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If you already have a child with Spina Bifida should you get pregnant again?

Whether or not you should get pregnant again is a personal decision only you can make. A woman who has no family history, and herself has never given birth to a child with Spina Bifida has a 0.1-0.2% chance of having a child with the condition. A woman who has either a family history or has herself had a previous child with Spina Bifida has about a 3% chance of having a child with Spina Bifida, though this can be reduced to about 1% if she takes at least 4 mg of folic acid per day. It is recommended all women who are contemplating getting pregnant should take folic acid supplementation for at least 3 months before conception and continue it for at least the first trimester of pregnancy.

What are the things pregnant mother should eat?

A pregnant mother should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and also ensure she gets enough calcium from dairy products.

You smoke and drink and you just found out you were pregnant what should you do?

Stop drinking. Your baby can have severe disabilities if you drink while pregnant.

What is the connection between spina bifida and folic acid?

Spina Bifida is an NTD (Neural Tube Defect) affecting the spinal column/cord. Folic Acid, also known as Vitamin B9 is known to help the develop the neural tube (spinal cord and brain) during fetal development. Women of child rearing age who are trying to get pregnant/are pregnant are encouraged to take higher than normal quantities of Folic Acid to help reduce the chances that their baby could have spina bifida. Women should start taking the higher dose at least 3 months before getting pregnant and then throughout their pregnancy, this is especially important for women who have a family history of spina bifida or have spina bifida themselves.

How is Spina Bifida inherited?

Spina bifida doesn't follow a strict inheritance pattern, but hereditary factors do play some role, though it is not completely understood yet.Mothers who have had one child with spina bifida have a 3-4% chance of their next child having spina bifida, while the general population only has a 0.1-0.2% chance. In the case a pregnant woman has a family history of spina bifida, it is recommended that they take a higher dose of folic acid than other pregnant women. Here again, folic acid plays a role in preventing neural tube defects (like spina bifida), but the mechanism is not well understood.Also, for an unknown reason, it is more prevalent in female children than in male children.It does not seem to be inherited. But if it runs in the family, your doctor should be told this. He should up the dose of Folic Acid.

Could a woman be pregnant if she expierences bleeding and severe cramps not like normal period cramps?

Yes she can be pregnant, and if she is pregnant and is bleeding she is at risk of a miscarriage, and should see a doctor immediately.

How does salmonella affect pregnant women?

Severe vomiting, diarrhea and cramping. This is why pregnant women should avoid the kinds of food that you can get Salmonella from. The cramps can be so severe you miscarry. Also not being able to keep anything down and be sick for weeks in a hospital is not good..

When should you tell your parents im pregnant?

You should tell them as soon as possible so the baby and mother can be the healthy as possible.

Why pregnant women should drink alcohol?

NEVER, and I mean NEVER EVER drink when you are pregnant, do you want your kid to have problems with their brain! If you are a good mother, then you should want your kid to have the bst chance at life posibble.

Why should pregnant mother avoid drinking alcohol and smoking?

Because you will have small or IUGR babies.

What does severe headaches and blurriness mean?

means sometimes you could be pregnant or you could have damaged something you should get it cheked out right away

You are 7 months pregnant and you are having severe cramps and when you were examined recently your cervix had softned is that supposed to happen?

If you are having severe cramps that is not normal, and your doctor should exam you. My cervix began to soften around 8 months, but there was no severe cramps. If I was you I would go to the ER if you are experiencing severe cramps.

Can herpes kill a pregnant woman and her child?

Not usually. There are safe ways to treat herpes while pregnant. Antiviral medication is safe to take and the mother should be taking it if she has herpes and is pregnant. If herpes was contracted a few weeks or months before getting pregnant then the mother could have a misscariage due to stress of a break out. But if the mother has had herpes long before she got pregnant then there shouldn't be any risk to the baby.

What wheelchair should people born with Spina Bifida use?

If you were born with Spina Bifida and need a wheelchair you should consult with a Physical Therapist. They will measure you, assess your needs and recommend what you need. They will even help you with where to buy one.

Can guinea pigs have hay fever?

Depends on the kind of hay you give your guinea pig. If your guinea pig is a pregnant mother or a growing baby, then you should give him/her Alfafa hay. If your guinea pig is NOT a pregnant mother or a growing baby, then he/she should be given Timothy hay.

How should parents treat children that have Spina Bifida?

Is this a trick question? They're kids, treat them like kids. This is a no brainer. (Yes I have had two ex-girlfriends with spina bifida)

When should you put an expectant mother tetra in a guppy breeder?

There is no such thing as an expectant mother Tetra. Tetras are egg layers and can not get pregnant so they do not have babies.

What should you do if you are age 12 and pregnant?

You must confine the same to your mother. She is your best friend. You can always rely on her. She will manage the problem. Mother is next to God.

Why won't a sore heal on my son who has Spina Bifida?

The reason sores don't heal on the lower body of a person with Spina Bifida has to do with there being less blood circulation in that area because of the Spina Bifida. But your son can see a specialist for wound care and that should help.

What should a person not do if diagnosed with spina bifida?

A person with Spina Bifida should not fail to examine the lower half of his/her body daily for sores, because they may get sores and be unaware of them, and that can allow the sores to become serious. They should not fail to drink enough water daily, because people with Spina Bifida often have problems with urinary tract infections and constipation. They should not let themselves get depressed because of their inabilities, but should strive to be positive and focus on their abilities.

What food groups should a pregnant mother include in her diet and give reasons for your choices?

it is good to eat healthy foods if not look in a book all about pregnant people.

Do you have to remove your IUD if you're pregnant?

Due to the risk to the fetus and mother, a women pregnant with the IUD in place should have the IUD removed. The pregnancy may continue normally after that.

Can you have breast milk when not pregnant?

Yes, but it's rare, and often the sign of hormonal imbalance. Not severe, but significant enough that if you experience it, you should check in with a doctor.

What should you expect at 28 weeks of pregnancy?

The mother should now look pregnant, she can feel the baby moving inside her and the baby's heart should be heard beating.

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