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Will hives while pregnant affect unborn child?

Will hives while pregnant affect unborn child?

No: Hives are common. 1 in 5 people gets them at some point in their lives. Generally, if not caused by food or drug or bee sting allergy, they are not a sign of a dangerous problem. Unless you have another underlying problem causing the hives, there should be no affect on the fetus. But make sure you tell your ob. ...Read more

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Can anger affect an unborn child?

Can anger affect an unborn child?

Yes: Your baby needs a supporting and loving environment in order to thrive. Of course no pregnancy is perfect! Be sure to protect yourself and your baby! Consider counseling for situations contributing to anger within the family and always ask for help from other family members and your medical team! ...Read more

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Can mold affect my unborn child?

Can mold affect my unborn child?

Curious question: Your unborn child is in a cocoon of tissues that wall off any intrusion during development. The only access to the fetus is trough the blood, filtered by the placenta. No agent, including mold, that is not traveling though your blood can get to baby. If you were to have some sort of bad allergic response to mold, it might stress baby, but I can't see where any chance exposure you have will do anything ...Read more

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Help! Could sperm affect my unborn child?

Help! Could sperm affect my unborn child?

Confusing question: Please clarify and resubmit your question. It makes no sense as written. ...Read more

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How can me having HSV 2 affect my unborn child?

How can me having HSV 2 affect my unborn child?

Depends: The greatest risk is when you have it first during pregnancy & delivery. At that point there is a greater statistical risk that baby could get the infection and develop a deadly blood and or brain infection within weeks of birth. Secondary outbreaks are less risky & viral sheding can transfer the germ to baby during delivery. Some elect to have a c-section. Discuss your situation with your OB ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant and possibly celiac, how would this affect an unborn child?

Lactose intolerant and possibly celiac, how would this affect an unborn child?

Unlikely to be a pbm: As long as you maintain good basic nutrition and rest during your pregnancy, baby should be fine. The fetus has an uncanny ability to draw its needs from your body, so your nutrition is as much to replenish the things baby takes from you as it is to support baby. ...Read more

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How can sugar and caffeine affect my unborn child?

How can sugar and caffeine affect my unborn child?

Depends: Sugar intake is rather innocuous & simply a food. Babies system needs it to grow & what you don't consume your body makes & sends to baby. Caffeine is considered a category c med, animal studies showing some problems for fetuses but no long term studies on human subjects to confirm it. Occasional use is likely ok but heavy consumption may be a problem. Newborns have real pbs getting rid of it. ...Read more

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How does the duffy antigen affect the unborn child or twins?

How does the duffy antigen affect the unborn child or twins?

Can cause anemia!: Duffy fy (a) antigen can cause mild to severe anemia in fetuses whose mother has the relevant antibody. This can cause fetal hydrops (heart failure) and death, if severe and untreated. ...Read more

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What infectious diseases can affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

What infectious diseases can affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

T.O.R.C.H.+: Toxoplasmosis, Other (Varicella-zoster, syphilis, parvovirus B19), Rubella, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Herpes simplex are the illnesses associated with know congenital effects. Other illness that can affect that pregnancy and the newborn: STDs including gonorrhea chlamydia and HIV, Flu, Listeriosis, group B strep, Trichomoniasis, and Hepatitis B. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the infectious diseases that would affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

Most all infectious: Diseases that a mother has when pregnant, will pass to the unborn child. They are too numerous to list. ...Read more

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Can an allergic reaction to food affect my unborn child? I am 36 weeks pregnant.

Can an allergic reaction to food affect my unborn child? I am 36 weeks pregnant.

Depends: It depends on the type of allergic reaction. Mild reactions like a small rash are not likely to cause a problem for the baby. Severe reactions (like anaphylaxis) which cause breathing problems can be a very dangerous for mom and baby. If you are having any allergic reaction contact your md to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a garlic supplement while pregnant? Due to my hypertension I am take a garlic supplement do you think this will affect my unborn child in a negative way, is it safe to take while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a garlic supplement while pregnant? Due to my hypertension I am take a garlic supplement do you think this will affect my unborn child in a negative way, is it safe to take while pregnant?

There: There are no definitive studies that demonstrate safety of taking garlic supplements during pregnancy. It is not an approved medication during pregnancy and there are no studies that show it is safe.

