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What are the risks of smoking the first month of pregnancy?

What are the risks of smoking the first month of pregnancy?

Miscarriage: Smoking affects the blood vessels in all of your body. This affects the blood vessels providing oxygen to your early pregnancy which can lead to spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). Smoking at any time can lead to small babies as well. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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


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Can you tell me which are the risks of my pregnancy since i just finished chemotherapy 2 months before conception.?

Can you tell me which are the risks of my pregnancy since i just finished chemotherapy 2 months before conception.?

Probably none: but you would have to give the specifics of what chemo/drug regimens you used. This would really be best answered by the doctors (oncologists) who managed the chemo. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Birth Mother has hep C and claims using heroin for only 1st month of pregnancy before going to subutex to protect child. what are the risks for both?

Birth Mother has hep C and claims using heroin for only 1st month of pregnancy before going to subutex to protect child. what are the risks for both?

Bad timing: Highest risks to the pregnancy are in the first few months, using heroin in the first month is most likely to cause a miscarriage than anything else. Risks are numerous, including damage to brain/CNS, and other important organs, such as heart, liver, kidneys, teratogens can help to malform almost any organ system ...Read more

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What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

Minimal : The risk to the mother is minimal most of the time. The risk to the fetus is significant at that gestational age. Prematurity and it's side effects is very serious. ...Read more

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What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

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 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 taking recreational drugs in pregnancy?

What are the risks of taking recreational drugs in pregnancy?

Just say no: Recreational drugs are never safe during pregnancy. The risks can range from miscarriage to birth defects. It has been found that even one glass of alcohol during a pregnancy can be related to 'fetal alcohol syndrome' ...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 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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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

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What are the risks of pregnancy by incest?

What are the risks of pregnancy by incest?

Consanguinity : The closer the blood relation, the greater the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight for gestational age at delivery & genetic disorders inherited in an autosomal-recessive pattern. Each child of a couple who are unaffected carriers of mutant genes has a 25% chance of inheriting the mutations from both parents, thus having the disorder. Prenatal genetic counseling is indicated. ...Read more

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What are the risks for a pregnancy after an abortion?

What are the risks for a pregnancy after an abortion?

Low: One uncomplicated abortion is not associated with infertility, but problems after abortion(s) can be. Infertility is usually from adhesion/scarring in the uterus or damage to fallopian tubes. Later gestation abortions and significant complications are at risk. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a multiple-fetus pregnancy?

What are the risks of having a multiple-fetus pregnancy?

Risks of multiples: The risks of multiples are sobering. There is a higher risk of preterm labor and birth defects. Cerebral palsy is 6 times more common with multiples. High blood pressure and diabetes are common. ...Read more

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I am married, 27 years old. I had MTP in oct 2013. Again I am pregnant. Can I do MTP again? What are the risks for future pregnancy?

I am married, 27 years old. I had MTP in oct 2013. Again I am pregnant. Can I do MTP again? What are the risks for future pregnancy?

Yes: A second medical termination is safe but it sounds as if you are using this as a method of contraception and that is not advisable. The risks to future pregnancy is no higher with medical termination than with surgical termination.Discuss with your doctor contraceptive options after this termination. ...Read more

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I had a hydrothermabliation in 2005, can I still get pregnant? And if so what are the risks of that pregnancy? Thank you for your time

I had a hydrothermabliation in 2005,  can I still get pregnant? And if so what are the risks of that pregnancy?  Thank you for your time

What did your doc sa: Say? If you had an endometrial ablation, which I do in office I do thermachoice you cannot get preg after, if u do then you will end up with a miscarriage or possibly a cornual pregnancy which is very dangerous due to scar tissue from the ablation, in almost all of my pts they have either had sterilization already, or I do in offcie tubal 1st tehn the ablation, u will need to use a surrogate. ...Read more

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What are the risks concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

What are the risks concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

That depends...: I have seen CF patients carry pregnancy to full term. The risk is the same as for anyone with impaired lung function and/or malnutrition (very common problems in CF patients). You should discuss pregnancy with your CF provider, usually a lung doctor, and maybe also a specialist in high risk ob. They can discuss the the risks of pregnancy based on your specific health status. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a thrombophilia during pregnancy?

What are the risks of a thrombophilia during pregnancy?

Yes: The risk of a blood clot would be the greatest issue. A miscarriage is a complication of thrombophilias also. Treatment can be successful with low dose Aspirin and subclinical heparin. ...Read more

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Chromium picolinate during pregnancy, what are the risks?

Chromium picolinate during pregnancy, what are the risks?

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 more

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What are the risks of having a gallium scan early in pregnancy?

Radiation Exposure: Gallium-67 emits gamma radiation. The organ with maximal exposure is the lower colon. Which gets around 4.5 rads. I couldn't find a dose for the uterus but the ovaries get about 1.4 rads. The uterus probably gets somewhere in between the 2 values. Gallium-67 is considered pregnancy category 3 which means that safety in pregnancy is uncertain. Should be used only if risks are exceeded by benefits. ...Read more