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Can smoking during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Don't smoke!: Smoking has many negative effects on the the baby's well-being. It has been associated with increased miscarriages, stillbirth, premature labor, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta (placenta previa and abruption). If you are pregnant, avoid smoking for your health and the baby's. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Can smoking marijuana during 2nd week of pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Can smoking marijuana during 2nd week of pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Unknown: But smoking anything while pregnant is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are some everyday tasks that will cause a miscarriage during first few weeks of pregnancy? So it can be avoided

What are some everyday tasks that will cause a miscarriage during first few weeks of pregnancy? So it can be avoided

Everyday tasks OK.: Everyday tasks do not cause miscarriage. One should avoid extremes of behavior, but that is not specific to pregnancy. Take your prenatal vitamins and avoid toxins such as alcohol and medications. ...Read more

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Does hitting knees during pregnancy can cause miscarriage?

Does hitting knees during pregnancy can cause miscarriage?

No: This should not cause a miscarriage unless there was a lot more trauma involved. ...Read more

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Is there any antibiotics that should be avoided during pregnancy because it can cause miscarriage?

Is there any antibiotics that should be avoided during pregnancy because it can cause miscarriage?

Category C,D,X: According to babymed.Com: the category d antibiotics include tetracycline, doxycycline, Oxytetracycline in the 3rd trimester. Category x includes antibiotics that have shown fetal risk and / or abnormalities. Category x antibiotics include Isotretinoin and thalidomide. Also some category c drugs to be aware: sulfa, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) isoniazid, rifampin. ...Read more

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Will running during pregnancy hurt baby or cause miscarriage ? Can to much walking hurt the baby ?

Will running during pregnancy hurt baby or cause miscarriage ? Can to much walking hurt the baby ?

No and no: Running or walking will not cause a miscarriage or hurt the baby. However, if you are experiencing vaginal bleeding during the pregnancy then your OB MD may recommend exercise modifications. Walking is actually excellent for pregnant moms as it improves their endurance, helps pushing in 2nd stages of labor to shorten the duration. ...Read more

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Can clitoral orgasm cause miscarriage during 9 weeks of pregnancy ?

Can clitoral orgasm cause miscarriage during 9 weeks of pregnancy
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No: Orgasm regardless of the source or week of pregnancy does not cause miscarriage unless there is a significant complication to the pregnancy first. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet? Please clarify and ask the question. Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more

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What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage i had a miscarriage in july and thought it might be the same thing went?

What can cause bleeding and cramping during pregnancy other than miscarriage i had a miscarriage in july and thought it might be the same thing went?

Depends: Some women with have slight cramping and spotting and have a completely normal pregnancy. In others these symptoms may indicate that one is threatening to miscarry. Contact your md with your concerns if far enough along an ultrasound would be helpful. There are reasons for some to have recurrent pregnancy loss. Your doctor will be able to discuss them with you. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more