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What is considered the most effective age for a woman to have a baby?

What is considered the most effective age for a woman to have a baby?

Varies: The best response would be when she's emotionally ready.There is increasing risk for complications & birth defects both for women in their early teens & after 40. Women in their early 20's may have less risk for many issues but be better prepared when she is older. There is no one answer that fits all situations. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 jogging safe for pregnant woman? This is for a friend.

Is jogging safe for pregnant woman? This is for a friend.

Yes: generally speaking exercising is safe for pregnant women, including jogging Each patient should get recommendations from their physician which are specific to their individual health conditions and status. ...Read more

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What is the absolute latest age a woman should try for a baby?

What is the absolute latest age a woman should try for a baby?

No exact age: As a woman ages, there are increased risk associated with pregnancy both for the mother and the baby. The mother's starting health also plays a role in this. I would recommend a conversation with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is metadate a safe drug for a child age 7 years, and what duration is it used?

Is metadate a safe drug for a child age 7 years, and what duration is it used?

Yes as directed: Metadate is a stimulant medication in the methypenidate (ritalin) family. Indicated as treatment for adhd. This diagnosis is made after careful evaluation and information from teachers etc. Start with low dose and increased to maximum effective response with close observation. If no significant side effects can be quite safe and effective ...Read more

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Ha it safe for a woman to have a baby at age 46?

Depends on variables: Pregnancy risks depend on a variety of variables.If your basic health is good, your system may be able to handle the process well.As you are likely aware, your risk of a down syndrome birth is increased to about 4-5 % and that must be added to an overall risk of 4% of unexpected outcome for any pregnancy.A visit to your obgyn and a genetic counsellor may be your best source of specific information. ...Read more

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How expensive is it to get a standard check up (I'm assuming standard is for the OBGYN) for a female with no insurance?

How expensive is it to get a standard check up (I'm assuming standard is for the OBGYN) for a female with no insurance?

Local Question: That is a question for your local community. We would not have this answer on this international website to help patients with their medical problems. ...Read more

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What age is the earliest age it's safe to get a breast augmentation?

What age is the earliest age it's safe to get a breast augmentation?

18 yrs: Most societies and doctors recognize age 18 as the minimum age to undergo breast implant surgery. Most 18 year olds are mature enough to understand the risks of surgery and the consequences of their decisions. Further, most have fully developed breasts with the exception of pregnancy-related changes. ...Read more

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When is a women safe from a misscarage no women is safe but what would be safe week u be safe from miss carrying?

When is a women safe from a misscarage  no women is safe but what would be safe week u be safe from miss carrying?

Anyone can: Misc at any time, but once u have seen a living fetus with a normal ht rate that decreases your chance by about 95% , most misc happen by the 13 week. ...Read more

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What is the pregnancy risk for a 47 year old?

What is the pregnancy risk for a 47 year old?

Maternal age: The risk of pregnancy is very low. Pregnancy can occur and you should use birth control if you do not desire to be pregnant. The oldest patient that I have delivered conceived spontaneously at 48 years of age. ...Read more

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Is there any safe way to check for bowel obstruction in a 25week pregnant woman?

Is there any safe way to check for bowel obstruction in a 25week pregnant woman?

Varies: Clinical exam and a single X-ray known as a kub will usually be adequate and reasonably safe to determine if it is likely that you have an obstruction. Non radiation alternatives would include an ultrasound or an MRI; but a single X-ray is reasonably safe in light of complications associated with a missed obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the normal weight for a pregnant woman? My niece is pregnant at 410 pounds. Is this unsafe?

What is the normal weight for a pregnant woman?   My niece is pregnant at 410 pounds. Is this unsafe?

Morbid Obesity: Yes. Of course this is an abnormal weight and thus makes your niece's pregnancy a very high risk pregnancy. "normal' weight can vary widely based upon the body shape and medical history of a pregnant female, so there is no one good answer to your underlying question. ...Read more

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What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

Thyroid medication: Hypothyroidism is low thyroid. Not treating it during pregnancy can cause increased risk of miscarriage, developmental delay in the baby and possible severe health problems in the mom. Any of the prescription medications, synthroid, Armour Thyroid and levothyroxine, are safe in pregnancy. It is important to get your thyroid checked each trimester during pregnancy since your thyroid needs may go up. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 9 month old to have surgery for cross eyes?

Is it safe for a 9 month old to have surgery for cross eyes?

Yes: If necessary, the benefit outweighs the risk.But any surgery has some risk of complications.For details, discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Is skipping a rope is safe for women after pregnancy?

Is skipping a rope is safe for women after pregnancy?

Sure: Any low-impact aerobic activity is perfectly safe in the postpartum period. I would consider jumping rope in this category. If you notice any leaking of urine, talk to your doctor about kegel excersises. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 20 year old to take aspirin. is there a risk of reyes?

Is it safe for a 20 year old to take aspirin. is there a risk of reyes?

Can happen: Although Reye's syndrome is generally considered a childhood disease, cases have been reported in adults. This is a rare phenomenon, but concerned people should consider using NSAIDs (Motrin, Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead ASA (aspirin). ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe to take in early pregnany? Is it safe to give to children under 4 for jet lag? If yes what dose?

Is melatonin safe to take in early pregnany?  Is it safe to give to children under 4 for jet lag?  If yes what dose?

Melatonin is an: uncontrolled substance, as are all supplements, therefore physicians cannot say whether or not it is safe to use for either situation. Ask your primary physician about what to use for jet lag and or sleep during pregnancy. ...Read more