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Can asthma drugs affect my baby if i'm pregnant?

Can asthma drugs affect my baby if i'm pregnant?

Yes but...: The likelihood of harm from not taking the drugs (asthma attacks) is much more likely than the risk of harm from the drugs themselves, and the risks tend to be minimal at the worst. Stay on your asthma drugs, talk to your physicians about your concerns, and follow their individual advise for you (much better than internet generated general advise). ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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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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Do medicines taken by a pregnant woman affect the unborn baby?

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Do medicines taken by a pregnant woman affect the unborn baby?

Pregnancy & Med's.: Many medications are risky or contraindicated in pregnancy. The list is quite extensive. If any medications are prescribed, close monitoring is a must, as well as thorough discussions of beneficial as well as possible risks, along with review of risks of coming off of the medications when plan pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do taking inhaled asthma steroids increase your likelihood for conceiving or pregnancy?

Do taking inhaled asthma steroids increase your likelihood for conceiving or pregnancy?

No: Very little of the inhaled steroid dose gets absorbed, so there is little to no effect on the rest of the body. I would not expect any effect on fertility, and I have never seen any studies or other evidence that there is any effect. ...Read more

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Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

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Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Yes!: Drug abuse during pregnancy does increase incidence of sids in infants, causes abstinence symptoms in newborn, and adversely affects cognitive development of offspring. ...Read more

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Will smoking weed at 10 DPO affect a baby if pregnant?

Will smoking weed at 10 DPO affect a baby if pregnant?

If you think: you may be pregnant PLEASE don't use dope. Use of cannabis during pregnancy can be harmful. ...Read more

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Do sperm affect a baby during breastfeeding?

Do sperm affect a baby during breastfeeding?

Unclear??: Sperm where? Do you mean intercourse? No, the baby can't tell. ...Read more

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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Variably: It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications. Pulmicort and singulair (montelukast) have category b ratings for pregnancy.It is reported that approximatley 1/3 of pregnant asthmatics improve, 1/3 worsen and 1/3 remain the same. Deterioration of asthma during pregnancy can deprive the baby of oxygen and lead to premature birth. ...Read more

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Will smoking while pregnant affect my baby?

Will smoking while pregnant affect my baby?

Yes & here's how:: Your fetus will be a passive smoker, which can cause a decrease in gray matter& atypical development of white matter in the fetal brain. Consequences can be adhd, decreased iq, learning & behavior problems. Once born, your baby will be a passive smoker, as it clings to your clothes even if you go outside to smoke.. www.aap.org. Has a parent section on passive smoking in fetus & baby. ...Read more

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Would diet pills affect an unborn fetus?

Would diet pills affect an unborn fetus?

Diet pills: Why would you want to take diet pills when you are pregnant? You can plenty of good food without diet pills and diminish any concerns about the new coming baby. Enjoy the baby! ...Read more

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Do migranes affect my unborn baby im 32w pregnant?

Do migranes affect my unborn baby im 32w pregnant?

Maybe: Most likely not, but you should talk to your obstetrician or health care provider about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can graves disease effect my unborn baby?

Can graves disease effect my unborn baby?

Yes: Possible complications of graves' disease during pregnancy include preterm birth, fetal thyroid dysfunction, poor fetal growth and preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a maternal condition that results in high blood pressure and elevated protein in urine. ...Read more

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Can inhaling gas while pregnant affect your baby?

Can inhaling gas while pregnant affect your baby?

R U dizzy: Inhalation of hydrocarbons (sniffing gas fumes) would potentially cause harm only if you are feeling symptoms from it. If you are feeling light headed or dizzy form the fumes, then it may be affecting the oxygen amounts in your blood, which gets transmitted to the baby. Luckily, baby inside you lives in a low oxygen environment, so you would really need to harm yourself before it would affect baby. ...Read more

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Does spicy food affect the fetus? I'm 18 weeks pregnant

Does spicy food affect the fetus? I'm 18 weeks pregnant

No: Nobody's looked at this but i'm not aware of any reason to think it is true. Spicy stuff only affects the gut so far as we can tell. Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do anti-depressants in the mother affect an unborn baby?

How do anti-depressants in the mother affect an unborn baby?

Potential harm: All drugs have toxic effects and are automatically sent to the fetus. There may or may not be harm because it is unpredictable and side effects from drugs are multiple, partcularly since the fetus is very small in comparison to the size of the mother. ...Read more

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How does male medication (lithium, lamictal, & trazadone) affect becoming pregnant and development of fetus?

How does male medication (lithium, lamictal, & trazadone) affect becoming pregnant and development of fetus?

Medication effects: if a male is taking these medications there is no effect on the fetus. a female who takes these medications should alert her physician if she is trying to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can whooping cough vaccine affect my unborn baby?

Can whooping cough vaccine affect my unborn baby?

In a Positive Way: Other than perhaps transfering some passive immunity, there are no known negative fetal effects. ...Read more

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Could asthma effect badly pregnancy and delivery! thanks?

Could asthma effect  badly pregnancy and delivery! thanks?

Asthma and pregnancy: With appropriate asthma therapy, most women can breathe easily, have a normal pregnancy, and deliver a healthy baby. Overall, the risk of poorly controlled asthma is much greater than the risk of taking medications to control asthma. Asthma therapy during pregnancy is most successful when a woman receives regular medical care and follows her treatment plan closely. Before. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman's mood affect her fetus' development?

Can a pregnant woman's mood  affect her fetus' development?

Metaphysical questio: Your question is metaphysical and i cannot answer to those ramifications. I will say, though, that maternal sorrow, anxiety, depression, stress do affect the pregnancy adversely and increase the risk for small babies, preterm birth and cesarean section. A healthy, optimistic mood is essential in all aspects of life, including reproduction! ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more