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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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39 weeks pregnant tomorrow scheduled c section in 4 days...is monistat 3 safe to take? Thanks

39 weeks pregnant tomorrow scheduled c section in 4 days...is monistat 3 safe to take? Thanks

Call OB doc first: You are having symptoms, either discharge or itching, I presume, that makes you think you have a yeast infection, it would be best to call your OB doc and discuss your symptoms first, to be sure that that is what is going on. Don't take a chance that you may be mistaken as to the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

No: Due to a combination of hospital policies and practicing at several hospitals in the community our practice does not feel that we can currently provide for vbac or tolac safely at this time. This may change in the future. ...Read more

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Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Glucose and vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

Glucose and vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

The massive doses of: Vitamin c used to terminate a pregnancy would also be toxic to the mother. This is not safe and should not be attempted. ...Read more

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Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the prior c/section scar. With the placenta 4cm from the scar, your risk is very low (but not zero). Best wishes! ...Read more

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1. Does gestational diabetic causes c section? And early delivery (before due date)

1. Does gestational diabetic causes c section? And early delivery (before due date)

No and Yes: Having gestational diabetes does not mean that you will have to have a cesarean section. Lots of gestional diabetics deliver vaginally. Important to control your blood sugar because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to large babies which do need a cesarean. All gestational diabetics on medication typically deliver by 39 weeks or undergo induction at 39 weeks. One week prior to one's due date. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Probably a new preg: But, rarely, there is a hormone-producing tumor left from the pregnancy. See your ob/gyn; you may need a 24 hour hormone assay to dfferentiate it from a a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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What birth method is safer for a women with a benign heart arriyhmia. C section or vaginal birth?

What birth method is safer for a women with a benign heart arriyhmia. C section or vaginal birth?

Depends: It depends on what type of arrhythmia you have. Most arrhythmias are okay for vaginal delivery, but you need the advice of your ob/gyn or a maternal fetal medicine specialist to give you advice on your specific case. Most women do better with vaginal delivery because cesarean is major surgery and has it's own risks for heart problems following delivery of the baby and venous return to the heart. ...Read more

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What are the risks in having a vaginal birth after c section?

What are the risks in having a vaginal birth after c section?

Baby with some risk: If the labour is prolonged and not progressing well, the baby may develop respiratory distress,will have low oxygen level and it may affect the brain of the baby .But if labour process progressing well as expected,then there is no risk in having vaginal birth. Your doctor will explain to you wether you should have vaginal delivery or not. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between being a cesarean section baby and future delivery?

Is there any correlation between being a cesarean section baby and future delivery?

Increased C/S risk.: As our society is moving to later reproduction and more assisted conceptions for subfertility in the midst of an obesity epidemic (with concurrent diabetes mellitus and hypertension morbidities), i expect the overall c-section to keep rising for the foreseeable future. If you were born via c-section you were probably too big for your mother's pelvis and that's likely to recur when you deliver. ...Read more

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Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

See Link below: The cost is highly variable. The charge for an uncomplicated cesarean section is about $17,859. An uncomplicated vaginal birth costs about $10,657. You can find this data broken down by national average, year and state here: http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/resources/datacenter/chargeschart/statecharges/ Best wishes! ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?

39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?

Induction: avoid eating after midnight the evening before, be on time, and get some sleep. One of the big reasons labors fail is that the patient is too tired from being up all day and night to push effectively. Bring something comfortable to wear after the baby. If you get an epidural, kick everyone out of the room for a couple hours and sleep. ...Read more

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Can I use emergency c during pregnancy?

Can I use emergency c during pregnancy?

Clarify Question: If you are asking if you can go to an emergency department when you are pregnant, the answer is yes. It is best when you are pregnant to have an obstetrician or family practitioner you can call or see if you have non-emergency problems. If in doubt, you can always go to an emergency department. ...Read more

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Can a woman with hep c safely get pregnant, carry the baby to term, and deliver safely without giving hep c to the baby?

Can a woman with hep c safely get pregnant, carry the baby to term, and deliver safely without giving hep c to the baby?

Yes: Hepatitis c can be transmitted during the actual delivery to the baby. If your viral load is low and the medical team is aware off your status then the risk of transmission is very low. ...Read more

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Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Vaginal: it depends , vaginal is preferred , unless you have contraindications for it i would check with your OB first ...Read more

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When will sexual intercourse b safe after having a c section?

When will sexual intercourse b safe after having a c section?

please ask your OB: This is one of the most basic questions that your OB should have already told you before you were discharged from the hospital, usually after your OB does your 6 week post partum check then if that is normal it will be ok to resume, but your doc may give u the ok sooner or later so please call your OB and ask your OB before you have intercourse. ...Read more

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Which is safer, vbac or repeat cesarean (2nd cesarean) ?

Which is safer, vbac or repeat cesarean (2nd cesarean) ?

Depends on situation: If your initial cs was due to big baby/small pelvis & you face the same with the next delivery a vbac may be unwise.If the initial cs was for breach or monitor irregularities & your pelvis is considered adequate by the ob, a vbac may be a reasonable choice. Discuss this with the OB & see what what your options are. ...Read more