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Can the pregnancy/fetus be effected in 1st-2nd month of pregnancy by cosmic rays during flight? Or should I avoid flight during pregnancy?

Can the pregnancy/fetus be effected in 1st-2nd month of pregnancy by cosmic rays during flight? Or should I avoid flight during pregnancy?

Relax: There is no documented evidence that these have any more effect on the fetus than they would if you were on the ground. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Are internal scans safe in early pregnancy? Some women reported a miscarriage days after scan insisting there is harm but not yet proven. I'm worried

Are internal scans safe in early pregnancy? Some women reported a miscarriage days after scan insisting there is harm but not yet proven. I'm worried

No evidence of harm: After several decades of use and of research, there is still no scientific evidence that ultrasonography whether internal or external is harmful to human embryos and fetuses. The anecdotal stories of some women "who reported a miscarriage days after scan" unfortunately can not be viewed as reliable or scientific. Pregnancy losses are sadly very common (up to 15-25%) without prior "internal scans" ...Read more

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Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy. (6 weeks)?

Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy.  (6 weeks)?

No: Many are confused by past worries about radiation & exposure to the fetus, but a MRI has no radiation to begin with.The big machines are kept in the radiology department, but the active energy uses is magnetism which has no effect on a fetus at all at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can frequent scanning (us) do any harm during pregnancy?

Can frequent scanning (us) do any harm during pregnancy?

Theoretical: Us deposits a very small amount of energy in tissues, especially doppler us. I not aware of any proven fetal risk or injury, but would perform us only when needed, like any medical imaging or lab test. ...Read more

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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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Should too many ultrasounds be avoided? Could they cause miscarriage, especially in early pregnancy?

Should too many ultrasounds be avoided? Could they cause miscarriage, especially in early pregnancy?

US only when necess.: Ultrasound (us) is a very safe examination. However, it should be used only when necessary to properly care for the patient or fetus. Why? Us uses high frequency sound waves that we cannot hear, but do have energy. Some us techniques involving doppler to look at blood flow are even more energetic. We do not know for sure what that energy could do to a fetus or embryo, so no us unless necessar. ...Read more

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Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy..? What are the things that i have to avoid during pregnancy

Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy..? What are the things that i have to avoid during pregnancy

Mobile ok...: Mobile use ok. Avoid all medications first three months of pregnancy, alcohol, street drugs. Always check with your doctor before taking any med. Best luck. ...Read more

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CAP CT done on 6dpo. I am aware of increased spontaneous miscarriage. But if pregnancy viable, will my baby be at higher risk for any birth defects?

CAP CT done on 6dpo. I am aware of increased spontaneous miscarriage. But if pregnancy viable, will my baby be at higher risk for any birth defects?

Highly unlikely: At this stage of the pregnancy it is generally an "all or nothing" radiation effect, i.e. either the embryo is completely unaffected, or there is miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can having too many ultrasounds during pregnancy be linked to autism?

Can having too many ultrasounds during pregnancy be linked to autism?

Not that I know: I have not seen any research that shows a link between ultrasounds in pregnancy and autism. Ultrasound is a valuable tool to use in ob, (check dates, position of placenta, growth of baby), but sometimes it is overdone, because it is risk free, and parents like to see pictures, and drs. Like to 'make sure' they are not surprised. It's a wonderful tool, that sometimes is used to much imho. ...Read more

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Is frequent vaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy dangerous to any extent?i am 7 weeks and i had 5 vaginal ultrasounds already

Is frequent vaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy dangerous to any extent?i am 7 weeks and i had 5 vaginal ultrasounds already

No: Ultrasounds use sound waves to image your pregnancy at high frequency and have not thus far been associated with fetal anomalies. ...Read more

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If multiple early ultrasounds & subsequent ultrasounds yield the same edd is it possible for them to be 4 weeks off (4 weeks further ahead)?

If multiple early ultrasounds & subsequent ultrasounds yield the same edd is it possible for them to be 4 weeks off (4 weeks further ahead)?

Well: Lets say it is low probability. Early on, in the first trimester, a measurement called the crown-rump length is taken. This is a head to baby's rump measurement. This is so accurate that if the due date from the last period is more than 5 days off the ultrasound due date is used. Behaving multiple confirming scans is even more reassuring that the due date is accurate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could 5000 mcg of biotin be helpful or harmful during pregnancy?

Not recommended: 5000 micrograms OB biotin is not recommended during pregnancy as it increases the risk of miscarriages, and inhibited fetal and placental growth in rats.But no human studies have been done.But a balanced diet including egg yolk, pork, liver, salmon, cheddar cheese and whole wheat bread contain biotin and normal bacteria in the intestines can also synthesise biotin. Most pregnant women do not supplemen. ...Read more

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Can i have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Can i have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Ask you MD: You need to ask your MD that question because they are best able to interpret any findings as well with the exam. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more