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Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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 smoking marijuana while pregnant cause early labor?

Will smoking marijuana while pregnant cause early labor?

Yes, it sure can : Smoking marijuana during pregnancy is associated with several problems, including premature labor. Also there are low birth weight babies. Small for gestational age babies, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22258135 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22815699 you are assuming these risks if you smoke marijuana while pregnant. ...Read more

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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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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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Can smoking while pregnant cause austism?

Can smoking while pregnant cause austism?

No direct link but..: Smoking while pregnant has been known to present potential risks to the baby. Anything that poses a potential risk to a developing fetus can adversely influence the outcome for the baby. The extent of the damage will depend on duration of the exposure and stage of development of the fetus at the exposure. ...Read more

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Could drinking and smoking weed during pregnancy contribute to autism?

Could drinking and smoking weed during pregnancy contribute to autism?

Maybe: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn of a marijuana smoker will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has been difficult to sort out. Reliable data based on single agent exposure is not readily available. ...Read more

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Can old TB scar cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?

Can old TB scar  cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?

OK: Tb (even if active) tends to improve during pregnancy. A scar would not be a problem if you're otherwise healthy. In the modern drug era, it would be prudent to wait until you've finished your medications before conceiving. ...Read more

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Are there risks to having sex after 6 weeks & 4 days after birth, like infections, impregnation? If I take planB, will there be any side effects, infections, health risks? What kind of risks/side effects are there if I take planB at an early stage?

Are there risks to having sex after 6 weeks & 4 days after birth, like infections, impregnation? If I take planB, will there be any side effects, infections, health risks? What kind of risks/side effects are there if I take planB at an early stage?

Many risks: There are many risks with sex at 6 weeks if there were complications at the vaginal delivery or C/S. Yes, pregnancy can occur without contraception, and infection if the uterus is not fully involuted (shrunk) back to normal size. There can be retention of placental fragments and infection with bleeding. It is always a good idea to see the OB MD for the 6 week exam to eliminate the above risks. ...Read more

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If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?

If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?

There : There is not a ton of research in this area, but the research that has been done suggests that smoking marijuana in pregnancy can lead to: low birth weight behavioral problems poor growth physical abnormalities lower iq language comprehension and memory problems i have found no research regarding glaucoma as a possible effect. I am not sure if you are smoking marijuana while pregnant or if it is someone you know, but i strongly urge the person in question to stop smoking marijuana right away in order to avoid any of the potential harmful effects listed above. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of women smoking while pregnant? Also, can a pregnant woman take nicotine tabs or use electronic cigarettes? Thank you.

What are the dangers of women smoking while pregnant? Also, can a pregnant woman take nicotine tabs or use electronic cigarettes? Thank you.

Growth restriction: The biggest threat to smoking while pregnant is growth restriction (low birth weight). Also stillbirth, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, congenital malformations. Pregnant women can take nicotine replacement and this is safer than smoking, though still not without risk as the vasoconstriction can still affect placenta and cause life threatening effects for both. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse effects if you have exposure to radiation during pregnancy?

Are there any adverse effects if you have exposure to radiation during pregnancy?

We make effort to: Not expose potentially or actually pregnant women to any ionizing radiation. The effects are on the developing pregnancy and depend on developmental age. You would need to know how many weeks pregnant at time of exposure. Tell your obstetrician or report back to where the x-ray procedure was done. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol after a TB skin test do any harm?

Can drinking alcohol after a TB skin test do any harm?

Alcohol: No it won't affect the test, but of course you should not drink to excess ever. ...Read more

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Can there be any problem in getting pregnancy after donating kidney?

Can there be any problem in getting pregnancy after donating kidney?

Pregnancy: You should have no problem conceiving after you donate a kidney. You would also not be expected to have an increased incidence of problems during your pregnancy due ot your kidney donation. Good luck. ...Read more

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If the mother was smoking during pregnancy,Can nicotine withdraw cause convulsions in infants?

If the mother was smoking during pregnancy,Can nicotine withdraw cause convulsions in infants?

Nicotine withdrawal: Newborns can occasionally exhibit symptoms of nicotine withdrawal after delivery, depending on the frequency and timing if the mother's smoking. Irritability can last for hours or days, but it would be uncommon for withdrawal from nicotine alone to cause seizures. ...Read more

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Will there be any effects on the baby if I had kidney obstruction during pregnancy?

Will there be any effects on the baby if I had kidney obstruction during pregnancy?

Not unless preterm.: If your urinary tract obstruction did not cause preterm birth, your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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Will taking cocaine during pregnancy cause my child to have motor development problems?

Will taking cocaine during pregnancy cause my child to have motor development problems?

Possibly, and more: Cocaine causes constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels, including those that carry oxygen and nutrients to the placenta and fetus. Damage to the fetal brain can be the result of lack of oxygen or bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces of the brain. Cocaine can impair body and brain growth in the fetus as well as cause high blood pressure and its complications in the mother. Get help, please. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant , how to not cause a miscarriage ? Besides drugs and alcohol.

8 weeks pregnant , how to not cause a miscarriage ?  Besides drugs and alcohol.

INTERESTING!: This is an interesting approach. The things to do for a healthy pregnancy are take prenatal vitamins eat healthy sleep healthy do not drink alcohol or caffeine. Do not smoke or do drugs. See you OB regularly and make sure any underlying illness are treated like diabetes or high blood pressure. What is your fear or concern about a miscarriage exactly? Good luck! ...Read more

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