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Doctor insights on: Risks Of Depression During Pregnancy

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What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

See below: Depression is one risk for teenage pregnancy. The young mother, may not feel prepared, and there maybe a lack of support from family members, and friends. The teenage mother will have to learn how to juggle motherhood and school. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Does anxiety during pregnacy increase the risk of having a baby with ADHD?

Does anxiety during pregnacy increase the risk of having a baby with ADHD?

Probably not: I have not seen any research that would indicate this. Why not seek a mental health professional and get rid of the anxiety, then you would not have to worry? ...Read more

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Can there be any risk of pregnancy during the menopause?

Can there be any risk of pregnancy during the menopause?

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

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What are the risks of a thrombophilia during pregnancy?

What are the risks of a thrombophilia during pregnancy?

Yes: The risk of a blood clot would be the greatest issue. A miscarriage is a complication of thrombophilias also. Treatment can be successful with low dose Aspirin and subclinical heparin. ...Read more

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What are the risks of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy?

What are the risks of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy?

Big: Very complex condition, if taking era drugs are toxic. Other no, will depend on the pressures, fc, etc.Talk with your ph expert soon or ger a ph center appt. ...Read more

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Whats the risk of vomiting during pregnancy?

Whats the risk of vomiting during pregnancy?

Variable: Nausea is very common with vomiting less common during early pregnancy. If vomiting persists to the point weight loss occurs, that can become an issue during pregnancy. The easiest treatment if vitamin b6 and unisom twice daily both available otc. Unisom, of course, can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Is there depression and anxiety medicine that's safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is there depression and anxiety medicine that's safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

It depends: Medications such as Celexa and zoloft (ssris ) are a category c for pregnancy- assumed safe. But it is safer to avoid medications inpregnancy if able. On the other hand, untreated depression and anxiety can harm fetus and baby-so ask your ob-gyn about his opinion. Avoid Paxil (paroxetine) because it is not safe. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

Many: The most severe risks are for your baby. Growth retardation, premature delivery and multiple developmental effects are the concern there. Then, for you, it is elevation of blood pressure, pulmonary infections, asthma, low oxygen levels, smell bad and others. Would you put a cigarette in your baby's mouth after it is born? That is what you do if you smoke while it is attached in your womb! qui. ...Read more

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What are major causes of death during pregnancy?

What are major causes of death during pregnancy?

Bleeding,infection: According to the world health organization, the major causes of death during pregnancy world wide are major bleeding, infections, unsafe abortions, eclampsia (blood pressure elevation during pregnancy), trauma/abuse and cardiovascular problems. Unintended pregnancy is a major cause of maternal death and illness. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with being victim physical abuse during pregnancy?

What are the risks associated with being victim physical abuse during pregnancy?

Mother and child : Abuse of any sort leaves a long lasting impact. Safety of the mother and unborn child is of utmost importance. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Many possible: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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What are the risks of untreated postpartum depression?

What are the risks of untreated postpartum depression?

Many: Colleagues have offered excellent answers. I will add this: untreated post partum depression can interfere with your bond to your baby, affecting you both for a long time. This is an upsetting prospect, but as others have mentioned, the treatment for PPD is usually very effective. Best to address it as soon as possible, even pre-birth if there is reason to worry you are at risk. ...Read more

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What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

Stress &fetal effect: Stress releases chemicals and affects your hormones as well and they can affect your fetus. Grandmothers alwasy say if one wants a happy baby the mom needs to stay happy! ...Read more

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What are the complications of having triplets during pregnancy?

What are the complications of having triplets during pregnancy?

Prematurity: Anytime the uterus is shared by multiple fetuses, it is hard for the uterus to keep them contained! Besides being born prematurely, the infants may steal nutrients from each other via the placenta. Depending on whether they are in one amniotic sac or not, they may get their cords tangled. Sometimes an infant may be forced into a breech position because of overcrowding. ...Read more

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Is there any risk in having sexual intercourse during the first trimester in pregnancy ?

Is there any risk in having sexual intercourse during the first trimester in pregnancy ?

Yes: Unless your doctor tells you not to due to a specific complication of pregnancy, sex is safe throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Taking klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy what are the risks?

Taking klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy what are the risks?

Big risks: Clonazepam has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. An increased risk of congenital malformations in humans has been associated with use of all known anticonvulsant agents in the treatment of women with epilepsy. However, epilepsy itself may be associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations. Additionally, use of other benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk in congenital malformation ...Read more

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Side effects of cholecalciferol6000iu during pregnancy?

Side effects of cholecalciferol6000iu during pregnancy?

None: It will help you and your baby absorb calcium. At that dose you should have periodic vitamin d levels performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of antidepressants are safest during pregnancy?

What kind of antidepressants are safest during pregnancy?

It's all relative: All antidepressants are labeled category 'c' that is to be avoided during pregnancy. However it has been shown that untreated depression during pregnancy can pose more problems to unborn child due to increase certain stress hormones like cortisol. Talk to your psychiatrist before taking any decision. ...Read more

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What are the risks of catecholamine surges for fetus and mother?

What are the risks of catecholamine surges for fetus and mother?

Generally this is: in the context of some other problem. Adrenal tumors with catecholemine surges just due to the chemicals.. raised blood pressure and risk of circulation cutting off (miscarriage). Drugs of abuse http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/cocaine.html and methamphetamine can be very dangerous with that. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...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


Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more