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can my baby get harmed by a xerox machine during my pregnancy, if i make copies all day long?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Xerox copies: A copier does not cause birth defects or any harm to an unborn baby. Standing all day at the copier will make you tired, though.

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Does smoking one or two cigarette per day really can harm my baby, pregnant 15 weeks?

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A 32-year-old female asked:

My baby is not developing after 4 weeks and its now 9th week of my pregnancy I am also taking duophasant from 15 days . Why its not developing?

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A 39-year-old female asked:

I'm 5 week and a day pregnant. I dry clean a lot of my clothes. Can the chemicals harm my baby when i wear the clothes or put them in my closet?

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A 26-year-old female asked:

During my 7th month of pregnancy i sniffed few drops of gasoline for few days.. Could that be harmful to the baby?

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A 31-year-old female asked:

Pregnant with 23weeks.Having brixton hicks 4-5times in a day.Due to these, can't feel baby movement.Hw can I differentiate baby bumps &brixton hicks?

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Dr. Mayank Pandya
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Difference: Baby bumps feel like heavy butterflies in your stomach, braxton hicks feels like your period.

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