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Managing Complications In Pregnancy And Childbirth
Increasing: Women's fertility drops in their lifetimes until she can't conceive at all (infertility.) it's mostly gradual until late 30s, then quicker. At 40 estimates are 50% of women can no longer conceive; for most its roughly 10 years before menopause. Pregnancy risks are increasing risk of congenital anomalies (birth defects) and early pregnancy loss, as well as some maternal medical risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?
Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?
Can morning after pills and abortions ruin a females capabilities of getting pregnant in the future?
No: There is no way that the morning after pill could harm a woman's fertility. Also, uncomplicated elective abortions (and most are uncomplicated) will not harm a woman's ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy successfully. Complicated abortions, such as one that causes an infection, could affect the tubes and make getting pregnant difficult. Of course, you can get a tubal infection without eve ...Read more
Infection, bleeding.: An urgent or emergent repeat cesarean section after failed trial of labor in women with a prior cesarean section can be a very morbid procedure with high risk for infection, fever, bleeding, transfusion, injury to the bladder, ureters, bowel, possible hysterectomy and infertility. A prelabor repeat c-section is infinitely safer and more controlled - and is a much preferable choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12-24 weeks: Depending on the skill of the observer, many fetal abnormalities can be seen between 12 and 14 weeks. Optimal detection of anomalies requires an exam between 16 and 20 weeks, and the heart is best seen around 24 weeks. Genetic problems can be diagnosed with chorionic villus sampling at 10-12 weeks. Many fetal problems cannot be diagnosed at all before birth, however, even in the best centers. ...Read more
I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy. I'm very happy for baby! are these emotions common in pregnancy?
Yes.: Sciatica and other musculoskeletal pain occur in pregnancy due a number of changes that occur in the body with pregnancy. These include compression of nerves due to a number of factors eg postural changes,,fluid retention, joint laxity, etc. These changes persist for some time into the postpartum period. Hence, we can see these problems both antepartum and postpartum. ...Read more
Is there any risk involved in breastfeeding one's 17 month old while in early stages of pregnancy? Birth defects for instance?
Yes, but ...: If you have had postpartum depression with a previous pregnancy - or at any other time - you may get it again. But there are no known effective preventive measures, despite what some say. Talk to your obg doctor if at any time during or after your pregnancy you feel extremely anxious, irritable, depressed, cry for no reason, or have unreasonable fears for your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Although spondylolisthesis was first discovered by an obstetrician and thought to interfere with pregnancy and delivery, it rarely prevents a woman from bearing and delivering a child. Back and leg pain during pregnancy are common, and may not be due to the spondylolisthesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?
No: The fetus is relatively protected, problems don't usually come till adulthood. ...Read more
What are "setback" risks of returning to work early? As in early I'd say three weeks after giving birth.
No setbacks: If a woman desires to go back to work 3 weeks after delivery and feels comfortable to do so, there are no setbacks. The transition to the non-pregnant state takes about 6 weeks, and most women enjoy being able to spend this time with their newborn baby. Bonding between mom and her baby cannot be overestimated, and the more time she has to spend with the baby, the better for both of them. ...Read more
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