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I think my friend is in pregnancy denial. What are the signs that she is? We are really worried and need help.

I think my friend is in pregnancy denial. What are the signs that she is? We are really worried and need help.

?pregnant: If she had unprotected sex around the time she ovulated, she may be pregnant- first, she would have a missed period, then breasts may get sore and larger, mood sings possible, flushing, possible nausea and or vomiting, weight gain, swelling, etc. Have her check a pregnancy test and then you will know for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Explain hellp syndrome (during pregnancy)?

Explain hellp syndrome (during pregnancy)?

I will try: Her is web site could give details on that subject.Good luck. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hellp_syndrome. ...Read more

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Im so worried about hellp syndrome. Will it end my pregnancy?

Im so worried about hellp syndrome. Will it end my pregnancy?

Preg will be shorter: The cure for hellp syndrome is delivery. The good news is it usually develops late in the pregnancy. Although the baby maybe premature, many of them will do fine. Your doctor may give steroids in order to help the baby's lungs mature more quickly. Medication maybe used to control blood pressure, prevent seizures, and correct problems with blood clotting. Transfusion of blood poducts maybe needed. ...Read more

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How often is the testing for Down syndrome during pregnancy wrong?

How often is the testing for Down syndrome during pregnancy wrong?

Chromosome analysis : obtained by amniocentesis or Chorionic Villous Sampling is diagnostic for Trisomy 21, other trisomies & monosomies. It is offered if the calculated statistical risk of DS from screening by blood tests & fetal ultrasounds + maternal age at EDD & family history reaches a cut-off point, often 1:270. This calculated risk method has an 80% detection rate & a 5% false-positive rate. ...Read more

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What is Down syndrome in pregnancy and what are the risk factors for it?

What is Down syndrome in pregnancy and what are the risk factors for it?

Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome(c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry). It usually happens when an egg with an extra 21c combines with a normal sperm & creates a baby with the extra 21c in all tissues.Risks vary with age and are lowest in the early 20's(1/2000), rising to 1/100 at about 40 & 1/12 at 49.Various prenatal tests can pick up signs early on. ...Read more

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Down syndrome pregnancy testing came back as abnormal, what does this mean?

Down syndrome pregnancy testing came back as abnormal, what does this mean?

Depends: There are both screening tests and confirmatory tests. Screening tests ale less invasive but less specific.They are designed to take a thousand pregnant women and narrow down that number to 100 that need the more specific/invasive/costly test. Depending on which test you had, the results could mean several things. Call your doc. ...Read more

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Is it true that high hog levels in early pregnancy is linked to down syndrome?

Is it true that high hog levels in early pregnancy is linked to down syndrome?

Quad Marker Screen: The Quad Marker Screen is done between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy in select patients. It looks at levels of AFP, hCG, UE, and Inhibin-A. Low levels of AFP and UE and higher than normal levels of hCG and Inhibin-A COULD indicate that the woman is at higher risk for having a baby with Down's syndrome. It is not even close to 100% accurate (70%-80% at best). ...Read more

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My daughter has a mild case of type 1 Duane's syndrome. Is there something I did in my pregnancy that could have caused this?

My daughter has a mild case of type 1 Duane's syndrome. Is there something I did in my pregnancy that could have caused this?

Not your fault!!: Like most rare conditions that we find in children there is often NO KNOWN cause--it is "congenital" and not teratogenic. It is very common for parents to try to blame themselves but don't! Educate yourself and find other families that are affected but don't spend too much time on the "why." http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/duane-syndrome/ ...Read more

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Hi pregnant 9 weeks. Had abortion in previous pregnancy due to heelp syndrome. What should be done this time for taking care ?

Hi pregnant 9 weeks. Had abortion in previous pregnancy due to heelp syndrome. What should be done this time for taking care ?

Prenatal care: You need to be followed by your OB. Having HELLP syndrome un one pregnancy increases the risk in subsequent pregnancies, although lower risk than your first. ...Read more