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Durham, NC
A 35-year-old female asked:

blew out candles and smell was strong. 26 weeks pregnant. harmful to baby?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No!: With your short exposure, the answer is an absolute: no! it is good that you are aware of second hand smoke exposures. Pahs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)can be very dangerous to your health, increasing risk of asthma and cancer if prolonged exposure exisits from indoor pollutants like home heating fuels, tobacco smoke, cooking blackened foods, and burning candles and incense.

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Addison, TX
A 23-year-old female asked:

Am 26 weeks pregnant and I caught severe cold. Will it affect my baby? Wts the remedy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely & no specif: At 26 wks your baby has gone thru formation of all body parts including the brain & is coasting along gaining weight & finishing out fine details like lung maturity. Colds differ from many illnesses by not getting into your blood like the flu.Cold virus tends to live on the airway surface like weeds in a lawn causing irritation & mucous fow.It doesn't attack baby.Rest & heal, this should be ok.
Dr. Robert Lutz
Dr. Robert Lutz commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
I would also recommend to let your obstetrician know as there are viruses that may simulate "cold symptoms" that could affect the pregnancy.
Feb 25, 2012
A member asked:

I am 26 weeks pregnant and feels like I can feel my baby bout to come out and i'm leaking

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Call OB or go to ER: You should call your OB or go to the er now. You may be in premature labor & could lose the baby unless you get labor stopped. Call now!or go now!
A 33-year-old member asked:

I am 26 weeks pregnant with second baby. What kind of things can I eat?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Anything you want: At this point in your pregnancy you can probably eat anything you want. Your md can help you choose healthy foods that are good for your baby, and avoid ones that might have a bad effect. Your body will also plainly tell you what it doesn't want.
A 16-year-old female asked:

I believe I am 26 weeks pregnant and I was in the bath and I felt short quick jabs under my rib for about 5 seconds. Was it my baby? It was visible.

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Abdominal movement: At 26 weeks, that may have been your baby. There's not much else that could have been.
New York, NY
A 22-year-old female asked:

26 weeks pregnant I always felt my baby kick a lot up until a week ago, Im very worried.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Active kicking: If the degree of activity has been markedly decreased for a week, it is best to see your obstetric provider and obtain an ultrasound to make sure there is no problem. Most likely, if is your first pregnancy, and with less room in the uterus, the activity is at this stage not as noticeable. Later when the baby is stronger, activity will be certainly progressive !

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