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Could anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Could anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Yes: A good diet is so important to both mother and baby. Check with your care giver right away if there are nutritional concerns. ...Read more

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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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Help! can anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Help! can anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Consult with Dr: Yes. http://eatingdisorderstreatment.com/anorexia-pregnancy.consult with your doctor about the risks. ...Read more

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Can anorexia when the mother is pregnant hurt the baby?

Can anorexia when the mother is pregnant hurt the baby?

Yes: Both mom and baby need a lot of calories during the pregnancy (about 400 more calories per day for a normal weight woman). Not eating enough during pregnancy can ultimately hurt the baby, although the mom will start to see symptoms before the baby will (the baby's metabolic needs will take precedence). ...Read more

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Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Depends: on amount of caffeine mom is ingesting. I once saw an infant whose mom consumed 4 liters of Mountain Dew daily - this infant had significant withdrawal. On the other hand, I see plenty of normal newborns whose mothers still had one cup of coffee daily. Good luck! ...Read more

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If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

Come out: The stain would be on the teeth as they emerge. It could be just on the primary teeth or also on the permanent teeth depending on what was forming while the tetracycline was taken. ...Read more

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Can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?

Can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?

Celexa (citalopram) & Pregnancy: There are several, all of whom were monitored by their prescribing doctor working close with their Ob/Gyn. to monitor pregnancy closely. ...Read more

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Experiences please! have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....

Experiences please! have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....

Confusing question: Your question is a bit confusing.About 4% of pregnancies end up with an unexpected outcome, including such things as prematurity, cleft lip, newborn illness, etc. That leaves the vast majority as healthy.Proper prenatal care and a healthy maternal lifestyle add to the chances of success. I do care for a lot of kids with problems but the vast majority of newborns i see are healthy. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant (high risk pg). My mother in law is a devil and she completely stressed me out today. My heart was thumping. Could i have hurt baby?

24 weeks pregnant (high risk pg). My mother in law is a devil and she completely stressed me out today. My heart was thumping. Could i have hurt baby?

Seems unlikely: I'm NOT an expert in OB, but consider this: your baby will have experienced stress hormones during development and thus will be more able to handle stress better later in life - maybe a future prime minister? Surely all women experience periods of stress during 9 months of pregnancy, don't you think? Suppose you were chased by a tiger (10,000 years ago). ...Read more

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What are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?

What are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?

Selective toxin: These products most often damage the nerves (brain) in anyone that huffs.This would include the brain of any baby that shared a circulation with the huffer. Once damaged these cells do not heal or regenerate. Some of these products are also toxic to the liver. The accumulated effect is bad for both, but would very by the timing of exposure in pregnancy and the amount. ...Read more

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Could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Yes: Infection can occur at any stage of pregnancy. The infection could transfer to baby immediately in the initial phase the infection and cause fetal damage or loss.If not passed during the initial phase, the germ can infect baby near the time of delivery.Baby can appear asymptomatic at birth and develop a devastating encephalitis in the first few weeks. ...Read more

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What problems could a baby be born with if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

What problems could a baby be born with if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

Minimal: The risk of cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is to the mother, not the fetus. That said, if cardiomyopathy were severe it might necessitate early delivery of the infant, which could have a negative impact on its health. This would be rare, though. Any mother with cardiomyopathy should get expert counseling from a cardiologist and a maternal fetal medicine physician before choosing to get pregnant. ...Read more

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So I am a mother to two wonderful baby's, well i been kinda late on my monthly and I have been leaking brown stuff, could i be pregnant?

So I am a mother to two wonderful baby's, well i been kinda late on my monthly and I have been leaking brown stuff, could i be pregnant?

See below: Congratulations with your babies! but having them doesn't prevent you from being pregnant again. Take a home pregnancy test to avoid surprises later. Visit your ob/gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant will the baby dad eat as much as the mother ?

If you're pregnant will the baby dad eat as much as the mother ?

Depends!: There is no physiologic reason why the dad would eat as much as the pregnant mom, however some dads do gain wt during the mom's pregnancy! Some people have called this sympathy wt gain, but it probably has more to do with seeing the mom eating makes them hungry, or if she is snacking, he'll snack too to keep her company or because seeing the food makes him hungry too! ...Read more

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If a mother has leukemia while pregnant, would the baby get the leukemia too?

If a mother has leukemia while pregnant, would the baby get the leukemia too?

Not directly: Mother's leukemic cells don't go to the fetus and can't cause leukemia in the fetus but genes may be inheritted and increase the the risk of leukemia in the child in some forms of leukemia. ...Read more

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What problems can a baby be born wit if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

What problems can a baby be born wit if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

Ideally should avoid: Cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is a difficult situation, because often times the mother requires medications to maintain a stable status, that may be teratogenic to the fetus. We often worn or recc against pregnancy in known patients with lv dysfunction. However, it can be done with close supervision, and adjustment of meds with risk to the mother and baby. ...Read more

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Mother with ncah. Father not a carrier. If we get pregnant, can the baby still be affected?

Mother with ncah. Father not a carrier. If we get pregnant, can the baby still be affected?

Autosomal recessive: If the mother has ncah and the father is not a carrier, then the baby would be a carrier. This would mean that they would not have NCAH ...Read more

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How does an increase or decrease in iron in mother's body affect the baby during pregnancy ?

How does an increase or decrease in iron in mother's body affect the baby during pregnancy ?

Not much: Unless there is a significant deficiency of iron in the mother, there is no impact on the baby. Iron deficiency in the mother can cause significant anemia in the mother however and can lead to the possible need for a blood transfusion. An increase in iron, unless associated with a medical condition, will not cause a problem. ...Read more

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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more