OB/GYN, High Risk
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Dr. Sean Daneshmand is a highly-respected perinatalogist based out of southern California. Through his nonprofit Miracle Babies, he provides financial assistance to families who have given birth to high-risk babies. After his own wife was threatened with a pregnancy that required intensive care. Daneshmand started the organization with the goal of providing aid to families whose thoughts were consumed with that of the health of their newborns. Daneshmand was recently profiled as a CNN Hero, a member of CNN’s continuing series, highlighting people around the world who are making extraordinary impacts in their communities.
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After getting over the initial shock of being pregnant with twins, most soon-to-be parents want to know if their babies are identical or fraternal. How do medical care providers determine your twin type? What exactly are they looking for during those ultrasounds?
You’ve just learned you’re pregnant with twins! Odds are, you’re in complete shock. You may be asking questions like, how did this happen? How common are twins? Are they identical or fraternal? And could it happen to me again? Today we’re leaning all about “twinning”, the process of conceiving twins.
When a woman becomes pregnant past the age of 35, she is considered to be of advanced maternal age. But, what exactly does that mean? And what type of effects can age have on the health of your unborn child?
Your pregnancy is called high-risk if you or your baby has an increased chance of developing a health problem. What are some of these risk factors? And what type of treatment can you expect to receive with a high-risk pregnancy?