Pregnancy Complications

Ask questions here about reasons for concerns during your pregnancy such as pre-eclampsia, spotting during pregnancy, miscarriages, cramping, etc.

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How soon do ankle or feet swell during pregnancy?

Usually, around 3 or 4 months.

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Does subchorionic bleeding mean that you are going to lose the baby?

Bleeding While PregnantHere are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers:
  • No. It does not mean you're going to lose the baby. I had the same thing at 10 weeks, had an ultrasound that showed the clot, and the baby is fine. It is a blood clot, which will likely bleed out or get absorbed by your body. Only 1-3% of women with a sub chorionic bleed lose the baby (and it is not always necessarily because of the clot). Just take it easy, and let it run its course. You'll be fine. Don't stress over it.
  • I was told that I have possible subchorionic bleeding, and that it usually clears up by itself. I was told not to worry, and from what I saw my baby is fine. Don't worry yourself about it, but if you are really concerned, just give your doctor a call!
  • I am interested in hearing from Theresa or anyone else about this problem. My daughter-in-law is pregnant with twins and has this problem. It is early days yet and we do not know what the outcome will be nor do we know much about the problem. Will it go away by itself? This is an en vitro pregnancy. Is it more common in this type of pregnancy?
  • My daughter is 10 weeks pregnant and the doctor does not seem overly concerned, which is concerning. The doctor told my daughter absolutly no vaginal insertion (no sex) until she is 20 weeks, at which time I guess they will schedule another ultra sound. The chance does exist she may loose the baby if the bleed gets worse and she bleeds vaginally. I do have a call to the doctor to get more information, which I suggest you also do. Good luck!
  • Having had this condition I really feel for you at this time and fully understand how frustrating it is. Sadly there is no straight yes or no answer. This is not meant to upset you, just to let you know not to take this condition for granted. 2 weeks ago at 22 1/2 weeks gestation I lost my baby boy due to this condition. I started bleeding at 15 weeks and it continued non stop till the end. I had 2 large hematomas (10 & 8cm) and even though I passed many clots they kept getting bigger. The last 2 weeks of my pregnancy were spent in hospital and I had 7 units of blood transfused. Through all of this my baby did not appear to be affected. Doctors explained that the constant bleeding traumatised my uterine wall causing the placenta to come away and labour to start. There is no cure and there is no way of predicting the outcome. All I can advise is to try and stay positive but also source as much information on the outcome of possible preterm delivery. I hope you have a beautiful baby to show for all the effort.
  • I was told I have residual implantation blood between the placenta and uterus wall. I was not told that it is subchorionic bleeding. I am 10 weeks today. Is this the same issue?
  • I had a subchorionic HEMORAGE at 13 weeks gestation. Bed rest, ultrasounds, then limited activity I bled at various amounts throughout the entire pregnancy. My son was born FULL TERM by c section 6 days before his due date. My docs told me they had never seen a bleed so large, at delivery only the outer edge of the placenta had been atatched. My son is FINE. --He is turning 12 years old on May 2 2007 and this past month, after testing, we have learned he is gifted. So don't give up!
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When your pregnant does your vagina burn and itch when you urine?

It sounds like you could have a UTI or yeast infection. Both are very common in pregnancy. Just call your Dr and tell them what is happening.

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Labor and Birth
Pregnancy Complications

What of the name of a doctor who helps a paitent give birth?

The two more commonly used people to deliver a baby are: obstetrician and midwife. Both are trained in the delivery of babies, the approaches they use are different. Obstetricians are trained to deliver babies safely and to deal with any complications or illnesses the pregnant and deliverying mom may encounter. Obstetricians deliver the majority of babies born in the U.S. Midwives have various levels of medical training and can deliver a baby safely when the pregnancy is not high risk and there are no complications. Most midwives are associated with a medical hospital or medical center in case of emergencies during delivery.

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What happens if a baby swallows feces at birth?

