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Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
Probably: While it is known that alcohol, tobacco, and many drugs used by a pregnant woman can have negative effects on her baby, the effects of paternal drug u ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Limb loss: Thalidomide was originally marketed in britain as a nausea drug during pregnancy. It later became evident that about 30% of women who used it during ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Accutane?: If you're thinking of accutane, it was introduced in the early 1980s. It does cause birth defects, so patients taking it must enroll in the ipledge re ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Birth defects: Some are Lithium, Depakote, Paxil, (paroxetine) Psychostimulants.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
See responce: Vague question,which particular drug ? lenght of use ? An occasional use may not be detrimental (this is no approval of use) ,
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
NO EFFECTS: Birth defects occur if mother gets sick or take medications during the first trimester of pregnancy or exposed to sick person during that time and oth ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience Neonatology
No: The ova is already formed before any environmental influences. However, after conception, current drug use can affect the baby, but not previous activ ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tuberculosis: Very unlikely to affect your baby. The one thing you should be aware of is that tuberculosis may be treated effectively to remove symptoms of active ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: A variety of chemicals or teratogens can alter the growth during pregnancy. Here is a website from the cdc with more clarification http://www.Cdc. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Wellbutrin/pregnant: No one can give you a "for-sure" answer. While there is no definite link between wellbutrin (bupropion) and any specific birth defects, being on any m ... Read More

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