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Is It Possible For A Woman With Thalassemia Give Birth Safely
Depends on anemia: A woman who is a thalassemia carrier and/or has only mild anemia should not have an unusual labor and delivery. If she has severe anemia, her heart may be already stressed out from having to pump extra volumes of blood during the pregnancy. Her ob-gyn doctor can better discuss the risks of delivery. ...Read more
Most likely, yes: There are different types / severities of thalassemia, so the risk of pregnancy and giving birth varies depending on the exact diagnosis. Alpha thal trait / silent carrier and beta-thal minor should have no problems. Hemoglobin h disease and beta-thal major will require special attention. The baby will also have a risk for developing thalassemia and genetic counseling is recommended if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It will depend on which of the genes resposible are passed or not at conception. There is only about a 25% chance. ...Read more
I am five days pregnant. I have thalesemia trait and my healthis not good enough to give birth to a baby. Please suggestsome medicine for me.
Pregnancy: What medicine would you like? Talassemia trait is not a contraindication for pregnancy, as far as I am aware of. You should talk to the obgyn under whose care you should get established with your pregnancy to get suggestions on your case. I would suggest starting on prenatal vitamins at least. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Expect that this: would be managed through a C section. ...Read more
Is it possible for a woman to be pregnant for longer than 9 months and not give birth because the baby died and she didn't know?
Very unlikely: A stillbirth is a tragic affair, any way it's viewed. However, it is highly unlikely for the body to keep a child that has died. Usually after the death of the baby, the body will attempt to expel it, usually starting labor or breaking down the fetus and expelling it over time. Generally an OB will note that there is no heart rate on visits and do an ultrasound to check. ...Read more
Yes: Generally speaking, yes, very much so. Whether or not it is safe for the woman to do so is a different matter and depends upon the nature of her paralysis and what kind of support will be available during the pregnancy and delivery. Pregnancy planning for someone without feeling or movement below the waist should be done in consultation with an experienced obstetrician (OB/GYN). ...Read more
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