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Can x-rays harm an unborn fetus?

Can x-rays harm an unborn fetus?

Yes.: Radiation (including ct-scan and x-rays) can potentially damage the fetal dna resulting in anomalies or predisposition for cancer in childhood. ...Read more

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How much harm can amnio cause the fetus?

How much harm can amnio cause the fetus?

Amniocentesis: An amniocentesis has a small chance of causing a pregnancy loss. That loss is dependent upon the gestational age when the procedure is done. At 16-20 weeks that risk is about 1 in 1600 procedures. As the pregnancy progresses that risk goes way down. In the third trimester an amniocentesis won't cause the pregnancy to be lost, but the baby might need to be delivered. ...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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Alcohol can harm a foetus?

Alcohol can harm a foetus?

Yes, VERY MUCH: Fetal alcohol syndrome, caused mainly be drinking in the first trimester, is associated with a number of birth defects, including abnormalities in the face (widespread eyes, lack of clear upper lip border, low set ears) which is often associated with heart problems and mental retardation. Drinking in later trimesters is more associated with learning disabilities, hyperactivity and other problems. ...Read more

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How does lysteria harm fetuses?

How does lysteria harm fetuses?

In utero infection.: Listerial infection in pregnant women can lead to fetal death, premature birth, or infected newborns a characteristic severe in utero infection, granulomatosis infantiseptica, may result from transplacental transmission. Infants with this disorder have disseminated abscesses and/or granulomas in multiple internal organs (liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, brain) and die soon after birth. ...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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Does cat fetus inhalation cause seizures?

Does cat fetus inhalation cause seizures?

No: You probably mean cat fecal matter and not cat fetus. Answer in either case is no. ...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 are not used when pregnant. ...Read more

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Could stress harm unborn children in measurable ways?

Could stress harm unborn children in measurable ways?

Unlikely: Emotional stress during pregnancy does not normally affect the developing baby, unless he/she is born prematurely. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?

Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?

Depends: Serious complications such as sensorineural hearing loss and developmental delay are often noted in infants born to mothers who developed primary CMV infection (first time) during her pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can heating pads cause harm to a developing fetus?

Can heating pads cause harm to a developing fetus?

Yes: High temperatures can cause injury to the fetus so , heating pads to the abdominal area, hot tubs, electric blankets....Are not recommended. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

Absolutely!: Toxoplasmosis can be very dangerous to an unborn fetus. Risk of transmission is increased later during pregnancy, but if contracted earlier, the fetus' outcome is worse. Toxo can cause visuospatial, hearing, and learning problems later in life. Fortunately, patients with toxo can be treated with antibiotics while still pregnant. Babies can be tested directly too. Ask your doctor for more info! ...Read more

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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys, will this cause any complications?

Unborn baby has enlarged kidneys, will this cause any complications?

Maybe: If baby has polycystic kidneys, need to have a higher level us to screen for other abnormalities . Hard to say if kidneys are functioning well until after birth. ...Read more

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Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Dont know: I do not know. I have not heard that. I would suggest though that hair perms contain chemicals that can leach in to the body through the scalp and are in general not beneficial especially if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Avoid them. Anencephaly has multiple causes and at best chemicals may contribute...Have seen no evidence yet they are causal. ...Read more

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What will cause term baby brain damage?

What will cause term baby brain damage?

Many R unexplained: Results from > 50, 000 pregnancies reported in the late 70's (nelson et al.)showed > 50% of cerebral palsy cases had normal pregnancy, labor& delivery. Infants are born with true knots in the cord & many have loops of cord tight about the neck. Some have hx of maternal infection, drug exposures etc. Contrary to the lunch tv adds, most are not caused by drs. ...Read more

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Would diet pills affect an unborn fetus?

Would diet pills affect an unborn fetus?

Diet pills: Why would you want to take diet pills when you are pregnant? You can plenty of good food without diet pills and diminish any concerns about the new coming baby. Enjoy the baby! ...Read more

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Will taking cyclogest (progesterone) for entire pregnancy cause harm to fetus?

Will taking cyclogest (progesterone) for entire pregnancy cause harm to fetus?

Progesterone does: Not have an fda classification for pregnancy. The vaginal gel is sometimes used in women who have a short cervix to help prevent premature delivery. But, please tell your OB that you are using it, i assume for depression. ...Read more

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Can candidiasis in the mouth cause harm to the fetus?

Can candidiasis in the mouth cause harm to the fetus?

Not by itself: Candidiasis in the mouth usually results from an underlying immune deficiency like hiv, or other chronic illnesses like diabetes. Those if not adequately controlled can cause harm and should be treated. Once the underlying condition is treated, the oral candidiasis will resolve easily with treatment. ...Read more

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Had Fever of 101-102 for approx. 4-6hours at 8 weeks 4days pregnant. Could that have caused serious harm to fetus? Is there a way to know for sure?

Had Fever of 101-102 for approx. 4-6hours at 8 weeks 4days pregnant. Could that have caused serious harm to fetus? Is there a way to know for sure?

