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During my 7th month of pregnancy i sniffed few drops of gasoline for few days.. Could that be harmful to the baby?

During my 7th month of pregnancy i sniffed few drops of gasoline for few days.. Could that be harmful to the baby?

Baby filtration: As long as you were not huffing / bagging (or intentionally inhaling gas fumes for an extended period of time), then small / passing exposures to usual urban environmental smells should be handily addressed by your protection systems (lungs / liver / etc.). ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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I've been pregnant 3 times the first time I went into labor early at 20 weeks and the baby boy past away right after. the second time they called it a?

I've been pregnant 3 times the first time I went into labor early at 20 weeks and the baby boy past away right after. the second time they called it a?

Not clear history: Sorry about your loss. If all 3 pregnancy were spontaneously aborted at 20 weeks or earlier, it's a high risk of chromosomal abnormalities of the fetuses. The infants < 20 weeks are not viable and unfortunately chances of next pregnancy to be premature is higher. Check with Fetal-Maternal Medicine and Genetics Docs prior to plan your next pregnancy. You probably need further evaluation. Best! ...Read more

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Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Maybe: Heartburn in pregnancy is very common, but it tends to occur mainly in late pregnancy. Touch base with your doctor to make sure it isn't something else more concerning. ...Read more

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For what reason the fetus was stop growing in 10 weeks of pregnancy. I was 12 weeks pregnant &the fetus was stop growing at 10 weeks with no heartbeat?

For what reason the fetus was stop growing in 10 weeks of pregnancy.
I was 12 weeks pregnant &the fetus was stop growing at 10 weeks with no heartbeat?

Fetal demise: The fetus stops growing and there is no heartbeat when it dies.This is not necessarily due to something you did or didn't do.U r obviously a very good mom or u would have started bleeding and miscarrying.There r so many things that must go right at exactly the right time 4 us to have normal babies it is a miracle that there r any healthy babies.Most losses in the first 13 weeks r due 2 anomalies. ...Read more

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I hear cases of women dying months later after delivering their babies. What is the reason for this?

I hear cases of women dying months later after delivering their babies. What is the reason for this?

No idea: There are many reasons for women to have illness (even death) after delivery. She may get an infection, have ongoing bleeding, or have an air embolus or blood clot. These are all very rare. The important thing is to follow up with your doctor after having a baby and make sure that you remain healthy. ...Read more

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Cronic weed smoker through half of pregnancy then slowed to at night within the last month i've smoked here and there. 8 weeks delivery. Will i show pos?

Cronic weed smoker through half of pregnancy then slowed to at night within the last month i've smoked here and there. 8 weeks delivery. Will i show pos?

Probably: In a chronic (daily) user thc will show-up positive in urine analysis up to 4- 6 weeks after stopping. You must stop all use as soon as possible in order to minimize health risk to your unborn child. ...Read more

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If u used methamphetamine acouple times throughout your pregnancy and the last time was 36 weeks will it show up in baby system and placenta wen born?

If u used methamphetamine acouple times throughout your pregnancy and the last time was 36 weeks will it show up in baby system and placenta wen born?

Potentially: The meconium (poo) is the place i look for evidence of drug use.It begins to form around 12-14 wks and may contain traces of any drug taken prior to delivery. ...Read more

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I smoked marijuana in the beginning of my pregnancy i will be about 4 months clean before I have the baby will the hospital take my baby away?

I smoked marijuana in the beginning of my pregnancy i will be about 4 months clean before I have the baby will the hospital take my baby away?

Cannot see happening: Good for you that you will be 4 months clean before delivering your baby. I hope you are also avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and anything else that might have an adverse effect on your baby or you. Unless there are a lot of other extenuating circumstances about which you have not shared, i cannot see your baby being taken from you over your previous marihuana use. May both your baby and you be healthy. ...Read more

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My first baby boy died at age of 3 months due to tapvc on 1.2.12. Since then we are trying for pregnancy but nothing happens. What to do now?

My first baby boy died at age of 3 months due to tapvc on 1.2.12. Since then we are trying for pregnancy but nothing happens.  What to do now?

Patience: Sorry for your loss. Many ob's quote an average of 6 months trying before success in achieving a pregnancy.They would not suspect any fertility issues until you had both tried for a year or more. ...Read more

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Do all fetus grow the same in early pregnancy? Weeks 6-8?

Do all fetus grow the same in early pregnancy? Weeks 6-8?

Yes: There is a standard rate of growth in the first trimester. ...Read more

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If days in between my period vary from 28 to 26 days every month does that make my first ultrasound in the first trimester less accurate?

If days in between my period vary from 28 to 26 days every month does that make my first ultrasound in the first trimester less accurate?

No: Unless you do fertility therapy most people do not know the exact moment they conceived. The due date is an approximation not an exact date. Ultrasounds only predict due dates in the first trimester within 7 days and ultrasound dating of pregnancy gets less accurate in the second and third trimesters. ...Read more

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Period after 6 weeks of giveing birth&mostly breast feeding. my previous two pregnancy period come when I stopped nursing. why this time it so early?

Period after 6 weeks of giveing birth&mostly breast feeding. my previous two pregnancy period come when I stopped nursing. why this time it so early?

Period with nursing: This is a normal variation after delivery and nursing. You said "mostly" nursing. Sometimes, if you supplement at all, this could cause your period to start. ...Read more

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My premature baby, born at 32 weeks and now 4 weeks old, has just come home from the nicu. We notice she stops breathing while burping.

My premature baby, born at 32 weeks and now 4 weeks old, has just come home from the nicu. We notice she stops breathing while burping.

Mgt/workup: Premature infants are developing their pattern of breathing, and it is not uncommon to have short pauses. If there is a pause longer than 15 seconds or any distress/color change, an apnea test can be useful in determining the cause. If there is a pattern during sleep, observe your daughter for pauses, and discuss with your PCP. Note any upper airway noise or movement of her arms/legs. ...Read more

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I had miscarriage at 8 weeks but the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks. What could be the reason why?

I had miscarriage at 8 weeks but the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks.  What could be the reason why?

Hard to say: An estimated 1/4 th of these represent abnormalities of genetic material (chromosomes) that could not sustain further development.Some infections can also interrupt pregnancy.Many are triggered by unknown factors. ...Read more

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Will taking cold medicine in first few weeks of pregnancy harm the fetus ?

NO: Early pregnancy prior to the organs developing is not a vulnerable time for the embryo. Don't worry. You should have a routine ultrasound at about 14 weeks and they can look at the entire fetus to ensure that all looks ok. Many pregnant women have exposure like this and do just fine. ...Read more

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Do areolas typically darken with age? Over the past few days they've been sore and darkening&pretty sure not pregnant. 2wks until next period.

Do areolas typically darken with age? Over the past few days they've been sore and darkening&pretty sure not pregnant. 2wks until next period.

Get a pregnancy: test now. If negative, wait a week, then check another pregnancy test. If negative again, wait another week, check another pregnancy test. Don't convince yourself that you are not pregnant until you have had 3 negatives in 3 weeks and your period has returned. Areolas should not change color much, but they do "shrink" with age. They will enlarge and look more robust with pregnancy. ...Read more

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