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High Risk Pregnancy Abortion
I'm 31 year's old. I have pcod and 1 miss abortion in my first pregnancy. Do I have high risk pregnancy in future? What can I do?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: Depends on what type of high risk. For example, it is less risky being categorized high risk due to age, than for example having vaginal bleeding. Ask your OB provider about this since it is difficult to give you a good answer if we don't have specific details on why you are considered high risk. Sorry, wish I could help better. ...Read more
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Yes: Walking is an excellent exercise during pregnancy. Especially if by high risk you mean obesity, diabetes or high blood pressure. It will help keep your weight down, manage your cravings and end up with a smaller baby to deliver. For some high risk diagnosis, especially those requiring bedrest, walking is not possible. Discuss this with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Nope: Starting out a pregnancy healthy is best for mom and baby, but it's still possible to develop complications. That's why OB providers see moms regularly during pregnancy, both to provide support for a normal, healthy process and to check for signs and symptoms of possible problems. If a pregnancy becomes un-routine, high risk specialists can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Placental abruption is poorly understood and unpredictable. The risk of recurrence has been reported to be 5-15%, compared to a baseline incidence of 0.4-1.3% in the general population. After two consecutive abruptions, the risk of a third rises to 20 to 25%. When the abruption is severe enough to kill the fetus, there is 7% recurrence risk with the same complication. Aspirin could help prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Ssris (zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) prozac) in pregnancy are used mainly to treat depression & if symptoms are severe, this may make you high risk for injury to yourself. If stable, there's a rare but serious association with fetal pulmonary hypertension & a fetal echo (targeted ultrasound of the heart) may be ordered. Stay on your meds & discuss your risks with your OB or mfm specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high-risk? Why?: A thorough evaluation by a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist looking at records, mom, fetus plus exams and input from OB provider might provide information about the risks to the health of mom and baby from exertion/exercise. That risk, however, can change in many cases from week to week. Therefore, combined exams and consults from both OB and mfm will be best for evaluating risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has high risk pregnancy. What should I tell my children?
High risk pregnancy: Well, what you tell your children depends upon their age and ability to comprehend. It also depends upon her high risk factors. Certainly, high risk for a chromosomal abnormality is not the same as being high risk because of high blood pressure and diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter is a high risk pregnancy. May I ask questions here about her, such as, what is her risk of an abnormal baby at 40?
Half empty/half full: Your concern is certainly common when a woman has a high risk pregnancy but the term is a bit overused. Every pregnancy has an underlying risk of about 4% of having an unexpected outcome. That includes all premature, birth injury.birth defect, neonatal infection, etc. That's why it is best to get good prenatal care. The age thing adds another 1%, but is that really too much? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nope: It's usually beyond their scope of practice & depending what specific high-risk condition you have, you should see either a mfm or an OB experienced in your care. It's possible that a certified nurse midwife (cnm) can help with routine care (timed labs, routine exams, etc) but only when working with that OB doc and only when that specialist is available 24/7. It works well for our practice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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