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What causes your pregnant wife or gf to die after having the baby?

What causes your pregnant wife or gf to die after having the baby?

Serious question?: Everything that could cause her to die before she became pregnant, in addition to postpartum hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, eclamptic seizure and stroke to name the big ones. Fortunately, the latter three are relatively uncommon in the US. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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My wife is breastfeeding 10 months old daughter. Now she is again pregnant. Could she continue breastfeeding and what will be the effects on babies.

My wife is breastfeeding 10 months old daughter. Now she is again pregnant. Could she continue breastfeeding and what will be the effects on babies.

Generally safe: She may continue breastfeeding, keeping in mind that the milk production may decrease and fatigue may be a factor in keeping up with the feeds. Rest and extra hydration are a must. ...Read more

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Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?

Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?

See hematologist: You should see a hematologist for further evaluation. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia- or low platelets. See a hematologist for a careful history and examination. You could have an autoimmune condition called immune thrombocytopenic purpura- however, other causes have to be ruled out as well that would include pregnancy related thrombocytopenia, vitamin deficiency, other things. See md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout pregnancy, what has effect on the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome?

Can you tell me if throughout pregnancy, what has effect on the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome?

SIDS : SIDS happens after birth. As far as I know, there are no prenatal risk factors. Of course, you should take good care of yourself, and follow your ObGyn's instructions. After birth, follow the SIDS prevention instructions, and always put your baby on it's back, to sleep. http://www.cdc.gov/sids/ ...Read more

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What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

Many infections: Rubella (German measles), toxoplasmosis, chicken pox, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, herpes, Parvovirus (fifth disease) usually cause mild disease in the mother but can be devastating to the developing fetus. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor at 12weeks 5days pregnant she used the dopplar for a few seconds but did not find the heartbeat, is this normal or do I have something to worry about? At 8 weeks I did have a sonogram and seen the babies heartbeat! i'm nervous cause s

I went to the doctor at 12weeks 5days pregnant she used the dopplar for a few seconds but did not find the heartbeat, is this normal or do I have something to worry about? At 8 weeks I did have a sonogram and seen the babies heartbeat! i'm nervous cause s

Could be normal : Usually by 12 weeks fhts are heard on fetal doppler. If only a few seconds were tried, it wasn't a very dedicated attempt at listening. It's important to hear fhts both to document a live & healthy fetus and to reassure both mom & OB that all is well. If you have no cramps or bleeding & a nl us @ 8 weeks, you're prob ok. It would have been better though if your OB had let you hear or see the fhr. ...Read more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

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Im 29 weeks pregnant with twins an just had steroid shots for the babies lungs does the shot cause diarehea?

Im 29 weeks pregnant with twins an just had steroid shots for the babies lungs does the shot cause diarehea?

Probably not: Its not listed as one of the typical side GI side effects of betamethasone. However, i suppose it could be one of the uncommon side effects not listed. I usually tell me patients with diarrhea to hydrate and consider taking some immodium or kaopectate (kaolin and pectin). ...Read more

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I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

Not likely : There is plenty of cushioning around the baby. Use it as an opportunity to discuss how we should be gentle around people but I am sure it was an accident and don't worry about it. ...Read more