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Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant. I accidently poured bleach into my toilet bowl with urine. Urine contain ammonia. Would it harm my unborn baby?

Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant. I accidently poured bleach into my toilet bowl with urine. Urine contain ammonia. Would it harm my unborn baby?

No: Obviously, this was a mistake without consequences to the fetus at this point. The advice is similar to former President Bill Clinton's response to smoking marijuana, "he didn't inhale" As long as you didn't inhale the vapors for a prolonged period and exercised that handle on the side of the toilet to flush, no worries. Please tell your treating OB MD of this question for his/her advice. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant. I accidently poured bleach into my toilet bowl with urine. Urine contain ammonia. Would the bleach and urine interaction harm my unborn baby?

Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant. I accidently poured bleach into my toilet bowl with urine. Urine contain ammonia. Would the bleach and urine interaction harm my unborn baby?

No: It's nice to have a clean toilet. Most toilet bowl cleaners contain bleach a similar ingredient. It's fine to pee in a cleaned toilet. Better than having a dirty bathroom. ...Read more

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Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Not just 1 sniff: Repeated exposure to PVC aerosol in pregnancy has not been shown to cause fetal abnormality or miscarriage. However, it's not good for you & not enough is known to be comfortable doing it in pregnancy. Just using a hairspray is probably ok but there are no conclusive studies of safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I didn't notice how much bleach I was using in my restroom until my entire apartment smelled strong of it. Could this harm my unborn? Inhaled about 5min

I didn't notice how much bleach I was using in my restroom until my entire apartment smelled strong of it. Could this harm my unborn? Inhaled about 5min

Should be fine: The placental barrier provides some good protection and 5 minutes of inhaling a strong bleach odor, once it goes through your lungs to start would not be that problematic to cause much concern. All should be fine, but be sure to aerate the house with proper ventilation next time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can caffeine harm an unborn baby?

Can caffeine harm an unborn baby?

Unlikely: Small amounts of caffeine are probably safe in pregnancy. It's best to limit yourself to less than 200 mg a day, about the amount in two 8 ounce cups of coffee. Large amounts of caffeine, can interfere with your sleep, cause dehydration and stimulate heart rate irregularities. Caffeinated sodas have about 1/3 the caffeine as coffee and tea has about 1/2. ...Read more

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Can taking dayquill, kill or harm an unborn baby?

Can taking dayquill, kill or harm an unborn baby?

See your physician: See your ob
doctor, usually
these meds
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Will the herb black cohosh harm an unborn baby?

Will the herb black cohosh harm an unborn baby?

Not advisable: Has not been proven safe to take when you are pregnant, u should wait till after the baby is born and after u are done breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can ajax harm an unborn baby I ate a sandwich that tasted like it. I just want to know just in case I did eat some on my sandwich from the store?

Can ajax harm an unborn baby I ate a sandwich that tasted like it. I just want to know just in case I did eat some on my sandwich from the store?

Yuck: Hopefully the store did not put this in your sandwich. A limited exposure like this is highly unlikely to cause a problem other than leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Next time just throw it out. ...Read more

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Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

That depends: If you mean that you are eating a meal 1-2 hours late, so you are hungry, then no, this is fine. If you mean you are not eating regular meals or not getting enough nutrition, then yes, this can harm your unborn baby. ...Read more

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Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Anaphylaxis in the mother may cause profound distress in the fetus. Be sure to have a couple of Epinephrine injectors with you at all times and take extra precaution on the triggers. ...Read more

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Can taking ativan (lorazepam) harm my unborn baby?

Can taking ativan (lorazepam) harm my unborn baby?

Ativan (lorazepam): Benzodiazepines are classified as Category D pregnancy medications, which means there have been risks but the benefits may outweigh the risks. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for moldy food to harm my unborn baby if I breathe it in?

Is it possible for moldy food to harm my unborn baby if I breathe it in?

No: There's nothing to suggest this is true. Today we are much more concerned than we were in the past about alcohol, tobacco and drugs affecting the unborn child. But you cannot allow yourself to become afraid of everything that you will normally meet in the course of your life. Congratulations to you as a mother-to-be. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Can you harm an unborn baby by drinking vingear? If so can you harm yourself as well? What are the things that can happen to you?

Can you harm an unborn baby by drinking vingear? If so can you harm yourself as well? What are the things that can happen to you?

In moderation-no.: There few health risks associated with drinking vinegar. Over time, vinegar can erode tooth enamel. People who are prone to developing ulcers shouldn't consume vinegar. Digestive problems that can develop include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and ulcer flares. ...Read more

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I had car running while closed garage door then immediately turned it off, did I breathe residual CO and did it harm unborn baby?

