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Could having general anesthesia just before conception be dangerous to my baby?

Could having general anesthesia just before conception be dangerous to my baby?

No: Medications used during anesthesia are out of your system very quickly. There would be no risk during pregnancy having anesthesia befor conception. Even during pregnancy anesthesia is sometimes required for various surgical emergencies. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


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Is it possible to be well into 1st trim w/o knowing? Worried if sex would cause any issues for baby. Wouldnt i feel cramping all time?

Is it possible to be well into 1st trim w/o knowing?  Worried if sex would cause any issues for baby. Wouldnt i feel cramping all time?

Being Pregnant: Are you pregnant? Have you missed a period? Is this all theoretical? Cramping is not a symptom of early pregnancy. It is a symptom of infection or premenstrual problems. Pregnant uteruses try to keep the uterus stable and not try to expel the fetus. Most couples continue their sexual activity throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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I need to have my remaining teeth pulled during my pregnancy. Is laughing gas harmful to the fetus? Also, what pain meds after the procedure are safe

I need to have my remaining teeth pulled during my pregnancy. Is laughing gas harmful to the fetus?  Also, what pain meds after the procedure are safe

Yes : I would advise you to avoid the extractions until after your pregnancy is completed if possible. If you must have the extractions i would avoid nitrous oxide, usually, obstetricians allow tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain but the obstetrician should be consulted. ...Read more

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I just found out today that I am 2-3 weeks pregnant and i'm due to be sedated for a minor dental operation tomorrow, can this effect the pregnancy?

I just found out today that I am 2-3 weeks pregnant and i'm due to be sedated for a minor dental operation tomorrow, can this effect the pregnancy?

Yes, reschedule: There is risk (small) of problems during the first trimester of pregnancy with any dental work. If it is a minor procedure you are scheduled for, why take the risk to you and the baby, no matter how small?! rescedule for sometime during your second trimester--by then the risk is almost non-existent. If you wait til third tri, you might be too uncomfortable because of the baby's size. ...Read more

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When a pregnant woman has a c-section, is she able to be awake during a major surgery, and not under anesthesia. Or am i missing something?

When a pregnant woman has a c-section, is she able to be awake during a major surgery, and not under anesthesia. Or am i missing something?

The safer way to: Perform an elective non-emergent c-section is by spinal anesthesia. The block will be place just before the surgery start. The obstetrician and anesthesiologist will check spinal is working well. Surgery will start and patient will be awake without feeling pain. Baby deliver and mother will see her baby with the husband at the operating room. ...Read more

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My wife's having a cesarean I'm just worried about surgery and blood clots. This will be her second cesarean are they safe?

My wife's having a cesarean I'm just worried about surgery and blood clots. This will be her second cesarean are they safe?

Yes: Cesareans are a safe procedure, but no surgery is risk free. It would be important to get mobile as soon as possible after surgery. Wish you, your wife good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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What drug is given during a csection to calm down an anxious person? I was given something after baby was taken out but can't remember what it was.

What drug is given during a csection to calm down an anxious person? I was given something after baby was taken out but can't remember what it was.

you could: Ask for your medical record to see what was given to you. Otherwise there are too many possible medication choices. ...Read more

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I heard that getting a dental X-ray without a shield during thefirst 8 weeks of pregnancy can cause organ problems to the baby. Is it true? I am worried about mine.

I heard that getting a dental X-ray without a shield during thefirst 8 weeks of pregnancy can cause organ problems to the baby. Is it true? I am worried about mine.

Be Careful: It is always wise to shield vital organs whenever you are having dental xrays taken. When you are pregnant it is advisable to double shield your abdonem. That means placing one shield from neck to knees and another shield across your abdomen. The risk is small, but it is not worth taking a chance of having the radiation causing changes in any rapidly growing cells (the fetus). ...Read more

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My daughter is 9 months, I had csection w/ her due to her being a breech baby. Can I try vbac? There might be a possibility that I might be pregnant.

My daughter is 9 months, I had csection w/ her due to her being a breech baby. Can I try vbac? There might be a possibility that I might be pregnant.

You can try,: I would recommend waiting until your daughter's first birthday to attempt future pregnancies. You should talk to your obstetrician about trial of labor after cesarean section (tolac), taking into account that the risks associated with it can only be offset by future pregnancies. If you want only one more pregnancy i would recommend repeat cesarean section and bilateral tubal ligation (btl). ...Read more

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If i get anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy. Could the baby be harmed?

Yes: Only emergency surgeries should be perform during first trimester of pregnancy. Increase risk of mother going in premature labor and possibly baby malformations. Consult your OB and obstetric anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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If ovulation/conception occurred today, would it be safe to have wisdom tooth removed under general anesthesia two days from now?

If ovulation/conception occurred today, would it be safe to have wisdom tooth removed under general anesthesia two days from now?

It depends: On what is most important to you. If pulling the wisdom tooth can wait, you may want to wait. Miscarriages in early pregnancy are frequent and if you had the wisdom tooth pulled under general anesthesia and you do experience a miscarriage, you may blame it on the anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have liposuction before getting pregnant and having a baby?

Is it safe to have liposuction before getting pregnant and having a baby?

Yes.: Liposuction surgery should not in any way complicate pregnancy. However, i suggest my patients (for optimal long-term outcomes) postpone any type of body contouring surgery if they are planning on having pregnancies in the near future. ...Read more

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I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to

I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to

Please talk to OB: Though not impossible to have vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), there are risks. You need to have a thorough discussion with your ob, so that you can make an informed decision. Not every OB would be willing to do vbacs -- another reason to talk to your ob. ...Read more

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If I got pregnant this weekend can it be aborted during my lap surgery to lasor endometrosis and clear my tubes?or will it be safe and I'll keep baby?

If I got pregnant this weekend can it be aborted during my lap surgery to lasor endometrosis and clear my tubes?or will it be safe and I'll keep baby?

Endometriosis : Since you have Endometriosis , you are not likely going to get pregnant , but to be on the safe side you should use precaution ( use spermicide and have your partner use a condiment ) to insure that you are not going to get pregnant . You certainly do not want to expose the fertilized egg to anesthesia meds . ...Read more

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I had gen. anesthesia today, will it affect my sperm or be dangerous for the baby? We are trying to have a baby and my wife just got a + test foR ovul

I had gen. anesthesia today, will it affect my sperm or be dangerous for the baby? We are trying to have a baby and my wife just got a + test foR ovul

No impact on either: The only question I'd expect is if you'd be able to perform sex and ejaculate - if you are - there is no reason to think anesthesia will have an effect on sperm or the potential baby. I hope your procedure heals well and - since you want a baby - that it happens for you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I might be pregnant but i need my wisdom teeth taken out and i'm going to be under an IV sedation not general anesthesia am i gonna be safe?

I might be pregnant but i need my wisdom teeth taken out and i'm going to be under an IV sedation not general anesthesia am i gonna be safe?

Wisdom teeth: Unless it is an emergency, elective surgery should wait until after the baby is born. If removal of the wisdom teeth for any reason cannot wait, the safest time is during the 2nd trimester. In any case always check with both your ob /gyn and your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more