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Doctor insights on: Paraplegic Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Yes : Pregnant teenagers face different challenges. Medically speaking, they are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and increased infant mortality. They also have higher rates of depression and children with delayed cognitive abilities. This doesn't include the huge socioeconomic burden that teenage pregnancy brings to the table. ...Read more

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Why do people choose to terminate pregnancies after getting test results?

Why do people choose to terminate pregnancies after getting test results?

Personal decision: It is a personal decision. The tests indicated whether or not the baby has a problem like down's syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes complications in pregnancies?

Many reasons: Complications in pregnancy can be from the pregnancy itself, such as placenta problems, amniotic fluid problems and problems with the baby's development. Other reasons might be medical complications related to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus and many other medical conditions. Other reasons can be self imposed such as smoking drinking and using drugs. ...Read more

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How much time should elapse between pregnancies ideally?

How much time should elapse between pregnancies ideally?

Depends: Pregnancy spacing is a matter of individual preference. Ideally, one should allow the body to recover from one pregnancy before beginning another usually 18 months to 2 years, however, "in the olden days" women had large "stair step families" many without harm on a yearly basis before secure contraception. ...Read more

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Are virgin pregnancies rare?

Possible: Although unlikely, you can get pregnant without intercourse. If a man ejaculates just outside the vagina it's possible that the semen could travel far enough to cause a pregnancy. And there are many cases where a woman gets pregnant without intercousre and so, depending on the woman, could be considered a virgin birth if the woman in question had never had intercourse. ...Read more

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I have a question about pregnancies and youth. I would like to go further into detail if I get a response.

I have a question about pregnancies and youth. I would like to go further into detail if I get a response.

Further detail: You will need to go into further detail if you need an answer: I suggest provide some limited medical background and ask your question(s) as concisely as you can. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

See answer: Ethics= society norms vs fair and just for all parties? Surrogate pregnancies or gestational carriers are used when the uterus of the biological mother is absent on unable to carry a pregnancy. Also when the mother has an illness that does not alloww her to carry a pregnancy. Pregnancy is a physical risk to the carrier so she should be at low risk and be aware of the psychological effect. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are some women fatter after pregnancies and some are not?

I'm wondering why are some women fatter after pregnancies and some are not?

Weight gain: Some women gain much more weight than they should, or they start out overweight and therefore are "fatter" after delivery. ...Read more