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Does Periodontitis Cause Preterm Labor
It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more
To avoid preterm labor, how do progesterone shots work to help avoid it? Is it bcuz it's assumed you had low progesterone which may have caused ptl?
Largely unknown...: Pretem labor is a blanket/umbrella diagnosis for a wide spectrum of conditions that result in fetal stress and uterine contractions. Such conditions include: infections, poor growth, placental failure, bleeding, too much amniotic fluid, multifetal pregnancies, trauma, fetal anomalies causing hydrops or heary failure, etc. Most of the time there is no diagnosis and preterm labor is "idiopathic". ...Read more
Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had steriod shot during my preterm labor. Now i'm 34wks and feeling my baby is way active compare my last 2pregnancy. Is there any cause of the shot?
Coordinated care: When there is need to taper or stop medications acting on the brain or nervous system, women who are pregnant should ask OB provider about a referral to maternal-fetal medicine specialist and/or neurologist or psychiatrist who prescribed the medication. Then all of the doctors can consider risks and benefits for mom and baby before making a change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?
I had a micro preemie at 24 weeks due to a uterine infection that caused preterm labor. How likely am i to have another preemie?
Varies: If it was truly due to an infection and that infection is treated and cured, you would be at no higher risk than usual.However, if there were other contributing circumstances, like early cervical shortening, any abnormalities of uterus, then the risk could be a lot higher. It's an excellent thing to talk to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist about and what you can do pre-pregnancy to prevent. ...Read more
Is there fact to too much rubbing belly in first trimester cause increased body temperature that may provoke miscarriage or preterm labor? Doc said so
No: Rubbing the belly surface won't increase one's body temperature inside. The skin may get a little warmer where one rubs. Nothing unusual happens to the baby, because the baby is inside, at a stable temperature. So, if any baby problems arise, they are not due to rubbing the belly surface. ...Read more
That's Easy: That's an easy one. All you have to do is what you should be doing already anyway. Brush thoroughly after each meal, floss at least once a day, and see a dentist/hygienist as often as recommended. If they think every 6months is good, then that's what you should do. If your dental team suggests a shorter interval, that's what you should do. Also, eat healthy and don't smoke, and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We MFMs wish we knew: Physicians and nurses who care for pregnant patients, physicians and all other providers who take care of preemies through their lifetimes, parents and researchers have looked at many ways to prevent preterm labor and delivery and its effects on children and families. At this point we do not even know all the causes. Plus we often lack treatment. Funding of research is what we need along with care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PreTerm Labor: We don't know the reason for ptl but if you had one ptl then you are at risk for this to happen again. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Basic mechanics occ.: Whether it contains triplets, one big baby or extra amniotic fluid, the uterine muscle can only stretch so far before it starts to contract. Similarly fibers holding the cervix closed can only withstand so much weight and pressure before it begins to thin and to open up. A similar thing might happen to a single amniotic sac these (contractions, dilating, bag breaking) can lead to labor, delivery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What did your OB doc: Say this is a ? U should be directing to your health care provider , just like i expalin all of this to my OB pts. Some are contartcions, pains in teh uterus , increase discahrge, etc. If u are worried u need to call your provider now to be evaluated as u do not want to catch taht too late. ...Read more
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