Meconium is the baby's first bowel movement and it is a thick green tar-like substance. For most babies, meconium is released shortly after they are born. However, some babies release meconium during labor and delivery. When a woman is in labor, her doctor will be able to tell if the baby has had a bowel movement because her amniotic fluid will be stained with meconium. The baby will be monitored very closely for any signs of fetal distress.

If meconium is present during labor or birth, the baby can aspirate the meconium or swallow it. Once the baby is born, the doctor will perform suctioning to reduce the amount of meconium that the baby can aspirate. If the baby does inhale the meconium, it can cause Meconium Aspiration Syndrome which can lead to meconium aspiration pneumonia - both can be very serious. As a result, the baby will be closely monitored and may require a stay in the NICU for several days to a few weeks. Treatment may include antibiotics or a ventilator. The doctor will perform chest x rays to make sure the lungs are functioning normally.

Babies swallowing meconium is more common than one may think. Ask some friends - chances are pretty good that it's happened to someone you know.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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Did Jackie Kennedy have her first miscarriage in 1961?

No. Jackie Kennedy had her first miscarriage in 1955. She gave birth to a stillborn baby girl in 1956. She gave birth to Caroline in 1957. She had John Jr. in 1960. In 1963, she had a baby boy six weeks premature and he died two days later. His name was Patrick.

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What specific antibiotic can cause miscarriage?

Antibiotics can be taken when pregnant since some conditions are worse than the possible effects of the antibiotics. There is no real research that says that antibiotics can can cause miscarriage or fetal damage, they just want to be careful since there is not enough research. It doesn't matter what type or brand.

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What is the treatment for torch test positive?

You let a cotton swab on fire and stick it up your anus.

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Medications and Vaccination During Pregnancy
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What is a macerated fetus?

About 12 hours following fetal demise, the outer layer of skin will begin to slough off. This is caused by the baby being surrounded by amniotic fluid.

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Can feeling dizzy when smoking be a early sign of pregnancy?

It can be.If you feel that you may be pregnant you should take a home pregnancy test and/or see your dr.

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How do they remove a dead baby that has past inside the mother?

It depends on how far along you are. Most miscarriages occur in the first trimester and then it's either by inducing by pill which can happen at home or by surgery where the doctor will scrape the uterus and make sure nothing is left to cause infection. If it's later in the pregnancy they will also induce using medicine but then it will be like labor and take place at the hospital.

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Is it normal to have strong pains while being pregnant?

I am not a physician but I have had this problem. I was almost four months pregnant before I knew it because I had a period ALL NINE MONTHS! My doctor said that it wasn't common but not unheard of. He said it was probably because of my age (38) when I got pregnant and also that I was on a strong anti-biotic while taking "the pill." I would definitely talk with your doctor. It didn't have any effect on the birth of my daughter which we now refer to as our "miracle baby." I would visit a doctor immediately to find out why are you bleeding. Implantation Bleeding only occurs a week after conception, but low placenta's can cause bleeding so a lot of rest, no lifting and no exercise is recommended. If you are very early into the pregnancy then you may be lacking progesterone, doctors can provide you with medication which is safe to take whilst pregnant.

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Every women is different some women have periods while pregnant and not even know . you could go to the doctors and have a blood test to find out if your pregnant. I had Implantation bleeding 2 weeks after got my period I could be pregnant but instead I just ignore it my period pattern have change ever since I had implantation bleeding as well . Some women have periods in the first few months in pregnancy or throughout pregnancy

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Can a baby poop while in the womb?

Yes, After a certain age. But this will not harm the mother or the fetus unless the fetus consumes it feces (which can be okay but may need care after delivery).

Usually when this happens it is a sign of stress in the baby, it is found when the amniotic sac breaks (or is broken by the medical attendant) at some point in labor or just prior to labor beginning.

The danger is to the baby if he inhales the meconium (first BM) - either prior to birth or when he takes his first breath. Meconium is thick and sticky, when inhaled it clogs the bronchial passages and can cause a serious case of pneumonia.

