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What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

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 more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Can taking bcp lead to problems in pregnancy and miscarriages in the future?

Can taking bcp lead to problems in pregnancy and miscarriages in the future?

No: Birth control pills do not affect fertility. Your fertility is based on your genetics and age. Your ability to conceive decreases with age, therefore the longer you prevent conception, the more difficult it can be to conceive. ...Read more

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What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?

What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?

Depends: If the retina detachment was successfully repaired, there should be little risk that the retina will re-detach during the stress of labor. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Smoking in pregnancy: Advise to quit as soon as you found out u r pregnant. Low birth weight and other complications possible. Also if quitting now, it would do both of you good. ...Read more

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Can morning after pills and abortions ruin a females capabilities of getting pregnant in the future?

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

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What are the risks associated with a repeat c-section after laboring in attemp of vbac?

What are the risks associated with a repeat c-section after laboring in attemp of vbac?

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 more

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At how many weeks can doctors detect deformations and disorders with the fetus during pregnancy?

At how many weeks can doctors detect deformations and disorders with the fetus during pregnancy?

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

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I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy. I'm very happy for baby! are these emotions common in pregnancy?

I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy. I'm very happy for baby! are these emotions common in pregnancy?

Yes: It is wonderful to be happy about your baby, and many other women feel this way when pregnant too. If you have any concerns at all about your emotions in pregnancy, be sure to tell your obgyn physician. ...Read more

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Can sciatica occur after pregnancy and delivery?

Can sciatica occur after pregnancy and delivery?

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

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Are certain women more at risk for depression during and after pregnancy?

Are certain women more at risk for depression during and after pregnancy?

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 more

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What are the pregnancy risks in a woman with spondylolisthesis?

What are the pregnancy risks in a woman with spondylolisthesis?

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 more

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What are the risk factors in having a colonoscopy done in first trimester of pregnancy?

What are the risk factors in having a colonoscopy done in first trimester of pregnancy?

Not risky if indicat: Colonoscopy may be relatively safe without large fetal risk during first and second trimester of pregnancy if medically indicated. ...Read more

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Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?

Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?

Chorioamnionitis: In general, vaginal probiotics and antibiotics during labor can reduce the risk of chorioamnionitis. If there is a concern based on precious pregnancy outcomes, this questions should be discussed with the treating obstetrician. ...Read more

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What complications can occur in the third trimester of pregnancy?

What complications can occur in the third trimester of pregnancy?

Many: Growth restriction, pre eclampsia, pre term labor, increased heartburn, back pain; that question is a bit broad, may need to be more specific to have your answer satisfactorily answered. ...Read more

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Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

No: The fetus is relatively protected, problems don't usually come till adulthood. ...Read more

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Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Labor nurse: Usually your labor nurse and possibly a nursing student or a resident (only in training facilities). ...Read more

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Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Definitely: This is the same as asking "can malnutrition cause problems with future pregnancies?" or "can electrolyte imbalances (from vomiting) cause problems?" they can and do. You owe it to yourself and future children to get adequate, experienced help. ...Read more

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Can I become pregnant and a successful term with mild uterine prolapse after first delivery?

Can I become pregnant and a successful term with mild uterine prolapse after first delivery?

Yes: Most women who have had a single vaginal delivery have a mild amount of prolapse. IT doesn't have any real effect on the next pregnancy other than the fact that you will likely have more pelvic pressure and discomfort earlier with the next. ...Read more

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What are "setback" risks of returning to work early? As in early I'd say three weeks after giving birth.

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