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What is the definition or description of: antibody screen (anti rh)?

What is the definition or description of: antibody screen (anti rh)?

Simple blood test: Antibody screening during pregnancy is essential to identify blood group and antigen incompatibilities that might be exist between a mother and her developing child. The screen involves determining the mothers blood group type: a, b, ab, o and rh status (pos and neg). About 10 percent of caucasian women (much lower in non-caucasian ethnicities) are rh negative entering pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

APLAs: The presence of aplas or antiphospholipid antibodies increases the risk of fetal growth retardation and fetal death in utero. They also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and arterial thrombosis. Women who have aplas are usually treated with anticoagulants, for example lovenox, during and after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there a type of doctor that just deals with maternity medical issues but is not a high risk pregnancy doctor?

Is there a type of doctor that just deals with maternity medical issues but is not a high risk pregnancy doctor?

Yes: All docs who practice OB understand medical issues in pregnancy. This is important to screen all pts & to not miss a serious medical condition that may affect a pregnancy or require more specialized care. There is a large overlap of docs who understand maternity issues - then they individually decide which ones they want to follow & which ones benefit from a high risk physician's care. ...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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High risk pregnancy==what?

High risk pregnancy==what?

Not a easy answer: There are too many different conditions that can cause a high risk pregnancy to answer here, but some big ones are fetal problems, and also maternal complications such as diabetes and hypertesnion. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

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 more

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Is it automatically a high risk pregnancy at 38?

No: As long as your overall health is good, you would not atomaticaklly be classified as a high risk pregnacy. Age wise there is a slightly higher risk of chromosomal problems, but testing is available to determine you overall risk. Though any pregancy can start as low risk andbecome high risk as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get high risk pregnancy?

Not high risk?: Besides having good genes, be a normal weight for height. Begin Folic Acid prior to pregnancy. Get regular exercise. Consult an obstetrician prior to pregnancy. Have your babies in your twenties and early thirties rather than your late thirties and early forties. ...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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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