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Eds Problems In Pregnancy
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
There are: People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time. Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement. ...Read more
Increasing: Women's fertility drops in their lifetimes until she can't conceive at all (infertility.) it's mostly gradual until late 30s, then quicker. At 40 estimates are 50% of women can no longer conceive; for most its roughly 10 years before menopause. Pregnancy risks are increasing risk of congenital anomalies (birth defects) and early pregnancy loss, as well as some maternal medical risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The small dose of radiation in x-rays do not cause birth defects. In fact, most diagnostic imaging studies do not expose the fetus to enough radiation to cause birth defects. It is still prudent to shield the pelvis and abdomen in any case if the imaging needs to be done and the area to be imaged does not include where the baby is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
19, pcos, general malaise with abdominal pain in different regions. Multiple normal test. Always stressed and nervous. Anxiety? Or serious problem?
PCOS: It is not uncommon to suffer from mental health related problems due to hormonal imbalances and PCOS. I would recommend that you seek guidance from your primary care physician or a qualified therapist with experience working with women diagnosed with PCOS. It is important to determine the correct diagnosis and establish treatment plans for both conditions. Good luck. ...Read more
Hard to assess: CCHD is a group of conditions with variable effect on basic health. The risk of any pregnancy can best be determined by your treatment team, who has access to your records/testing.You would also want to consult with a geneticist. The risk of a having a baby with a heart defect is at least 4%,10% if both parents have any form of CHD.It may be higher if you have a gene based syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tissue stretching: In ehlers-danlos there is more flexibility in the tissue. The skin will stretch, the other tissues about the uterus will stretch including the birth canal. Remember the tissues are more elastic during the pregnancy otherwise. Your obstetrician will be prepared for any issues you might have and sometimes high risk OB will also be involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Epileptics can get pregnant, and have normal kids most of the time but 1-epilepsy drugs affect hormones slightly 2-hormones affect epilepsy drugs slightly 3-epilepsy cause slightly higher birth defects slightly 4-epilepsy drugs can cause birth defects slightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy. I'm very happy for baby! are these emotions common in pregnancy?
Is domperidone (vomistop) safe in pregnancy? Can it contribute if taken in early pregnancy in sever skeletal dysplasia?
Safety unknown: The safety of domperidone in pregnancy remains unknown. In a prospective study,120 1st- trimester pregnant women taking domperidone were compared against 212 age-matched pregnant women not exposed to any potential teratogenic agent. There were three babies born with malformations in each group. Pending more data, its not worth risking your child. Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23445139 ...Read more
Would thyroid issues such as, hypothyrism, increase the chance of having abnormalties or birth defects to my pregency?
Can endanger pregnan: Hypothyroidism can certainly endanger your pregnancy and lead to miscarriage or fetal compromise. The fetus depends upon your thyroid for the first 8-12 weeks. Make sure your thyroid level is normalized with brand name T4 replacement, and do it before you become pregnant. Check level during pregnancy as replacement needs can change significantly while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The fetus is relatively protected, problems don't usually come till adulthood. ...Read more