To prevent the baby from inhaling and to clean any meconium from the baby's mouth and throat the doctor will instruct the laboring mother to stop pushing as soon as the baby's head is delivered and then suction the baby's mouth and throat. The baby will need to be seen by a Pediatrician as soon as he is born and will be monitored by the nursing staff for the first 24 to 48 hours, to watch for signs of pneumonia.

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Conditions and Diseases
Diabetes
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What kind of pregnancy complications should an insulin dependent diabetic expect?

My cousin is an insulin dependent diabetic & she had a very rough pregnany & the baby was premature. He had to have a few surgeries after birth also. But now he is a healthy 16 month old baby. She on the other hand now has liver & stomach cancer. Any prayers is much needed. They only gave her 6 months.

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Why is teen pregnancy important for teens in school?

Education about teen pregnancy is vital in order to avoid it. Contraceptives should always be used in order to stop pregnancy unless the parents have a detailed life plan for themselves and the child as well as sufficient financial means for both. This is usually not the case with teen parents, and so boys and girls should be educated in school about the trials and consequences of unplanned pregnancy. To answer your originally worded question however, its because its a huge life change!

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Is abnormal fetus have a right to live?

That is a truly personal question that only the expectant mother has the right to answer. The morality of abortion differs from person to person.

abnormal fetus has the right to live because they are only humans too, therefore they have the rights to see the world, live life here in earth and to die here in earth not in the womb of their mom.

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Do you have to deliver a dead fetus at five months?

Yes in the case of fetal death you will labor and deliver the baby. If labor doesn't begin spontaneously you may be induced to prevent infection.

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First Ladies
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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What did Jacqueline Kennedy's babies die from?

Jacqueline Kennedy's first pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage. Her second pregnancy resulted in the stillbirth of her daughter, who was said by the Kennedys later to be named Arabella Kennedy. The fifth pregnancy of Jacqueline Kennedy resulted in the premature birth and death two days later of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, due to respiration problems that resulted from underdeveloped lungs.

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When is the most risky time of pregnancy?

During the first stage of the Menstrual cycle, when the uterus lining goes, usually in the first week of your period. The best time is during ovulation.

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How can you make yourself miscarry at 5 months?

You cannot make yourself miscarry. Miscarriages are usually caused by an illness in the development in the child or in your womb.

If you mean you want an abortion you have to see a doctor. The limit is 20 or 24 weeks in the US.

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What are the chances of a child with light blue skin?

The chances of a child being born with light blue skin are improbable. However, a condition commonly known as "Blue Baby Syndrome" can occur when there is a difference in Rh factor between mother and child. The baby's skin is not actually blue in color, but appears blue because of the lack of oxygenated blood needed to keep the baby alive. This is also known as cyanosis. This syndrome can be fatal if not appropriately treated. Fortunately, it can also be prevented with an injection shortly after the birth of the mother's first child.

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What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy in under 10% of women. There are few symptoms and it is usually diagnosed during normal blood tests done when you become pregnant. It is easily controlled but if left untreated can cause growth abnormalities in the offspring.
Gestational Diabetes is when a diabetic condition develops during pregnancy, usually in the 3rd trimester. It is usually self-limiting, meaning, it is resolved and goes away after the baby is born. However, it is a cause of concern. Doctor will require more frequent visits, urinalysis, and possibly more bloodwork. It's important to follow your doctor's orders, so you protect the baby. However, most times, the Gestational Diabetes will improve. It can predispose you to developing diabetes later in life, but that risk is low.

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Vitamins During Pregnancy
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How long should you take prenatal vitamins before getting pregnant?

I haven't seen anything recommending vitamins before pregnancy, but all during pregnancy is recommended. And of course, if you have any vitamin deficiencies in general, you should take care of yourself.

Of course, because it is hard to know exactly when you become pregnant, if you are trying to get pregnant, it definitely can't hurt... and stopping things that would be harmful to a baby can't hurt either.

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Is it safe doing inter course with high force during first weak of pregnancy?

Yes. The embryo is protected.

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Why do UK patients travel to North Cyprus for Infertility treatments?

Because a British infertility specialist send patients abroad to undergo PGD for gender selection, since it is considered illegal in the United Kingdom.

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