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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 ?

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 ?

Does not add up!: Women with Turner syndrome are infertile and do not get periods. Either the woman does not have Turner or she did not get pregnant. Please consult a geneticist for proper evaluation. ...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


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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?

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?

Twins: If you did an extensive family pedigree with a genetic counselor they might be able to tell you different, but your twin chance is very close to 2% like everyone else, unless you've used fertility meds. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Could a 4 yr old born to a mother who was using meth during the pregnancy have learning difficulties? If so, what kind?

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 more

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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

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

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As a concerned parent i need to know how early to have pregnancy symptoms?

As a concerned parent i need to know how early to have pregnancy symptoms?

As early as 2 weeks: Implantation symptoms of spotting and vaginal discharge are early signs of pregnancy. Breast soreness, nausea, fatigue, headache and tiredness all occur soon after implantation. Then of course the absence of menstrual cycles later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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What is the importance of maternal nutrition during pregnancy?

What is the importance of maternal nutrition during pregnancy?

This sounds like : A school assignment. I would refer you to americanpregnancy.Org. You will find many other sites by googling it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy and advanced maternal age at 35?

Can you tell me about pregnancy and advanced maternal age at 35?

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

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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?

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 more

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Does the mother feel the baby's kicks in 11/12 weeks pregnancy?

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

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What should I advice for antenatal mother with anaemia in pregnancy?

What should I advice for  antenatal mother with  anaemia in pregnancy?

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

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Does pregnancy affect the mother's eyes?

Does pregnancy affect the mother's eyes?

Yes: Dry eye due to hormonal changes, and you should also be checked for gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What are some tips to help a teenage mother make it safely through a pregnancy?

What are some tips to help a teenage mother make it safely through a pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Same as for any pregnancy: Take care of yourself. Good nutrition, take the prenatal vitamins, do not smoke, do not drink alcohol. Keep appointments with OB doc as directed and follow their instructions. ...Read more

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What my wife use to prevent pregnancy as a nursing mother?

What my wife use to prevent pregnancy as a nursing mother?

Many options : Basically she needs to avoid methods containing estrogen. Estrogen free methods include condoms, spermicide, intrauterine device, Nexplanon implant, depoprovera injections and Progesterone only birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is rheumatic fever transferable from mother to child in pregnancy?

Is rheumatic fever transferable from mother to child in pregnancy?

No: The disease rheumatic fever is a result of an untreated strep throat. It is not contagious or spread from person to person. The strep infection, however, can be spread. ...Read more

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Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

2nd line drug: Most studies show Zofran (ondansetron) is likely safe for use but it is considered a 2nd line treatment choice reserved for those who fail other methods. Diclegis is a FDA approved drug now available for 1st line treatment ...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?

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

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Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

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

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What problems can a baby be born wit if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

What problems can a baby be born wit if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

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

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What are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?

What are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?

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 more

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Abortion in fifth month it is any risk for mother.And any problem in future pregnancy?

Abortion in fifth month it is any risk for mother.And any problem in future pregnancy?

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

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How does an increase or decrease in iron in mother's body affect the baby during pregnancy ?

How does an increase or decrease in iron in mother's body affect the baby during pregnancy ?

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

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Can you tell me in pregnancy, when should labor ideally be induced, if both the mother and child are healthy?

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

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Are there any risks about being pregnant and being an alcoholic if the mother is sober throughout the pregnancy?

Are there any risks about being pregnant and being an alcoholic if the mother is sober throughout the pregnancy?

Alcohol: If the alcoholic mother avoids drinking during the pregnancy and does not have any medical conditions then the alcoholism is not an issue during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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When during pregnancy shoukd women drink yogi tea mother to be?

When during pregnancy shoukd women drink yogi tea mother to be?

Anytime: The ingredients appear to be safe (double-check with your doctor) but you also need to take a daily prenatal vitamin that has additional vitamins that are not present in this tea. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy. How will this affect her?

My mother was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy. How will this affect her?

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 more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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