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I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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How dangerous is C-section with placenta previa? I have heard there is a high risk of bleeding out!?

How dangerous is C-section with placenta previa? I have heard there is a high risk of bleeding out!?

Increased risk.: What you have heard is correct; exsanguination can occur in undiagnosed accreta/previa in small hospitals with inexperienced surgeon(s). Seek expert care if uou have placenta previa (including maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound and consultation), avoid all nsaids/sex/travel/unnecessary car rides/heavy lifting/straining/constipation and deliver in a large, tertiary care hospital [blood bank/icu]. ...Read more

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Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do you need these anticoagulants? That cause may increase the risks of pregnancy and put you into a high risk group. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

No: Switching from depo to ocps has no bearing on pregnancy status in the future. If you have medical conditions that make you a high risk pt in pregnancy, these won't change unless you have complications attributed to your pills (stroke, clots, embolization events, etc). You will be advanced maternal age (ama = >35 yo) but i don't consider this high risk by itself. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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What is a thin cervix and how would it cause a high risk pregnancy.?

What is a thin cervix and how would it cause a high risk pregnancy.?

Short cervix: A "thin" or rather "short" cervix increases your risks of delivering prematurely. To prevent premature birth your doctor may prescribe vaginal Progesterone or place a stitch in the cervix, called a cerclage. These are proven methods to reduce the chances that you will deliver at less than 34 weeks. ...Read more

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I was refered to another dr who handles high risk pregnancy cause of my heart/he didn't say much but is delivery dangerous?

I was refered to another dr who handles high risk pregnancy cause of my heart/he didn't say much but is delivery dangerous?

Heart problems: Delivery can be dangerous for any woman. If you have a heart condition, what you are at risk for varies with what condition you have. You need to speak with your doctor and high risk specialist. ...Read more

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What is a thin lower segment uterus and how would it cause a high risk pregnancy.?

What is a thin lower segment uterus and how would it cause a high risk pregnancy.?

Uterine rupture.: A thinned (presumably from a prior cesarean section scar) lower uterus can lead to rupture that can prove catastrophic or even lethal for fetus and/or mother. Consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist if that is your diagnosis and avoid labor if clinically possible/desirable. ...Read more

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Im 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause i had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will i beable to get my labor induce?

Im 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause i had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will i beable to get my labor induce?

IF you were my pt: I would induce u at 39 weeks or earlier , if earlier u must have an amnio but since you are 38.5 i would induce u right at 39 weeks, as the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks and i would be doing nsts and bpps each week until u deliver, indcucion is safe and easy and effective when done properly, almost all of my pts want to be induced, please call your OB to discuss and get it scheduled. ...Read more

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I have osteogenesis imperfecta and I'm 8+1 weeks pregnant. Could this be a factor to cause miscarriage? Is this a high risk pregnancy?

I have osteogenesis imperfecta and I'm 8+1 weeks pregnant. Could this be a factor to cause miscarriage? Is this a high risk pregnancy?

Yes: Depending on the type of OI, there are a number of risks to you in pregnancy ranging from heart valve problems, aneurysms to fracture. Because connective tissue is an integral part of creating the various membranes to nurture the fetus, there can be additional risks for miscarriage and impact on fetal development. I would consider this to be a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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How quickly does a high risk pregnancy get admitted?

Depends...: ... On what makes a pregnancy "high risk." maternal fetal medicine doctors have extra training in un-routine pregnancy, and an mfm can help sort out what extra monitoring you might need to have a healthy outcome. Many "high risk" pregnancies don't require admission to the hospital before labor. ...Read more

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What symptoms can be associated with high risk pregnancy?

Many: High risk pregnancy can run the gambit. It can be from diabetes to hypertension to fetal problems. So there is no easy list of symptoms, too many to count would probably be the right answer. This would depend on a consultation with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to not gain weight while on my back for 2 weeks because of a high risk pregnancy?

How to not gain weight while on my back for 2 weeks because of a high risk pregnancy?

Prevent weight gain: Well, eating less than you usually eat while at bedrest would help you prevent excessive weight gain. During pregnancy you don't want to lose weight, so carefully look at your diet. Eliminate fatty foods and junk foods. Leave those chips alone. Eat more like a rabbit with plenty of vegies and salads. (hold the dressing.). ...Read more

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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

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How can I check out hospitals for a high risk pregnancy?

How can I check out hospitals for a high risk pregnancy?

ASK: Asking your obgyn is the best way. He will be able to tell you which hospitals in your area handle high risk pregnancies. He probably would be able to deal with most pregnacies as long as they are confortable with what is actually making the pregnancy high risk. ...Read more

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How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

Normal BMI: Check online to find out your body mass index. You can then see how much weight you would need to lose to get a normal bmi. If you are very obese consider bariatric surgery. I have seen patients lose a great deal of weight and have successful pregnancies. ...Read more

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Will being asthmatic be a high risk pregnancy or would the baby not be affected?

Will being asthmatic be a high risk pregnancy or would the baby not be affected?

Asthma pregnancy: If asthma is severe, pregnancy may aggravate it as there is less lung volume when the pregnant tommy presses into the chest cavity. Mom's lack of oxygen can lead to baby's distress. ...Read more

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The doctor told me I have high risk pregnancy. What does that mean?

The doctor told me I have high risk pregnancy. What does that mean?

Threat 2 mom or baby: There are many maternal conditions that can affect pregnancy. Some are present before a woman gets pregnant, and others develop during the pregnancy. Fetal conditions can occur because of problems in development, abnormal intrauterine conditions or many of the maternal diseases or conditions such as diabetes or preeclampsia. Please use search to find more of my answers on "pregnancy complications". ...Read more

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Do STDs put you at a high risk pregnancy?

Association: Not directly, but both are the result of unprotected sex, so there's an association. ...Read more

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Do STDs in the past put you at a high risk pregnancy?

Do STDs in the past  put you at a high risk pregnancy?

Herpes, yes: If active vulvar herpes lesions occur in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy then vaginal delivery may be contraindicated to avoid transmission to the fetus. If other std's have been appropriately treated and testing is now negative, no risk. ...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. James Krick
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Placenta Blocks Cervix (Definition)

A previa is when a placenta entirely covers the opening of the cervix into the uterus (internal os). It is a reason for a cesarean section and if bleeding occurs and stops it may be a ...Read more