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Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

Much safer: Nifedipine (brand name: procardia) is a much safer class of medication for premature labor than it's predecessors, such as terbutaline or ritodrine, which could cause fast heartbeat, high blood sugars, and even pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch (Definition)

Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch, also known as ABO incompatibility, occurs when a pregnant mother has a different blood type than the developing baby. Exposure to the baby’s blood type, either from that pregnancy or a previous sibling, causes the mothers body to develop antibodies to the blood type. The condition is dangerous as antibodies can cross the placenta and cause anemia (blood cell destruction), jaundice, or fetal ...Read more


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Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read more

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Could RH neg mother carry RH pos father's baby to term? With shot given and 2 miscarriages? What's the possibility?

Could RH neg mother carry RH pos father's baby to term? With shot given and 2 miscarriages? What's the possibility?

Yes!: Yes...especially when "shots" were given to avoid developing antibodies after birth/pregnancy This should never be a problem with today's medical knowledge! ...Read more

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Will induced labor affect future pregnancies?

Will induced labor affect future pregnancies?

No: If All goes well with the labor simply inducing labor will not impact future labors ...Read more

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Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

No.: When the timing of cessation of heartbeat is not certain, most will at least try to save the baby with an emergency c-section. ...Read more

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How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Monitoring: Your BP must be carefully monitored on each and every visit. Hypertension can certainly play a role in pre-eclmsia. ...Read more

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Pregnant with triplet.Have history of preterm labor 29 weeks (twins) due to rupture membrane.Is it important to do cervical cerclage? (cervix is fine)

Pregnant with triplet.Have history of preterm labor 29 weeks (twins) due to rupture membrane.Is it important to do cervical cerclage? (cervix is fine)

Hmmmm. : Let's see. You had preterm labor at 29 weeks with twins and are pregnant with triplets? I'd go for cerclage given the risk of an incompetent cervix is present with 3 babies. I'm guessing you see a perinatologist? If that's what she/he is recommending, i'd sign up for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive. Do I need rhogham?

Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive. Do I need rhogham?

Usually: It is commonplace for a pregnant mom in that situation to receive rhogam around 28 wks of gestation and again after birth if the kid is rh+. If the kid turns out to be rh- the 2nd dose is omitted. ...Read more

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Preterm labor concerns. They said my cervix is shortened?

Preterm labor concerns. They said my cervix is shortened?

High risk of PTL: Short cervix can increase the risk of preterm labor and delivery. There is treatment that can decrease the risk. Discuss the management of preterm delivery with your physician. ...Read more

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Can premature labor and delivery cause infertility at 26 weeks with vaginal delivery?

Can premature labor and delivery cause infertility at 26 weeks with vaginal delivery?

SecondaryInfertility: A person who has one pregnancy and cannot get pregnant a 2nd time is usually not due to the previous 26 week delivery. An incompetent cervix means that the patient got pregnant again. A vigorous scraping at a d & c post partum can cause infertility. ...Read more

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The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + or rh - types; they are inherited independently. ...Read more

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Can placenta prevera lead to a preterm birth?

Can placenta prevera lead to a preterm birth?

It can: Placenta previa means that the placenta is blocking to cervix, which is the opening from the uterus to the vagina. If the cervix starts to open, heavy bleeding can occur, making it necessary to deliver early to protect mom's health. To reduce the risk of life-threatening bleeding, doctors may deliver early. ...Read more

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Can BV leads to preterm labor or miscarriage?

Can BV leads to preterm labor or miscarriage?

Maybe: There was literature ~10 -15 years ago suggesting an association with premature labor but not miscarriage. Newer data would indicate not a preterm labor issue. ...Read more

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29wks preg, contractions, cervix little soft/thin. Neg fetal fibronectin, positive Vaginal bacteriosum, put on Flagyl. Still contract. Early baby?

29wks preg, contractions, cervix little soft/thin. Neg fetal fibronectin, positive Vaginal bacteriosum, put on Flagyl. Still contract. Early baby?

Call the Ob-Gyn Dr.: A 29-week pregnant woman with a tummy that gets hard can call her Ob-Gyn doctor and go get re-examined at the doctor's office or at the hospital's labor and delivery ward. The doctor will be checking for preterm labor, which can lead to a preterm birth (and all the problems that come with premature babies). Preterm labor is serious, so it is important to be examined by an experienced physician. ...Read more

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Had 2 miscarriages recently. I'm RH neg and babys father is RH pos. RH shot given both times. Any chance of carrying his child to full term?

Had 2 miscarriages recently. I'm RH neg and babys father is RH pos. RH shot given both times. Any chance of carrying his child to full term?

MTHFR: Many causes are unknown. One that can be tested for is the MTHFR gene defect. Ask your obgyn or geneticist. It stands for methyltetrahydrofolate reductase. This gene controls the metabolism of folic acid and can lead to miscarriages if there is a problem with this enzyme. ...Read more

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Dr. Guy VanDell
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Preterm Labor (Definition)

Preterm labor =regular uterine contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy with accompanying cervical changes ...Read more


Dr. John Holden
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Early Onset Of Labor (Definition)

Early onset of labor is a clinical finding in which the birth process begins before the ...Read more