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Can You Smoke While Pregnant
U Surely Can!: But why oh why would you do it? I don't know of anyone who would intentionally harm their child. I don't know of anyone who would feed their child a toxic substance. We boil bottles and nipples to protect from infection, we bathe & clean our babies & we protect them from all harm. Why oh why then would we smoke and give our baby a jolt of nicotine? Would u put a cig in babes mouth at birth? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Please don't: Marijuana contains THC an active hallucinogen which goes directly into the blood stream to the fetus. drugs and alcohol during pregnancy are an absolute no-no as they can cause developmental abnormalities in the fetus. I know marijuana is legal in some states but its' use in pregnancy is a moral and medical nightmare. ...Read more
Bad things. : Smoking during pregnancy is quite dangerous and should be avoided. There is a higher chance of pregnancy complications like intrauterine growth restriction, placental abruption, preterm delivery, and fetal death. For the woman, it can increase her chance of getting lung infections that can be very serious during pregnancy. For the child, it can increase the risk of respiratory diseases like asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You should not smoke with or without being on metronidazole. Do not drink either. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
DO NOT VAPE: If you are pregnant you should not smoke OR vape. Even though ecigarettes contain less toxic compounds, they still contain compounds which will effect your pregnancy such as nicotine. While ecigarettes maybe safer than cigarettes in general -- NOT SO in pregnancy -- Don't do either when pregnant. ...Read more
Best not to: Alcohol adversely affects every organ in the body, down to hear, skin and fingernails. If you are trying to conceive, best to totally abstain. Besides, you probably will not know for at least a little while that you have conceived, and you would not want to expose your baby to a lethal chemical at that early stage, right? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BAD JU JU !!: According to the centers for disease control & prevention- research shows that smoking during pregnancy is linked to premature births, babies with low birth weights & stillbirths, as well as sudden infant death syndrome. The mother’s health can also be compromised. See: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/pregnancy/. ...Read more
Confusing: No, but it can seem that way. Up to 30% of pregnant people will bleed during their expected menses due to implantation bleeding. This leads to conusion because these women may not know they're pregnant. They'll think that they got pregnant during their period when they didn't. ...Read more
Lamictal: Lamictal is an anticonvulsant agent that is also used to treat bipolar disorder. Women who need to take Lamictal should start Folic Acid prior to pregnancy. Lamictal hasn't been associated with any specific birth defects in humans. As with any drug used during pregnancy, the risks of the drug must be weighed against the untreated disease. Talk with your doctor and plan your pregnancy. ...Read more
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