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Doctor insights on: Do I Have The Right To Decide How My Baby Is Treated If Born At 23 Weeks

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I've had two pregnancies that ended in which both babies heart just stopped beating one at 23 weeks one at 27 weeks. Im 10wks pregnant now will this repeat?

I've had two pregnancies that ended in which both babies heart just stopped beating one at 23 weeks one at 27 weeks. Im 10wks pregnant now will this repeat?

Not necessarily: You most probably would have an another preterm baby, because the probability with having two prior preterm deliveries is getting higher. But it is not necessarily that the cause of preterm delivery would be the heart issues, unless you have a family history of it, or prior babies had the inherited heart diseases. You have to have a close follow up with your obstetrician anyway for that reason. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant i stop smoking 3days ago. How long does weed stay in your babies stool? Is there any way to clean the system faster

I'm 23 weeks pregnant i stop smoking 3days ago. How long does weed stay in your babies stool?  Is there any way to clean the system faster

In baby's stool?: I've never heard of anyone measuring a baby's stool for marijuana!half-life of thc is 2-12 days;the more often you smoke the more accumulates & the longer it takes to eliminate.If you smoked regularly the half life might be 10 days-that means 17 weeks after stopping (at delivery) only 1/4000 of it will still be there-likely undetectable.Chlorella might slightly speed the detox process.See comment:. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks into her pregnancy , can baby test positive when born at 39 weeks?

What do you suggest if my sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks into her pregnancy , can baby test positive when born at 39 weeks?

3rd Trimester's: Good for her for stopping! The most dangerous exposure to the baby is the 3rd trimester - so she's quit just in time. If she totally stays clean and also avoids other risky substances, it should be okay. Meconium rarely includes traces of cannabis if none was taken past 6 mth date. In some cases there is some, but not much. She did her best and just needs to continue. Best wishes to them! ...Read more

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My sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks pregnant. Can the baby still test positive when born at 39 weeks?

My sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks pregnant. Can the baby still test positive when born at 39 weeks?

Yes: If the meconium is tested it can still be positive. I do not understand why your sister would not tell her doctor she was smoking marijuana. After all, her baby's health is important and anything possibly affecting baby should be communicated to her doctor. ...Read more

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I was born at 23 weeks in 1989. Im worried about having a avm because i was a preemie. What are the chances? No history of headaches or anything

I was born at 23 weeks in 1989. Im worried about having a avm because i was a preemie. What are the chances? No history of headaches or anything

AVM: Blood vessel malformations of the brain are rare in the general population and are not related to prematurity. A screening test with an mri/mra of the brain can be obtained to exclude an avm. ...Read more

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Im 23 weeks pregnate and I have pnamonia will it harm my baby?

Im 23 weeks pregnate and I have pnamonia will it harm my baby?

Probably not: But that depends on the cause of the pneumonia and the treatment. Best discussed with your ob/gyn. ...Read more