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How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

Diet & exercise: A proper diet, exercise and following the OB MD's instructions will tend to minimize the risk unless you already had either hypertension or a previous pre-eclamptic pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

Can affect baby: Stress can potentially cause the baby to be smaller than if mom is not stressed. Lots of stress in pregnancy increases the possibility that the baby will be colicky ( that has been my experience). Babies feel the emotional response of the mother. Hopefully a pregnant mom will find tools to help manage the stress (breathing is #1 and available anytime anywhere). Talk to the OB doc as well. ...Read more

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Can there be negative effects to the baby and the mother during teen pregnacy ?

Can there be negative  effects to the baby and the mother during teen pregnacy ?

High risk: Yes all teen pregnancies are high risk. Babies are born earlier and often have severe medical consequences due to that. That is just of the reasons. ...Read more

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What can pregnant women do to ensure their unborn baby has a healthy circulatory system?

What can pregnant women do to ensure their unborn baby has a healthy circulatory system?

Eat healthy: Eat healthy, go to your OB visits, avoid teratogenic food/chemicals. Dont smoke. Once the system is developed, it will have the highest likelihood of being in good shape ...Read more

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Does a hard uterus in early pregnancy cause any risk to continue with pregnancy and will the baby grow normal?

Does a hard uterus in early pregnancy cause any risk to continue with pregnancy and will the baby grow normal?

Hard?: The uterus often feels hard, and is there to help protect the fetus. There should be no risk to your baby. You need to sit down and have a conversation with your significant other's obstetrician, or buy a book on pregnancy and read it. ...Read more

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What happen to the baby during 35 weeks of pregnancy?

What happen to the baby during 35 weeks of pregnancy?

Not much: At this gestational age the baby just grows. However, the placenta that is nourishing the baby does not grow at the same speed any more and it becomes harder to provide all the nutrients and oxygen the baby needs. Your obstetrician will watch carefully for your fundal height measurement, which tells him/her if the baby is growing properly. ...Read more

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What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

Ultrasound, Testing: Testing and ultrasound are needed to evaluate you for risk factors. Also cvs or amniocentesis (testing the fluid around the fetus) may be needed as well. Your OB doctor will give you a good diet and vitamins to further reduce your risk. ...Read more

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How much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

How much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more

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Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

No: The fetus is relatively protected, problems don't usually come till adulthood. ...Read more

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How can infliximab affect a baby during pregnancy?

Maybe: May cross placenta and cause birth defects. However; there have been several patients to give birth without birth defects. Cimzia which is an injectible tnf inhibitor like Infliximab is currently felt to be the safest during pregnancy as it is the least apt to cross placenta. If you have RA you may be able to stop all medications when you are pregnant as RA can go into remission at that time. ...Read more

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Are beansprouts safe to eat during pregnancy? If not, how can it affect the fetus?

Are beansprouts safe to eat during pregnancy? If not, how can it affect the fetus?

Probably safe: Most likely safe and no effect can not be sure due to lack of specific data. ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

Fetal movement : It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle. However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks. ...Read more

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How does the fetus get nutrients early in pregnancy?

How does the fetus get nutrients early in pregnancy?

The placenta: The placenta transfers fluid, nutrients and some medications from mom to the fetus. ...Read more

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Can feeding solids to early to a baby cause them to become diabetic?

Can feeding solids to early to a baby cause them to become diabetic?

Not likely: I can't put together early infant solids with diabetes of any form. It is practice that grew out of an era where boiled cow milk formula was routein, and supplemental feedings were helpful to make up for nutrients not found in cow milk.Todays move back to breast milk or formula based on bm eliminates the need for early solids. Some suggest a link with early feeding with obesity & dm2.Not dm1. ...Read more

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Can shingles during pregnancy be harmful to the baby?

Can shingles during pregnancy be harmful to the baby?

Doubt any effect: Shingles is essentially the emergence of a hibernating virus from nerve clusters along the inside of your spine. It travels out the nerve, like a canoe paddling down river to the skin, where pt causes pain & blisters that contain the reactivated virus. To affect baby it would need to enter the blood & pass thru the placenta. This is not a feature of shingles. ...Read more

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Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Yes: Usually it happends when mom has a low pressure and by default the fetus does too. If the umbilical cord gets compressed there will also be poor fetal perfusion. Some medications can be tranmitted to fetus and cause hypotension and poor perfusion. If prolonged it can be disasterous to the baby. ...Read more

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How does aminocentesis allows a mother to know the sex of her fetus?

How does aminocentesis allows a mother to know the sex of her fetus?

Chromosomes: The amnio will obtain babies cells. The dna and chromosomes in the sample will tell you the gender of the baby. ...Read more

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What would happen to a baby during delivery if they gave the mom 6 epidurals?

What would happen to a baby during delivery if they gave the mom 6 epidurals?

Likely nothing: There is no direct effect from an epidural on the fetus; indirectly, changes in blood pressure due to an epidural may transiently effect the pattern of the baby's heart rate during labor. Having had six Epidurals during the course of labor likely speaks to technical challenges the anesthesiologist had with placing &/or poor relief from it. Increased chance of a spinal headache for you afterwards. ...Read more