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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?

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?

Unknown: In general we can not use a lack of negative symptoms as a predictive tool for pregnancy outcome. You are very early in pregnancy. The way to determine if things are ok is to see your doctor. They can do a sonogram to confirm a live intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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What things are closely monitored in a high risk pregnancy (recurrent 1st trimester MCs). Pls answer with as many details as possible. ?

What things are closely monitored in a high risk pregnancy (recurrent 1st trimester MCs). Pls answer with as many details as possible. ?

Not much necessary: Once pregnant, monitoring consists of following bhCG and progesterone values for appropriate increases then an ultrasound to verify intrauterine pregnancy viability (heart beat). This is done in addition to the routine prenatal labs, of course. ...Read more

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How quickly does a high risk pregnancy get admitted?

How quickly does a high risk pregnancy get admitted?

Depends...: ... On what makes a pregnancy "high risk." maternal fetal medicine doctors have extra training in un-routine pregnancy, and an mfm can help sort out what extra monitoring you might need to have a healthy outcome. Many "high risk" pregnancies don't require admission to the hospital before labor. ...Read more

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What symptoms can be associated with high risk pregnancy?

Many: High risk pregnancy can run the gambit. It can be from diabetes to hypertension to fetal problems. So there is no easy list of symptoms, too many to count would probably be the right answer. This would depend on a consultation with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to not gain weight while on my back for 2 weeks because of a high risk pregnancy?

How to not gain weight while on my back for 2 weeks because of a high risk pregnancy?

Not important.: When you have a high-risk pregnancy requiring bed rest, you lose control of your body for the purpose of preventing pregnancy complications. Weight gain and deconditioning are unavoidable perhaps, but well worth it if you can preserve your health and assure your baby's best interests. Be patient, have faith and wear your sequential compression devices during bed rest. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Depends: A high risk pregnancy can be high risk for the mother or high risk for the baby. It depends upon what the risk factor is. ...Read more

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How can I check out hospitals for a high risk pregnancy?

How can I check out hospitals for a high risk pregnancy?

ASK: Asking your obgyn is the best way. He will be able to tell you which hospitals in your area handle high risk pregnancies. He probably would be able to deal with most pregnacies as long as they are confortable with what is actually making the pregnancy high risk. ...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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What is a thin cervix and how would it cause a high risk pregnancy.?

What is a thin cervix and how would it cause a high risk pregnancy.?

Short cervix: A "thin" or rather "short" cervix increases your risks of delivering prematurely. To prevent premature birth your doctor may prescribe vaginal Progesterone or place a stitch in the cervix, called a cerclage. These are proven methods to reduce the chances that you will deliver at less than 34 weeks. ...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