Please say hello to your new WebMD Moderator: Haylen!
Haylen will most likely be taking over the WebMD Pregnancy: High-Risk Conditions Community on Monday. I'll still be around on WebMD, but I know I leave you in good hands and will miss this community! You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong, calm and keep researching! You are all wonderful women and mothers!
Please welcome Haylen. She will be introducing herself soon!
Sending thoughts of health and happiness for 2011 and beyond!View Thread
I hope that everything goes well. It is great that your doctors are being so cautious about your LO, especially with gestational diabetes. I wish you the best and will keep you in my prayers. Please keep us posted and try to stay relaxed for you and your LO. Take care!View Thread
According to WebMD Protecting Others From Hepatitis C , "It is possible for a pregnant mother to spread the virus to her baby, but the risk is low. The CDC believes the transmission rate from mother to child is about 5%. The virus is spread at birth, and there's no way to reduce the risk."
Breastfeeding should also be done with great caution. An infant would be at risk if the nipples crack and bleed, spreading the virus.
Please read the article above for more information. You might also consider posting in the WebMD Hepatitis Community for more insight from other members and experts relating to your situation. I wish you and your family the best! Take care and Happy Holidays!View Thread
Unfortunately, it is hard to find much information on maternal hydrocephalus. I was able to discover a few mothers with success stories through Google, so you may want to try this route for more tips and stories to relate. Also, make sure to speak with your physician. He/she may want to monitor your shunt before pregnancy to get a baseline of measurement in case there are any changes.
You may also want to post your questions in the WebMD Trying to Conceive Community and see if other members or experts may have some insight to this situation. I wish you the best and hope that you keep us posted. Take care!View Thread
I hope that everything went well with your tests and you are doing okay. It is normal to feel nervous and scared during pregnancy. Try to take it easy and keep up your great job of controlling your diabetes. I don't know if the preeclampsia could have any affect on this situation, but a c-section is always an option if the baby is unable to be turned.
Here is some more information for you look over and speak with your doctors about.
I'm having a time finding information on this artery constriction of the placenta. I definitely think that you should rest and call your doctor for more information about your condition and being monitored. Please let us know how you and your precious LO are doing and what the physician says. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and try to stay calm (though, easier said than done). ((((hugs))))View Thread
I'm so sorry to hear about your concerns and I truly understand your worries. I suffered from the exact opposite complication during pregnancy with a placenta abruptio, where instead of the placenta being attached too deep into the uterine wall, it was detached.
I think that if you feel that your OB has not had much experience with your situation in the past, then YES, you should seek a professional that you feel most comfortable with. You and your little one will be monitored and you need to feel relaxed with your physician and be able to take it easy, knowing that you are in good hands. Please keep us posted on any new news and try to take things slow. My heart goes out to you. You and your LO are in my thoughts and prayers.View Thread
WebMD's SECOND WEEK of the Cookie Recipe Swap in our Food and Cooking Community is here!!!
This week we're calling for Party Cookie Recipes. Cookies this week should personify not only pretty to look at shapes, textures and colors but must include decadent ingredients like chocolate, full-fat dairy products (that means butter), or plenty of sugar (brown, white or both). They can be decorated, cut-outs, drops, bars or any other shape you can think of. But they must be guilt-inducing! Oh, pictures please!
As mothers, we all want to be cautious and aware of the possible risks that our environment may have on our children. Though we cannot remove every harmful exposure that may come about, there are steps that we can take to help better our little ones' safety and health.
WebMD's health-e head2toe tool is a great resource for all of us parents to check on how environmental exposure may be affecting our children. Please try out the tool and leave any feedback below. View Thread