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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Too much crying during pregnancy. .... Effect the baby? Tell what kind of effect on baby.?

Too much crying during pregnancy. .... Effect the baby? Tell what kind of effect on baby.?

Depression: The physical act of crying has no affect on an unborn fetus. The fact that you are crying so much though may indicate your suffering from depression. Untreated depression should be addressed by your doctor as it can affect her pregnancy and your ability to function as a mother after delivery. ...Read more

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Can crying and getting mad a lot affect the baby during pregnancy? I am 6 months pregnant and I was wondering about this

Can crying and getting mad a lot affect the baby during pregnancy? I am 6 months pregnant and I was wondering about this

NO: BUT you should be working on RESOLVING this issue BEFORE the Baby is born!


A word to the wise and I hope it helps!

Good Luck and BE WELL]
Dr Z ...Read more

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Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?

Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?

No: Your emotions don't have any overt affect on the baby other than the fact that when you're sad a lot you may not feel like eating properly. Pregnancy is a very emotional time for most women. A good cry can be helpful as well in letting out some of that emotion and stress. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for crying spells during pregnancy?

What is the treatment for crying spells during pregnancy?

Chocolate: It really isn't a good idea to take meds for depression or anxiety while pregnant. It is caused by hormones normally. ...Read more

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I've been having vivid dreams. About having a baby. And pregnancy. Then I wake up crying? Could I be preggo?

I've been having vivid dreams. About having a baby. And pregnancy. Then I wake up crying? Could I be preggo?

It's on your mind: Unprotected sex near the time of ovulation is necessary. If you had it, it may be in your mind as a fear, concern or hope. The dream, no matter how intense or realistic is not evidence - but if you miss your period - do a test or have one done w/ an exam. Those are the results to believe. If you don't want a baby now, always use protection - for avoiding STDs it is the smart way to have sex. Best! ...Read more

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Can me crying while pregnant harm the baby? Does crying effect the growth of the baby? I'm 36weeks and I been very emotional my whole pregnancy!

Can me crying while pregnant harm the baby? Does crying effect the growth of the baby? I'm 36weeks and I been very emotional my whole pregnancy!

Crying or blues?: Crying itself will not harm the baby. If however, you notice that you are sad most of the time, feel hopeless, without energy and are having difficulty getting your daily activities done, please discuss with your family doctor or obstetrician. Perinatal depression can be serious and can indirectly affect the baby. ...Read more

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I have been depressed/stressed through my pregnancy with lots of crying. Is this going to hurt/affect my baby?

I have been depressed/stressed through my pregnancy with lots of crying. Is this going to hurt/affect my baby?

Consult Your Doctor: Emotionality is common during pregnancy. However, your obstetrician can answer your question. Consult with him/her and ask for an ultrasound. It sounds like you would benefit from meeting with a therapist who has experience working with pregnant patients. ...Read more

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What to do if I want a small baby so I don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

What to do if I want a small baby so I don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement. Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot. I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn. Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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How long is an infant protected by a maternal flu shot during pregnancy? And how long are they partially protected if not fully protected <6 months?

How long is an infant protected by a maternal flu shot during pregnancy? And how long are they partially protected if not fully protected <6 months?

Baby flu shot at 6m: All pregnant women should get a flu shot unless there's a good reason not to get it. Each woman will develop some antibodies against flu viruses... but nobody can guess how much antibody an individual woman will make. Next, some antibody goes to each vaccinated woman's baby fetus... but nobody can guess how much each baby has at birth. After birth, the antibodies decrease over the first 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Definitely DO NOT: Take unless prescribed by a physician. It does not give more vitamins for the babies, it is a hormone. ...Read more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...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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Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?

Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?

Palm oil: Palm oil got its bad reputation as a highly saturated fat and should be eaten only in moderation at any time, not just during pregnancy. It will not turn into soap in the digestive tracts of infants. It is an oil that is used for making soap, so I guess that is where this rumour was started. ...Read more

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Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, I write, bcz I am concern. I got a blood test and even though the result was negative, I got that I had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so I'm afraid my baby can get an

Confusing wording: I take it your testing said you had CMV in the past. Right? .The testing determines if you had it long ago or within 2 months. If long ago, relax. CMV is only a problem for your baby if you have it for the first time during pregnancy.Once you had it you are immune and any future pregnancy has no CMV risk. ...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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Uncontrollable crying seeing touching commercials a side effect of pregnancy?

Uncontrollable crying seeing touching commercials a side effect of pregnancy?

It can be.: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can give rise to emotional lability and or emotional over reactions. ...Read more

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Tired of negative pregnancy tests. Crying every month. What can I do if no insurance?

Tired of negative pregnancy tests. Crying every month. What can I do if no insurance?

It takes two: The cited average to achieve a desired pregnancy is 6 months. If more than a year, both potential parents would be considered for fertility evaluation. These are RARELY IF EVER covered by insurance in anyone. You must first understand that it is not necessarily your "fault". Fertility studies are not guaranteed to get you a healthy baby. There are other options to be a parent. ...Read more

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Can too much crying or stress cause a miscarriage in early pregnancy?

Can too much crying or stress cause a miscarriage in early pregnancy?

No clear data: While stress seems like it would have severe implications for early pregnancy there is no clear data to prove it does. I hope things get better. Remember nothing in life ever changed as a result of worrying about it. ...Read more

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I had a "period" for two days then it stopped, I'm having huge headaches, crying for no reason. Could it be side effects of celexa (citalopram)? Or pregnancy?

I had a "period" for two days then it stopped, I'm having huge headaches, crying for no reason. Could it be side effects of celexa (citalopram)? Or pregnancy?

Yes: Please call your doctor and be seen. You need a pregnancy test. You need to be seen first. Other therapies that can be very helpful include acupuncture and Chinese medicine and homeoapthy. ...Read more

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Excessive sweating uncontrollable crying missed cycle was suppose to start june 29th but no show, throwing up, backaches lower stomach cramps "could I be pregnant? ".Eventhough my home pregnancy test came back negatives

Excessive sweating uncontrollable crying missed cycle was suppose to start june 29th but no show, throwing up, backaches lower stomach cramps "could I be pregnant? ".Eventhough my home pregnancy test came back negatives

Possibly: More likely you have a delayed cycle most likely secondary to stress and some cramps secondary to functional ovarian cysts. If your pregnancy test remains negative and no period comes, consider an evaluation, ruling out thyroid disease and consider an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more