Follow up: Thia is a very short period of fever and hopefully not an illness to cause harm. Have regular followup with your doctor with serial ultrasounds to help should you baby is developing properly. All the best. ...Read more

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10w5d pregnant-do electric blankets cause harm to the fetus or is it just a myth?

10w5d pregnant-do electric blankets cause harm to the fetus or is it just a myth?

You're fine: The stuff about the electromagnetic fields being deadly has taken a long time to vanish after being discredited at least in the minds of most of the scientists whose work i've followed. It seems to me to be recall bias and attempts to find somebody to blame. The beating heart produces an electromagnetic field. Set the temperature low enough to be safe. ...Read more

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What if you took ciprofloxacin when tested negative for pregnancy & was spotting but a week later tested positive can it cause harm to your fetus?

What if you took ciprofloxacin when tested negative for pregnancy & was spotting but a week later tested positive can it cause harm to your fetus?

If you finished: the ciprofloxacin at least 2 days prior to the possible day of conception, there is no chance that it is still in your system at that time. If there is about a week of overlap, it is still very unlikely. Ciprofloxacin is a pregnancy category C so there are no major studies proving that congenital malformations. Most category C drugs have potential bad effects on fetuses in 2nd and 3rd trimester ...Read more

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Can , unpasteurized, fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus? I know unpasteurized milk and cheese should be avoided .

Can   , unpasteurized,  fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus?  I know unpasteurized milk and cheese   should be avoided .

Be safe: If you are cleaning, peeling, and squeezing the fresh oranges yourself, the risk is probably low. If, however, you are not directly controlling the preparation, you should probably avoid pasteurized drinks during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can sound of the instrument used to cut my cast ( on ankle) can cause harm to my fetus in 7th month of pregnancy how to preventr it?

Can sound of the instrument used to cut my cast ( on ankle)  can cause harm to my fetus in 7th month of pregnancy how to preventr it?

No : A cast saw can not harm your fetus, it does make aloud noise and can get hot, it can feel like it is cutting you, but if there is enough cast padding underneath the cast and taken off properly there should be no problems. ...Read more

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Can heating pads cause harm to a developing fetus?

Yes: High temperatures can cause injury to the fetus so , heating pads to the abdominal area, hot tubs, electric blankets....Are not recommended. ...Read more

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If i eat a lot of microwaved foods, do that mean i'm actually receiving radiation, and can microwaved foods cause any harm to my fetus?

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If i eat a lot of microwaved foods, do that mean i'm actually receiving radiation, and can microwaved foods cause any harm to my fetus?

No: There is no ionizing radiation present in microwaves. Microwaves are simply waves that vibrate at the same frequency that water does, so when it strikes water, it makes the water heat up. ...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 with 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'm in my first trimester and have been taking soy protein. Is it safe or should I stop? Would it cause any harm to the fetus?

I'm in my first trimester and have been taking soy protein. Is it safe or should I stop? Would it cause any harm to the fetus?

Ok: This is not going to hurt the child. I would not take excess amounts of it however, but there should be no risk with a reasonable amount. ...Read more

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What harm can icy hot cause a fetus?

What harm can icy hot cause a fetus?

Icy hot: If used correctly and for things like a sore neck or back, it is unlikely to have any effect at all. ...Read more

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How much harm can amnio cause the fetus?

Amniocentesis: An amniocentesis has a small chance of causing a pregnancy loss. That loss is dependent upon the gestational age when the procedure is done. At 16-20 weeks that risk is about 1 in 1600 procedures. As the pregnancy progresses that risk goes way down. In the third trimester an amniocentesis won't cause the pregnancy to be lost, but the baby might need to be delivered. ...Read more

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Can an STD cause serious harm to an unborn fetus?

Can an STD cause serious harm to an unborn fetus?

Yes: In particular, syphilis, hepatitis b, hiv, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia can either cause harm to the developing fetus or be transmitted to the fetus while it is developing. Most of these stds are screened for at the first prenatal visit, and many can be treated to avoid harm to the baby. If you are concerned about your exposure to stds in pregnancy, see your healthcare provider! ...Read more

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Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

NO: Having sex will not affect the baby. Use common sense of course and i would not have severe rough sex as repetitive trauma to the cervical area, may irritate your internal vaginal structures and thus cause possible problem with your pregnancy, BUT, in general, having sex will not affect the growing baby. As you get farther along, late in the 3rd Trimester, discuss with your OB/GYN. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How will i know if I have listeria? I am 30 weeks pregnant. What are the signs of listeria, and what harm can it cause to a fetus?

Listeria: Symptoms of listeria include: fever, flu-like syndrome, abdominal or back pain, vomiting/diarrhea, headache, sore throat or no symptoms. The incidence of listeriosis in pregnancy is 12 per 100, 000. Thus it is a rare disease. Listeria is found commonly in nature. So it can be hard to avoid being exposed to it. ...Read more