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Doctor insights on: How Teenage Malnutrition During Pregnancy Contribute To Premature Birth

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

An age-appropriate diet is one that provides adequate nutrition and is appropriate for a child's state of development. During the first 4 - 6 months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. At 4 - 6 months of age an infant should be consuming 28 - 45 ounces of formula, and is often ready to start the transition to solid foods. 6 - 8 MONTHS Continue to offer breast milk or formula 3 - 5 times per day. 8 - 12 MONTHS OF AGE Breast milk or formula should be offered three to four times per day at this age. After a baby is 1-year old, whole milk may replace ...Read more


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How can I prevent premature birth in pregnancy?

How can I prevent premature birth in pregnancy?

Not sure entirely: We still don't know what really causes premature birth. New things have come out about Progesterone use in women with a history of a premature birth that seems to be very good at preventing a recurrence. Don't smoke, try not to develop high blood pressure or diabetes. ...Read more

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My daughter had a premature birth w/ her first child due to high BP +vprotein in her urine. Will her 2nd pregnant be more high risk? My daughter has just discovered she is pregnant for the second time. Her first pregnancy 5 years ago ended up with a 3 wee

My daughter had a premature birth w/ her first child due to high BP +vprotein in her urine. Will her 2nd pregnant be more high risk? My daughter has just discovered she is pregnant for the second time. Her first pregnancy 5 years ago ended up with a 3 wee

Yes : Yes her 2nd pregnancy will be considered high risk as it sound like she had pre-eclampsia or what some will call toxiemia. Her doctor will monitor her closely for signs of elevated BP and proteinuria and also make sure that if she has gestational diabetes, that she is treated and monitored for it. About 3 percent of women have pre-eclampsia and 7 percent have gestional diabetes with pregnancy so it is common enough that most ob/gyn doctors are comfortable managing patients with who end up having high blood pressure or diabetes in pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a history of preterm birth of twins (31w gestation). Assuming my next pregnancy is a singleton, should I do 17p injections to reduce the risk of ptb? Are there risks to 17p injections?

I have a history of preterm birth of twins (31w gestation). Assuming my next pregnancy is a singleton, should I do 17p injections to reduce the risk of ptb? Are there risks to 17p injections?

See your doctor: I think you should really discuss this with your obstetrician. Without other info and without actually seeing a patient, these kind of questions are hard to answer. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with ureaplasma at 20 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy going well. Should I be worried about preterm birth? Google has made me paranoid

I've been diagnosed with ureaplasma at 20 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy going well. Should I be worried about preterm birth? Google has made me paranoid

Ureaplasma: Colonization of the vagina and genital tract in pregnant women is common, whether to treat or not with antibiotics is controversial, this Colonization, not infection, might be a cause for preterm ruptur of membranes hence preterm labor, again all speculation,you mentioned that your pregnancy is going well, please stick to that, trust your doctor and don't miss prenatal care,forget about Dr google ...Read more

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What can be used for pregnant woman to strenghten liver as it was s big problem during first pregnancy and caused a too early birth?

What can be used for pregnant woman to strenghten liver as it was s big problem during first pregnancy and caused a too early birth?

Strenghten liver: If reason for liver weakaning was hepatitis make sure gets treated( if it was hepatitis b or c) have healthy diet. If it was, hellp sdr, preeclampsia, fatty liver of pregnancy, there isnt much that can be done, you are at higher risk with the second pregnancy. If it was cholestasis of pregnancy there are some meds outthere that can help release the symptoms, but not progression of disease.Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Causes of teenage pregnancy despite the use of birth control? Want a baby to love?

Causes of teenage pregnancy despite the use of birth control? Want a baby to love?

Teenage pregnancy: We all need an environment of love and support, especially a teen age girl, to grow and to have hope for the future. At times, some may want a baby for love and companionship. Meanwhile, teen-age pregnancy ratio is now at the lowest since it's recorded. Medically, we are shifting to more dependable birth controls. ...Read more

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Does applying EVOO to vagina an massaging it on during pregnancy help ease giving birth naturally?

Does applying EVOO to vagina an massaging it on during pregnancy help ease giving birth naturally?

Olive oil?: I think EVOO must stand for extra virgin olive oil. Sometimes this is applied while a women is pushing to help facilitated delivery of the head. Many nurses swear by it. It is not likely to be harmful. This is not something you need to do on your own at home before labor though. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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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