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When are the tests in pregnancy that look for disabilities?

When are the tests in pregnancy that look for disabilities?

Depends on type: Some genetic conditions that are associated with disabilities can be detected by studies of the fetal blood or amniotic fluid, obtained by amniocentesis. Others might be suspected based on ultrasound imaging of the fetus. In addition, an examination of the newborn by a medical geneticist can provide further information. But often there's no test that can predict type or extent of later disability. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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What tests in pregnancy look for disabilities in your child?

What tests in pregnancy look for disabilities in your child?

Ultrasound and labs: Throughout pregnancy there are incremental examinations for disabilities. Sometimes there is an early sonogram inside of 10 weeks, that can visualize the heart and check size. Around 20 weeks, there is a full sonogram that looks over multiple areas for any kind of anomalies. Depending, there may be one later too. There are also labs drawn that look for congenital and spinal defects around 20 wks. ...Read more

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Can people file for disability with a high risk pregnancy?

Can people file for disability with a high risk pregnancy?

Temporarily.: Temporary disability can be easily claimed with pregnancy complications requiring restricted activity and specific therapy (e.g. Chronic placental abruption, preeclampsia, cervical incompetence, pprom, etc). Permanent disability is (thankfully) rarely the result of pregnancy in the us. ...Read more

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What medication can cause learning disabilities if given in pregnancy?

What medication can cause learning disabilities if given in pregnancy?

Valproate: Valproic acid tops the list; it's used for epilepsy and, most recently, for anxiety. Other older epilepsy drugs also are associated with some degree of learning disorders. ...Read more

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If I took levothyroxine pills in pregnancy will my child have learning disabilities?

Not if your hypothy-: Roidism was treated prior to conception & your free t 4 was >10th %ile of the normal range throughout pregnancy. If your ft4 was < 10th%ile especially < 12 wks. Post-conception, a slightly ?ed risk for psychomotor & language delays & school-age learning issues is best addressed early through your state health division's early intervention program or your school district's child find team at age 3. ...Read more

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I can't get out of bed, i cry and feel very depressed. Can i get disability from work due to severe depression during pregnancy?

Depends on your : Insurance policy that you have for disability at work as well as your clinical condition and the willingness of your psychiatrist to give you time off work. Insurance companies are getting much stricter about this and it is imperative that your psychiatrist use rating scales in the chart to document disability. Many insurance companies no longer trust the word of a psychiatrist or a patient. It is a sad state of affairs.If there is no "objective testing done, then a retroactive review could deny you payments. Please inform your psychiatrist of this.At the very least there needs to be a mini mental status exam in the chart as well as a depression rating scale at every visit. ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Unrelated: The fetus is rather well insulated from many of the health issues of the mother.Unless you have an infection with something that moves into the blood, like measles, hepatitis, etc., the baby is not affected by such things as bv, a sinus infection, etc. CP has many possible origins but this is not one of them. ...Read more

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Do two pink lines confirm pregnancy?

Do two pink lines confirm pregnancy?

See test kit: Depending on the test, the box/kit it came in will have the instructions with the answer as to how many lines confirm a positive pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more