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Pulmonary Thromboembolism 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
My son, 35, avid walker, no genetic factors, no drugs, never sat down, didn't smoke, drink, died of a pulmonary thromboembolism caused by dvt?
I'm so sorry: My heart goes out to you--it certainly sounds like your son didn't have DVT risk factors, however pulmonary emboli can happen and almost anyone. Genetic factors can play a role. You may want to talk to a henatologist (blood doctor) about possible clotting problems in your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true a cortisone/steroid shot in shoulder can affect my baby lungs? I'm 6 months pregnant and I been looking for information to make sure it's safe during pregnancy, since I don't see my OGYN till the 15th and Ortho appt this week for the shot.
Steroid shots: Steroid injections like Dexamethasone and Betamethasone are given to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery to help the babies lung mature faster. It is beneficial to give steroids in these circumstances. Cortisone is a different steroid and is not used for this purpose. If your doctor thinks that it is an appropriate use for your shoulder then it can be given. ...Read more
34 weeks GA: Typically antenatal steroids are given to mothers who are going to deliver before 34 weeks gestation, as the lungs aren't mature by this time. They still may be given after 34 weeks, in some circumstances, but most babies have mature lungs and breathe well on their own without mothers getting steroids by 34 wks GA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 80% effaced n 3cm dilated only 33 weeks and 4days pregnant third pregnancy all 1yr apart given steroids for bbys lungs delivering soon? How soon?
Maybe not: Many women at 3 cm can last a few weeks. Especially since it's your 3rd pregnancy. Obviously, there's a chance you could deliver preterm, but there's also a chance you could go to term. That's good docs gave steroids. Watch for signs of labor and leakage of fluid, in addition to baby's fetal movement. No one can say when you'll deliver.... Hopefully it's at least 4-6 weeks from now! ...Read more
Scan showed my baby had hydrops by lungs and heart. I ended pregnancy at 26 weeks. I feel guilty constantly and can't move on? I'm having bad dreams
Get counselling: You need to see a professional counselor to discuss this issue at length. Making the decision with regret can lead to depression which will not go away until it is addressed. You must remember that this pregnancy was NOT normal and would have required special care both emotionally, physically, and financially had it lived, that perhaps you would not have been able to given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If im a healthy female. what are chances of blood clot and it traveling to brain/heart/lungs while pregnancy?i know regardless clotting increases but?
Are there any pulmonary concerns i should have while waiting for a thrombosed external hemorrhoid to go away? thromboembolism? It has began to shrink.
No: Unless you have a clotting disorder there is no reason you should be concerned for thromboembolism to the lungs after a thrombosed hemorrhoid. ...Read more
Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus.If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest embryos & have them implanted, but that is tedious & expensive.You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made.(the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more
What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Clarify Question: If you are asking if you can go to an emergency department when you are pregnant, the answer is yes. It is best when you are pregnant to have an obstetrician or family practitioner you can call or see if you have non-emergency problems. If in doubt, you can always go to an emergency department. ...Read more
There are some : Situations in which a woman does not gain weight during pregnancy - especially if she has significant problems holding down food or she is morbidly obese. But please don't enter into a pregnancy with a plan not to gain weight. This would be unhealthy for you and your baby. ...Read more
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