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Ivf Baby Health Risks
Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?
In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more
Yes.: The vast majority of babies conceived via ivf are born healthy. Low birthweight and premature birth are more prevalent, but these are the direct result of multiple live births (twins, triplets, etc.) that can occur with ivf. Heart defects, cleft lips and other congenital anomalies are more common in ivf (5% general population vs. ~6.5% for ivf - based on study in the uk). ...Read more
Considering all risks to mom and baby, what is more advisable for assisted birth? Forceps, vacuum, or c-section?
Totally: Depends on the circumstances at the time and why assistance is needed!' ...Read more
Yes: There have been a few studies suggesting people who regularly donate blood have a decrease occurrence of heart disease. While unsure of direct causal relationship, there is definitely a relationship between the two and it may have to do with iron turnover and red blood cell production. Some people have med conditions that will be directly aided by this, such as hemachromatosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None. It's healthy.: "Nightfall" is a euphemism for nocturnal emissions, a man having an ejaculation while he's asleep from rubbing his pajamas, bedclothes, etc. It's healthy and normal and it's something you should enjoy. It's certain to happen unless you ejaculate during the day fairly often by whatever means. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong and may well be trying to manipulate you by phony fears. ...Read more
Donating kidneys: Since a kidney donor is screened very thoroughly, the biggest issue is a little discomfort after surgery. This goes away fairly quickly. Most donors do not have any significant problems after donating the kidney and have normal renal function and health afterwards. ...Read more
Complicated: Syndrome is due to high Insulin levels. Patients have the type ii diabetes gene expression. Early in dmii, Insulin levels are high. Insulin in the ovary creates higher male hormone (androgen) production that thwarts follicle (egg) development. Insulin though causes, vascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain, gestational diabetes and formal type ii diabetes. ...Read more
Will a chest+abd+pelvis CT w/ contrast (for cancer surveillance) right before frozen embryo transfer affect chance of FET success and fetal health?
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
I'm 37wks pregnant & baby has avsd. Doctor suggested elective cesarian at 38wks as baby's heart weakening (110beat/min). Is this best for both of us?
Fetal center.: Your baby's case should be managed according to a multidisciplinary fetal care center recommendations, with input from pediatric cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology and obstetrics. A pre-labor cesarean delivery is not necessary for most avsds, especially if the fetus is syndromic (down?). On the other hand, if fetal testing is non-reassuring then prompt delivery may prove life-saving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the health risks going into preterm labor at 33 weeks. I will be having a baby boy and am high risk for preterm labor.
NICU stay: Under 36 weeks there is >50% chance a boy premi would end up with respiratory distress & need to spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit.This would involve oxygen & fluids pumped through iv's or tubes into the belly button.It might mean a mechanical ventilator to assist breathing. Eventual outcome > 33 wks is pretty good with good care but stay is usually > 10 days & complications do occur. ...Read more
Unclear.: Marijuana use has not been conclusively linked to adverse fetal/neonatal outcomes, however it remains illegal throughout most of the world and can cause maternal depression/psychosis with dire sequelae. It should not be used as antiemetic - other fda approved medications are safer and effective. ...Read more