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Could Anorexia Hurt A Baby When The Mother Is Pregnant
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?
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?
Can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?
Please give me your experiences with mothers on citalopram and pregnant. Ie healthy babies? Seems to be speculation as they don't really know?
Don't worry: There are always exceptions but this is not a drug known to have a high risk of teratongenic effects. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What behaviors could a pregnant mother have that would pose the greatest threat to the normal development of the baby's nervous system?
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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