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What Wiil Happen If T3t4 Is High In Pregnancy
0.3 degrees F: A sustained rise (3 days or more) mid cycle of 0.3 degrees fahrenheit over baseline is considered significant and a sign of ovulation. If that rise is sustained for 16 days you should do a pregnancy test, but i would not consider it sufficiently reliable to "confirm" pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Yes: A high white count may be a sign of infection. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
My boyfriend got me pregnant while he was high on uppers , will this affect the baby or my pregnancy ?
No: No, this is not a problem YET. Having such a person for a father while growing up is definitely a problem. But at the time of conception his sperm is not carrying any "drug damage" and the fetus is only exposed to what YOU take into your body. Eat healthy, don't do drugs or alcohol, and hang out with a better crowd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My BP has been 110/60 all through pregnancy now no has gone upto 140/95 and is staying there is this worryingly high?
Yes: See your doctor. A pressure of 140/95 could be preeclampsia which can progress to eclampsia ( seizure), stroke, and/or fluid in the lungs if left untreated. The diagnosis of gestational hypertension is less serious. The cure for preeclampsia is delivery. The doctor must decide if the risks are greater to you or the baby depending on gestational age when making their decision for treatment. ...Read more
What is the accurate way to check your bp during pregnancy? My standing bp usually is high and sitting is normal 110/80, im 15 weeks
Can this happen to someone, have high levels of hCG on one pregnancy, and then low levels of hCG on the next one?
Yes: Hcg levels not only vary between patients but also between pregnancies in the same patient. It can also vary based on the time it was drawn and even on which lab processed the specimen. The important thing is the trend of the rising hormone. A Progesterone level is also helpful in telling the health of the pregnancy. ...Read more
Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational DM??: If you currently have gestational dm, which is implied based on the fact that you are checking 2 hour post-prandial blood sugars, then this value is high - talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Many things: Mother nature can be tough. Every pregnancy poses risks to mom or baby. The goal of modern obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine is to decrease the chances of big problems occurring. Uncomplicated pregnancies are more common than complicated ones in which mom or baby is at high risk for preterm birth, bleeding, hypertension, diabetes, multiples, birth defects or other threats to their life/health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quad Marker Screen: The Quad Marker Screen is done between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy in select patients. It looks at levels of AFP, hCG, UE, and Inhibin-A. Low levels of AFP and UE and higher than normal levels of hCG and Inhibin-A COULD indicate that the woman is at higher risk for having a baby with Down's syndrome. It is not even close to 100% accurate (70%-80% at best). ...Read more
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