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What are the risks of having a multiple-fetus pregnancy?

What are the risks of having a multiple-fetus pregnancy?

Risks of multiples: The risks of multiples are sobering. There is a higher risk of preterm labor and birth defects. Cerebral palsy is 6 times more common with multiples. High blood pressure and diabetes are common. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Yes: Usually it happends when mom has a low pressure and by default the fetus does too. If the umbilical cord gets compressed there will also be poor fetal perfusion. Some medications can be tranmitted to fetus and cause hypotension and poor perfusion. If prolonged it can be disasterous to the baby. ...Read more

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Can a fetus's head face down in 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Can a fetus's head face down in 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: At 28 weeks, a woman is in her last trimester, the fetus can definitely begin to position itself for a vertex or head first delivery. ...Read more

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Can too many ultrasound during pregnancy cause damage to the fetus?

Can too many ultrasound during pregnancy cause damage to the fetus?

No: Ultrasound exam does not harm the fetus. Be aware that every test has a margin of error. The more times you do a test the more likely there will be an error which will lead to more unnecessary tests. Be sparing in your use of imaging. ...Read more

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How fetus with ab+ blood group can survive while the time of pregnancy?

How fetus with ab+ blood group can survive while the time of pregnancy?

AB+ foetus: No reason an ab+ foetus cannot survive, especially if the mother is also rh positive. If the mother is rh negative the problem would only arise if she had a previous rh positive baby and was not treated with a medicine called Rhogam during pregnancy and immediately after delivery. Treating a pregnant rh negative woman with Rhogam prevents her body from reacting against the growing baby. ...Read more

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Will taking cold medicine in first few weeks of pregnancy harm the fetus ?

Will taking cold medicine in first few weeks of pregnancy harm the fetus ?

NO: Early pregnancy prior to the organs developing is not a vulnerable time for the embryo. Don't worry. You should have a routine ultrasound at about 14 weeks and they can look at the entire fetus to ensure that all looks ok. Many pregnant women have exposure like this and do just fine. ...Read more

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Question about CMV and pregnancy! please help me and my fetus. What can we do?

Question about CMV and pregnancy! please help me and my fetus. What can we do?

Seek expert care.: http://women.texaschildrens.org/fetalcenter/ recent data from italy suggest that hyperimmune globulin infusions to the pregnant woman can ameliorate the outcome for the infant. ...Read more

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At how many weeks of pregnancy can you actually see the fetus on an ultra sound ?

At how many weeks of pregnancy can you actually see the fetus on an ultra sound ?

Depends: Anywhere from 5-6 weeks since your last period. It really depends on the resolution of the ultrasound machine. ...Read more

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During what time during the pregnancy is the fetus most at risk to virus' and drug exposure?

During what time during the pregnancy is the fetus most at risk to virus' and drug exposure?

Varies : Some exposures are time sensitive, thalidamide produces undeveloped limbs only to those exposed from 6-9 wks. Some are variable, alcohol can alter facial features or heart formation in the 1st trimester but injury to brain function throughout pregnancy.Some infections cause fetal loss early, but organ injury, deafness, blindness etc if it occurs late. ...Read more

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