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What Are The Risks Of A Thrombophilia During Pregnancy
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
Not well studied: Chromium Picolinate use during pregnancy is not well studied. It is most likely safe if not taken in high doses. High doses can cause liver or kidney damage or certain blood disorders in mom. I would recommend against taking it unless your Ob recommends using it and at what dose. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big risks: Clonazepam has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. An increased risk of congenital malformations in humans has been associated with use of all known anticonvulsant agents in the treatment of women with epilepsy. However, epilepsy itself may be associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations. Additionally, use of other benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk in congenital malformation ...Read more
If you are pregnant is it safe to dye your hair? Also what are the risks if you are sick with the common cold during pregnancy?
What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?
Seroxat ; Pregnancy: There has been some concern about potential heart defects when babies are born of mothers using paroxetine (seroxat) http://tinyurl.com/lhkeo4w -- but other studies have not shown ill effect: http://tinyurl.Com/ka2jdt7 zoloft (sertraline) and Celexa have not been implicated and could be safer in pregnancy. Zoloft (sertraline) is the oldest ; most studied -- relatively safe in breastfeeding too. http://tinyurl.com/5t44qah. ...Read more
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
Many: The most severe risks are for your baby. Growth retardation, premature delivery and multiple developmental effects are the concern there. Then, for you, it is elevation of blood pressure, pulmonary infections, asthma, low oxygen levels, smell bad and others. Would you put a cigarette in your baby's mouth after it is born? That is what you do if you smoke while it is attached in your womb! qui. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypercoagulability is a condition where blood is more likely to clot within blood vessels as a result of inherited factors, cancer, hormones, trauma, surgery, pregnancy, and obesity. These clots can cause pain and swelling where they occur, or can migrate to other places, causing strokes, trouble ...Read more
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