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Pregnant: expectant mothers.

ex·pec′tant n.
ex·pec′tant·ly adv.
Referring to a stance of nontreatment adopted for an illness for which the benefit of therapy is uncertain, which follows the dictum primum non nocere ("first, do no harm")


adjective Clinical medicine Referring to a stance of nontreatment adopted for an illness for which the benefit of therapy is uncertain, following the dictum, '…primum non nocere' Vox populi Pregnant


Characterized by the willingness to wait hopefully. The term is used especially of medical treatment.

Patient discussion about expectant

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

Q. Curious as to what to expect with menopause

A. Menopause symptoms are caused due to rapid decline in hormonal levels- especially estrogen. You should expect to experience a variety of symptoms, that may be unpleasant such as hot flashes, palpitations, night sweats, vaginal atrophy (drying), skin drying, slight decrease in sexual drive, mood changes, urgency in urination and more. Not all women have these symptoms, and usually woman don't have all the symptoms.

Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis? i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?

A. Patients suffering from psoriasis may also suffer from arthritis of various type, and also accelerated atherosclerosis (i.e. heart diseases). However, I don't think that the approach should what should you worry about, but rather you may consult your doctor to see what you can do to control the disease and maybe feel better about it.

Take care,

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Conversely, proponents of expectant management point to the possibility that the rate of cesarean delivery will be increased with immediate induction; they also cite concerns that neonatal morbidity may be increased with an early term delivery.
This study was conducted to compare the effects of induction of labor versus expectant management, on maternal and fetal well-being, in women with term prelabor rupture of membranes.
The shower is open to expectant women or fathers-to-be who have served.
Distribution of cases according to management SURGERY 60% METHOTREXATE 24% EXPECTANT 16% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Expectant management of early pregnancy failure has been practiced since 1995 but with a controversy due to a wide range of results (25-76%) and low patient acceptability due to anxiety and uncertain amount of time till expulsion3.
Immediate delivery compared with expectant management after preterm pre-labour rupture of the membranes close to term (PPROMT trial): a randomised controlled trial.
According to studies' results, live birth rate of IVF/PGS cycles is about 50%; however, live-birth rate of expectant management is about 70% over time, while the IVF/PGS approach is 100-fold more expensive than expectant management (4).
The bank has announced the launch of pilot initiatives aimed at creating a better work environment for expectant and new mothers.
The study hypothesis was not proven: There was no significant difference in the frequency of cesarean section between the induction group (32%) and the expectant management group (33%), for a relative risk of 0.
There also was no difference in the secondary outcome measure, a composite metric including sepsis, ventilation for 24 or more hours, or death (73 [8%] in the immediate delivery group vs 61 [7%] in the expectant management group; RR, 1.
Expectant moms receive incentives for completing prenatal, postpartum and healthy-baby appointments.