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Doctor insights on: Can Having A Cold While Pregnant Harm The Baby

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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 being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

No: If you are talking about morningsickness, your baby will be fine. If the vomitting gets to be too much and leads to dehydration, then there can be issues . So try to stay hydrated, and if you can't keep liquids down then seek attention. ...Read more

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Can a fight with my husband while pregnant hurt the baby in any way?

Can a fight with my husband while pregnant hurt the baby in any way?

Be safe: If you are in any physical danger then immediately leave the house. If your husband is abusive or putting your life and your baby's life at risk it is important to remove yourself from the situation and go somewhere safe. If by "fight" you simply mean verbally arguiing then this does not affect a baby inside the womb. It is important to work out these issues before parenting though. ...Read more

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I may be pregnant and have been laying in the tanning bed can that cause me to miscarry or harm the baby. Trying to avoid a miscarrrige

I may be pregnant and have been laying in the tanning bed can that cause me to miscarry or harm the baby. Trying to avoid a miscarrrige

It : It is unlikely that it will cause you to miscarry as the baby is quite protected in early pregnancy, but if you are indeed pregnant it would not be advised to continue, as the safety of tanning beds is not established during pregnancy. In the first 9-10 weeks of pregnancy the baby is quite protected under the pubic bone, so you don't need to be overly concerned if you had been in the tanning bed earlier. ...Read more

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Can getting the flu shot while pregnant harm your baby?

Can getting the flu shot while pregnant harm your baby?

Nope: Just the opposite, the flu shot protects the mom from influenza which between october to february can be serious enought to hospitalize pregnant women. It's highly recommended for all pregnant women during flu season. Make sure the inactivated type is used (not the nasal spray). Your doc should have summary sheets that give you more details. ...Read more

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Help! can anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Help! can anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Consult with Dr: Yes. http://eatingdisorderstreatment.com/anorexia-pregnancy.consult with your doctor about the risks. ...Read more

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If someones on crack while handling a baby will the baby get high?

If someones on crack while handling a baby will the baby get high?

No: But the baby may be dropped and otherwise injured.Crack and child care don't mix.I believe those who try it should be put to sleep. ...Read more

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Ist dangerous to continue breastfeeding a child while having sore and on ones breast?

Ist dangerous to continue breastfeeding a child while having sore and on ones breast?

Use alternate: The answer really depends on what type of sore your have and where. Just to be on the safe side, consider nursing only on the unaffected breast. Pumping or manually expressing breast milk from the side of concern will help to prevent lactation issues. When healed, resuming feeds on both breasts should be fine. ...Read more

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Can estrogen in cocps actually harm my baby if taken while breastfeeding? Or will it just reduce supply? How soon after birth can I start taking it?

Can estrogen in cocps actually harm my baby if taken while breastfeeding?  Or will it just reduce supply? How soon after birth can I start taking it?

COCPS and breastmilk: Cocps are safe for use while breastfeeding, however they do reduce breastmilk supply. Best to start cocps 6-8 weeks after delivery so you can establish breastfeeding. Progestin only oral contraceptives will have less effect on milk supply . Breastfeeding online has a great website about breastfeeding and medication: http://breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.Y4c00jvc.Dpbs. ...Read more

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Can you still do yoga while pregnant or will it harm the baby and yourself in a way ?

Can you still do yoga while pregnant or will it harm the baby and yourself in a way ?

Yes! Many benefits!: Prenatal yoga has many benefits, including increasing muscle strength & flexibility, reducing back pain & other discomforts associated with pregnancy and teaching proper breathing and relaxation techniques. Proper relaxing and breathing during labor and delivery is the very best natural technique to reduce pain. See http://pregnancy.More4kids.Info/110/benefits-of-prenatal-yoga/. ...Read more

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What can happen if a baby is conceived while the future mom or/and the future dad have a cold?

What can happen if a baby is conceived while the future mom or/and the future dad have a cold?

Not much: If all the mother had was a form of a common cold then nothing abnormal would happen. Some infections such as CMV, Varicella, Toxoplasmosis, Zika and others can cause issues. The common cold does not. ...Read more

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If conception occurs while on a one week break from nuvaring and you put it back in not knowing you're pregnant. Will it harm the fetus?

If conception occurs while on a one week break from nuvaring and you put it back in not knowing you're pregnant. Will it harm the fetus?

No: In general, there are no birth defects associated with the nuvaring. Also it is highly unlikely that conception would occur during the usual week off the nuvaring. ...Read more

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If a baby passes a bowel movement inside the womb would it effect them while they are in there, or just during labor and after birth?

If a baby passes a bowel movement inside the womb would it effect them while they are in there, or just during labor and after birth?

you mean a meconium : Bowel movement, usually if it is thin the baby will be ok but in some circumstances the baby can have meconium aspiration , that can occur when the meconium becomes very thick and it can be very bad for the baby, you cannot usually diagnose meconium until the membranes are ruptured, meconium and thick meconium is much more common after the due date , please discuss with your OB if you are worried. ...Read more

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Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?

Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?

It depends: There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation. It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr. ...Read more

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