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Will my nightmares affect my unborn baby

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
NO!!: Nightmares will NOT hurt your baby!! (BTW the reverse may be more common eg: fear of harming your baby--giving nightmares. Discuss your SLEEP HYGIENE... Read More
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Anxiety in Pregnancy: I feel your distress. At age 18, becoming pregnant stresses of relationships, past traumatic experiences, past unresolved conflicts seem to have caus... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not just the fetus: The amount of radiation in simple xrays is small & unlikely to cause any issue, yet we are very sensitive to the complex changes in fetal development.... Read More
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Psychiatry 37 years experience
XR danger to fetus: An XR while baby ready to be born can be enough to increase baby's risk of cancer in the future. By equivalence, for an adult, to receive three body ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Very rare...: Harlequin ichthyosis is a severe genetic disorder that mainly affects the skin. Infants with this condition are born with very hard, thick skin coveri... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Not a lot....: These studies are very difficult to do, especially on which drugs are transferred to the developing fetus. Animals models can tell you some informatio... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Can be severe: Most adults that develop toxoplasmosis get a flu like syndrome but rarely develop severe toxoplasmosis. Infants, children and people with compromised ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Neither.: It doesn't matter how you are carrying the baby, whether s/he kicks, whether a gold ring dangling from a chain goes back and forth or around in circle... Read More
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Dr. Adrienne Lara
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Ev... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Usually : Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a c... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Doubt it: I suppose there are some birth defects like primordial dwarfism that may have such an pattern but not a normal infant. IUGR babies are small but devel... Read More
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Dr. Jenniffier Mahand
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Baby ok: it's great in general to keep stress levels low -- yelling and getting angry is not a super healthy way to operate, pregnant or not. (for you or the ... Read More

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