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If I have a high risk pregnancy is it ok to walk thirty minutes a day?

If I have a high risk pregnancy is it ok to walk thirty minutes a day?

How high-risk? Why?: A thorough evaluation by a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist looking at records, mom, fetus plus exams and input from OB provider might provide information about the risks to the health of mom and baby from exertion/exercise. That risk, however, can change in many cases from week to week. Therefore, combined exams and consults from both OB and mfm will be best for evaluating risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Can you have too much folic acid? My dr put me on 5mg as I have a high risk pregnancy, but i also take pregnacare that has 400mcg & i eat healthy?Thx

Can you have too much folic acid? My dr put me on 5mg as I have a high risk pregnancy, but i also take pregnacare that has 400mcg & i eat healthy?Thx

Very safe: Folic acid is very safe with no known toxicity. There is only one reason some authorities advise limiting Folic Acid to 1 mg/day which had nothing to do with Folic Acid being hazardous but due to the fact that high doses can cover up evidence of B12 deficiency. If you are not deficient in B12 then high doses are quite safe- see http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/fa/. ...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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How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

Normal BMI: Check online to find out your body mass index. You can then see how much weight you would need to lose to get a normal bmi. If you are very obese consider bariatric surgery. I have seen patients lose a great deal of weight and have successful pregnancies. ...Read more

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If I had eclampsia last time does that mean i'll probably have a high risk pregnancy for pre-eclampsia this time?

If I had eclampsia last time does that mean i'll probably have a high risk pregnancy for pre-eclampsia this time?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia may recur as pre-eclampsia in another pregnancy. Usually recurrence rates are estimated as about 15%. If you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy recurrence risks may be higher-about 30%. ...Read more

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Wife jus told she has this considered a "high risk" pregnancy?

Wife jus told she has this considered a "high risk" pregnancy?

Need to Ask Why: If you are not clear, you need to ask the doctor what the concerns are. There are many variables that create this situation often regarding mom's health. ...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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Is a complicated pregnancy the same as a high risk pregnancy?

Is a complicated pregnancy the same as a high risk pregnancy?

Yup: A high risk pregnancy is one that's not routine -- in doctor-speak, it's 'a pregnancy complicated by' whatever problem makes it un-routine. ...Read more

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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


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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more