I had car running while closed garage door then immediately turned it off, did I breathe residual CO and did it harm unborn baby?

Possible: Need to immediately spend 30 minutes outdoors in fresh air. Minimal exposure should expose you to less CO than you would be exposed to when walking by an active roadway. If you were in closed vehicle with minimal idling and immediately exited the garage exposure should be minimal. Prolonged fresh are is warranted. Prolonged idling and exposure would warrant a visit to ER ...Read more

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24wks preg. Transitionin toddler to bed & it has new mattress smell worried about danger to unborn baby. Have ventilated for 2wks.spend 1-2hr/dy there?

24wks preg. Transitionin toddler to bed & it has new mattress smell worried about danger to unborn baby. Have ventilated for 2wks.spend 1-2hr/dy there?

Will be fine: You are doing all the right things. Airing out the mattress, the room and spending a minimum of time with the offending item are all reducing your exposure. It will continue to smell for longer than you would like, but baby should be fine. ...Read more

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Can septasemia harm my unborn baby?

Can septasemia harm my unborn baby?

Septicemia: If you have a blood infection called sepsis, this is very dangerous during a pregnancy and should include hospitalization and IV antibiotics. Your question needs context! ...Read more

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Can crying do any harm to my unborn baby?

Can crying do any harm to my unborn baby?

No: Congratulations on your pregnancy. People will tell you this should be a joyful time, but human emotions are complex and often incomprehensible. If you find yourself tearing up for no reason, perhaps you can talk with your physician and get help learning ways to manage your thoughts. If there's a clear source of sorrow in your life, your physician or another wise person is a resource. ...Read more

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Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

"Sniff" test: If you are smelling rubbing alcohol when it is applied to an area on the body therapeutically in a well ventilated area, no. If you are "sniffing" alcohol as a practice then the answer is yes, that could be harmful. ...Read more

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I've been holding my breath while being around strong smells to the point that I could not hold it any longer have I caused damage to my unborn baby?

I've been holding my breath while being around strong smells to the point that I could not hold it any longer have I caused damage to my unborn baby?

No: Unless you are holding your breath for unusually long times (like 4 minutes) it's unlikely your blood oxygen levels are getting dangerously low & even so it would be for such a short time that I doubt it could damage your baby.If the smells are due to toxic chemicals (like those in perfumes/ new paint/ new carpet/ tobacco smoke/plastics) you are doing your baby a favor by avoiding these exposures. ...Read more

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Does taking Zoloft (sertraline) harm my unborn baby?

Does taking Zoloft (sertraline) harm my unborn baby?

No: Don't listen to the lawyer ads. There is no evidence for birth defects from zoloft (sertraline). It has been the antidepressant of choice for pregnant women for the last ten years because of the largest data base of babies born showing to clear effect. Such the ads naming it. There's a rate of birth defects in all and zoloft (sertraline) doen't increase that risk. Being depressed and not taking care of oneself is a risk. ...Read more

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29wks pregnant.Got bitten by mosquitos (i think) when at park on Sunday. Worried about diseases & harm to unborn baby. What odds of catching something?

29wks pregnant.Got bitten by mosquitos (i think) when at park on Sunday. Worried about diseases & harm to unborn baby. What odds of catching something?

Mosquito illnesses: Unless one is in certain locations (not usual in Australia) it is generally just an annoyance. If you develop symptoms like low grade fever, chills, muscle aches and the like, it is unlikely to cause harm to your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Was wondering I touched a little of lead wile cleaning they say it harms unborn baby when in contact with lead will my unborn be ok it wasint alot?

Was wondering I touched a little of lead wile cleaning they say it harms unborn baby when in contact with lead will my unborn be ok it wasint alot?

Don't worry: Lead is a danger when it's absorbed by the body. If you are handling lead regularly, and then eating with unwashed hands, that might be a concern. Or if you live in a home with lots of old lead-based paint, which gets mixed into the dust of the home, and eat with unwashed hands so that dust gets ingested, that would be a problem. Briefly touching a lead object is not a concern. ...Read more

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Does herpes under my nose harm my unborn baby?

Does herpes under my nose harm my unborn baby?

No: At this time, there is no harm to your unborn baby by having a herpes outbreak under your nose. Closer to delivery of your baby, if you suffer from genital herpes, there can be implications... Particularly if you have an outbreak right around the time of a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Can you harm your prengant wife or unborn baby if having oral sex (by blowing air bubble)? She's 6 months pregnant.

Can you harm your prengant wife or unborn baby if having oral sex (by blowing air bubble)? She's 6 months pregnant.

Extremely : Extremely unlikely, the baby and the uterus are well protected with multiple layers. The vagina normally swells and has some air in it with penile intercourse as well and this does not harm the pregnancy. ...Read more