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Risks Of Exposure To Croup During Pregnancy
Parvo and pregnant: Fortunately, about half of pregnant exposed to Parvovirus B19 are already immune, and there are no ill consequences to mother or baby. Risk of miscarriage and fetal anemia occurs in less than 5%, usually in the first few months of gestation. There is no treatment, but your OB may want to increase monitoring, and they would likely want to be notified of your possible infection. ...Read more
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
Varies: Some exposures are time sensitive, thalidamide produces undeveloped limbs only to those exposed from 6-9 wks. Some are variable, alcohol can alter facial features or heart formation in the 1st trimester but injury to brain function throughout pregnancy.Some infections cause fetal loss early, but organ injury, deafness, blindness etc if it occurs late. ...Read more
Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...Read more
I had a possible exposure to HIV when I was pregnant tested neg twice during pregnancy and me and my daughter got tested and was neg shes5 tested 5/14?
See details: Your daughter is not infected and needs no further testing. If you were tested negative 3-6 months after exposure you also need no further testing. ...Read more
Depends: Most women today do not reach child bearing years without having had chickenpox or the vaccine. That vaccine became available more than a decade ago for those over a year of age. If you had chickenpox or a blood test says you are immune, there is no reason to avoid it. If not immune, you should and a vaccination after delivery would be a good idea. ...Read more
We make effort to: Not expose potentially or actually pregnant women to any ionizing radiation. The effects are on the developing pregnancy and depend on developmental age. You would need to know how many weeks pregnant at time of exposure. Tell your obstetrician or report back to where the x-ray procedure was done. ...Read more
Radiology department: Universally ask about pregnancy before any x-ray procedure. There is potential injury to developing embryo and foetus to any ionizing radiation during the first 3 months of pregnancy, and other hazard in last 2 trimesters. See your obstetrician, tell the facility that did the ct scan and follow their advice. ...Read more
Common sense: Always follow common sense, especially when pregnant. It is recommended to avoid the extremes of heat and cold when pregnant as you want to protect the growing baby inside you as best as you can as a mother. Good luck. ...Read more
Likely Not: There is no data to support this. Please discuss further with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts and 85% at the end of a year. The remaining 15%, by definition, are infertile and should consider seeing their gyn or a infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Dietary means: Increasing the amount of fiber in diet to levels greater than 25-30 gms daily, hydration, exercise, addition of stool softener daily, avoidance of marked straining during defecation, avoidance of reading while on the potty to decrease the time in that position. Going immediately to the potty with the urge, and not trying to hold it. ...Read more
Incorrectly bent down during pregnancy @24w. I have marginal previa. Could I've caused more issues or posed a risk to my baby?
Absolutely not: Bending over alone cannot cause you to hurt your baby or aggravate your previa. If you were to bend over and lift 50 pounds that wouldn't be recommended, but I don't think you're doing that. Marginal previas, at 24 weeks, typically do move out of the way by term, so fingers crossed that you can have a vaginal delivery at term! Best of luck. ...Read more
I have gilbert's syndrome & my wife is pregnant, is there any risk of pregnancy& baby and is there any medications must be addressed during pregnancy?
Gilbert syndrome: You needn't worry gilberts is more of a medical oddity and poses no problem. ...Read more
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
Multiple factors: Just being pregnant gives you a 1 in 3 chance for spotting or bleeding during the first 3 or 4 months of pregnancy. This is usually due to "implantation bleeding" which is usually benign and does not mean there is anything wrong. More concerning issues that can present as bleeding include miscarriage, molar or ectopic pregnancy, placenta previa, infection, and placental abruption. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamin: Your physician prescribed prenatal vitamin will give you what you and the fetus need for vit e and c. In addition, it is wise to add omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to help reduce the risk of postpartum depression and to help fetal brain and eye development. (dosage: 1000mg dha and 1200mg epa. Nordic naturals ultimate omega and trader joe's brand are both mercury free). ...Read more
No change...: If a woman is consistently taking birth control pills (same time, every day), and doing fine on them, she won't ovulate. That means she has very little chance of pregnancy, and that chance doesn't change whether she is on the hormone pills or the inactive placebo pills. She can feel relaxed and not worry, regardless of when she is having sex. ...Read more
Low, but not zero: But by definition a teen pregnancy is high risk, so see your OB asap. ...Read more
What is the risk of having a vasovagal reaction during pregnancy and birth? How can one mitigate the risks?
Probably more: Vaso vagal syncope is usually triggered by a drop in BP due to reduce venous return. Thus it can occur with prolonged standing which during pregnancy can be worse because of the growing uterus, During birth there is sudden loss of fluid. Prevention include avoiding standing for long periods and hydration ...Read more
I have hypothyroid. My dose was increased during ppregnancy i.E 100 mg. Before pregnancy I took 75 mg. Now wht should my dose shd?
Not well studied: Chromium Picolinate use during pregnancy is not well studied. It is most likely safe if not taken in high doses. High doses can cause liver or kidney damage or certain blood disorders in mom. I would recommend against taking it unless your Ob recommends using it and at what dose. Best wishes! ...Read more
Then don't take it:
If you are that concerned about a particular med and your obgyn can relieve those fears, you shouldn't take the meds. But, keep in mind, that you may need the meds for whatever issue you are facing. Have a meeting with your doc to discuss your concerns.
Good luck! ...Read more
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