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Doctor insights on: Does Alcohol Intake During Pregnancy Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Can alcoho consumption during pregnancy cause arthrogryposis in baby?

Can alcoho consumption during pregnancy cause arthrogryposis in baby?

Unlikely: A number of conditions affecting muscle development can lead to arthrogryposis. Genetic influence plays a role. ...Read more

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Increased consumption of sugar during pregnancy, hows that going to affect baby?

Increased consumption of sugar during pregnancy, hows that going to affect baby?

Sugar: Many women crave sweets in pregnancy and have perfectly healthy babies. Does your urine show any glucose? Typically, screening will be done at 28 weeks to see if you have developed gestational diabetes. If your urine shows glucose or the baby is above average size, your doctor might want to test you early. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause an increase in weight gain?

Does drinking alcohol cause an increase in weight gain?

Depends: Alcohol has a carbohydrate effect & stimulates Insulin release which depresses blood sugar and stimulates hunger. Insulin release also turns off breakdown of fat as a backup energy source in the body. Over time this can lead to increased intake, quick deposition of energy as fat stores and eventual weight gain. The skinny alcoholic exists because they seldom spend money on food. ...Read more

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Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will an increased sugar level during pregnancy affect the baby?

Will an increased sugar level during pregnancy affect the baby?

Yes: The baby will make more Insulin to absorb the extra sugar, grow bigger, and after birth could have low blood sugar. ...Read more

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How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?

Depends: Depending on the amount of intake, alcohol may induce hepatitis and that would raise bilirubin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol consumption delay a menstrual period?

Can excessive alcohol consumption delay a menstrual period?

Yes: Excessive and long term use of alcohol can be very disruptive to the menstrual cycle. However, it's always a good idea to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can creatine affect the amount of sperm during orgasm? Also moderate alcohol consumption. Possible dehydration? Sperm no longer shoots, only dribbles.

Can creatine affect the amount of sperm during orgasm? Also moderate alcohol consumption. Possible dehydration? Sperm no longer shoots, only dribbles.

Here are some...: No, do not worry as long as being in moderation. To unveil the facts of overindulgence, go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. Your change in shooting semen at ejaculation is likely related with aging and frequency of ejaculation; that is normally expected for life reality. To help comprehend such, please peruse the list of Facts of Life-1, 2, $ 3 on the left of HOME of www.formefirst.com ...Read more

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During pregnancy, can consumption of fruits by itself lead to problems such as gestational diabetes?

During pregnancy, can consumption of fruits by itself lead to problems such as gestational diabetes?

Unlikely: Your body is very good at regulating blood sugar. In a normal person, if you eat too much of anything, your body will just adjust and pump out more Insulin to keep blood sugar normal. Blood sugar will only rise if there is a problem with Insulin (resistance or production)... ...Read more

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Can excessive exercise impede with bleeding during menstruation?

It can: Excess exercise can cause ovaries to shut down and quit producing estrogen and then periods stop. This can cause serious problems like bone loss and increased risk of fracture. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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Does excessive masterbution from age 15(male) in any way stop or restrict height growth or interfere in the genetically determined height.Exp clearly?

Does excessive masterbution from age 15(male)  in any way stop or restrict height growth or interfere in the genetically determined height.Exp clearly?

Height: No , there is absolutely no effect on height by masturbation, excessive ( how are you defining this) or otherwise. There may be reasons for this behavior, but the effect s do not influence height. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice during 9th month pregnancy will cause any affects?

Eating raw rice during 9th month pregnancy will cause any affects?

Not likely: Eating raw rice is not of itself dangerous. However if the rice is not clean and dried and just from the fielf then eating it could be dangerous from bacteria that could be on the rice. Listeria is especially a dangerous bacteria for the unborn child and the mother may not have illness much worse than a cold. It is recommended to now eat any foods or meats that are not thouroughly cooked when preg ...Read more

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How long can alcohol be detected in semen ? Can alcohol consumption by male partner prior to conception affect the egg/embryo or cause misscarriage?

How long can alcohol be detected in semen ? Can alcohol consumption by male partner prior to conception affect the egg/embryo or cause misscarriage?

No: Sperm basically has an all or none response. Long term alcohol may affect a man’s overall sperm count and function but if they work then they work. It is not linked to miscarriage. If your partner has an alcohol problem consider helping him seek help and treatment prior to parenting together. ...Read more

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