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What are the risks associated with eating unsafe foods in pregnancy?

What are the risks associated with eating unsafe foods in pregnancy?

Gastroenteritis: Eating spoiled food or undercooked meat can give you gastroenteritis (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea). This is bad enough when you are not pregnant but completely horrible when you are pregnant. You can become dehydrated. Rarely infections like listeria which comes from spoiled food can cause a miscarriage. This is very rare however. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is low lying placenta the same as placenta previa? At 28 weeks what are the risks/how dangerous is it? How will it affect rest of pregnancy and birth?

Not the same...: A low lying placenta is when it is close to the cervix, but not covering it like a previa does. The risk of either is bleeding, esp. Once in labor. But a low lying placenta is much more likely to move up the side of your uterus & out of the way prior to this. Your dr. Will follow this with serial ultrasounds until then. Probably smart to avoid intercourse & to report any bleeding until clear. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with pregnancy after the age of 35?

What are the risks associated with pregnancy after the age of 35?

Several: Difficulty getting pregnant, miscarriage, chromosomal abnormalities, undergrown baby, diabetes, preeclampsia (toxemia), cesarean delivery, uterine bleeding before/at delivery, etc. These are more common after 40 than 35 some risks rise with age. Couples should consider these risks and costs and loss of income if problems arise. However, if spontaneous conception in healthy women, majority do well. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with being victim physical abuse during pregnancy?

What are the risks associated with being victim physical abuse during pregnancy?

Mother and child : Abuse of any sort leaves a long lasting impact. Safety of the mother and unborn child is of utmost importance. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with congestive heart failure during pregnancy?

What are the risks associated with congestive heart failure during pregnancy?

Decompensation: Pregnancy demands increased cardiac output and a failing heart may not be up to the task. Labor and delivery are physically stressful. Blood loss commonly results in anemia - both hard for a failing heart. The risk is that someone who is marginally compensated will become worse during gestation with progressive symptoms. If you're contemplating pregnancy, discuss it in advance with OB and cards. ...Read more

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What are the risks for pregnancy after age 42?

What are the risks for pregnancy after age 42?

Adverse outcomes.: Increased risk for: fetal loss in the first trimester, all major aneuploidies including down syndrome, stillbirth, diabetes mellitus, hypertension/preeclampsia, cesarean section, all sorts of anomalies. Most pregnancies however will have good outcomes. ...Read more

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What are the risks of pregnancies after peripartum cardiomyopathy?

What are the risks of pregnancies after peripartum cardiomyopathy?

Significant: Even if you fully recover from peripartum cardiomyopathy, the risk of recurrence in subsequent pregnancies can be 20% or more. If you have not fully recovered the risks are much greater. ...Read more

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When are the risks of jogging going to outweigh the benefits in pregnancy?

When are the risks of jogging going to outweigh the benefits in pregnancy?

In most cases.: Pregnancy causes poor balance and any trauma can lead to complications; as such i would recommend swimming, stationary bike and treadmill mild-moderate exercise only during pregnancy! ...Read more