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What Are The Risks Of Taking Recreational Drugs In 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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
What are the risks of having another pregnancy so early? I have a 4 year old son and a 9 month old son
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