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Dr. James Krick
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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]
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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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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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Crying (Definition)

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