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If I smoked weed during the pregnancy, does this mean there is a higher chance of my child having an asd?

If I smoked weed during the pregnancy, does this mean there is a higher chance of my child having an asd?

Not Necessarily: Marijuana intake during pregnancy has been associated with some behavioral and other issues, but not specifically with an ASD as far as i understand. ...Read more

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Wondering if there is possibility of having a baby even though i'm fat?

Wondering if there is possibility of having a baby even though i'm fat?

Many larger women do: This is a question for your pcp. Many larger women go through several successful pregnancies. There are often some added risks involved, but depending on your baseline health and the interests of your partner, this is a possibility. ...Read more

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If people have a baby that had PDA sugery is there a risk of having another?

If people have a baby that had PDA sugery is there a risk of having another?

Depends: 1. If only PDA and baby was preterm and no other heart abnormalities then likely no. 2. If associated with other heart abnormalities there is a recurrence risk of 5% or less. 3. Sometimes congenital heart disease is due to a deletion in chromosome 22 but this could be tested. ...Read more

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Is there a problem if I have alcoholic drinks when after 5 weeks of deliverying a baby. ?

Is there a problem if I have alcoholic drinks when after 5 weeks of deliverying a baby. ?

Yes, yes, and yes: Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks. Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks just 5 weeks after having a baby. Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks and happens to be a parent of a child. The moral of this story is: get everyone together and help stop the drinking. ...Read more

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Developed pots syndrome 8 months ago at the age of 24 is there a chance it will ever go away or no chance because I am not a teen ?

Developed pots syndrome 8 months ago at the age of 24 is there a chance it will ever go away or no chance because I am not a teen
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POTS syndrome: Unfortunately this is a condition about which we do not fully know yet. There are some meds which might help. You should be seen in a university center for any new developments in treatment. ...Read more

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I heard that getting a dental X-ray without a shield during thefirst 8 weeks of pregnancy can cause organ problems to the baby. Is it true? I am worried about mine.

I heard that getting a dental X-ray without a shield during thefirst 8 weeks of pregnancy can cause organ problems to the baby. Is it true? I am worried about mine.

Be Careful: It is always wise to shield vital organs whenever you are having dental xrays taken. When you are pregnant it is advisable to double shield your abdonem. That means placing one shield from neck to knees and another shield across your abdomen. The risk is small, but it is not worth taking a chance of having the radiation causing changes in any rapidly growing cells (the fetus). ...Read more

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I've been told using any form including epidural is risky for baby during labor . Is it really better to have a natural birth?

I've been told using any form including epidural is risky for baby during labor . Is it really better to have a natural birth?

Lots of opinions!: While nothing is without risk, epidural anesthesia is very safe - and may actually improve some women's birth experiences. I think it's great to sort out your preferences, but remember that labor may present factors that are beyond your control. Know your preferences, but make your decisions "in the moment." don't allow anyone to criticize your decision - whatever it is. ...Read more

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During Eating disorder recovery Is having an actual period good? I've lost them for so long and I'm not sure what if means.

During Eating disorder recovery Is having an actual period good? I've lost them for so long and I'm not sure what if means.

Yes!: Restarting menses while recovering from an eating disorder or other illness is a good sign that your body is starting to re-regulate and is getting the nourishment it needs to function normally. ...Read more

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Just how effect or even worthwhile is recticole repair surgery? Darn childbirth! #nqlu yup, having five kids left me damaged. I have a recticole. Is it worthwhile having it repaired? What are the chances of bad outcomes?

Just how effect or even worthwhile is recticole repair surgery?  Darn childbirth! #nqlu yup, having five kids left me damaged. I have a recticole.  Is it worthwhile having it repaired? What are the chances of bad outcomes?

Very effective: As with any surgery, a rectocele repaired by a competent and experienced surgeon can be done effectively with minimal risk of complications. Unfortunately, even the best of surgeons have complications at times. The best way to know if a rectocele repair is right for you this to see a surgeon and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to increase my chances of having a vbac? Is it normal for women to report an emotional loss following a c-section?

Is there anything i can do to increase my chances of having a vbac?  Is it normal for women to report an emotional loss following a c-section?

Yes, common: Yes, it is very common to experience emotional difficulties around the delivery by c-section. Many women are committed to a normal vaginal birth, and in the absence of this success feel a sense of loss. While there is no physiological reason to be concerned, we often set ourselves up for such difficulty. Limiting weight gain and exercising during pregnancy can help increase the success for vbac. ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks baby is doing great but I'm high risk and I have history or having miscarriages. what are chances of miscarriage or still birth ?

I'm 16 weeks baby is doing great but I'm high risk and I have history or having miscarriages. what are chances of miscarriage or still birth ?

Hard to say: I don't know your history - and this would be better answered with a consult - and we can do a consult tomorrow if you would like.... just ask for me ...Read more

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Hello, wondering if there is any history out there of women attempting vbac after 2 c-sections? I have a spinal fusion from l3-s1.

Hello, wondering if there is any history out there of women attempting vbac after 2 c-sections? I have a spinal fusion from l3-s1.

Speak with your OB : For a detailed answer and risk assessment. Keep in mind that it may be very difficult to place a successful epidural or spinal because of the fusion, so your likelihood of general anesthesia for an urgent/emergent c section is greater. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate85-100 unhealthy if just in bed watching tv and Im a labor worker is there achance if heart rate is 115-125during work have bad effect?

Is a heart rate85-100 unhealthy if just  in bed watching tv and Im a labor worker is there achance if heart rate is 115-125during work have bad effect?

Heart rate: A higher resting heart rate in absence of symptoms ,if new ,should be evaluated;why if healthy and active do you feel the need to check your HR? ...Read more

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I'm nearly40 trying for a baby with my boyfriend who is 28 what are our chances of having a successful pregnancy ?

I'm nearly40 trying for a baby with my boyfriend who is 28  what are our chances of having a successful  pregnancy
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Pregnancy: In one study, researchers found that 40-year-old women treated for infertility had a 25 percent chance of achieving pregnancy using their own eggs. By age 43 that number dropped to 10 percent, and by 44 it had decreased to 1.6 percent. Among women who did get pregnant, the miscarriage rate was 24 percent for 40-year-olds, 38 percent for 43-year-olds, and 54 percent for 44-year-olds. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility of me doing something that gives my baby a heart murmur while i'm pregnant?

Is there a possibility of me doing something that gives my baby a heart murmur while i'm pregnant?

Yes: If by heart murmur you mean a heart defect (they are not synonymous though), yes. There are certain medications that are associated with heart defects (even taking Aspirin can be dangerous) and alcohol or smoking can be a problem. Discuss with your doctor behaviors during pregnancy that can be harmful to your baby. ...Read more

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