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Is it possible for a woman with thalassemia give birth safely?

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

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Can a woman with thalassemia give birth safely?

Can a woman with thalassemia give birth safely?

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 more

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Can an e beta thalassemia minor boy and a normal girl give birth a normal offspring?

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

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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.

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 more

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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?

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

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Could a woman give birth with her hymen intact?

Could a woman give birth with her hymen intact?

Theoretically: A woman who was artificially inseminated through a narrow tube could retain an intact hymen.If the child was then delivered c-section it would remain so.If neither was the case, it cannot happen. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for a woman in her late 40s to give birth?

Is it dangerous for a woman in her late 40s to give birth?

Baby over 40: The risks of pregnancy do rise with age. For example the risk of miscarriage rises to 1 in 4. The risks for mom also increase including hypertension and diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a woman give birth with the hymen intact?

Is it possible that a woman give birth with the hymen intact?

By cesarian section: Although hymen is slmost invariably broken with sex. Thus would have had to have artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization if hymen intact during pregnancy, unless partner has or had avery small penis. ...Read more

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Would a woman suffering from thyroid have difficulty in give birth of child?

Would a woman suffering from thyroid have difficulty in give birth of child?

Thyroid & pregnancy: The impact of thyroid disease on a pregnancy depends on many factors. Pre-existing thyroid disease can change during pregnancy and undiagnosed/untreated thyroid disease during pregnancy can cause problems for both mother and baby. Thyroid disease should not affect birthing process, but can cause developmental problems in a fetus, if untreated. ...Read more