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Dr. William Singer
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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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How can I prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? Avoid deli food?

How can I prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? Avoid deli food?

Yes and more: Here are dietary recommendations for people at high risk of listeriosis including pregnant women. * avoid soft cheeses * avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats. * avoid raw or unpasteurized milk * avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads * cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

See below: If you are pregnant and are infected with listeria, you are at an increased risk of : miscarriage premature delivery infection to the newborn death to the newborn (about 22% of cases of perinatal listeriosis result in stillbirth or neonatal death). Get checked asap if you think you might have been exposed or infected. ...Read more

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How does listeria cause stillbirth in pregnancy? Is it possible to be contaminated with listeria and not have any adverse symptoms until birth?

How does listeria cause stillbirth in pregnancy?  Is it possible to be contaminated with listeria and not have any adverse symptoms until birth?

Listeria: typically by infecting the bag of water. The symptoms might be mild enough that you might not be aware of them. Listeria is not a very common cause of chorioamnionitis, but is quite serious. ...Read more

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Can you have lasting pregnancy complications after abortion?

Can you have lasting pregnancy complications after abortion?

Post abortion : A properly done abortion should not cause any problems in a subsequent pregnancy. No pregnancy is risk free. Even if you have problems, you don't need to assume they are related to a prior abortion. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read more

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Will endocarditis complicate my pregnancy?

Will endocarditis complicate my pregnancy?

VERY Unlikely: Any infection can occur at any time, but in perfectly healthy women, pregnancy does not increase the risk of endocarditis (infection of the heart valves). For women with mild heart valve issues, the american heart assoc. No longer recommends (based on data) that antibiotics need to be given before delivery (vaginal or cesearan section) just to prevent a valve infection. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Maybe,maybe not: As long as the germ does not enter your blood, the risk to baby is minimal.That risk would depend on how sick you become and how that detracts from your ability to carry the pregnancy.If the infection is limited to your intestines and you recover over time, the baby should not be effected at all. ...Read more

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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant.AST=33,ALT=52; Hep A positive; Hep B and Hep C negative. will my baby get infected? what will be complications in pregnancy?

34 weeks pregnant.AST=33,ALT=52; Hep A positive; Hep B and Hep C negative. will my baby get infected? what will be complications in pregnancy?

Unsure: there are not many cases of hepatitis A being transmitted to the baby from the mom. Your liver function numbers are reassuring. Please discuss with your OB provider and whoever your child's provider will be. What is reassuring is that transmission from mom to baby is rare in the medical literature ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy harm your baby if you're pregnant?

Can chemotherapy harm your baby if you're pregnant?

Complicated: Surprisingly, there are many chemotherapies that are well tolerated in pregnancy, for both mother and baby. That said, its a serious issue that has to be handled on a case by case basis with a high risk OB and an oncologist. ...Read more

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Can pregnant woman who have rheumatoid arthritis can deliver the baby safely without dying?

Can pregnant woman who have rheumatoid arthritis can deliver the baby safely without dying?

Absolutely: Ra is not an absolute deterrent to pregnancy. If fact, RA often improves spontaneously during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How danger the etopic pregnancy?

How danger the etopic pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancies are life threatening. So extremely dangerous. ...Read more

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How soon after delivery can you become pregnant?

How soon after delivery can you become pregnant?

Pregnancy: delivery: One "can" usually become pregnant without having a period after delivery, since ovulation occurs before a period. This usually happens after about six weeks if you are not nursing. If you are asking when is it "safe and best" to become pregnant, it is statistically best between one year and eighteen months after delivery, especially if you had a caesarean section. ...Read more

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Dr. Scot Lewey
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Listeria Infection (Definition)

A serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with ...Read more