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What questions ask obgyn in week 34 appreciated. about twin?

What questions  ask obgyn  in week 34 appreciated. about twin?

Plan for delivery: I would ask your obgyn how the babies are growing. Are they about the same size, or is one a lot bigger than the other? I would also ask about delivery. Are you having a c/section or vaginal delivery. Are you getting your tubes tied? What to do if you go into labor or your water bag breaks? Have you had your flu vaccine and whooping cough vaccine? GBS culture? Congratulations! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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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Are there ways to shift a breech baby before birth?

Are there ways to shift a breech baby before birth?

Moxibustion: I wanted to add a traditional chinese medicine option to the excellent ideas provided by dr. Collins & dr. Livingston. Moxibustion (heated mugworth)is applied to major acupuncture points to assist the baby in moving from a breech position to a head down position. This site explains: http://www.Pregnancy.Com.Au/birth-choices/breech-birth/moxibustion-for-breech-presentation.Shtml. ...Read more

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Risk trisomy 21:1/78 positive Risk trisomy 18:1/200 negative Any explanation as to why would be very helpful! HCG MOM:0.8 PAPPA-A MOM:0.5 NT MOM: 2.61?

Risk trisomy 21:1/78 positive
Risk trisomy 18:1/200 negative
Any explanation as to why would be very helpful!
HCG MOM:0.8
PAPPA-A MOM:0.5
NT MOM: 2.61?

Trisomy 21: This is a common occurrence in obstetrics. Getting the screening tests and how to interpret them can be scary. Having a 1 in 78 chance of downs syndrome does not mean you have a down syndrome baby. It means you have a greater chance than by your age alone. It also means you have a 77 in 78 chance of not having this condition. Get a Fetal DNA test to help clarify this. ...Read more

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Breech baby at 19 weeks, should I be concern?

Breech baby at 19 weeks, should I be concern?

I wouldn't: There is still plenty of time for baby to turn head down. There is not much worrying will do to help & kids are delivered that way every day. ...Read more

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Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?

Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?

Not to worry: What matters after delivery is the baby and mother's health. Since placenta is discarded, it becomes consequential if there are obvious sign of disease which can be recognizable to your OB doctor and would be reported for any action required. Congratulation and hopefully you are planning to breast feed. ...Read more

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My idiot ob says he will not stop preterm labor at 34 weeks citing no risks. What are the true risks for baby if born that early?

My idiot ob says he will not stop preterm labor at 34 weeks citing no risks. What are the true risks for baby if born that early?

Preterm risks: In fact, most obs will not stop labor at 34 weeks. The baby is in most cases mature enough. The concern is possible underdevelopment of the lung, but even in the 1% where that happens the treatments are very effective. So the only indication for stopping labor would be something like fetal distress or abnormal placement of the placenta. ...Read more

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What to do for normal delivery when baby breech presentation at the 9th month?

What to do for normal delivery when baby breech presentation at the 9th month?

Confusing question: If you want a baby with high risk of cerebral palsy or worse, sign the waver accepting full responsibility & insist on a vaginal delivery for a full term breach baby. The judge can review it during the trial if they go after your other kids. The normal delivery for a full term breech baby is a C-section. ...Read more

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What can an expecting mom do about a baby in breach position at 33 weeks?

What can an expecting mom do about a baby in breach position at 33 weeks?

MIght still turn: Many fetuses are in breech position or in transverse lie at 33 weeks and turn to head first (vertex) closer to the due date. An OB provider can perform an exam or ultrasound and provide information about what to do.. ...Read more

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4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Age 21 first pregnancy. Vanishing twin lost at 7 weeks. Nuchal translucency scan this week, so nervous! What are the chances that its high risk?

Age 21 first pregnancy. Vanishing twin lost at 7 weeks. 
Nuchal translucency scan this week, so nervous! What are the chances that its high risk?

