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What are the pregnancy risks in a woman with spondylolisthesis?

What are the pregnancy risks in a woman with spondylolisthesis?

Low: Although spondylolisthesis was first discovered by an obstetrician and thought to interfere with pregnancy and delivery, it rarely prevents a woman from bearing and delivering a child. Back and leg pain during pregnancy are common, and may not be due to the spondylolisthesis. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Pregnancy Risk (Definition)

Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more


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What pregnancy risks does spondylolisthesis pose?

None: There is usually no risk other than possibly some increased risk of some back pain during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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When should a woman have her first child by? For example is there a sharp increase in pregnancy risk over a certain age?

When should a woman have her first child by?  For example is there a sharp increase in pregnancy risk over a certain age?

When she is ready: There is not an age when there is a "sharp" increase in pregnancy risks. Generally speaking, pregnancy risks tend to increase with age. That also applies to risks for genetic anomalies (like down syndrome), that risk at age 35 is 1 in 270 and it increases with each year. There is no specific age that is recommended as "best" to have your first child. ...Read more

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If a woman performs fellatio, they kiss, and then he performs cunnilingus, is there a pregnancy risk? What timeframe/method may reduce pregnancy risk?

If a woman performs fellatio, they kiss, and then he performs cunnilingus, is there a pregnancy risk? What timeframe/method may reduce pregnancy risk?

Condoms: Pregnancy requires sperm to be deposited in the vagina around the time of ovulation so that an egg can be fertilized. It would be very inefficient to pass sperm from your penis to her mouth then to your mouth to her vagina. I suppose it is theoretically possible but I doubt it has ever actually occurred. You could avoid this worry by using condoms and or using birth control. ...Read more

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Is there any pregnancy risks for women with lupus?

Is there any pregnancy risks for women with  lupus?

Yes!: Most risks are maneable. It is difficult to get pregnant if you have active disease. Most women are quite with disease activity, before they get pregnant. However, there is a frequent flare in the last trimester, whicch usually subsides after parturition. You need to be screen for antiphospholipid antibodies if you become pregnant. Your rheumatologist and ob/gyn doctors can work in tandem. ...Read more

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Can there be any pregnancy risks for women with discoid lupus?

Can there be any pregnancy risks for women with discoid lupus?

No: Discoid le should prevent no problems. As a precaution, as a rheumatologist, i would make sure coagulation studies were normal prior to attempting pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is your perception about multiple pregnancy risks in pregnant women?

What is your perception about multiple pregnancy risks in pregnant women?

Several: Multiple gestation (meaning twins, triplets) increases the risk of several complications during pregnancy including but not limited to: going into labor early, breaking your bag of water early, bedrest and hospitalization, c-section, diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia, death of a baby in utero and improper growth of one or more of the babies. ...Read more

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How does degenerative spondylolisthesis affect pregnancy?

It does not: Degenerative spondylolisthesis usually is not seen before age 50. While is rarely occurs earlier, it should have no direct affect on pregnancy. ...Read more

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How will degenerative spondylolisthesis affect a pregnancy?

How will degenerative spondylolisthesis affect a pregnancy?

Not much: Most of these are mild deformities i. Terms of degree of slip. There may be some increased back pain with a change in terms of loss of your core muscle support and center of gravity as the pregnancy progresses but it should not affect the pregnancy or birth or even the utilization of an epidural. A pregnancy harness may help as you progress with the pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

Slippage of one vertebral body over another ...Read more