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Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. Who do I see first--endo or high risk doctor?

Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. Who do I see first--endo or high risk doctor?

First available: It doesn't matter who you see first. You need both of them asap. I assume you already have an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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


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Is diabitic type 2 is high risk pregnacy?what are risk assosiated with it?i am over weight have diabetes t2 under active thyriod and hormonal imbalanc

Is diabitic type 2 is high risk pregnacy?what are risk assosiated with it?i am over weight have diabetes t2 under active thyriod and hormonal imbalanc

High risk pregnancy: Hi. Yes pregnancy in diabetics is high risk. You need to very tightly control your blood sugar. Your high risk OB or endocrinologist will help you. If poorly controlled, fetal risk is increased in multiple ways (you have an OB...talk with her/him!). Don't blow this off! For your baby and yourself, be healthy and in control! ...Read more

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What if emotionaly i dare not to have a baby due to possible high risk pregancy and a very slow wound healer dua to diabetes and thyriod.

What if emotionaly i dare not to have a baby due to possible high risk pregancy and a very slow wound healer dua to diabetes and thyriod.

That's OK: Hi. I hope you NEVER feel pressured to get pregnant. Of course that very much depends on your mate. I hope you are loved for who you are. Thyroid disease (assuming it's treated) does not constitute a high risk pregnancy; diabetes does, on the other hand. And some diabetes complications can worsen as a result of pregnancy. Talk it over openly with your mate & your OB/gyn. Adoption is an option. ...Read more

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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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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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Does having thyroid disease make you a high risk pregnancy?

Does having thyroid disease make you a high risk pregnancy?

Absolutely!: Thyroidopathies can increase your risk for multiple adverse perinatal outcomes - seek care with an endocrinologist and/or maternal-fetal medicine specialist throughout this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does having a thyroid disease make you a high risk pregnancy?

Does having a thyroid disease make you a high risk pregnancy?

Not always: It increases your risk of complications but if you treat the thyroid disease properly, there is no reason to expect anything bad will happen with the pregnancy. It's important to get it trated correctly. ...Read more

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How can I sustain my emotional well-being during high-risk pregnancy?

How can I sustain my emotional well-being during high-risk pregnancy?

Family support: It's great to have good family support, try to be healthy, follow your doctors recommendations and try to get enough rest. Most high risk pregnancies have a good outcome so keep that in mind, and also pregnancy is only 9 months long :). ...Read more

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Can having a thyroid disease make you at high risk, for a high risk pregnancy?

Can having a thyroid disease make you at high risk, for a high risk pregnancy?

It could : Thyroid disease includes conditions with both too much (hyperthyroid) and too little (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone. These pt. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant light pink blood on tissue should I be worried? High risk pregnancy.

6 weeks pregnant light pink blood on tissue should I be worried? High risk pregnancy.

See below: Any bleeding from the uterus in the first trimester means you could have a miscarriage, but your light bleeding is more reassuring than heavy bleeding. The spotting could have also come from the cervix, especially if you recently had sex or a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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I have allergy and asthma & I'm pregnant.. Is it considered high risk pregnancy ? & why ?

I have allergy and asthma & I'm pregnant.. Is it considered high risk pregnancy ? & why ?

Pregnancy: Many people have allergies and asthma in pregnancy. You should be followed by your allergist or PMD during the course of pregnancy to help keep your asthma under control. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about high risk pregnancy treatment at different hospitals?

Where can I find information about high risk pregnancy treatment at different  hospitals?

Health Info line: Most hospitals have a health information telephone number to call. Patient services, education services, or a women's health info line may also be available. As a last resort you can call labor and delivery at the hospital and a clerk or the charge nurse can direct you to the appropriate area. ...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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more