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If I have had a previous preterm birth, does that mean I will have another one?

If I have had a previous preterm birth, does that mean I will have another one?

Increased risk: Your risk is higher than normal. Depending on the circumstances of the previous birth, you should ask your doctor about Progesterone injections to help decrease your risk. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage 2months ago and now trying to fall pregnant but scared that i will have another miscarriage, what can I do to prevent a miscarriage?

I had a miscarriage 2months ago and now trying to fall pregnant but scared that i will have another miscarriage, what can I do to prevent a miscarriage?

Nervous. : I understand you may be anxious. Miscarriage is relatively common and most likely there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Try again. If you have three miscarriages in a row, seek evaluation for a work up. Some physicians will start a work up after two. ...Read more

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I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to

I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to

Please talk to OB: Though not impossible to have vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), there are risks. You need to have a thorough discussion with your ob, so that you can make an informed decision. Not every OB would be willing to do vbacs -- another reason to talk to your ob. ...Read more

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I am rh- and after my miscarriage I did not recieve the rhogam shot, will I ever be able to carry a baby to term?

I am rh- and after my miscarriage I did not recieve the rhogam shot, will I ever be able to carry a baby to term?

Get tested: Only a small percentage of rh negative women will develop antibodies to the rh protein after a miscarriage. Ask your doctor or midwife to test you with an antibody screen to see if you have any antibodies. Even if you did develop antibodies the chances would be very good that your next pregnancy would be relatively normal. ...Read more

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I already had a tubal ligation after i give birth to my second baby is it possible to be pregnant again how many percent?

I already had a tubal ligation after i give birth to my second baby is it possible to be pregnant again how many percent?

Less than 1 percent : It is possible to become pregnant after a tubal ligation. The risk of a tubal or ectopic pregnancy is higher if this happens. Take a pregnancy test immediately if you miss a period and see your doctor right away if it is positive. If you desire to become pregnant, talk to your doctor about surgeries to reverse the tubal ligation, or ivf options. ...Read more

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I have had a pe soon after my second child . Do I have any alternative to lovenox (enoxaparin) if i was to get pregnant again? Anything in a pill form?

I have had a pe soon after my second child . Do I have any alternative to lovenox (enoxaparin) if i was to get pregnant again? Anything in a pill form?

Not really: There are some anticoagulants like Heparin that can be used but you have to protect yourself. It is extremely important you use something to prevent this from reoccurring. ...Read more

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Will i ever have a chance to get off my medications if I have schizophrenia?

Will i ever have a chance to get off my medications if I have schizophrenia?

Hmm: It is usually best to use some form of medication for life with schizophrenia. This will help to preserve function, protect cognitive abilities and to prevent positive sxs. ...Read more

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I have thyroid I've had two misscarriages will i be able to have a baby?

I have thyroid I've had two misscarriages will i be able to have a baby?

Usually: You should be able to, but i don't know anything about your overall health. Don't know what "i have thyroid" means. Almost everyone has one. If you mean you have a thyroid problem, then get it evaluated and treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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In my. Second pregnancy was told I have incompetent cervix. If i get pregnant again is there a chance it could resolve or do I need another cerclage?

In my. Second pregnancy was told I have incompetent cervix.  If i get pregnant again is there a chance it could resolve or do I need another cerclage?

Repeat cerclage: Once the diagnosis of incompetent cervix is made, typically repeat cerclage is indicated. That said, the diagnosis can at times be open to interpretation. Of you are questioning the indication you should get a second opinion. This is an area in which a maternal fetal medicine specialist would have experience. ...Read more

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If i take clonazepam and think i might be pregnant will that have a risk it said it was abortive i don't want to risk my baby please help!

If i take clonazepam and think i might be pregnant will that have a risk it said it was abortive i don't want to risk my baby please help!

Please see your OB/: Gyn. If you're pregnant, ask your psychiatrist or neurologist about safer options. Because data on facial & cardiac anomalies from Clonazepam use in early pregnancy are inconclusive, enroll in the north american antiepileptic drug (naaed) pregnancy registry, 1--888-233-2334. Take your folate (folic acid) & pnv supplements daily, eat well, avoid tobacco, drugs & alcohol & follow your ob's instructions. ...Read more

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Can you give birth to a baby naturally after you have had a c-section for a previous baby?

Can you give birth to a baby naturally after you have had a c-section for a previous baby?

Usually yes: Vaginal birth after a c/section (vbac) is a topic you may wish to discuss with your obstetrician or midwife. Several individual factors may influence your decision, so it's hard to answer your question more specifically. In addition, some obstetricians will not offer vbac because of the the risk, albeit small, of a ruptured uterus. ...Read more

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Will I have an easier natural birth if my previous birth was a large baby?

Will I have an easier natural birth if my previous birth was a large baby?

Not necessarily: Second babies usually come quicker and with less problems during delivery than first babies. There are always exceptions to this though. If you have a history of a large baby and this one is smaller, your birth experience may be easier. If you are prone to making large babies and this baby is big too, there is still a chance of difficulties at birth, such as shoulder dystocia and tears. ...Read more

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I had postpartum major depression after my first baby can it come back if I have a second baby?

I had postpartum major depression after my first baby can it come back if I have a second baby?

Possible: Congratulations on being a mom. Yes, it is possible for postpartum depression to return with the second. Stick close to your docs. They are aware of your history and will do all they can to prevent or lessen symptoms. In the end all will be well. ...Read more

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How long do u have to wait to have sex after having a 6wk miscarriage due to pcos?

How long do u have to wait to have sex after having a 6wk miscarriage due to pcos?

Two weeks: After having a miscarriage, approximately two weeks of abstinence is necessary to reduce any risk of an infection. ...Read more

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I am 9/10 weeks pregnant. How can i induce a miscarriage? I do not want to have a surgical abortion.

I am 9/10 weeks pregnant. How can i induce a miscarriage? I do not want to have a surgical abortion.

Not possible: A surgical legal abortion is your best and healthiest option. In days prior to 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling, physicians saw all kinds of failed home remedies for abortion/miscarriage that were injurious to the mother. Thankfully, those days are long past. ...Read more

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I had a blighted ovum but I have not miscarried or bleed yet. My doctor said to go back in a week for another ultrasound but can I have sex from now t?

I had a blighted ovum but I have not miscarried or bleed yet. My doctor said to go back in a week for another ultrasound but can I have sex from now t?

Ask your MD: You need to ask your MD who is following your blighted ovum that question, as he/she may be considering a D & C next week and the risk of infection post surgery is higher when intercourse stirs up or contributes bacteria. ...Read more

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I was born at 51/2 months. I want a baby but worried I have a avm due to being preemie and that pregnancy will cause stroke. Can i ask for tests?

I was born at 51/2 months. I want a baby but worried I have a avm due to being preemie and that pregnancy will cause stroke. Can i ask for tests?

APPT with MFM: You are the ideal candidate to see mfm (maternal/fetal medicine) doctor before you get pregnant. They can discuss risk of pregnancy to you and risk of problems to the baby due to both your problems and the risk of prematurity. Needs lots more info than given here, but this specialist can help guide you through everything and help decide if risks are present and how they could affect you and baby. ...Read more

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