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Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more
Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more
Screening vs confirm: Blood screening is a relatively non invasive way to get information on significant problems but by definition it is screening. Screening is an effort to narrow down the list of people that need a specific confirmatory test.By example, for every 1000 screened, 10 may be positive, and offered the amnio to find 1 true positive. An amnio is more invasive & risky but gives more definitive results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more
3 MCs no live birth. 2 MCs turner's & trisomy14 in fetus. Parents karyotyping normal. What other genetic tests shld be done. Risk of abnormal child ?
32+2 wks pregnant with twins,PE,on blood thinner & gestational diabetes, scan babies growth 10th percentile is it concerning?planed c sec at 36 wks
Yes, but partially: Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a caucasian female age 22.I had fraternal twins.Their father(same race)has a family history of twins.What are the odds we'd have twins again?
1:80: The rate if spontaneous twins is 1:80. A family history only slightly increases the risk. ...Read more
AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN AFP MOM 0.87 HCG MOM 1.24 UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51
want to know about my risk factor for trisomy 21?
None: Question is not clear but your chance of getting trisomy 21 is none. This is a congenital problem of the newborn and is genetic . If you do not have it now you will not get it. If your question is will you pass it on this is not able to be predicted with any accuracy.. Usually a genetic mutation that occurs after conception and is more common in older mothers or parent. ...Read more
10+-6days weeks pregnancy crl 3.9.Fhs 162.Growth of fetus is acc to gestational age .Is growth normal♥?
Yes: If the report says the growth is accurate to gestational age then that is the same thing as saying that the fetal growth is normal. ...Read more
5 months?: 300-500 grams at 21-22 weeks - please specify question in weeks not months for more details. ...Read more
AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN
AFP MOM 0.87
HCG MOM 1.24
UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51
WANT TO KNOW MY RISK FACTOR?
What is the question: I don't understand what you are saying and what you are asking. Please rephrase your question. What condition are you worried about? How would it help you to know the risk factor to some condition? If we get a clear questions, perhaps more of us will have an answer for you ...Read more