Don't worry: It sounds like you are getting good care. Try not to worry as it is not good for you nor your pregnancy. Just wait and see what the tests show. Try to enjoy your pregnancy, and do what you can to stay healthy. Drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet containing lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, walk 45 minutes every day, and take Prenatal vitamins containing Folic acid. ...Read more

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Ultrasound today at 17 weeks 6 days pregnant showed baby is in frank breech position. Should I be worried?

Ultrasound today at 17 weeks 6 days pregnant showed baby is in frank breech position. Should I be worried?

17 weeks breech: Would not worry too early to determine birth position, if at 32-36 weeks they are breech that is a concern, http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/breech-position-and-breech-birth-topic-overview ...Read more

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What is your perception about multiple pregnancy risks in pregnant women?

What is your perception about multiple pregnancy risks in pregnant women?

Several: Multiple gestation (meaning twins, triplets) increases the risk of several complications during pregnancy including but not limited to: going into labor early, breaking your bag of water early, bedrest and hospitalization, c-section, diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia, death of a baby in utero and improper growth of one or more of the babies. ...Read more

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Why do doctors examine placenta after birth?

Why do doctors examine placenta after birth?

Make sure all is out: Retained placental tissue can cause problems such as bleeding and infection. Therefore, OB providers should check every placenta to ensure that it has been delivered intact or all pieces of it have come out of the uterus. Occasionally an OB will need to insert a hand up into the uterus or even scrape with an instrument to remove any remaining tissue. That mainly occurs if a very premature delivery. ...Read more

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Experiences please! have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....

Experiences please! have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....

Confusing question: Your question is a bit confusing.About 4% of pregnancies end up with an unexpected outcome, including such things as prematurity, cleft lip, newborn illness, etc. That leaves the vast majority as healthy.Proper prenatal care and a healthy maternal lifestyle add to the chances of success. I do care for a lot of kids with problems but the vast majority of newborns i see are healthy. ...Read more

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28wks pregnant. Found out at ob appt today baby is footling breech.Ob wants to monitor cervix fortnightly.Is this dangerous?Scared of cord prolapse?

OK to monitor: Though I wouldn't be so concerned about your cervix unless it were open or if there were concern about preterm labor, it is reasonable to regularly see your obstetrician for prenatal care. Ultrasounds to evaluate your baby's position and switch from breech to cephalic are important and just b/c it's breech now doesn't mean it'll be breech later. See your doctor ASAP if you have pain/discharge. ...Read more

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What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

Not a problem: Vaginal vault prolapse in pregnancy is not harmful, but can be uncomfortable. Ask your ob/gyn md to place a pessary into your vagina to lift up the cervix and reduce the prolapse problem until after delivery. ...Read more

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10 weeks transvaginal ultrasound baby heartbeat is 183 what about gender of baby?

10 weeks transvaginal ultrasound baby heartbeat is 183 what about gender of baby?

20 weeks for gender: Domea: the gender of the baby is usually seen at the time of your full anatomy scan which is 18-20 weeks. Sometimes it can be seen sooner or sometimes the baby's position and other factors keep us from seeing it even when you are at the right gestational age. The heart rate is not a good predictor of the baby's gender. ...Read more

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39 weeks, breech baby, having c sect. Does breech mean there's something wrong with baby? I read neuro-musc so she CANT move? Or handicap??

39 weeks, breech baby, having c sect. Does breech mean there's something wrong with baby? I read neuro-musc so she CANT move? Or handicap??

Fetus abnormal : As fetal age increase to term, the incidence of breech presentation decreases from 7% at 36 weeks to 3-4 % at 40 weeks and can be due to both fetal factors as well as maternal, such as the size of the pelvis in relation to the infant head, placental location,, etc. Statistics report that less than 10% of infants that are born breech have underlying abnormalities. Best wishes for a healthy baby ...Read more

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Breech Delivery (Definition)

Breech is the word used to describe a baby that is positioned in the womb ...Read more