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Doctor insights on: Rashes During Pregnancy That Cause Stillbirth

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38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

Stilllbirth: It is unlikely that stillbirth can be caused by the amount of weight which you have gained. Excessive weight gain, however, is related to diabetes of pregnancy. Undiagnosed diabetes can lead to elevated blood sugars which in turn can lead to stillbirth. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

Ultrasound, Testing: Testing and ultrasound are needed to evaluate you for risk factors. Also, cvs or amniocentesis (testing the fluid around the fetus) may be needed as well. Your OB doctor will give you a good diet and vitamins to further reduce your risk. ...Read more

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I delivered stillbirth during 24 week due to pressure. What are the preventive measure to take before next pregnancy?

I delivered stillbirth during 24 week due to pressure. What are the preventive measure to take before next pregnancy?

Exercise: If by "pressure" you mean elevated blood pressure or preeclampsia, the best you can do is to get fit and exercise. Make sure you're at a healthy weight as well. You can check your bmi to see what that weight would be. Exercise, though, is the best way to bring blood pressure down. You may need medication? Talk with your md about that. Exercise is free and effects are long-lasting! ...Read more

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I just had a stillbirth delivery at 38 weeks, first pregnancy, no know cause. How long should I wait to get pregnant again?

I just had a stillbirth delivery at 38 weeks, first pregnancy, no know cause. How long should I wait to get pregnant again?

Give it some time: Speak to your obstetrician and make sure that all aspects have been evaluated for the stillbirth. If there was a compromise in the umbilical cord that may potentially give an answer. Also, chromosomal evaluation may be helpful along with familial thrombophilia clotting studies. Allow yourself and your partner to grieve the death of the child before jumping into the next pregnancy. Make sure that all potential causes have been evaluated before attempting another pregnancy. I personally would have my patient waited at least 4 to 6 months before trying again. ...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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I am 3 month pregnant. This is my second pregnancy. I first delivered stillbirth during 24 week through vaginal delivery. When can I feel baby movement?

I am 3 month pregnant. This is my second pregnancy. I first delivered stillbirth during 24 week through vaginal delivery. When can I feel baby movement?

At about 18 weeks: Since you know what to look for you might feel it a little earlier, but sometimes it can be even weeks later and still be completely normal. My sympathies to you as you wait this out and I wish you well. ...Read more

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I'm 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy..... Cause I had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will i beable to get my labor induce?

I'm 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy..... Cause I had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will i beable to get my labor induce?

IF you were my pt: I would induce u at 39 weeks or earlier, if earlier u must have an amnio but since you are 38.5 I would induce u right at 39 weeks, as the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks and I would be doing nsts and bpps each week until u deliver, indcucion is safe and easy and effective when done properly, almost all of my pts want to be induced, please call your OB to discuss and get it scheduled. ...Read more

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I had a stillbirth at 20th week of pregnancy on oct 13th, will i have difficulty in conceiving again? Wat I need to do?

I had a stillbirth at 20th week of pregnancy on oct 13th, will i have difficulty in conceiving again? Wat I need to do?

Not necessarily: If you haven't had trouble conceiving in the past there is no reason this would increase the risk in the future but your doctor does need to look into the reason for the still birth to try to keep it from recurring. Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy next time. ...Read more

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I delivered stillbirth 3 month ago. Now period is not come there is no symptom of pregnancy. Bt in 1st pregnant there is lot symptom. What will do. Pls help.

Late period : Sorry for your loss. Your period could be late due to changes to your body/hormones after a delivery. But if you think you could be pregnant, you should take a pregnancy test and present early for prenatal care. ...Read more

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How common is a stillbirth in a healthy pregnancy?

If the preg is: Healthy very uncommon, if someone has that happen, hopefully not then an evaluation can be done to try to determine the cause. ...Read more

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36w pregnant and petrified of a stillbirth. Am i being unreasonable? Aside from controlled gestational diabetes pregnancy has been healthy

36w pregnant and petrified of a stillbirth. Am i being unreasonable? Aside from controlled gestational diabetes pregnancy has been healthy

Yes discuss with: Your OB u are at no greater risk than anyone else, your OB shoudld reasuure u, and if u are that worried you should difinetly go past your due date u can be induced 39-40 weeks even with gest diabetes, 95% of my pts want to be induced by their due date. ...Read more

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Had stillbirth first pregnancy on 150mg of Clomid (clomiphene) will it take same amount of Clomid (clomiphene) to make me ovulate this time and get pre. Currently taking 100mg.

Had stillbirth first pregnancy on 150mg of Clomid (clomiphene) will it take same amount of Clomid (clomiphene) to make me ovulate this time and get pre. Currently taking 100mg.

