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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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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


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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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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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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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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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What is a high risk pregnancy?

What is a high risk pregnancy?

Pregnancy w/illness: Pretty much anything out of the ordinary will make your pregnancy high risk. This includes being 35 or older, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, fibroids, previous cesarean section, thyroid disease, heart disease, sickle cell anemia, previous stillborn, history of preterm labor, and the list goes on. Your OB will take care of you with the help of a perinatologist to keep you and your baby safe. ...Read more

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What is meant by "high risk pregnancy?

What is meant by  "high risk pregnancy?

Threat 2 mom or baby: The term high=risk has been applied in many ways to many pregnancies, causing much anxiety for women and their families. As a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist, I have seen thousands of patients with that designation and tried to put things in perspective for them. In the simplest terms such a pregnancy is one at higher than average risk for adverse outcome for mom or baby. Lmk if links needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Lauren Phillips
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Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Definition)

Excess pregnancy fluid is also known as Polyhydramnios. Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic ...Read more