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Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies more?

Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies more?

No difference: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) affects both boys and girls. Fas and alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (arnd) are caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol and result in cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems in both genders of children. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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How does a fetus get fetal alcohol syndrome? What modifies the fetus's growth?

How does a fetus get fetal alcohol syndrome? What modifies the fetus's growth?

Alcohol injestion: Any amount of alcohol while pregnant can cause fas. We do not know the amount needed. Sometimes we see only fetal alcohol effect, not syndrome. Usually, if a mom injests significant alcohol, her nutrition is poor which delays fetal growth. ...Read more

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How does paternal age affect a baby's health?

How does paternal age affect a baby's health?

While further research is needed, studies suggest that a father's age at the time of conception (paternal age) might pose health risks for his children: For example, studies have shown that the offspring of men over age 40 might face an increased risk of: Miscarriage. , Autism. , Birth defects. , Schizophrenia. . Researchers believe that the increased risk of health conditions might be due to age-related genetic mutations in older men. Despite the increase in these risks, however, the overall risks remain small and less certain than those associated with being born to a woman over age 40. If you're older than 40 and you're considering fathering a baby or you're concerned about your reproductive health, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause fetal deformities?

Does diabetes cause fetal deformities?

Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes in the first trimester can cause birth defects in the baby, typically heart or skeletal defects. Gestational diabetes acquired later in pregnancy is typically not associated with fetal deformities, but can also cause problems such as a big baby or problems with the amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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How does gestational age impact fetal weight?

Fetal age and weight: As a normal fetus increases in gestational age, it normally will also increase in fetal weight. ...Read more

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What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

Hypoglycemia: There are many causes of hypoglycemia in a newborn, with the most common being a rebound low blood sugar for an infant born to a diabetic mother. In the Unites States, there are specific nursery protocols to watch closely for hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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How does gestational diabetes increase a baby's weight in the womb?

How does gestational diabetes increase a baby's weight in the womb?

High sugar levels: High sugar levels from mom cross over to the baby, and the baby makes extra Insulin to lower its sugar levels. That Insulin makes baby grow bigger. That's why it's important for moms to control their blood sugars. ...Read more

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Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Dont know: I do not know. I have not heard that. I would suggest though that hair perms contain chemicals that can leach in to the body through the scalp and are in general not beneficial especially if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Avoid them. Anencephaly has multiple causes and at best chemicals may contribute...Have seen no evidence yet they are causal. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

Decreased fetal GFR.: Oligohydramnios is a sign of decreased fetal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the absence of rupture of amniotic membranes. Preeclampsia can cause placental failure and thus poor perfusion of the fetoplacental unit leading to oligohydramnios. ...Read more

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Does a mother's constipation affect the baby?

Does a mother's constipation affect the baby?

Not really: Generally speaking no. But if you are taking medications or it's affecting your daily life, secondarily it may from those action.s ...Read more

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Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Depends: A high risk pregnancy can be high risk for the mother or high risk for the baby. It depends upon what the risk factor is. ...Read more

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How does the duffy antigen affect the unborn child or twins?

How does the duffy antigen affect the unborn child or twins?

Can cause anemia!: Duffy fy(a) antigen can cause mild to severe anemia in fetuses whose mother has the relevant antibody. This can cause fetal hydrops (heart failure) and death, if severe and untreated. ...Read more

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How can cats affect small babies ? What is their bad effect on babies especially female babies?

How can cats affect small babies ? What is their bad effect on babies especially female babies?

Cats and Babies: Cats should not affect babies any more than any other animal, regardless of gender. Infants should be monitored closely around any animal. The disruption of routine due to a new baby in the home can cause behavioral changes (usually temporary, some good and some not so good) in any of our family pets. ...Read more

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How early does the mother's thyroid hormone affect the unborn baby?

How early does the mother's thyroid hormone affect the unborn baby?

After conception: After conception and implantation the baby's future development is dependent on the mother's normal physiologic functioning.. In severe thyroid disorders, conception is difficult if not impossible. ...Read more

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How does syphilis affect children born from it?

How does syphilis affect children born from it?

Depends: Syphilis(s) is a germ that can pass to the fetus at any stage of pregnancy if it enters the blood stream at that time. If mom has treated or latent s prior to the pregnancy it may not be passed.If acquired early, it may abort the fetus. In mid or late pregnancy its effects vary. Some are born with infected organs, bone changes & meningitis. Some have no problems initially but develop sx later. ...Read more

Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia is a body that is larger ...Read more