A 38-year-old female asked:
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i was given an overdose of magnesium during labor.could that cause behavioral problems with my child?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably Not but....: Probably not, but the research here does not exist to my knowledge.
Answered on Oct 2, 2012
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