If you have questions on any medications or supplements, call your gynecologist, or call poison center which can also review the safety profiles for you. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks pregnant and just found out that I have low thyroid levels how will this affect my unborn child?

I'm 20 weeks pregnant and just found out that I have low thyroid levels how will this affect my unborn child?

Depends: Hypothyroidism is of concern in pregnancy if it is not diagnosed and treated. Anti thyroid antibodies, if present, can cross the placenta and effect the developing fetal thyroid. Diagnosis and treatment can provide protection for the baby. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more

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What can ecstasy do to an unborn child?

What can ecstasy do to an unborn child?

Depends on stage: In the first trimester the fetus is forming the different organs and drugs like ecstasy can be most harmful in the first trimester. However, can still cause problems in the unborn child in the second and third trimester also. Please do not do any drugs while pregnant ...Read more

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Is blackpepper harmful to an unborn child?

Is blackpepper harmful to an unborn child?

Not a known problem: The variable use of a broad range of spices has occurred during pregnancy for thousands of generations. I am not aware of any that specifically interfere with fetal development. ...Read more

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Is panado tablets harmful for unborn child?

Is panado tablets harmful for unborn child?

PANADOL (acetaminophen): A kind of pain pill. I do not think it is harmful to the baby. ...Read more

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What are the tests needed for down's syndrome of an unborn child?

What are the tests needed for down's syndrome of an unborn child?

Varies some: Many are screened with blood or ultrasound tests that depend on non-specific findings that may suggest it. When screening is suspicious, a more specific test is done. Some older moms elect the specific test first. Chromosome studies of fetal cells obtained by cvs or amniocentesis remain the most specific in confirming or excluding the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could you do if your unborn child is diagnosed with down's syndrome?

What could you do if your unborn child is diagnosed with down's syndrome?

Information & choice: National Society of Genetic Counselors publishes guidelines to communicate with parents with diagnosis of prenatal or postnatal Down syndrome. Pregnancy outcomes such s still birth or miscarriage, Options includes continuing the pregnancy, termination the pregnancy, adoption after birth etc. Will be discussed according to parents values and beliefs. Also offer to meet with support groups ...Read more

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Can suboxin hurt an unborn child?

Can suboxin hurt an unborn child?

Methadone v Buprenor: American college of obgyn 2012: “supports the use of Buprenorphine as a potential first-line medication for pregnant opioid-dependent women who are new to treatment”. Currently, in opioid-dependent pregnant women we use either Methadone or Buprenorphine as 1st line therapy (subutex, not suboxone). Due to its experience most favor methadone; has less exposure to litigation but not necessary better. ...Read more

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Can u pass herpes to your unborn child?

Can u pass herpes to your unborn child?

Rare but deadly: This disease is uncommon but can occur in women who have had herpes and are shedding the virus around the time of delivery. It can be hard to tell when you rarely have outbreaks. Some women choose to have a scheduled c-section delivery to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Depends: Canned tuna has a higher mercury content than natural fresh tuna. Tuna consumption should be limited to once a week. ...Read more

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Can adco-namapol harm your unborn child?

Can adco-namapol harm your unborn child?

No: This is paracetamol or acetaminophen and it is safe in recommended amounts to take during pregnancy. All the best. ...Read more

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How do you know your unborn child is under stress?

How do you know your unborn child is under stress?

FHR: Only non-invasive and simple way is to get fetal heart rate checked--if elevated, likely distressed--should discuss your concerns with your ob, since your distress will be sensed by / transmitted to (adrenaline) the baby. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your unborn child is going to be albino?

How can you tell if your unborn child is going to be albino?

See below: There is no test for this. However, albinism is a recessive trait, so both parents need to carry the gene. So, there should be a family history. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about strep and the effects on the unborn child?

What can you tell me about strep and the effects on the unborn child?

Confusing question: If your concern is about strep throat, the issue is unlikely to bother a fetus. The germ does not enter the blood & travel to the baby, so baby does not have any ill effects. If your question is about group b strep, that germ is common in the female genital tract. It can contaminate baby during birth or infect the fetal waters prior to delivery. In either case the germ can infect baby & cause death. ...Read more

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