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Doctor insights on: Cocaine The First Four Weeks Of Pregnancy

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Is cocaine really dangerous to use during pregnancy?

Is cocaine really dangerous to use during pregnancy?

Yes!: If you're using Cocaine while you're pregnant, then so is your baby. That means that the first thing your baby experiences after they are born is drug withdrawal. Not the best way to start off life. Besides that, your baby will likely be born smaller-than-normal and is more likely to have lots of health and behavioral problems later in life. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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What is the risk associated with using cocaine in early pregnancy?

What is the risk associated with using cocaine in early pregnancy?

Neuro toxic?: If something very bad for adult, what do u expected to be for infants? ...Read more

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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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If I am clean my last 3 months of the pregnancy off cocaine. Will the baby show positive for drugs when born and they test him?

If I am clean my last 3 months of the pregnancy off cocaine. Will the baby show positive for drugs when born and they test him?

It depends...: On where you go for delivery. Be prepared that the hospital's policies stipulate patient drug testing, and testing of the baby's stool. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have used crack cocaine thru out pregnancy. C section is scheduled on 21st of this month. Will baby and I system be clean?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have used crack cocaine thru out pregnancy. C section is scheduled on 21st of this month. Will baby and I system be clean?

Absolutely not!: First of all, tell your treating OB MD immediately of the above cocaine use so that the "addicted baby" can be properly treated at delivery. Moreover, your cocaine use is going to change the effectiveness of certain analgesic and anesthesia medications at the C/section which may cause an adverse reaction jeopardizing your health if the Health Care Team is not aware. Get substance abuse help! ...Read more

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If been clean off cocaine last 3 months of pregnancy. Is it mandatory to test the baby stool when born and will he show positive? Will they take him?

If been clean off cocaine last 3 months of pregnancy. Is it mandatory to test the baby stool when born and will he show positive? Will they take him?

Neonatal addiction: Lots of loaded questions. They'll always do a urine test on you, due to your use. Many hospitals do these on all moms. If positive they'll do a urine & meconium on the baby. If the UDS is neg, some hospitals will do it, due to your history. As far as taking the baby, there are many other factors that go in to that decision, besides the drug screen. Each case is individual. Good luck, stay clean!!! ...Read more

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I have been regularly using cocaine and my period is 4 days late, but two pregnancy tests have came out negative. Could the cocaine have caused this?

I have been regularly using cocaine and my period is 4 days late, but two pregnancy tests have came out negative. Could the cocaine have caused this?

Not sure: Whether you're asking about the late menstrual period, or the negative pregnancy tests. Cocaine use can disrupt menstrual cycles, at least in rhesus monkeys and rats. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/9103482 Cocaine may also affect fertility, if you were trying to become pregnant. However, if you're using Cocaine regularly, your potential baby is lucky you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Heavy flow of bleeding like having a period possible during first four weeks of pregnancy?

Heavy flow of bleeding like having a period possible during first four weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: "decidual bleeding" can be lumped together with "implantation bleeding" and we can call them both "first trimester bleeding". I'd estimate 20-30% of pregnant women have some type of first trimester bleeding, and many go on to have normal pregnancies. An ultrasound is the only way to know that things are ok in there and to rule out an ectopic. An hpt will still be positive if you are miscarrying. ...Read more

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We want to our first child after three years of marriage. How we can protect the early pregnancy. We have only four months of marriage.

We want to our first child after three years of marriage. How we can protect the early pregnancy. We have only four months of marriage.

PREGNANCY: As long as you plan your having a baby, there is no problem having it. Length of marriage have nothing to do with it. The acceptance and love for the coming baby is all that matters. ...Read more

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I took two pregnancy tests today. One at four pm and one at four foutyfive pm. The first was positive the second negative. Which do I belive?

I took two pregnancy tests today. One at four pm and one at four foutyfive pm. The first was positive the second negative. Which do I belive?

Pregnant: I believe that even the over the counter pregnancy tests recommend using a first morning urine because the reaction depends on a concentration of a compound in the urine. The first test is likely right, the second test was too close to the first so you did not have enough time to build up the hcg. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How can I make sure my pregnancy is healthy in the first four months?

How can I make sure my pregnancy is healthy in the first four months?

Live healthy: Just by living healthy, it will help bolster a pregnancy's health. That means being active, sleeping well, and eating well (avoid diets that a too restrictive in one of the major macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins or fats.) Don't forget to take prenatal vitamins, avoid alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

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I took two first response pregnancy test four days before my expected cycle. Is it safe to consider them accurate?

I took two first response pregnancy test four days before my expected cycle. Is it safe to consider them accurate?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. If you had 2 positive tests - that should be accurate. If you had negative test results then consider waiting until you miss your period before repeating (and use first morning void). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a healthy baby when I have taken methotrexate during the first four weeks of the pregnancy; & been off humira (adalimumab) during that month?

Is it possible to have a healthy baby when I have taken methotrexate during the first four weeks of the pregnancy; & been off humira (adalimumab) during that month?

