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Am I Hurting My 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
Diabetes: Really high blood sugars can cause diabetic ketoacidosis in the mother, which is life threatening. High blood sugars in early pregnancy can increase the risk of having a baby with a birth defect. Late in pregnancy high blood sugars cross the placenta and cause the baby to be overly large. Overly large babies sometimes require a cesarean delivery. Best to control blood sugars during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What enzymes?: I suppose the answer depends on what enzymes you were taking and why. No medication or supplements should be used in pregnancy unless prescribed by your doctor for a specific medical purpose. The risks and benefits of each medication should be discussed and evaluated before use. ...Read more
No. : The main risk of anxiety disorders to pregnancies comes from 1. Medications given to treat the anxiety, and 2. The threat of some mothers wanting to harm themselves when they have other associated psychiatric symptoms. Having anxiety alone isn't known to cause a problem with pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown safety: Fda labels this medication as category c which means either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women, or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. You should also run it by your ob. ...Read more
Depends on variables: The temperature by itself is not likely to cause any issues in fetal development at this point, but the cause of the fever might. Something localized like a strep throat, can produce fever but the germ will not enter the blood and not hurt the baby.Some viruses will enter the blood and infect both at the same time, with effects that vary with the type of germ.Talk with the OB. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cani get breast imaging if I am pregnant? I am four months pregnant and just found a lump in my breast that needs to be checked out. Are there any tests or treatments I should know about that could hurt my unborn child?
GET IT CHECKED OUT.: While many women get "bumpy breasts" while pregnant (from developing milk glands) they can also still find cancers. You should absolutely see your obstetrician or family doctor. They could send you for a mammogram (very very low dose to fetus) or ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 15wks pregnant, can a cold/ flu cause harm to your unborn child? My lower pelvic area is really sore from coughing is this hurting the baby?
Virus & pregnancy: Mostg colds are viruses and unless a secondary bacterial infection occurs that goes through the bloodstream(septicemia), the fetus is well protected by the placenta. The coughing will only increase fetal movement, and make your muscles sore but does no harm to the fetus.. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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