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High Risk Ob
I'm going to a high risk OB GYN Monday but I'm going to see a nurse, not the Dr... Why?? I need to he seen by a Dr
You will: At some point. Likely they will have a nurse practitioner see you first. NP's are extensively trained, and usually extremely competent. In either event, the doctor will be readily available, and they can easily get him or her if there is some sort of problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have confidence in my OB, BUT I was told with my history I should seek out a maternal fetal medicine Dr as well as my regular high risk OB, should I?
Perinatologist: Given your high risk pregnancy conditions, a consultation with a maternal fetal medicine specialist, may be beneficial. The specialist could work together with your OB doctor and provide the best care for you. It is not that you should not have confidence in your OB doctor, but perhaps the maternal fetal specialist would provide additional support in case additional complications arise. ...Read more
I'm 40. husband and I want to have a 4th child. Too old? Also, I take 1 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) day for anxiety. My high risk ob said its fine. Do you agree?
Please clarify: Not sure if you mean your OB said it's ok to continue Klonopin (clonazepam) while trying to become pregnant and during the pregnancy or just while trying to conceive. I would defer to guidance of your OB as long as you trust and respect your doctor. That said, if you can manage on a lower dose through pregnancy with some relaxation strategies, that is worth trying. Best wishes for a healthy fourth child! ...Read more
I'm trying to hard to find an excellent high risk OB/GYN but my search isn't going as I planned. How do I know who is best! I have medicaid?
Go to university cen: If you have had a history of complicated pregnancies, your best bet is to find a University center clinic where you have anumber of specialists who can work together to treat you. ...Read more
Medical Society: Either contact the local medical society or call the nearest labor & delivery unit and ask whom you should see. Sometimes your nurses can be your greatest asset, ask them who they'd send their own daughter to. There's also the local phone book but this can be random and it's difficult to get the info you need. Also ask your current doc, they may know someone. Good luck on your pregnancy. ...Read more
I was reading about something high-risk ob that listed a weak uterus as a symptom, but what is it?
Cervical incompetenc: Probably talking about cervical incompetence.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am effaced at 28 weeks with twins. High risk ob said to go on bed rest but ob said keep working. Who do I believe? We need the money.
Stop working!: The safest way to deliver preterm babies that may or may not survive is to not heed the advice of your maternal-fetal medicine doctor; continuing to work while carrying twins unnecessarily puts your family at risk of having two very preterm babies with possible life-long health problems. I understand you need the money - but the alternative would cost much more money in the long-term. Stay at home. ...Read more
Should a woman that is 4-5 months pregnant and has bell's palsy (onset of symptoms within the last 12 hours) see a high risk ob dr.? Any medication?
I'm wondering if its ok to masturbate at 9.5 wks pregnant. I have yet to see the high risk ob. I had some spotting in the beggining of my pregnancy.?
Probably not: If you are spotting I would not suggest any activity which can cause stimulation of the uterus until seen by your OB. ...Read more
Pregnancy: How are you high risk and why does your OB refuse to see you? You could call the State Medical Society and ask for names of OBs in your area and transfer your care. ...Read more
High risk specialist: Try the web page of the hospital you would like to deliver in. They usually list maternal fetal medicine specialists on staff. ...Read more
In what ways are high risk obstetricians better at dealing with preeclampsia than regular ob/gyns?
Because they deal: With higher risk patients.Get a more detailed answer ›
With mo-di twins aren't I suppose to see a high risk doctor I also had a mymectomy last year this wld be my first C-section im 20 weeks+2 I see a ob?
Ob said based on my blood protein checking for risk of birth defects like Down syndrome or spinabifida my risk is 1 out of 189. Is this a high risk?
Talk to your OB: This is a question that needs a "full bodied" answer that only your treating ob, geneticist, or mfm can give. (maternal fetal medicine specialist). ...Read more
Severe cramps last for hrs at 4.5wks, high risk for clotting, elevated plt, on lovenox, (enoxaparin) hcg@148, p4@7. Ob worries abt threatened abortion due to clot-related implantation problem. What does it mean?
Or else: It could mean that due to your risk of clotting that might interfer with the implantation and a failed implantation can miscarriage. Ask your doctor for a more detailed explaination. ...Read more
Is pregnancy with mgus considered to be high risk? If so do I need a specific type of o.B. On board?
Are pregnant women over 35 always treated as high risk or can they see a regular nurse-midwife or OB if in good health and no abnormalities w/baby?
Both: Yes there is some increase in risk after age 35 regarding genetic problems, developmental problems and complications of delivery. This does not mean that you can not delivery with a midwife especially if you have had normal deliveries in the past. Midwives often work in hospitals where MDs are available in case of unanticipated complications for you or your baby. Good prenantal care is best. ...Read more
I am a 43 year old woman and 6 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I need a ob/gyn in north orange county ca. That specializes in high risk preg.?
6 weeks pregnant & have lost all symptoms. High-risk pregnancy with possible slow fetal growth according to OB. Am I facing the loss of this baby?
Not much: The insurance industry requires "codes" or they won't pay for a doctor's care. The codes are numbers and letters, and have a description attached. After a doctor sees a patient, he chooses a code so he can be paid by the insurer. The code is related to one of the reasons for the doctor visit. The code is just a code. This one means advice or care was related to a higher risk pregnancy. ...Read more
Infected food: Hepatitis a is transmitted in via fecal-oral means. In other words, it's not something you get from dirty needles, sexual partners, blood transfusions, etc, but rather from infected food because the people who handled it didn't wash their hands adequately. You can also catch hepatitis a from close contacts which is why proper hygiene is so important. ...Read more
Avoid white stuff: A teen with a high risk for diabetes should strive to maintain ideal body weight. Weight = height in CM -100. Not a perfect formula, but it sticks out in your mind. If you are overwheight, you want to try to get on a healthy diet. Dieticians can go for days telling you what to eat and what not to eat and how to check carbs. The most simple way - reduce foods white in color (flour based, eggs, etc. ...Read more
Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more
Reactive hypo, yes: Many patients with reactive hypoglycemia (happens after meals), especially younger women, have underlying Insulin resistance. They experience hypoglycemia due to excessive pancreatic release of Insulin after ingestion of high-carbs or fast-acting carbs. Excessive Insulin release causes hypoglycemia ~1-2 hours after meals. Ultimately, the pancreas wears out, and these patients get diabetes. ...Read more
AMA: In many ways, the risk category of pregnancy has a lot to do with how healthy the woman is at the time of conception. Yes, the older you are, the greater your chances are of having a chronic medical condition. And age does increase your risk of chromosomal abnormalities. But if you (and your partner) are leading healthy lifestyles and pregnancy is something you desire, go for it. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Known to most if not all, life is a process of constant struggle for daily living - visibly or invisibly, consciously or subconsciously - to cope with reality, certainty, and uncertainty for survival, growth, & continuation. Whatever you got will stay with you. So, to be real, practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession will help any willing souls to live a long happy life, not worry. ...Read more