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Dr. James Krick
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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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I am 26 weeks pregnant and have low-Lying placenta, what causes this? is a risk for pregnancy loss or life? Thanks

I am 26 weeks pregnant and have low-Lying placenta, what causes this? is a risk for pregnancy loss or life? Thanks

See OB/GYN: Sometimes the fertilised egg attaches itself inside the lower part of your uterus. This means that the placenta will develop in a low-lying position. This can continue to stay there and put you at risk for bleeding called placenta praevia. However sometimes the placenta corrects itself. Your doctor will likely check ultrasounds to ensure you will do well during pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does pcos cause more pregnancy loss than normal condition? What are my chances to keep this baby if i never had pregnancy loss before?

Does pcos cause more pregnancy loss than normal condition? What are my chances to keep this baby if i never had pregnancy loss before?

Increased risk: Hi! there is an increased risk of pregnancy loss associated with pcos, but it is small. Your chances of carrying a pregnancy once you conceive are quite good 90+% good luck! dr brown. ...Read more

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Can folate (folic acid) deficiency cause pregnancy loss?

Can folate (folic acid) deficiency cause pregnancy loss?

Sure.: Folate (folic acid) is essential for rapidly replicating tissues, such as the early embryo and placenta. Folate (folic acid) deficiency can certainly increase your chances of early pregnancy failure - in fact folate (folic acid) antagonist Methotrexate is used for that specific reason in cases of ectopic pregnancy. Take 1-5 mg Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive life! ...Read more

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What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, i hav fibroids.

What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, i hav fibroids.

Look up: Incompotent cervix, an issue where a weakended or shortended cerivx causes painless cerival dilation and second tirmester losses due to early delivery. The other may be a cord accident or autoimmune(but it is late for that problem). It can be difficult to say, sometimes there is an autopsy. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

Blood flow: Diabetes is a glucose control disorder that affects blood vessels. If diabetes is well controlled then the injury to blood vessels is negligible. When blood vessels are narrowed or compromised-then the fetus receives less blood flow and nutrients which may be associated with newborn problems. ...Read more

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How soon are you allowed to try again after pregnancy loss?

1 month or longer: After one miscarriage, it's best to wait a month; there is some evidence of a higher chance of another loss in the first month. After two or more miscarriages (recurrent pregnancy loss) you should see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist to look for causes before you get pregnant again. After one loss you should see an rei if it took a year or more to conceive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever experienced 3rd unintentional pregnancy loss like this?

Has anyone ever experienced 3rd unintentional pregnancy loss like this?

Pregnancy: Sorry for your losses. I have had few patients that have gone thru similar incidents, did well with psychotherapy & referral to ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

What is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

Recurrent miscarriag: The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone , polyp in the uterus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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Pregnancy loss prevention site?

Good overview here: Good overview here: http://bit.Ly/jywgzb - dr kutteh "wrote some of the book" on recurrent pregnancy loss (2 miscarriages or more). One study helped find the right treatment for a common immune cause of pregnancy loss (antiphospholipid antibodies), another showed that tests should be done after 2 miscarriages not 3. See reproductive endocrinology / infertility specialist for tests and prevention. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Mark Neerhof
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Placental Insufficiency (Definition)

Placental insufficiency is a rare pregnancy complication of insufficient blood flow to the placenta during pregnancy. It is a potentially serious complication. If it is not detected and treated as soon as possible, can lead to life-threatening health complications for ...Read more