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Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Maybe: There is evidence that some antibiotics may have fetal interactions. Best check with your doctor before taking any. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can Lyme disease harm my unborn child?

Can Lyme disease harm my unborn child?

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 more

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Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Depends: Canned tuna has a higher mercury content than natural fresh tuna. Tuna consumption should be limited to once a week. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

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 more

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Can sepsis harm my unborn child?

Can sepsis harm my 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 more

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If I don't take prenatal vitamins will it harm my unborn child?

If I don't take prenatal vitamins will it harm my unborn child?

Possibly: Vitamin use is recommended to keep you healthy and they contain folate (folic acid) which is known to decrease the risk of defects in the unborn baby's back. Some doctors recommend extra folate (folic acid) with prenatal vitamins. Follow your doctor's advise. He may have samples if money is an issue. Prenatal vitamins are a must. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant but I want to dye my hair. Will this harm my unborn child?

I'm pregnant but I want to dye my hair.  Will this harm my unborn child?

Maybe: By and large, highlights are relatively safe. However, there may be some products out there that have harmful chemicals. It is best to wait for hair highlights until after the first trimester. The first trimester is when the fetus is most vulnerable to harmful chemicals and substances. Try "greener" options for hair products-. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and ate food contaminated with salmonella, will it harm my unborn child?

I am pregnant and ate food contaminated with salmonella, will it harm my unborn child?

Probably not: Especially if you don't get sick . Just because you were expose does not mean you will certainly get sick . Even if you do baby should be fine ! congratulations on your pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?

Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?

Yes: CMV is a viral infection that can occur for the first time during pregnancy & produce effects based on timing.If acquired late in pregnancy, the infant may show no signs initially, but develop related hearing loss in the months after birth.In early to mid pregnancy the germ can injure sensitive brain cells & cause more significant damage.If CMV was experienced before pregnancy, the infant is not. ...Read more

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Im 9weeks pregnant found out some evil person has been putting castor oil in my food will it harm my unborn child?

Im 9weeks pregnant found out some evil person has been putting castor oil in my food will it harm my unborn child?

Having no symptoms?: Castor oil is available in drugstores. Some people use it as a laxative. If a person has not been pooping excessively, then she probably did not get too much castor oil. Haven't heard of pregnancy-related problems from a little castor oil. ...Read more