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Periodontitis Preterm Delivery
Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more
It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very definitely: Unfortunately, placenta accreta is often diagnosed at the time post delivery when a cotyledon(plug) of placenta is missing or the placenta itself does not detach normally. At that point, aggressive measures to 'detach" the placenta may result in massive hemorrhage and the resultant post apocalyptic diagnosis of placenta accreta. ...Read more
It can: Placenta previa means that the placenta is blocking to cervix, which is the opening from the uterus to the vagina. If the cervix starts to open, heavy bleeding can occur, making it necessary to deliver early to protect mom's health. To reduce the risk of life-threatening bleeding, doctors may deliver early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's Easy: That's an easy one. All you have to do is what you should be doing already anyway. Brush thoroughly after each meal, floss at least once a day, and see a dentist/hygienist as often as recommended. If they think every 6months is good, then that's what you should do. If your dental team suggests a shorter interval, that's what you should do. Also, eat healthy and don't smoke, and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?
Significant: You should be seen by your doctor. Both you and your consort should be treated and tested for cure. ...Read more
Yes - but..: You may have pelvic adhesive disease and scarred endometrium. These could increase the risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy or even miscarriage and preterm birth in future pregnancies. See an infertility specialist if unsuccessful in getting pregnant after 3-6 months and a maternal-fetal specialist if successful. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
Pregnant with triplet.Have history of preterm labor 29 weeks (twins) due to rupture membrane.Is it important to do cervical cerclage? (cervix is fine)
Hmmmm. : Let's see. You had preterm labor at 29 weeks with twins and are pregnant with triplets? I'd go for cerclage given the risk of an incompetent cervix is present with 3 babies. I'm guessing you see a perinatologist? If that's what she/he is recommending, i'd sign up for it. Good luck. ...Read more
Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more
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