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What can I do to not get high risk pregnancy?

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. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can you get cyst from high risk pregnancy?

Can you get cyst from high risk pregnancy?

Probably not: There are lots of different things that can make a pregnancy high risk, and most of them are not related to cysts. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

Does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

Potentially: People with gastroparesis typically have chronic difficulties with nausea and vomiting due to delayed gastric emptying. If you are unable to take in much nutrition, this will be problematic with pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does a high-risk pregnancy specialist do?

What does a high-risk pregnancy specialist do?

OB: Assesses, treats, monitors women with high risk pregnancies. ...Read more

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If you take ssris while pregnant do you have a high risk pregnancy?

If you take ssris while pregnant do you have a high risk pregnancy?

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 more

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I'm looking for details on who in socal provides preconceptional counseling for high risk pregnancy?

I'm looking for details on who in socal provides preconceptional counseling for high risk pregnancy?

Info: One good source would be on the smfm website. It lists mfm's in your new area. That will help you choose hospitals with adequate resources for your care. The site is smfm.Org. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor not accept someone who is high risk pregnancy?

Why would a doctor not accept someone who is high risk pregnancy?

High risk pregnancy: Perhaps the physician does not feel competent to care for women with high risk pregnancies. Or they may not want to assume the risk in caring for someone with a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do STDs put you at a high risk pregnancy?

Do STDs put you at a high risk pregnancy?

Association: Not directly, but both are the result of unprotected sex, so there's an association. ...Read more

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Do STDs in the past put you at a high risk pregnancy?

Do STDs in the past  put you at a high risk pregnancy?

Herpes, yes: If active vulvar herpes lesions occur in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy then vaginal delivery may be contraindicated to avoid transmission to the fetus. If other std's have been appropriately treated and testing is now negative, no risk. ...Read more

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If you had STDs in the past are you a high risk pregnancy?

If you had STDs in the past are you a high risk pregnancy?

Depends.: Stds are a wide range of infections, some of which can be perinatally transmitted such as hiv, hepatitic viruses, herpes viruses. Depending on what std you are referring to, you may or may not be a high-risk pregnancy at this time. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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