Hi risk OB: High risk Obstetrician or Matetnal-Fetal Medicine specialist is whom you need to see asap, complex question to be answered on that limited platform ...Read more

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I took postinor 2 doses twice in four days. I took the first dose on the day my bleeding ended. Will I prevent pregnancy and would I have ovulated?

I took postinor 2 doses twice in four days. I took the first dose on the day my bleeding ended. Will I prevent pregnancy and would I have ovulated?

Twice?: Plan B, Postinor 2, and other brands of emergency contraceptive pills can alter the menstrual cycle for the cycle in which Plan B or Postinor 2 was taken, and sometimes the next month's cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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If your period is heavy first two days then spotting for last four days, on the next is it ok to take a pregnancy test which is last day of my period?

If your period is heavy first two days then spotting for last four days, on the next is it ok to take a pregnancy test which is last day of my period?

Not Pregnant: Having a period represents not being pregnant. Pregnancy testing is best done when one has missed a period and could be pregnant. It is always okay to take a pregnancy test, but in your situation, your test will be negative because you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Period problem hi I am 23 and married, have no kids. I had regular periods since two months ago but last month I got spotting first two days and after that had just water discharging for last four days. I did take pregnancy test but that was negative. Thi

Period problem hi I am 23 and married, have no kids. I had regular periods since two months ago but last month I got spotting first two days and after that had just water discharging for last four days. I did take pregnancy test but that was negative. Thi

As: As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear that a fertile woman is having a missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's test can tell around when you should be getting your next period. Did you take your test too soon?

There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to have an irregular cycle, you should give your doctor or your ob/gyne a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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No symptoms but missed period, due a month ago. I took four pregnancy tests using first response. All negative. Recent sharp uterus cramps. Pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I want to know if cramping is common in four weeks of pregnancy, especially in the legs?

I want to know if cramping is common in four weeks of pregnancy, especially in the legs?

Very Common: Yes, leg cramps are very common during early pregnancy. Be sure you are staying well hydrated, getting plenty of sleep and eating a healthy diet to help reduce leg cramps. ...Read more

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My 2nd cycle after d&c is late first was exactly 4 weeks after and pregnancy test showing neg result is this possible?

My 2nd cycle after d&c is late first was exactly 4 weeks after and pregnancy test showing neg result is this possible?

Possibly: Following a d&c, your menstrual cycle can be irregular or not occur for 1-2 months. Persistent in irregular menses requires an evaluation. ...Read more

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Had mc, d&c 9months ago. 1st month off pill. O'd 05/27.Lots of pregnancy symptoms. Did a pregnant test with first urine a06/12, neg. Tested too early?

Had mc, d&c 9months ago. 1st month off pill. O'd 05/27.Lots of pregnancy symptoms. Did a pregnant test with first urine a06/12, neg. Tested too early?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone overdosing while sniffing cocaine for the first time?

It could happen: Depends on the purity of the Cocaine and the person's tolerance for it -- plus other ongoing medical issues the person may have. Can be very dangerous all the way ''round. ...Read more

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How bad are the first two weeks of pregnancy?

How bad are the first two weeks of pregnancy?

Maybe some symptoms: In the first two weeks, there are, typically, no obvious physical changes. The physical signs would be minimal. Early pregnancy symptoms can include bloating, spotting, breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What's typically the first symptom of pregnancy?

What's typically the first symptom of pregnancy?

Missed period: Remember pregnancy is asymptomatic until the fetus is ten to fourteen days past conception. This is when it is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals that the mother's body can detect. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for a first time pregnancy?

No period: You will not get your period, you may or may not have nausea, tender breasts, etc. If you are worried do a pg test. If it is neg and you are still worried your obgyn can do a blood pg test which is more sensitive. ...Read more

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What is the first organ to develop in a pregnancy?

What is the first organ to develop in a pregnancy?

Brain: The first organ system is the circulatory system and the first major organ to develop is the brain. ...Read more

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What are the pregnancy symptoms in the first month?

What are the pregnancy symptoms in the first month?

Throwing up: Feelingdizzy
can not stand any smell
throwing up
feeling tired. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of pregnancy at two weeks?

What is the first symptom of pregnancy at two weeks?

If period is missed: A woman of childbearing age, having some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (tiredness), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and mild swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and food cravings... Could be having early pregnancy symptoms. Symptoms can sometimes occur before missing a period. Dizziness can happen with some women who have nausea and fatigue. ...Read more

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Describe all of the very first symptoms of pregnancy?

Describe all of the very first symptoms of pregnancy?

See below: They are variable but may include:
nausea with or without vomiting
tender, swollen breasts
fatigue
food aversions or cravings. ...Read more

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What does the first few weeks of pregnancy feel like?

What does the first few weeks of pregnancy feel like?

Early symptoms: Early pregnancy symptoms that are common include: breast tenderness, urinary frequency, tiredness, mild cramping and nausea. ...Read more

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What are the first to two weeks of pregnancy symptoms?

What are the first to two weeks of pregnancy symptoms?

Maybe none, but...: ...if you are concerned that you may be pregnant, please at least check a home pregnancy test now for either reassurance or health planning. ...Read more