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Baby Developing In The Womb
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Antibiotic/pregnancy: Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics. For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no. ...Read more
Yes, low birth weigh: Medical studies have shown repeatedly that expectant mothers who have untreated gum disease give birth to lower weight babies. Obviously, something about the gum disease causes that, but it is not known specifically. If your obstetrician oks it, go ahead and get your gum disease treated and help your fetus (baby)! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more
Thinking normal: No. But, many women will swear that talking to the fetus is beneficial and part of becoming a mother. ...Read more
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20 weeks.: A baby can start kicking at anytime, the real question is when you should expect to feel the baby's movements. It's called quickening and it happens at around 18-20 weeks. People who've been pregnant before will often feel it earlier. Any earlier than that and it's probably indigestion. ...Read more
How can the baby die that is in the womb of the brain dead woman being removed from life support?
I'm not sure why: no one has answered your question, except that it is a sad, painful situation to experience. A fetus in the womb is totally dependent on it's mother for survival. If a mother is put on life support, the infant can sometimes survive but if the mother is taken off life support the infant cannot survive unless it is at or close to full term. It is a sad, difficult situation 4 both families & doctors ...Read more
No way to tell...: There is no way to tell what a baby fetus feels regarding the mother's emotions. Even if doctors were able to confirm that a fetus's brain waves changed when the mother's emotions changed, nobody would be able to tell what the fetus actually felt emotionally, if anything. ...Read more
It depends: Placental abruption is a condition in which the placenta peels away from the inner wall of the uterus prior to the baby's delivery. When this happens, the baby (and mother) can suffer from excessive blood loss. Additionally, the baby loses its ability to get oxygen. The baby's survival depends on how quickly he can be delivered after abruption occurs. ...Read more
What causes breech and malpresentation of baby in the womb, while having fibroadenomas on the breast?
Breech: Breast fibroid enigmas having nothing to do with your baby's position. Most breech or malpositioned babies are there just by chance. Occasionally an abnormal shape of the inside of the uterus will make breech more common. Also, fibroid tumors in the uterus can alter the shape of the uterine cavity making breech/malpositioned more likely. About 3% of babies will be breech at delivery. ...Read more
Unknown: Babys in utero are often in different positions, and there is no specific average of how close their developing ears my be to the surface of your skin. ...Read more
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