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Can asthma in a child be caused by smoking when the child was in the womb?

Can asthma in a child be caused by smoking when the child was in the womb?

Yes: Women who smoke during pregnancy increase their unborn child's risk of asthma ten fold. As well, you naturally expose that child to the forty-something carcinogens that cigarettes contain. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Would taking enzymes hurt an unborn child in the womb?

Would taking enzymes hurt an unborn child in the womb?

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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When does a unborn child start producing s meconium in the womb?

When does a unborn child start producing s meconium in the womb?

End of 1st trimester: The unborn fetus begins to accumulate meconium beginning at 12-16 weeks gestation until birth. The unborn baby does not normally excrete meconium stools while in the womb. Such passage is often a signal of fetal distress. Meconium is formed from swallowed amnionic fluid, intestinal secretions such as bile, & cellular debris. It can continue to accumulate throughout fetal development. ...Read more

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Can another mans sperm change the perternity of your child while its still in the womb?

Can another mans sperm change the perternity of your child while its still in the womb?

No: As soon as an egg is fertilized by a sperm, a process takes place in which the egg releases granules that prevent more than one sperm from fertilizing the same egg. The fused egg and sperm is now called a zygote and is impenetrable to other sperm. From this point on, there is no chance that the paternity of the growing child can be affected. ...Read more

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Can as S.S child be dictated while in the womb pls?

Can as S.S child be dictated while in the womb pls?

Diagnosed?: Do you mean to ask if an SS child can be diagnosed while in the womb? Yes it is possible. ...Read more

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My first child / her third is riding high in the womb are there any risks we should be concerned with?

My first child / her third is riding high in the womb are there any risks we should be concerned with?

Probably not: Providing maternal fetal ultrasound findings are ok. Good luck. Quite common for first time parents to be anxious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a diaphragmatic hernia be caused by trauma while in the womb?

Could a diaphragmatic hernia be caused by trauma while in the womb?

No: A congenital diaphragmatic hernia seen in a newborn baby occurs as an anomaly of the diaphragm in the fetus; a congenital hole occurs in the diaphragm, and some of the abdominal organs develop instead in the chest making it difficult for the lungs to develop normally. A traumatic diaphragmatic hernia can occur in a child or adult after birth with severe blunt or penetrating abdominal trauma. ...Read more

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What causes breech and malpresentation of baby in the womb, while having fibroadenomas on the breast?

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

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Can methadone cause my unborn baby to have less movement while in the womb ?

Can methadone cause my unborn baby to have less movement while in the womb ?

Yes: Almost any medication passes through the placenta and into the baby. Methadone is an opiate, and a major side effects is sedation. It can make you and your baby less active, lethargic, and many other side effects. Does your OB know you are on maethadone? ...Read more

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Is a diaphragmatic hernia caused by trauma while in the womb?

Is a diaphragmatic hernia  caused by trauma while in the womb?

No: It arises in a defect in the formation of the diaphragm during fetal development. Some defects are smaller than others & the guts may not herniate into the lung area until the birth of the child starts them swallowing air & pressurizing the belly. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more