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What are the tests for feto-pelvic disproportion?

What are the tests for feto-pelvic disproportion?

Radiologic: Plain films of abdomen and pelvis and sometimes ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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My baby died in womb at 40 weeks + 4 days. No umbrical cord wrapping or placenta seperation. Does cephalo pelvic disproportion cause death. ?

My baby died in womb at 40 weeks + 4 days. No umbrical cord wrapping or placenta seperation. Does cephalo pelvic disproportion cause death. ?

Sorry for your loss: Tragically, many fetal deaths after 40 weeks remain unexplained. Cpd means that the baby gets "stuck" after a very prolonged labor. If your baby died before labor started, then it wasn't cpd. If you decide to have another child, give yourself enough time to grieve and heal, and then work closely with a perinatologist (high risk OB specialist) who can do extra specialized testing and monitor well. ...Read more

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How does teen pregnancy affect the family?

How does teen pregnancy affect the family?

Depends: This is very dependant on the family and their individual relationships with the pregnant girl. There is no set answer. ...Read more

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What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

>400,000 in US in 09: Cdc and us vital statistics sites offer credible information. Start here for more information on teen pregnancies in the US: http://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/aboutteenpreg.htm. ...Read more

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Does teen pregnancy affect their lives as woman?

Does teen pregnancy affect their lives as woman?

Absolutely: Teen mothers are much less likely to graduate from high school, graduate from college or attend graduate school. Teen mothers are less likely to earn as much money as non-teen mothers. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cause of teen pregnancy?

Please describe the most common cause of teen pregnancy?

You're kidding right: Teens often think it couldn't happen to them & may have a broad misunderstanding of the basics of conception, this site has frequent questions that reflect ignorance among the teens who ask if the pull out method will prevent pregnancy. Ignorance & misinformation coupled with their sense of invulnerability often lead them down this path.But it is sex that causes pregnancy, nothing else. ...Read more

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Why is sex ED a good?Way ?To keep teen pregnancy rates down?

Why is sex ED a good?Way ?To keep teen pregnancy rates down?

Sex education: Like any topic, education is the best treatment for ignorance. Cheers to you for believingt that sex education is a "good way" to prevent teen pregnancy. Discussing the details of the reproductive systems in both males and females can familiarize teenagers with their bodies and their functions so that they will know how to observe precautions. ...Read more

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What happens if you smoke and drink during a teen pregnancy?

What happens if you smoke and drink during a teen pregnancy?

Baby smokes/drinks: Cigarette smoke has been shown to reduce the eventual size of baby and accelerate the aging of the placenta, where it can reduce blood flow. The alcohol crosses into baby and turns into formaldehyde as it breaks down.It has a toxic effect on cells.Depending on the amount and timing it can produce birth defects and subtle forms of brain injury.It is likely the cause of some of the ADD/ADHD kids. ...Read more

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How is teen pregnancy a problem in the world? Many are married.

How is teen pregnancy a problem in the world? Many are married.

Maturity: Marriage does not guarantee good parenting. If genuine love rather than raw sex is present, it can work. If it is a "one night stand" and a child results, it is a hellish problem and there are far too many out of wedlock kids today that do create problems for our society as a whole. ...Read more

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Why aren't girls very concerned about teen pregnancy around the world?

Why aren't girls very concerned about teen pregnancy around the world?

They are!: The trouble is that they have intercourse on the spur of the moment. Generally speaking, it goes back to lack of home and school discipline that seems to be steadily lapsing. ...Read more

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How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

Reproductive info: Doctors can educate patients about reproductive physiology, abstinence, adolescent behavior, drug & alcohol use, barrier protection, ovulation, menstrual cycle. Many things. Also self esteem, appropriate relationships and unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

Alcohol and drugs: Disinhibit us humans. This means that we will do things when high that we would never do sober! ...Read more

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Do you think the interventions used in schools to prevent teen pregnancy is effective?

Do you think the interventions used in schools to prevent teen pregnancy is effective?

Yes : The teenage pregnancy rate has dropped yearly since I graduated medical school in 1990.I'm sure the "interventions" in high schools are not the sole cause of this, but certainly are in part. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of early teen pregnancy?

What are symptoms of early teen pregnancy?

Same as adults...: ...And may include missed periods, bloating, nausea, fatigue, tender breasts, vaginal spotting from implantation, headaches (from the surge in hormones) and lower back pain. A simple pregnancy test can more accurately detect an early pregnancy (usually by day 7);. ...Read more

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Why the us has a dropping teen pregnancy rate?

Why the us has a dropping teen pregnancy rate?

Two main factors: There is some evidence in a delay of sexual activity in some population groups while in others the use of dependable birth control methods is up. ...Read more

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What is the best way to eliminate a teen pregnancy?

What is the best way to eliminate  a teen pregnancy?

Education and access: Education of teenagers about pregnancy and its prevention and ready access to birth control are the best ways to eliminate teen pregnancies in this country. ...Read more

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Has anyone here witnessed a teen pregnancy delivery?

Has anyone here  witnessed a teen pregnancy delivery?

Yes: My first delivery as a medical student was from a 13yo. She did a lot better than some i've dealt with since.Sad that some go down this road so unprepaired. ...Read more

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Which is effective advertising against teen pregnancy?

Which is effective advertising against teen pregnancy?

Discipline: Home and school discipline is in the past. It needs a whole new look at the decadence in our society. There is no effective commercial because the kids ignore it. ...Read more

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How can we stop teen pregnancy? Preach abstinence?

Not very effective.: Sort of like telling people not to eat or breathe. Sex is one of the major human needs and most people want to satisfy the need. There are some who will abstain but they seem to be the minority. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Definition)

Teen pregnancy is a condition where a teenage female between the ages of 13 and 19 becomes pregnant. It is often associated with increased risks to the ...Read more