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Doctor insights on: Reasons For Short Term Disability During Pregnancy

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I can't get out of bed, I cry and feel very depressed. Can I get disability from work due to severe depression during pregnancy?

I can't get out of bed, I cry and feel very depressed. Can I get disability from work due to severe depression during pregnancy?

Depends on your: Insurance policy that you have for disability at work as well as your clinical condition and the willingness of your psychiatrist to give you time off work. Insurance companies are getting much stricter about this and it is imperative that your psychiatrist use rating scales in the chart to document disability. Many insurance companies no longer trust the word of a psychiatrist or a patient. It is a sad state of affairs. If there is no "objective testing done, then a retroactive review could deny you payments. Please inform your psychiatrist of this. At the very least there needs to be a mini mental status exam in the chart as well as a depression rating scale at every visit. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Unrelated: The fetus is rather well insulated from many of the health issues of the mother. Unless you have an infection with something that moves into the blood, like measles, hepatitis, etc., the baby is not affected by such things as bv, a sinus infection, etc. CP has many possible origins but this is not one of them. ...Read more

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My water intake during pregnancy is usually very good, 8+ 8 oz a day. I fell short a little bit yesterday and today. Will that affect my baby?

My water intake during pregnancy is usually very good, 8+ 8 oz a day. I fell short a little bit yesterday and today. Will that affect my baby?

You are fine: If your intake fell to a point where it would affect the baby, you would have massive symptoms yourself such as light-headedness, thirst, dry mouth, etc. The system will steal stuff away from your body to give it to the baby first, so if you are low on something, you will deprive your body before the baby. Thanks for doing such a great and inexpensive thing for your baby - drinking water!!! ...Read more

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Waiting for ob appt what fish is safe to eat during pregnancy (spec early pregnancy 4wks)? If the list of unsafe fish is shorter that would work too

Waiting for ob appt what fish is safe to eat during pregnancy (spec early pregnancy 4wks)? If the list of unsafe fish is shorter that would work too

Fish: Typically it's the deep, cold water fish that are higher in mercury. It would be easy to find a list online of fish that are high in mercury that you should avoid. I also tell my patients to avoid sushi. ...Read more

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What is the best short term pregnancy prevention that I can use that won't affect my hormones.

What is the best short term pregnancy prevention that I can use that won't affect my hormones.

Condom all the time: Using a new condom every time, all the time, and being sure to be out of the woman before the penis shrinks (so the penis won't slip off the condom while the condom is still inside the woman) is a reliable way to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Feeling faint and extremely sweaty for a short time during pregnancy. This a common occurrence?

Feeling faint and extremely sweaty for a short time during pregnancy. This a common occurrence?

Pregnancy complicati: Hormonal changes, thryoid disease, heat problems can cause those symptoms you mentioned. Talked to your obgyn about it. ...Read more

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I'm take phentermine 15mg for a short time. Can it cause negative effects on a fetus if taken during conception or early pregnancy?

I'm take phentermine 15mg for a short time. Can it cause negative effects on a fetus if taken during conception or early pregnancy?

Category C: Phentermine is a category C drug meaning there may be potential risk and it is only used if the benefits outweigh the risks. It is a weight loss drug. Consider starting birth control until you reach your target weight. The benefits of Phentermine are very limited. ...Read more

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During dry coitus, my husband ejaculated in his underwear and I had orgasm which made my underwear wet too. I was in my fertile period. Can this cause pregnancy? Along with underwear I was wearing a thin cotton pair shorts which was wet too. Pleaee help

During dry coitus, my husband ejaculated in his underwear and I had orgasm which made my underwear wet too. I was in my fertile period. Can this cause pregnancy? Along with underwear I was wearing a thin cotton pair shorts which was wet too. Pleaee help

Porosity of clothes: The normal head dimensions of Sperm is about 5.1 x 3.1um. Thus any space that can accommodate the passage of the Sperm can ultimately get to the vagina.
It takes only one good Sperm to pass through the cervix around ovulation to conceive. It is therefore difficult to gurrantee that no Sperm passed through the clothes in this case. Please see your doctor for follow up.
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When are the tests in pregnancy that look for disabilities?

When are the tests in pregnancy that look for disabilities?

Depends on type: Some genetic conditions that are associated with disabilities can be detected by studies of the fetal blood or amniotic fluid, obtained by amniocentesis. Others might be suspected based on ultrasound imaging of the fetus. In addition, an examination of the newborn by a medical geneticist can provide further information. But often there's no test that can predict type or extent of later disability. ...Read more

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What tests in pregnancy look for disabilities in your child?

What tests in pregnancy look for disabilities in your child?

Ultrasound and labs: Throughout pregnancy there are incremental examinations for disabilities. Sometimes there is an early sonogram inside of 10 weeks, that can visualize the heart and check size. Around 20 weeks, there is a full sonogram that looks over multiple areas for any kind of anomalies. Depending, there may be one later too. There are also labs drawn that look for congenital and spinal defects around 20 wks. ...Read more

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What medication can cause learning disabilities if given in pregnancy?

What medication can cause learning disabilities if given in pregnancy?

Valproate: Valproic acid tops the list; it's used for epilepsy and, most recently, for anxiety. Other older epilepsy drugs also are associated with some degree of learning disorders. ...Read more

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If I took levothyroxine pills in pregnancy will my child have learning disabilities?

Not if your hypothy-: Roidism was treated prior to conception & your free t 4 was >10th %ile of the normal range throughout pregnancy. If your ft4 was < 10th%ile especially < 12 wks. Post-conception, a slightly ⬆ed risk for psychomotor & language delays & school-age learning issues is best addressed early through your state health division's early intervention program or your school district's child find team at age 3. ...Read more

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Can people file for disability with a high risk pregnancy?

Can people file for disability with a high risk pregnancy?

Temporarily.: Temporary disability can be easily claimed with pregnancy complications requiring restricted activity and specific therapy (e.g. Chronic placental abruption, preeclampsia, cervical incompetence, pprom, etc). Permanent disability is (thankfully) rarely the result of pregnancy in the us. ...Read more

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Can you file for disability with bedrest for a high risk pregnancy?

Can you file for disability with bedrest for a high risk pregnancy?

Disability: Yes, you can file for disability because of needed bedrest for a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the reason of backache in pregnancy during second trimester.

What is the reason of backache in pregnancy during second trimester.

Pregnancy Backache: Often this is caused by a hormone, relaxin, that is released that loosens the ligaments around the back and pelvic joints. A mother-to-be belt/girdle can certainly help provided the much needed support. ...Read more

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Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Cord around neck: That just happens sometimes. I am not aware of anything that can cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more