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What are the chances of a C-section with a posterior positioned babies?

What are the chances of a C-section with a posterior positioned babies?

Higher than average: If first pregnancy probably 40% or so, average c-section rate for all first pregnancies is about 25-30%. ...Read more

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My son is 2 yo, had EBV last year. They did a full leukemia work up. Could he still develop lymphoma from it? He has swollen occiput node. Other sx's?

My son is 2 yo, had EBV last year. They did a full leukemia work up. Could he still develop lymphoma from it? He has swollen occiput node. Other sx's?

Why are you worried?: In parts of africa it is possible to develop burkittts lymphoma from ebv. It is not common and most children under age 5 will get ebv and be fine. I recommend seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to resolve the issue- chinese herbs in the hands of an experienced chinese medicine physician are powerful and can speed recovery and alleviate your worry.. Occiput nodes can swell from many minor issue. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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Placenta on the posterior upper and mid segment grade 0 means baby boy/girl?

Placenta on the posterior upper and mid segment grade 0 means baby boy/girl?

Placenta: The placement and grade of the placenta has nothing to do with the sex of the baby. The sex of the baby is determined on ultrasound by looking at the genitals. ...Read more

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Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Depends: That is a decision that would need to be made in the moment. Many women can deliver vaginally with no problem from the occiput posterior position. If the baby can not be delivered with pushing then options of forceps, vacuum and c section should be considered. The size of the baby, the shape of the pelvis, the position of head and the experience of the doctor are all important considerations ...Read more

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13week us says posterior placenta low lying nuchal thickness 1.5mm dr. Advised downsyn screen blood test. Very afraid. May my baby have any disorder?

13week us says posterior placenta low lying nuchal thickness 1.5mm dr. Advised downsyn screen blood test. Very afraid. May my baby have any disorder?

Nuchal thickness: Everyone gets offered the quad test screening for down's, trisomy 18 and spina bifida. Its actually a very good test. An increased nuchal thickness is associated with increase risk of Down's syndrome, but usually other things are seen with it. A cell free DNA test may be a good one to check. ...Read more