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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Can premature labor and delivery cause infertility at 26 weeks with vaginal delivery?

Can premature labor and delivery cause infertility at 26 weeks with vaginal delivery?

SecondaryInfertility: A person who has one pregnancy and cannot get pregnant a 2nd time is usually not due to the previous 26 week delivery. An incompetent cervix means that the patient got pregnant again. A vigorous scraping at a d & c post partum can cause infertility. ...Read more

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In a healthy pregnancy, can sexual intercourse and orgasm induce premature labor?

In a healthy pregnancy, can sexual intercourse and orgasm induce premature labor?

No: Pregnant woman may continue to enjoy intercourse unless specifically instructed to avoid by your doctor. ...Read more

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How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

Weight gain: The amount of kilos depends on starting weight in relation to height or the bmi. For instance normal weight gain is 10-14 kg. If you are overweight, the recommendation would be less and if you are underweight the recommendation would be more. ...Read more

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What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

Not a problem: Vaginal vault prolapse in pregnancy is not harmful, but can be uncomfortable. Ask your ob/gyn md to place a pessary into your vagina to lift up the cervix and reduce the prolapse problem until after delivery. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women undergo a facelift?

Can pregnant women undergo a facelift?

No: Non-essential procedures should be avoided, as the developing child is susceptible to physiologic stresses. Additionally, it is very unlikely a 30 year old would be an appropriate candidate for a facelift. ...Read more

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Can an HIV women reverse her tubal?

Can an HIV women reverse her tubal?

HIV and Life: Absolutely. There would be no difference between someone with HIV and someone without HIV in this scenario. Not all tubals can be reversed, but HIV should have nothing to do with that decision. ...Read more

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Friend had early misscariage at 4-5wks.she attributes it to many vaginal ultrsounds.she's pregnant again,brown discharge.risk with vaginal uktrasound?

Friend had early misscariage at 4-5wks.she attributes it to many vaginal ultrsounds.she's pregnant again,brown discharge.risk with vaginal uktrasound?

Risk very very small: There is no scientific evidence that vaginal ultrasounds cause "early miscarriages". Advise your friend to consult a knowledgeable Ob geneticist and / or a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology - Infertility who can help her understand the challenges and possible causes of early pregnancy losses. ...Read more

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30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?

30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?

Myths: I don't know where you got that statistic, but it is not true or correct or there is a different definition of what the word 'bleeding' means. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Any bleeding in pregnancy should be considered abnormal. And a reason to be in good contact with your OB. ...Read more

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Can clitoral orgasm cause miscarriage during 9 weeks of pregnancy ?

Can clitoral orgasm cause miscarriage during 9 weeks of pregnancy
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No: Orgasm regardless of the source or week of pregnancy does not cause miscarriage unless there is a significant complication to the pregnancy first. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts and 85% at the end of a year. The remaining 15%, by definition, are infertile and should consider seeing their gyn or a infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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33 wks pregnant irregular painless contractions,positive ffn test, 1 CM dilated, baby well into pelvis, 6th pregnancy,will i give birth early?

33 wks pregnant irregular painless contractions,positive ffn test, 1 CM dilated, baby well into pelvis, 6th pregnancy,will i give birth early?

Hard to say: The fetal fibrobectin test is much more predictive of the real condition, or the truth, when the test is negative, than when it is positive. A single positive ffn test result is not highly predictive of preterm labor and delivery, and since you are probably not in active labor from irregular contractions, it's hard to answer your question with confidence. See your OB regularly as directed ...Read more

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Can placenta accreta be missed at delivery?

Can placenta accreta be missed at delivery?

Very definitely: Unfortunately, placenta accreta is often diagnosed at the time post delivery when a cotyledon(plug) of placenta is missing or the placenta itself does not detach normally. At that point, aggressive measures to 'detach" the placenta may result in massive hemorrhage and the resultant post apocalyptic diagnosis of placenta accreta. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Probably a new preg: But, rarely, there is a hormone-producing tumor left from the pregnancy. See your ob/gyn; you may need a 24 hour hormone assay to dfferentiate it from a a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?

I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier  examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?

Yes: See your doctor......initial by manual exam will give a rough idea about your pelvis and its outlet............adequate for vaginal delivery or not. But at term the size/health of the baby plays a big role for C-section need. ...Read more

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