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Is Early Pregnancy In Older Mothers
Tissue testing after d&c showed up turners syndrome. What's the risk for future pregnancies. This was second early mc. Mother's age 32yrs ?
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
I am 34 years old, have had 5 pregnancies, have a BMI of 30 and have a family history of twins on my mothers side. What are my odds of having twins?
Mother of 4 and symptoms of pregnancy. Best guess is 10 dpo. Period due approx 5 days but not regular. Neg hpt today. Too early for test /symp?
I am a teen mother who is currently breastfeeding my five month old son. I cannot lose my pregnancy weight what can I do? I eat healthy and exercise.
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother 45 years old is suffering from frequent urination and lower blood levels. Pregnancy sack removed 1 year back. Suggestion ?
See the doctor: It sounds like your mother needs to be seen by her physician. It could be as simple as a urinary tract infection but it should be checked out. ...Read more
Could a 4 yr old born to a mother who was using meth during the pregnancy have learning difficulties? If so, what kind?
Yes: It is really unclear as to the precise nature of developmental problems in a child exposed to methamphetamine in utero. Cognitive, emotional and physical development can certainly be affected. Such a child is a risk for problems later in life. It's important to do the best for the child moving forward, including, but not limited to parenting classes to learn best to treat the child appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had unprotected sex on fertile days, bad cramps..period 11 days late negative home pregnancy test! Im the mother of an 8 month old! Whats going on?
I am 26 years old and a mother of 6 yr old twins and a 4 month old. I was on the pill when I became pregnant with all of them. I now have implanon which I had inserted 2 weeks postpartum and I now feel pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are negative but why d
You may be pregnant: Many women can tell they are pregnant before the test is positive. The home pregnancy tests are great but need a certain level of HCG to register positive. Call your doctor and have the blood pregnancy test done or just wait anther week and repeat the home test. Discuss with your doc why previous methods (and this one if you are pregnant) do not work on you. ...Read more
Chances of autism for fathers 55 and older and genetic changes for mothers 42 . I am 42 and pregnant! (2 pregnancy have 18 yrs old)?
Autism mild but...: A slight inreased risk of autism and autosomal dominant diaorders associated with older dads but a marked increased risk for trisomy because of maternal age. Non-invasive diagnosis of trisomies by analysis of fetal DNA in maternal blood may be done as early as 9 weeks gestation. Amniocentesis is only for confirmation of an abnormal result. see http://www.ds-health.com/risk.htm ...Read more
This sounds like : A school assignment. I would refer you to americanpregnancy.Org. You will find many other sites by googling it. ...Read more
AMA - age >35: Advanced maternal age (AMA) refers to women who get pregnant and give birth at the age of 35 or elder. AMA has been associated with certain adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. At age 35 or greater, you have a higher risk of having a fetus with a chromosome anomaly ( i.e. Down Syndrome). There is also an increased risk of pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia. ...Read more
What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?
Risk of problems.: Anti-tpo (thyroid peroxidase) antibodies at such a high titer indicate that you are at risk for hashimoto's thyroiditis, goiter, hypothyroidism and adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth, abruption, fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. See an mfm and endocrinologist to optimally manage your condition and minimize the risks to you and the baby. Hypothyroidism increases risk of cp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Most mom's who have been pregnant before can pick this up at about 16 wks. Most first timers don't pick it up until later (20 wks). ...Read more
Which anemia: It is very crucial to know the cause of anemia and how severe the anemia is. Decrease of hemoglobin can happen during pregnancy related to increase volume status- especially during 2nd trimester.Therapy will depend on the cause of the anemia. For all pregnant women -need to make sure they have a good level of iron and folate (folic acid). They need to take prenatal multivitamin and they need to have good f/u. ...Read more
I have a girlfriend who's pregnant , she keeps claiming that her pregnancy is gonna be similar to her mother's. Is that true ?
How long is an infant protected by a maternal flu shot during pregnancy? And how long are they partially protected if not fully protected <6 months?
Baby flu shot at 6m: All pregnant women should get a flu shot unless there's a good reason not to get it. Each woman will develop some antibodies against flu viruses... but nobody can guess how much antibody an individual woman will make. Next, some antibody goes to each vaccinated woman's baby fetus... but nobody can guess how much each baby has at birth. After birth, the antibodies decrease over the first 6 months. ...Read more
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If your mother had a miscarriage, is it a sure thing that her daughter will miscarry future pregnancy as well?
Only if genetic: The simple answer is no. The exception is, if Mom had genetic issues with her pregnancies that may predispose her to have repeated miscarriages, which is the major reason for miscarriages. The good news, is that you are present and accounted for as an adult and have successfully reached reproductive age, thus the likelihood is certainly less. ...Read more
Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more
Ideally should avoid: Cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is a difficult situation, because often times the mother requires medications to maintain a stable status, that may be teratogenic to the fetus. We often worn or recc against pregnancy in known patients with lv dysfunction. However, it can be done with close supervision, and adjustment of meds with risk to the mother and baby. ...Read more
Selective toxin: These products most often damage the nerves (brain) in anyone that huffs.This would include the brain of any baby that shared a circulation with the huffer. Once damaged these cells do not heal or regenerate. Some of these products are also toxic to the liver. The accumulated effect is bad for both, but would very by the timing of exposure in pregnancy and the amount. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short answer only: Termination in the fifth month/mid-second trimester is not without maternal risks, which any practitioner should explain to you. The procedure is considered safe with an experienced physician, but complications are not rare. Complications sometimes do affect future fertility. ...Read more
Not much: Unless there is a significant deficiency of iron in the mother, there is no impact on the baby. Iron deficiency in the mother can cause significant anemia in the mother however and can lead to the possible need for a blood transfusion. An increase in iron, unless associated with a medical condition, will not cause a problem. ...Read more
Can you tell me in pregnancy, when should labor ideally be induced, if both the mother and child are healthy?
Not : Unless the OB has found evidence that would push for an earlier delivery, normal pregnancies should not be induced before 38-39 wks. In one of my hospitals, this is part of their standards. ...Read more
Are there any risks about being pregnant and being an alcoholic if the mother is sober throughout the pregnancy?
So I am 17 and i'm.Not ready to be mother and i was wondering if there.Was a way.To rid of signs of pregnancy before the.2 week test?
Unwanted Pregnancy: I still am a bit unsure how this happens when there are so many people out trying to help teach young people how to prevent pregnancy. But, for centuries women have been seeking out how to secretly end their pregnancies without any one knowing. They got sick; they died in the process. Today we have significant protection for young girls like you. Tomorrow please call planned parenthood. ...Read more
I had a fetal maternal hemmorhage with my first pregnancy (confirmed by KB test). How likely is it that it will happen again with a future pregnancy?
A week late, 2 positives 1 neg, now bleeding? My mother bled during both of her pregnancy's and didn't know she was until 4-5 months. Could i be preg?
Yes: If you've had 2 positive pregnancy tests, then it sounds likely that you could be pregnant. A great idea would be to contact your doctor and get a blood pregnancy test that measures the amount of pregnancy hormone in your blood. This would be definitive for you. Also, then you could request an ultrasound in a few weeks to confirm pregnancy is viable and in the uterus. Best of luck. ...Read more
It will be removed: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside of the uterus and is generally not sustainable to full term. Moreover, it can cause fallopian tube rupture through an artery and be life threatening under those conditions. It will be spontaneously expelled, treated with methotrexate, or surgically removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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