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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Prematurity: We have a higher infant mortality rate than many of the other developed countries. This is multifactorial, one of the biggest reasons is higher rate of teen pregnancy and more premature births. ...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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Doc told me babies around my time in pregnancy is 3 lb & 5oz.. mine is weighing 6lb &8 oz. What are the Chances of having baby early?? (33wks)

Doc told me babies around my time in pregnancy is 3 lb & 5oz.. mine is weighing 6lb &8 oz.  What are the Chances of having baby early?? (33wks)

Not Likely: due to the weight.Unfortunately the weight of the baby has nothing to do with the time that you deliver. Are you diabetic during this pregnancy? That can make the baby be a bit larger. Good Luck with the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi I am nine weeks pregnant ....Doctors found that I am having monochoronic and monoamniotic twis...Wat are the complications..I want both the babies?

Hi I am nine weeks pregnant ....Doctors found that I am having monochoronic and monoamniotic twis...Wat are the complications..I want both the babies?

Mono/mono not likely: Only 1% of all twins or 1/10, 000 pegnancies are monoamniotic - so it is much more likely that you have monochorionic diamniotic twins instead. The dividing membrane cannot be seen at this early pregnancy stage but that dies bot mean it is not there. Mono/di twins have a 15% risk of ttts. Mono/mono twins have risk of cord entanglement and sudden death and merit hospitalization after 24 weeks. ...Read more

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My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldnt feel the babies heartbeat?

My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldnt feel the babies heartbeat?

U mean see the htbea: At 8 weeks u should be able to see a htbeat, u cannot feel a htbeat, if u cannot see a htbeat on ultrasound, and the fetus is really 8 weeks then it is a non viable pregnancy but to be certain u can repeat the us in 1 more week and if no htbeat again taht is certain. ...Read more

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Do you doctors know many patients who have been on 20mg citalopram throughout pregnancy and had perfectly healthy babies?

Do you doctors know many patients who have been on 20mg citalopram throughout pregnancy and had perfectly healthy babies?

Yes: Yes, I have but that doesn't mean it is without risks. Use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy takes careful consideration as well as careful colaboration between the psychiatrist & obstetricain. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body. A common symptom is chest pain, although mild cases ...Read more