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My cousin is married to her mother's brother's son. Now she is worried whether if she onceives , will her baby be having any genetic mutations ?
Maybe: We are all thought to carry a few recessive genes that do affect us because they are balanced by a normal one. If we marry a sib, they likely carry similar genes and we have a up to 25% risk of a bad pairing/gene with any pregnancy. A cousin would have fewer shared genes but some risk.The closer people are related the more at risk of a genetic disease. ...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
Imy sister is having a four months baby and she found herself pregnant, can she continue breastfeed her little baby?
My friend is nursing her 7 month old since birth, is the baby safe from a sibling having chickenpox?
Do Not rely on That: Although the baby definitely gets an immunity boost from nursing, it is not a 100% guarantee for protection from specific infections. Thus one should minimize exposure, use good handwashing etc. Also keep in mind, if the nursing mom has not had a varicella (chicken pox) infection, she has no immune factors to pass thru the breast milk to the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat/Prevent: If a mom develops varicella infection before or shortly after delivery the baby is at risk to develop varicella and possible complications. The baby may look well at birth only to later develop vesicles 3-10 days after exposure. Vzig is given for exposure and premature infants are at particularly high risk for complications. An anti-viral agent is recommended if the baby has varicella. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 13 year old and she pregnant is it safe for her and her baby to have a amniocentesis?
Best answered by OB: The individual health issues of any patient determine the safety of a given procedure. A 13 yo is probably better able to tolerate this procedure than many that will need it if her basic health is good. Her treating physician is best able to sort out the specifics of her case. ...Read more
There is a girl, 25yrs. Her mother, grandmother, mothers sister, grandmohters sister had suffered elephantiais. What about her & her children in future?
ELEPHANTIASIS: It is caused by nematode infection , spread by mosquitoes .Dx is by detection of microfilariae in blood, serology or ultrasound of worms. ...Read more
My friend has had herpes for three years now, however, she is now pregnant with her first baby. She is concerned about the welfare of ger baby.
My wife's aunt has a daugher with down's syndrome. What are the chances my wife will have a baby with down's? Wife is 32 years old and pregnant.
Not a family issue: Your wife's basic risk of a ds birth is estimated at 1/800. There is a basic risk of 4% with each pregnancy for an unexpected outcome such as cleft lip/palate, prematurity, delivery issues, etc. Having a second degree relative with a ds offspring does not increase her basic risk to any significant degree. ...Read more
Should be fine: Not dangerous if not in megadose.Get a more detailed answer ›
My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Will it affect to her baby if she is feeding them?
Unusual practice: This is an unusual practice. Technically, it shouldn't affect the baby except that baby may not get enough breast milk. ...Read more
Im 18 and pregnant, my baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome she is only from his mom not his dad is there a chase my baby will get it?
More likely not: One important thing for you to find out is the type of DS. Classical 21 trisomy DS would give you no more than about a 1% overall risk, which is above that expected from your age alone. If that baby has a rare form called translocation DS (<2%) your risk might be higher.Please clarify the type of DS and consider seeing a genetic counselor to clear up your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: You should do everything you can to urge your sister to quit smoking while she is pregnant. Smoking can cause premature labor, problems with blood flow through the placenta (which gives the unborn baby oxygen), and low birth weight. Also encourage your sister to discuss this with her ob/gyn, who can provide her with resources to help her quit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An Rh negative mother refused Rhogam during her first two pregnancies. Now she is pregnant with my son's baby. My son is B+. She waited for 6 months to see a doctor in her last pregnancy. Should she visit a doctor?
You got lucky: If the mother has been sensitized against rh (called the rhesus antigen), then she will make antibodies that will cross the placenta into the fetus. When that happens, the result can be very serious disease or even fetal death. Before rhogam, death from this cause was very common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast feeding : Breast feeding while pregnant is fine as long as she is eating enough extra calories to both make milk and allow the fetus to grow. Pre-natal vitamins will be important as well. You wife may or may not notice a decrease in supply. By 7 months your baby should be on other foods in addition to breast milk which will help as well. Check with your wife's dr. & your baby's dr about growth. ...Read more
My friend has a normal 5 yr old baby girl....But other 2 pregnancies she had baby boys with brain tumors.The babies died right after. Whts reason?
Unusual: Brain tumors in general are relatively rare in the general population. For there to be two in one family is unusual. She should have some work-up by her neurologist and a geneticist to see if there is some genetic syndrome that puts her and her family at increased risk for brain tumors. ...Read more
Roseola in pregnancy: Evidence suggests that 95% of pregnant women are already immune to Roseola as a result of previous exposure as a child, and active disease in a pregnant woman is rare. In the event of new exposure in early pregnancy, increased risk of miscarriage is present. Active disease later in pregnancy increases risk of birth defects. ...Read more
?Re-test?: The diagnosis of any life threatening illness in a patient that appears outwardly normal is going to bring initial shock & disbelief to most of us. Additional confirmatory tests by an alternate lab can be arranged for most conditions.Of note, carrier detection in the parents & other 1st degree family members would benefit your extended family. See:www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/taysachs/taysachs.Htm. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on when the hypothyroidism developed and on its severity. Mild hypothyroidism later in pregnancy is unlikely to cause problems. If the hypothyroidism was deep and early, then there might be some effects on the baby, they are unlikely to be major though. The data on this point is insufficient to giver a complete answer. ...Read more
Yes: This should absolutely be reevaluated after birth. That does not mean that the baby will necessarily have problems. ...Read more
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