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Effects Of Anemia On An Unborn Child
Yes: Any infection can harm a fetus, and sepsis (an infection that has become more severe) can even lead to fetal death (spontaneous abortion) or injury. While pregnancy does make you more vulnerable to infection, sepsis is still rare in pregnancy. If you have an infection, talk to your OB (or family doctor) about it quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Untreated, lyme disease can be dangerous to your unborn child. Lyme disease that goes untreated can also cause you to have brain, nerve, spinal cord, and heart problems. With early treatment, these complications can be prevented. If you suspect that you may have lyme disease, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In particular, syphilis, hepatitis b, hiv, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia can either cause harm to the developing fetus or be transmitted to the fetus while it is developing. Most of these stds are screened for at the first prenatal visit, and many can be treated to avoid harm to the baby. If you are concerned about your exposure to stds in pregnancy, see your healthcare provider! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Absolutely!: Toxoplasmosis can be very dangerous to an unborn fetus. Risk of transmission is increased later during pregnancy, but if contracted earlier, the fetus' outcome is worse. Toxo can cause visuospatial, hearing, and learning problems later in life. Fortunately, patients with toxo can be treated with antibiotics while still pregnant. Babies can be tested directly too. Ask your doctor for more info! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contractions: It is avoided in pregnancy for two reasons, and both relate to large amounts, not amounts you would normally find on your dinner plate. First, parsley oil can stimulate contractions and historically was used as a first attempt abortive/inductive herb. Second, large amounts can lead to changes in fetal hemoglobin. While you do not have to avoid it in foods, avoid parsley oil and large amounts. ...Read more
Maybe: If baby has polycystic kidneys, need to have a higher level us to screen for other abnormalities . Hard to say if kidneys are functioning well until after birth. ...Read more
No: Congratulations on your pregnancy. People will tell you this should be a joyful time, but human emotions are complex and often incomprehensible. If you find yourself tearing up for no reason, perhaps you can talk with your physician and get help learning ways to manage your thoughts. If there's a clear source of sorrow in your life, your physician or another wise person is a resource. ...Read more
possibly: Any product when given in excess could have negative effects.I have seen infants force fed the product develop profuse diarrhea that only stopped when it was limited. If it is given for an extended period with no form of nutrition, the infant will develop starvation. It is a safe and effective hydration solution when used as part of a balanced treatment plan. ...Read more
Unlikely: Small amounts of caffeine are probably safe in pregnancy. It's best to limit yourself to less than 200 mg a day, about the amount in two 8 ounce cups of coffee. Large amounts of caffeine, can interfere with your sleep, cause dehydration and stimulate heart rate irregularities. Caffeinated sodas have about 1/3 the caffeine as coffee and tea has about 1/2. ...Read more
Most Staph...: ...Infections are localized, and as such pose no threat to an unborn baby. However, the drugs used to treat bacterial infections can, under certain circumstances, be harmful; so make sure that any doctor or other caregiver who treats you is aware that you are pregnant. Never assume they know; tell them, and tell them again. ...Read more
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
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