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Pregnancy Complications Preeclampsia
I have MultiCystic Dysplastic Kidney Disease,what complications involving pregnancy should I be aware of(Difficulty getting pregnant, preeclampsia etc?
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
I had preeclampsia with my last pregnancy. What''s the chance of me getting it again with this pregnancy and is there anything i can do to prevent it?
Pre eclampsia: If the pre eclampsia you had was mild and you were delivered at term recurrence risk is 5%. If you had severe pre eclampsia the risk is greater, and if you were delivered by 30 weeks because of it the risk is 70%. No clear way to prevent but adequate calcium - 1200 mg a day helps. Possibly 1 baby asa a day after 12 wks but check with your doc. ...Read more
Very Important: to follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. Keep all of your appointments and be sure to let your doctor know if anything changes. Get plenty of rest, do not exert yourself. ...Read more
What happens if you had preeclampsia with a previous child/ pregnancy is it safe to have another child?
Yes,and at your age: You will be classified as a "high risk" pregnancy and closely monitored by your OB or turned over to the perinatologist! If you are in good health you should be in good hands. Good luck! ...Read more
Danger: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It consists of retained fluids, high blood pressure and the kidneys not being able to control protein loss. Delivery is the cure. Medications can be used to stabilize the event and to gain a little lung maturation time. The greatest complication is a seizure and transient liver damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had preeclampsia with my previous 2 pregnancies, same father. It was worse the 2nd time. I am 8wks preg now but by a new father, will I get it again?
Probably, yes: It's not the father's issues, but yours as the mother that repeats the pre-eclampsia. Please stay in close contact with your OB MD's appointments and let him/her know of your previous problems with pregnancies, although this should be in your history. ...Read more
Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia is more common in first pregnancies. Recurrence risk is about 15%. Recurrence may be higher if you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy or if you have a multiple gestation. Most obstetricians manage a patient with a history of pre-eclampsia without the help of a high risk specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had severe preeclampsia with my first pregnancy. What is the chance I will have it again in a second pregnancy?
What is my percent of a chance i will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if i got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?
If i had severe preeclampsia during my last pregnancy and induced at 33 weeks does that mean ill be labeled high risky next pregnancy?
Talk to your doctor.: There are significant risks associated with preeclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy. Sometimes blood pressure medicine is needed, but not always. Patients need to be closely followed with visits and also labs. Some patients need to be delivered early depending on the severity of the disease. Talk to your doctor and follow the directions that they give you. ...Read more
Yes: For sure. Do what your OB tells you to do. (that's why they earn the big bucks). ...Read more
For high blood pressure and other symptoms of preeclampsia, what can I do to prolong the pregnancy?
High blood pressure: For high blood pressure anything that you can do to lower your blood pressure will help. Things such as lying in bed, relaxing, remaining calm will help, in addition avoiding salty foods and those with caffeine will also help. The only treatment for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby before other symptoms develop. ...Read more
Is there a way to keep blood pressure normal during pregnancy? I have proteinurua. Anything i can do to prevent preeclampsia?
What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance
Small: Rates of pre-eclampsia are fairly small - around 3-4%. While pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for stroke, actual chance of having a stroke is very small. Available data indicate 11-30 cases of stroke per 100, 000 deliveries. Pre-eclampsia a well-recongnized condition and can be effectively controlled. You should let your doctor know about your concerns and let them follow you closely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 11 weeks and was told i was showing sign of preeclampsia. Is this possible this early? I went to the doctors recently for a check up on my pregnancy. Im 11 weeks now and having major concerns about my health. I was diagnosed with sinus arrhythmia and w
Hello. : Hello. My understanding is that preeclampsia is defined as the new onset of elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine after 20 weeks of gestation. It often develops during the second half of a pregnancy or up to 6 weeks after the birth. It may be detected through blood pressure elevation and evaluation of blood/urine in the early stages. If you feel that nurse is being less than professional and the doctor is not willing to address it; you can talk to the medical facility's patient contact representative who is there to assist with this type of situation. I am sorry, i don't have a recommendatio for the urine sample problem. Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more
Is it safe to use KY his and hers lubricant during pregnancy? The box says avoid use if pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by Doctor. I have preeclampsia and just want to be safe.
Lubricants: Lubricants such as KY jelly are safe for use in pregnancy. You need to clarify with your doctor what your treatment plan is for preeclampsia. This is a much bigger issue. Usually people are on bedrest, in the hospital or require delivery when they have preeclampsia. You probably are not supposed to be having sex if sick with this disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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