem with your pregnancy, BUT, in general, having sex will not affect the growing baby. As you get farther along, late in the 3rd Trimester, discuss with your OB/GYN. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more