No way to know: There is no way to know what dose of Clomid (clomiphene) you will require, but a dose that was successful in the past is usually a good place to start. ...Read more

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My last period come july 31st.After no period with negative pregnancy blood test in hospital. Can I still b pregnant? I delivered stillbirth 3 month ago

My last period come july 31st.After no period with negative pregnancy blood test in hospital. Can I still b pregnant? I delivered stillbirth 3 month ago

When was the: Pregnancy test done? Negative pregnancy test tells you your state prior to the test. If you are sexually active and do not have any pregnancy prevention mechanism in place, you can still be pregnant. The key point is unprotected sex can make you pregnant irrespective of what the pregnancy test in the past. However, if you had negative blood pregnancy test and did not have sex, no pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi doc gud day.im 6 weeks pregnant with type1 diabetes.can i have my baby CS for 7 mnths since i have stillbirth at 33 weeks with my previous pregnancy.ty?

Hi doc gud day.im 6 weeks pregnant with type1 diabetes.can i have my baby CS for 7 mnths since i have stillbirth at 33 weeks with my previous pregnancy.ty?

Not likely: In your case, while a c section might be needed that early, it would be better to do antenatal testing (NSTs and BPPs) starting around 32 weeks and likely cord doppler studies. Having excellent control of your diabetes will help as well. ...Read more

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I developed a rash on my vaginal area during pregnancy, what is it?

I developed a rash on my vaginal area during pregnancy, what is it?

Vulvae: I trust you are referring to a rash on the lips of the vaginal opening. Some women get a strange rash during pregnancy and this is often treated with a few days of prednisone. However, there can be other causes as well. ...Read more

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Why might someone have a recurring rash on the top of their hands during pregnancy?

Why might someone have a recurring rash on the top of their hands during pregnancy?

See ob : There are many rashes during pregnancy. Some of them indicate you have other more dangerous diseases. Please discuss with your obgyn asap ...Read more

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How to tell why I have a recurring rash on the top of my hands during pregnancy?

How to tell why I have a recurring rash on the top of my hands during pregnancy?

Recurring Rash: If your rash is recurrent or chronic it's time to visit a dermatologist. Only a careful medical history and an in-person examination with appropriate follow-up is likely to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a dry skin rash during pregnancy?.

Is it normal to get a dry skin rash during pregnancy?.

Hormones & skin: The multitude of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the skin. There are some specific rashes that occur in pregnancy which follow a distinct pattern (PUPPP), while other patients can develop itchy skin. If the skin is simply dry, then a dry skin care program with natural oils can suffice. If there is an underlying rash, it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result: igg +ve 27 igm equivocal 1.15 i never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

I'm 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result:
igg +ve 27
igm equivocal 1.15
i never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

Probably: Early in pregnancy babies will generally miscarry or be fine. Not all babies will have congenital rubella and the fact you didn't get sick and have good igg if a good sign; the igm is likely a "red herring", it isn't part of the usual screening anyway, just the igg; good luck, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy rash?

What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy rash?

Skin changes: Pregnancy rash is merely a description, not a diagnosis. However, there are some rashes that only happen during pregnancy such as Puppp (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) which can happen during the mid trimester and be very itchy. It can be treated with topical steroid creams. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pregnancy rash (puppps)?

What is the treatment for pregnancy rash (puppps)?

Puppps: The treatment of puppp is symptomatic. High strength steroid creams or ointments, such as clobetasol (temovate) or Betamethasone (diplrolene), used up to 2 to 3 times a day usually relieve the itching and prevent the spread of the rash. Once the rash is under control, changing to a lower strength steroid used less frequently is advisable. ...Read more

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I have polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, how do I make it go away?

Creams: Although the rashes may be bothersome, they are not harmful to you or to your baby. A mild corticosteroid can be applied on the skin. You can take an antihistamine to help with the itching. Oral corticosteroids can be used in severe cases, but is generally not recommended. The rash will generally go away within one week of delivery. ...Read more

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Is a rash an early pregnancy symptom?

Is a rash an early pregnancy symptom?

Possible: There are a couple of skin rashes which occur with pregnancy and one of which can look quite ugly. However, a rash is not the most common presentation for early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can vaginal rash be sign of early pregnancy?

Can vaginal rash be sign of early pregnancy?

Yes but: There are a couple of skin rash associated with pregnancy although not usually confined to the vaginal vulvae. There are far many more kinds of rash not related to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why do I have a rash on my chest (is it due to pregnancy)?

Doctors can you tell me why do I have a rash on my chest (is it due to pregnancy)?

Need to be checked: It is very difficult to comment on any rash without looking at it or havind a complete description as to the property of rash like color, size, shape, raised r flat and other charateristis
so I suggest you ave it checked as to what it might be especialy as you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I don't know if I'm pregnant or not but I've developed a rash that looks a lot like a pregnancy rash should I take a pregnancy test?

I don't know if I'm pregnant or not but I've developed a rash that looks a lot like a pregnancy rash should I take a pregnancy test?

Wait on cycle: Rashes are so common that I would wait and see what happens with your cycle, as this is much more accurate. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more