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Doctor insights on: Can Gastroenteritis During Pregnancy Hurt My Unborn Child

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What are the effects to an unborn child if I have to take narcotine pain medicine during pregnancy?

What are the effects to an unborn child if I have to take narcotine pain medicine during pregnancy?

Narcotic pain meds: Narcotic pain medications can be addictive. Taking them during pregnancy may inadvertently cause fetal dependence on them as well. Short term use is generally not a problem. Long term use is more worrisome. Talk to your doctor regarding your usage. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing hepatitus c to a unborn child during pregnancy?

What are the chances of passing hepatitus c to a unborn child during pregnancy?

About 5-6%: The risk of perinatal transmission of hep c to a newborn is about 5-6% and occurs only for women who are hcv RNA positive at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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What can you do during pregnancy to ensure your unborn child will be healthy?

What can you do during pregnancy to ensure your unborn child will be healthy?

BEFORE conception: Consume .4 mg. of Folic Acid daily to reduce risk of Neural Tube Defects & of Autism. A flu vaccine at least 2 mos. prior to conception & immunity to measles & rubella also reduce risk of Autism. Don't drink, smoke, use drugs or meds not okayed by your OB when attempting pregnancy because fetal organs form 3-8 weeks after conception. Early & regular OB care will guide you through pregnancy. ...Read more

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I want to know if i can transmit herpes during pregnancy to my unborn child. I got it 2 years ago. And I am now 10 weeks pregnant?

I want to know if i can transmit herpes during pregnancy to my unborn child. I got it 2 years ago. And I am now 10 weeks pregnant?

Yes, but: Herpes is most worrisome during 2 periods.A 1st infection during pregnancy could spread to baby and cause miscarriage or major infection. If the genital lesions return during the period before or during delivery, the virus can be acquired by baby & lead to blood poisoning on encephalitis. Even asymptomatic periods may shed virus & infect a vaginally delivered baby.Some chose c/s to avoid the risk. ...Read more

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Can anemia during pregnancy harm the fetus? I’m four months pregnant and was just diagnosed with anemia. Could this be harming my unborn child? .

Can anemia during pregnancy harm the fetus? I’m four months pregnant and was just diagnosed with anemia. Could this be harming my unborn child?

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Possible, unlikely.: Maternal anemia is grossly overdiagnosed during pregnancy in the U.S.; british studies have proven that the best maternal hemoglobin is 9-11 g/dl as a nadir around 28 weeks. If you are in that range you and the baby are just fine. I would get concerned if this gets below 8-9 g/dl and try oral iron supplementation. Consider electrophoresis if never done before to exclude hemoglobinopathies. ...Read more

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Is stomach flu an early sign of pregnancy?

Is stomach flu an early sign of pregnancy?

No: Stomach flu is not a sign of pregnancy. But some women may experience nausea and / or vomiting. Take a home pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more