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Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?

Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?

Okay: Without more specifics about the placenta I can't really say. The placenta generally looks strange, like a dark blob of jelly. As long as the baby is eating active and having bowels movements ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Ivf (Definition)

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


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Ivf babies healthy?

Ivf babies healthy?

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

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What is maternal health care?

What is maternal health care?

Maternal medicine. : We generally use that term in reference to the health care needs of an expectant mother (pregnant woman). ...Read more

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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Does adult breastfeeding carry std risks?

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Does adult breastfeeding carry std risks?

HIV ...: Breastfeeding rarely brings STD-related infection risk to the baby but HIV. More details on STD & breastfeeding? Go to http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/disease/index.htm from CDC. Best wishes to the health of baby and you. ...Read more

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Any health benefits to donating blood?

Any health benefits to donating blood?

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 more

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What health risks increase after nightfall?

What health risks increase after nightfall?

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

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What health risks should my mom expect after donating her kidney?

What health risks should my mom expect after donating her kidney?

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

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Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

IVF & genetic defect: There are genetic causes of infertility that could be passed on to the baby. Otherwise I don't think there is enough data to make conclusions - my opinion. ...Read more

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How do C-section prevent maternal baby bonding?

How do C-section prevent maternal baby bonding?

It does not.: The data to support such a statement are not good quality and do not even make common sense. Having a cesarean is not going to alienate you from your baby! ...Read more

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Does pcos put women at risk for health problems?

Does pcos put women at risk for health problems?

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

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What are health risks to woman from being chubby all her life?

What are health risks to woman from being chubby all her life?

Many: It depends - how chubby is chubby? In general, the more fat someone carries, the higher their risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Many cancers occur more often in overweight and obese individuals. ...Read more

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How does diet impact chances at multiple births?

How does diet impact chances at multiple births?

It doesn't: There is no documented cause-and-effect relationship between multiples and any kind of diet. ...Read more

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Will a chest+abd+pelvis CT w/ contrast (for cancer surveillance) right before frozen embryo transfer affect chance of FET success and fetal health?

Will a chest+abd+pelvis CT w/ contrast (for cancer surveillance) right before frozen embryo transfer affect chance of FET success and fetal health?

Do CT after FET?: Why don't you get the ct after the fet? Many people facing chemo or radiation therapy will store their gametes before treatment. The less radiation your eggs are subject to, the better. ...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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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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Can a parents pot smoking affect the child (fetus) from conception?

Can a parents pot smoking affect the child (fetus) from conception?

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