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Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

I would not advise: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a Category C agent. Animal studies show adverse fetal harm but no controlled human studies have been done. The OB will be the one to make that call. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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Could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Yes: Infection can occur at any stage of pregnancy. The infection could transfer to baby immediately in the initial phase the infection and cause fetal damage or loss.If not passed during the initial phase, the germ can infect baby near the time of delivery.Baby can appear asymptomatic at birth and develop a devastating encephalitis in the first few weeks. ...Read more

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Docs, could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Docs, could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Yes: Infection can occur at any stage of pregnancy. The infection could transfer to baby immediately in the initial phase the infection and cause fetal damage or loss.If not passed during the initial phase, the germ can infect baby near the time of delivery.Baby can appear asymptomatic at birth and develop a devastating encephalitis in the first few weeks. ...Read more

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Is there any chance to pass stevens johnson syndrome from mother to child during pregnancy?

Is there any chance to pass stevens johnson syndrome from mother to child during pregnancy?

No: This would be extremely rare. Passing on your medication is a possibility, not passing on the disease syndrome that is caused by the medication. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease be passed from mother to child during pregnancy? If yes, is it super rare?

Can Lyme disease be passed from mother to child during pregnancy?  If yes, is it super rare?

Yes: Yes, but it is very rare. There have been documented cases where lyme disease was found in the live or stillborn child. Studies have not shown increased risk for birth defects in children of women who have lyme disease antibodies. At this time there is no specific congenital lyme disease syndrome. Source: nelson textbook of pediatrics, 19th edition. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a cobalamin deficiency during pregnancy cause both the mother and child to form mental illness?

Is it possible that a cobalamin deficiency during pregnancy cause both the mother and child to form mental illness?

Child risk: efects: The child's risk is birth defects, including anencephaly and spina bifida and some other birth defects. The mother is more likely to form depression, anxiety, psychosis, or memory difficulties.I can;t find any literature on intrauterine B12 deficiency and mental illness per se. ...Read more

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What are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?

What are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?

Selective toxin: These products most often damage the nerves (brain) in anyone that huffs.This would include the brain of any baby that shared a circulation with the huffer. Once damaged these cells do not heal or regenerate. Some of these products are also toxic to the liver. The accumulated effect is bad for both, but would very by the timing of exposure in pregnancy and the amount. ...Read more

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What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

Stress &fetal effect: Stress releases chemicals and affects your hormones as well and they can affect your fetus. Grandmothers alwasy say if one wants a happy baby the mom needs to stay happy! ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby ?

Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby 
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Umbilical hernia: An umbilical hernia is a defect in the fascial layer of the abdominal wall at the umbilicus. The fascial layer is the layer that really holds us together. It has probably been there since birth. There is a small risk of bowel getting trapped in the hernia, but during pregnancy the bowel is pushed away from this area by the uterus. There is no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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What are the consequences on the baby if the mother has law vitamin d during pregnancy?

What are the consequences on the baby if the mother has law vitamin d during pregnancy?

Several : This can affect brain development, possible obesity trend as well as bone development in the baby. ...Read more

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What problems could a baby be born with if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

What problems could a baby be born with if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

Minimal: The risk of cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is to the mother, not the fetus. That said, if cardiomyopathy were severe it might necessitate early delivery of the infant, which could have a negative impact on its health. This would be rare, though. Any mother with cardiomyopathy should get expert counseling from a cardiologist and a maternal fetal medicine physician before choosing to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What problems can a baby be born wit if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

What problems can a baby be born wit if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

Ideally should avoid: Cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is a difficult situation, because often times the mother requires medications to maintain a stable status, that may be teratogenic to the fetus. We often worn or recc against pregnancy in known patients with lv dysfunction. However, it can be done with close supervision, and adjustment of meds with risk to the mother and baby. ...Read more

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Can a mother's concussion have an effect on her baby, if she hit her head during pregnancy?

Can a mother's concussion have an effect on her baby, if she hit her head during pregnancy?

Grade I No: A grade i concussion will result in a brief period of memory loss and a headache and will not affect the fetus. Grade ii and iii concussions resulting in more severe symptoms "may have an impact" but only on the mother's awareness. Comatose mothers still deliver healthy babies. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture really helps in inducing labor during pregnancy? Is it safe for the mother and the baby?

World Health ORG -: The world health organization places induction of labor under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment". Yes, acupuncture is quite safe. ...Read more

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How does an increase or decrease in iron in mother's body affect the baby during pregnancy ?

How does an increase or decrease in iron in mother's body affect the baby during pregnancy ?

Not much: Unless there is a significant deficiency of iron in the mother, there is no impact on the baby. Iron deficiency in the mother can cause significant anemia in the mother however and can lead to the possible need for a blood transfusion. An increase in iron, unless associated with a medical condition, will not cause a problem. ...Read more

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Does a baby's eye color change during pregnancy inside the mother?

Does a baby's eye color change during pregnancy inside the mother?

No: Eye color is genetic but the final eye color does not occur until several months after the baby is born. ...Read more

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An Rh negative mother refused Rhogam during her first two pregnancies. Now she is pregnant with my son's baby. My son is B+. She waited for 6 months to see a doctor in her last pregnancy. Should she visit a doctor?

An Rh negative mother refused Rhogam during her first two pregnancies. Now she is pregnant with my son's baby. My son is B+. She waited for 6 months to see a doctor in her last pregnancy. Should she visit a doctor?

You got lucky: If the mother has been sensitized against rh (called the rhesus antigen), then she will make antibodies that will cross the placenta into the fetus. When that happens, the result can be very serious disease or even fetal death. Before rhogam, death from this cause was very common. ...Read more

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If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

Come out: The stain would be on the teeth as they emerge. It could be just on the primary teeth or also on the permanent teeth depending on what was forming while the tetracycline was taken. ...Read more

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What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?

What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?

Risk of problems.: Anti-tpo (thyroid peroxidase) antibodies at such a high titer indicate that you are at risk for hashimoto's thyroiditis, goiter, hypothyroidism and adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth, abruption, fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. See an mfm and endocrinologist to optimally manage your condition and minimize the risks to you and the baby. Hypothyroidism increases risk of cp. ...Read more

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Is rheumatic fever transferable from mother to child in pregnancy?

Is rheumatic fever transferable from mother to child in pregnancy?

No: The disease rheumatic fever is a result of an untreated strep throat. It is not contagious or spread from person to person. The strep infection, however, can be spread. ...Read more