A 39-year-old member asked:
what are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31 years experience
Birth defects: There are a number of substances that are abused by inhaling. They can cause birth defects, depending on which one you use. Please do not sniff when you are pregnant, or even if you are not pregnant! this is a very dangerous habit.
5.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Selective toxin: These products most often damage the nerves (brain) in anyone that huffs.This would include the brain of any baby that shared a circulation with the huffer. Once damaged these cells do not heal or regenerate. Some of these products are also toxic to the liver. The accumulated effect is bad for both, but would very by the timing of exposure in pregnancy and the amount.
896 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
White Haven, PA
A 47-year-old female asked:
What are the long term effects of bath salts for the baby if the mother ingested large amounts while pregnant?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 54 years experience
PREGNANCY: Why would the mother ingest bath salts during pregnancy? Anything taken during pregnancy can affect the baby especially during the first trimester.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 20-year-old female asked:
Mother with ncah. Father not a carrier. If we get pregnant, can the baby still be affected?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Autosomal recessive: If the mother has ncah and the father is not a carrier, then the baby would be a carrier. This would mean that they would not have NCAH
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 19-year-old female asked:
If you're pregnant will the baby dad eat as much as the mother ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Should Not: Some men will eat more during their spouse's pregnancy as there is more food around. But, hormonally there should be no change. It is just like some women will eat more in company as compared to when they are alone.
3.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 43-year-old member asked:
What behaviors could a pregnant mother have that would pose the greatest threat to the normal development of the baby's nervous system?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
2.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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