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Problems That Can Occur During Pregnancy
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
Childbirth: 1. Preterm Labor/ Premature delivery 2. Prolonged labor/ Failure to Progress (may necessitate c-section) 3. Abnormal Presentation - breech, transverse lie… 4. Umbilical cord prolapse 5. Umbilical cord compression 6. Post-partum bleeding 7. Shoulder dystocia 8. Cephalohematoma - Several of these conditions can lead to or be causes of other issues. ...Read more
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Medication might: Pinworms make people uncomfortable literally and figuratively. Weight or sleep loss can occur. They are common in childcare settings but can be prevented with hand hygiene please read this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/pinworms.Html and fact sheet http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm/index.Html also tell your OB providers and discuss treatment http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't smoke!: Smoking has many negative effects on the the baby's well-being. It has been associated with increased miscarriages, stillbirth, premature labor, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta (placenta previa and abruption). If you are pregnant, avoid smoking for your health and the baby's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more
A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more
All "early signs": All of the "early signs" of pregnancy, in women who think they might be pregnant, can also happen in women who are not pregnant. That is why there is no sign or symptom in a woman that would mean she is pregnant. Missing a regular period is a strong sign of pregnancy, but even that happens in non-pregnant women. It's 2015, so everybody who suspects a pregnancy can buy a pregnancy test to check. ...Read more
Anemia in pregnancy: Major problems are anemia during pregnancy which needs to be corrected . You should be under the care of a Hematologist who consults with a hematologist Mothers can also become Folic acid deficient and should get supplementary Folic acid it also prevents neural tube defects consider having your child in the hospital where you can be treated if you need a transfusion or if you need a CS ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not that I know: I have not seen any research that shows a link between ultrasounds in pregnancy and autism. Ultrasound is a valuable tool to use in ob, (check dates, position of placenta, growth of baby), but sometimes it is overdone, because it is risk free, and parents like to see pictures, and drs. Like to 'make sure' they are not surprised. It's a wonderful tool, that sometimes is used to much imho. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes.: Sciatica and other musculoskeletal pain occur in pregnancy due a number of changes that occur in the body with pregnancy. These include compression of nerves due to a number of factors eg postural changes,,fluid retention, joint laxity, etc. These changes persist for some time into the postpartum period. Hence, we can see these problems both antepartum and postpartum. ...Read more
Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?
Papilledema: Preeclampsia is defined by the development of new hypertension greater than 140/90 mm hg and new proteinuria exceeding 300 mg/24 hr after 20 weeks gestation. Papilledema (swollen optic disc which can be seen on eye exam) can occur and can be a factor for early delivery though does not by itself create a problem for delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubt any effect: Shingles is essentially the emergence of a hibernating virus from nerve clusters along the inside of your spine. It travels out the nerve, like a canoe paddling down river to the skin, where pt causes pain & blisters that contain the reactivated virus. To affect baby it would need to enter the blood & pass thru the placenta. This is not a feature of shingles. ...Read more
Perhaps!: Generally, elective treatment should be postponed until after the pregnancy is over! if you can tolerate the treatment without anesthesia or other medications, there are no contraindications! most ob's that we have spoken with would rather have you not take any medications while pregnant! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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