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Pertussis And Pregnant Women
Yes: Past experience with the killed (regular injected) flu vaccine has been good. No specific pattern of problems influencing the fetus is known. Although considered safe during any stage of pregnancy, most recommend waiting until >14wks when he period of organ formation is completed out of caution. Influenza is a devastating illness to some in pregnancy, we lost 2 moms here 2 years ago (babies ok). ...Read more
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
Can a women have 2 periods and still be pregnant? Do some women bleed every month during pregnancy?
30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?
Myths: I don't know where you got that statistic, but it is not true or correct or there is a different definition of what the word 'bleeding' means. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Any bleeding in pregnancy should be considered abnormal. And a reason to be in good contact with your OB. ...Read more
Get tested: Please. This nonstop worrying and looking for signs before missing a period is not going to help. Nature does not change just because you are nervous. The missed period is often the first symptom of early pregnancy. If you have missed a period go get a test. If you have not arrived at your expected period then you have to wait like all other humans. ...Read more
None: If you had your period then you are not pregnant from sexual activity that occurred prior to that period. ...Read more
No and Yes: Menactra (one brand) is a pregnancy catagory c, which means risk to fetus cannot be ruled out. Menveo is category b, which means there is no evidence of risk to fetus in humans. Therefore Menveo can be given to a pregnant mother, if/when the benefits outweigh the risks. However, neither is specifically indicated or thoroughly studied in pregnant women. Discuss you risks and benefits with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The pneumoccal vaccines (more than one) are composed of non living material and pose no risk to the developing fetus.They can be given as indicated at any point in pregnancy. Some practitioners avoid use in the first trimester out of a sense of caution, but there are no documented problems when it has been given during that period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely yes: Every pregnant woman should be offered the influenza vaccination during pregnancy because of the increased morbidity of pregnant women who are infected with the influenza virus. The vaccine is only a single injection. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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