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Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many do: Unfortunately the younger the mom the more likely they are to have some of the complications of pregnancy including premature labor, high blood pressure & other problems that result in early deliveries.Some do fine & deliver at term & for all, close OB care can help avoid an early delivery & worrisome problems for baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use the Internet: I would either use the internet or the local department of health to find an answer to this question. ...Read more
Want baby #2 safe to ttc at 6 months after giving birth? Or 4 months? Not on birth control. We're hoping for 2 more babies.
Teen birth control: In many states yes. In pennsylvania there is a law that allows minor to get birth control without their parents consent. I encourage teens to talk openly with their parents about sex. Some teens cannot for a variety of reasons and it is important for them to be able to take care of themselves with respect to all parts of their health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS.html ...Read more
The : The answer depends on whether this was an insecticide (poison), or something like deet or off, and how much was ingested. Without knowing these details, i would have to recommend that you take your child (if you haven't already) to the closest er to have him/her evaluated. ...Read more
Possible: Dna tests are preformed on cellular material. To get a babies dna prior to birth & be sure its not a contaminant from the mother, you have to get it through chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. Both are occasionally done for specific medical problems including genetic diagnosis for chromosome defects, metabolic disorders. The risks of death & infection to mom & baby preclude random testing. ...Read more
Can birth control "Yasmine" prescribed for a 18 year old teen cause her infertility in the future?
Absolutely: I'm glad you're taking charge of this aspect of your life, and behaving responsibly. Many other teenaged girls are in your situation, and your privacy is totally protected. Not all parents are reasonable. Be very sure they do not find out until you emancipate. ...Read more
Depends: Minor prematurity is often managed by the pediatrician but for sick or more premature babies the neonatologist often will take care of the baby until such time the baby can be cared for by the pediatrician. ...Read more