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Doctor insights on: Maternal Cell Study

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Have studies been done on the effect of maternal stress on infants in the womb?

Have studies been done on the effect of maternal stress on infants in the womb?

MATERNAL STRESS: When mom is stress out, she neglects herself, forgetting to eat, worry a lot, depressed and causes the baby to feel it by not growing good. They sometimes come out as small for gestational age or mom will have premature delivery or other complications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what fetal spine is towards maternal right n anterior means?

Can you tell me what fetal spine is towards maternal right n anterior means?

It means the Baby on: board has its back towards the Mom's front on the RT side, ie Facing towards Mom's back & left. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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Why do they measure the MCA in maternal fetal ultrasound?

Why do they measure the MCA in maternal fetal ultrasound?

Problem with baby: Blood flow in the mca (middle cerebral artery) may be abnormal if a baby is not getting enough oxygen, either because it has anemia so that it's blood cannot carry enough oxygen, or because it is not getting enough oxygen from the placenta. If your baby is not growing well, or if you have an infection or problem that might be causing anemia, your doctor may look at the baby's mca with ultrasound. ...Read more

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What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Hard lump not painful on middle belly also small mass on my hip had biopsy said shouldn't grow has a lot past history 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells?

Hard lump not painful on middle belly also small mass on my hip had biopsy said shouldn't grow has a lot past history 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without seeing your records, especially the results of prior biopsies, taking history, performing a physical examination and may be doing some tests. Since you have a doctor, it would be prudent to discuss the matters with her/him. ...Read more

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Is cancer hereditary? My maternal grandmother had breast cancer does it mean my mother is going to get it? How likely am i to get it?

Is cancer hereditary?  My maternal grandmother had breast cancer does it mean my mother is going to get it? How likely am i to get it?

Increased risk: Having a family history of breast cancer does increase your risk, especially when they had it before menopause. You should speak to a genetic counselor to define your risk better for you. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant, do I need to take maternal vitamins? Yesterday I checked my blood, zinc is low, do I need take some medicine with zinc? Thanks

I am 16 weeks pregnant, do I need to take maternal vitamins? Yesterday I checked my blood, zinc is low, do I need take some medicine with zinc? Thanks

Yes: It is best to take your prenatal vitamins. Most Prenatal vitamins contain the necessary amount of Zinc required for pregnancy. Please check the ingredients in your vitamins. I am curious, why would you check your zinc level? I have not found it useful in pregnancy or any other time. Doing unnecessary tests brings on unnecessary interventions. Take care. Do not read too much. ...Read more