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Doctor insights on: What Are The Risks Of Taking Recreational Drugs In Pregnancy

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

I  am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

Low dose ?: What is low dose and why you are taking this medication .It would be wise to discuss it with your Obstetrician and physician who prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) to you. ...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 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 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?

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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Taking klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy what are the risks?

Taking klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy what are the risks?

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

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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