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Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

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

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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During what time during the pregnancy is the fetus most at risk to virus' and drug exposure?

During what time during the pregnancy is the fetus most at risk to virus' and drug exposure?

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

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How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

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

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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?

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

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Are there any adverse effects if you have exposure to radiation during pregnancy?

Are there any adverse effects if you have exposure to radiation during pregnancy?

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

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She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

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

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Ct scan radiation exposure during pregnancy, anything to worry about?

Ct scan radiation exposure during pregnancy, anything to worry about?

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

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What do I need to know about heat exposure in pregnancy?

What do I need to know about heat exposure in pregnancy?

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

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Does wi-fi connection radiation exposure affects my pregnancy?

Does wi-fi connection radiation exposure affects my pregnancy?

Likely Not: There is no data to support this. Please discuss further with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

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

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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 risks are associated with taking antihistimine during pregnancy?

Low: Most antihistamines are now category b for pregnancy- the most the fda would classify as safe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid the risk of hemorroids during pregnancy?

What are the best ways to avoid the risk of hemorroids during pregnancy?

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

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Incorrectly bent down during pregnancy @24w. I have marginal previa. Could i've caused more issues or posed a risk to my baby?

Incorrectly bent down during pregnancy @24w. I have marginal previa. Could i've caused more issues or posed a risk to my baby?

No: I do not know what 'incorrectly bent down' means, but if you are not having any bleeding, contractions, leaking of fluid and the baby is moving normally, then there is probably little to worry about. If you are having symptoms, then call your doctor. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill?

If u did not: Miss the active pills then u do not have to take the inactive pills u can throw them away or take them, u should not get pregnant. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill ?

Risk of pregnancy during an inactive pill ?

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

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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

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more