Pregnancy Complications

Many pregnant women experience some health complications that can affect the growth of the baby or the health of the mother. Some of the common complications are gestational hypertension, gestation diabetes, preeclampsia, preterm labor, stillbirth, infections, iron-deficiency anemia, etc.

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What are the risks of a C-section for a Crohn's disease patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Crohn's disease and I am taking Infliximab for it. My large bowel is strongly affected with hundred ulcers over there. Luckily, Infliximab worked for me and I did not have surgery. Now I am pregnant and I am wondering about C-section. I do not want to have any tear. I do not want ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. C-section (Caesarean section) is done when there is a need. You cannot avoid C-section due to other issues. You will have adhesions after doing abdominal surgery and the bowel will get adhere to each other or to the surgical area after undergoing surgery. This is comple...  Read Full »

Will high altitude hiking cause any harm to the fetus?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 5 weeks pregnant and planning to go on a hike in altitude 2000-5200 m for seven days. The first day (peak climb) should be quite challenging from the physical perspective. As the trip is booked already without prior knowledge of pregnancy, could you please recommend what I should do i...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Pregnancy is a very precious thing, and I am sure you must be going through many physical and emotional changes. Now I fully understand that you have an active lifestyle, but I recommend that you please postp...  Read Full »

How long can a baby survive after the water breaks?

Query: Hi doctor, I spoke to you earlier. Now I am at 34 weeks, and my water broke, and I have been admitted to the hospital. I am on antibiotics, but no contractions. The hospital is also telling me to go home on antibiotics as they will not induce the labor. Is it safe if the water broke for the baby...  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is great to find that you have reached 34 weeks. Have they given steroid injections to accelerate the baby's lung maturity? 1. You can wait if still, fluid is present. 2. You have to look out for any fever or contractions; if they develop, you can get readmitted. ...  Read Full »

What can cause persistent UTI in pregnant women?

Query: Hello. Im 21weeks pregnant and i have a problem on solving my UTI. First urine test, i got 40-60 pus cells so the doctor gave me antibiotic and took 2 tablet for each day for 7 days. After taking, i took a urine test again but still i have a UTI, with 17-20 pus cells. It frustrates me because i drin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi Do you have any symptoms or are you just seeing the urine test results ?? If you don’t have any symptoms then it can be because of the contaminated sample or container Get one urine culture sensitivity test, you will know exactly which antibiotic will help For now, I would advise you to...  Read Full »

Is it safe to fly while pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 9 weeks pregnant. I had a mild perigestational hemorrhage during the 5th week. After taking medications, there is no subchorionic hematoma. Can I take an air travel of two and half hours to my native at the end of this month as I do not have anyone here to take care of me.   Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  There is no evidence to suggest that flying while pregnant is harmful for either you or your baby if you are having a straightforward pregnancy. There are some safety guidelines for air travel during pregnancy that you should be aware of.  You should carry a minimum h...  Read Full »

Does abortion affect the chances of future pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 31 years old. I just got married six months back. I am 6 weeks pregnant. Since it was not a planned pregnancy, I would not like to continue the pregnancy. Considering my age, please provide an objective view.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you to continue pregnancy as you are 31 years now. It is the right age to have a child. Once female crosses 30 the complications in pregnancy, such as high blood pressure, thyroid problem and sugar issues increase. Also, the chance of getting pregnant i...  Read Full »

Why did USG at 16 weeks show separation of amnion and chorion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant now. Her first pregnancy was completely normal. Now, at 13 weeks she had major bleeding and that took us to the ER. US showed movement and heartbeat.  Since then, she has continued to bleed with dark brown clots and occasional red blood. She had 16 week US and it sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, let me say that I am sorry for your wife's trouble in this pregnancy. It appears as if there is a placental separation and there is a chance that your wife may miscarry. Lower back ache and continuous bleeding are not very good signs of a normal pregnancy, unfortun...  Read Full »

Will Ecospirin intake cause excessive bleeding during delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 weeks pregnant. In my previous pregnancy, I had a c section at 33 weeks as my water broke. Presently, I am taking Aspirin tablets daily. My doctor prescribed it. But I have a doubt that will it cause excessive bleeding in my delivery? As I am near to delivery is it safe to tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your concern, but please do not be stressed. All you need right now is to relax, keep calm, and take some rest. Yes, Ecosporin is totally safe during pregnancy, and mostly your gynecologist will continue it until 36 weeks at least. But I would like...  Read Full »

I have had two C-sections. What are the risks of getting pregnant again?

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of days before I found out that I am pregnant. According to the first day of last menstrual period, I am about four and a half weeks pregnant. This is my fourth pregnancy. I had an ectopic pregnancy before four years. Then gave a birth after a year through emergency cesarean and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think your GP has guided you correctly. Abortion can be associated with complications, some of which may be major. Your gynecologist informed you about your weak uterine scar. So, continuation of pregnancy can be risky as well. In my opinion you should consult y...  Read Full »

Is it true that 62 % of pregnant women with pityriasis rosea have a miscarriage?

Query: I have had pityriasis rosea (PR) for about a week and I am currently 7 weeks pregnant. I have had no other symptoms other than the rash. After reading a study which found a 62% miscarriage rate when women were infected with PR during the first 15 weeks of gestation, I am obviously terrified. Can you...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Thank you for giving me opportunity to treat your skin problem. Yes, you are right there are significant chances of miscarriage if Pityriasis Rosea appears in first few weeks of gestation. Mostly miscarriage occurs when Pityriasis Rosea happens after HSV 6 & HSV 7 infection (according to litera...  Read Full »

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