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What is triploidy?

What is triploidy?

Triploidy: This occurs when the cells & organisms contain three sets of chromosomes instead of the normal two (one from each parent). This occurs due to abnormal cell division, & occurs in some plants & animals such as goldfish. It rarely occurs in humans where they have 69 chromosomes, are stillborn or pregnancy ends up in miscarriage. Cause is egg being fertilized by 2 sperms. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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I just lost my baby to triploidy syndrome n had to go through labour. Now I have lost 7 kilos in 12 days n can't eat?

I just lost my baby to triploidy syndrome n had to go through labour. Now I have lost 7 kilos in 12 days n can't eat?

To experience labor : Knowing the devastating outcome is very traumatic. I hope your & your family held your baby & said, "good-bye" mental health professionals help guide your grieving & watch for more serious depression. Most trisomies are genetic accidents; no one is at fault. A geneticist can discuss the specific trisomy & it's recurrence risk based on testing you & your hubby for translocations, also accidental. ...Read more

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Iv bn told i mite have triploidy but rulled out Down syndrome trisomyl 18,13. What do i need to do to keep my bby safe.and be able 2 deliver her ?

Iv bn told i mite have triploidy but rulled out Down syndrome trisomyl 18,13. What do i need to do to keep my bby safe.and be able 2 deliver her ?

Seek referral to a : fetal-maternal medicine specialist if your amnio or CVS revealed Triploidy. Triploidy= an entire extra set of 23 chromosomes. If 2 sperm fertilize a 1normal egg, the fetus can have restricted body growth , a large head & a small placenra. If 1 normal sperm fertilizes an egg that has 1 extra set of chromosomes, the fetus can have a small head & an enlarged placenta filled with cysts. ...Read more

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I was told i mite have triploidy and its fatal to my bby.but yet she has no chromo prob. What should i do now? Im fighting for her to live.shes my 1st

I was told i mite have triploidy and its fatal to my bby.but yet she has no chromo prob. What should i do now? Im fighting for her to live.shes my 1st

Confusing question: You say your kid may be triploid, an extremely rare defect where one has 3 sets of chromosomes,not 2. You then say she has no chromosome problem. The two statements cannot both be true. Please clarify the information. I am sorry you are so confused but this type of information would throw anyone for a loop. ...Read more

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How can a fetal maternal medicine specialist. Help me exactly with triploidy? Can they advise me on how to keep my child alive n what precotions i need

How can a fetal maternal medicine specialist. Help me exactly with triploidy? Can they advise me on how to keep my child alive n what precotions i need

Please clarify: Please clarify your question: are you currently pregnant with a triploid baby, or already have a triploid child, or had it before and don't want to have it again? If you are pregnant, can be managed as high risk pregnancy, if you have a child with the disease, medical geneticist will help you better, if you want to avoid it, PIGD is the answer, good luck ...Read more

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Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Yes : Pregnant teenagers face different challenges. Medically speaking, they are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and increased infant mortality. They also have higher rates of depression and children with delayed cognitive abilities. This doesn't include the huge socioeconomic burden that teenage pregnancy brings to the table. ...Read more

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What causes complications in pregnancies?

What causes complications in pregnancies?

Many reasons: Complications in pregnancy can be from the pregnancy itself, such as placenta problems, amniotic fluid problems and problems with the baby's development. Other reasons might be medical complications related to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus and many other medical conditions. Other reasons can be self imposed such as smoking drinking and using drugs. ...Read more

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How to stop pregnancy ?

How to stop pregnancy ?

Celibacy: Benifeits of celibacy includes .Avoid getting hpv which can lead to cervical cancer, or even throat cancer contracted from oral sex. Reduce risk of other stds such as herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts reduce risk of unwanted pregnancy reduce risk of marrying someone solely because of an unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a pregnancy?

Symptoms of a pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Missing your period is the most common symptom also some women will become nauseated and have breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Signs of early pregnancy?

Signs of early pregnancy?

Varies from person: For some the first sign is a missed period without other noticeable early changes at all. For others, you may have one or more of the following symptoms: nausea day or night, increased urinary frequency, breast tenderness, marked fatigue, mood changes, food dislikes or cravings, stronger smell sensations, constipation, bloating, mild cramping, low grade headache. Do a pregnancy test to confirm. ...Read more