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Doctor insights on: Does Chlorinated Pool While Pregnant Cause Harm To Baby

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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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Is it safe to drink tap water while pregnant? Will it harm the baby ? Will it effect fetal development in any way? Is bottle water better to drink?

Is it safe to drink tap water while pregnant? Will it harm the baby ? Will it effect fetal development in any way? Is bottle water better to drink?

Tap water is fine: In the United States -- every community, every state -- tap water is entirely safe, in both pregnant and non-pregnant persons. Many people prefer bottled water, but the only rational reason is taste: if you like it better and can afford it, use bottled water. But assuming no special contamination issue -- which the health department and media would publicize -- tap water is entirely safe. ...Read more

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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be in cold water while pregnant ? Like pools playing with the hose water guns etc? Does cold water effect the baby ? Do it cause harm

Is it okay to be in cold water while pregnant ? Like pools playing with the hose water guns etc? Does cold water effect the baby ? Do it cause harm

No problem: We humans are warm-blooded, which means we stay about the same temperature inside, regardless of the temperature outside. Many women are pregnant during freezing winters, and they do just fine. ...Read more

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How harmful to unborn baby is smoking pot or k2, spice while pregnant?

How harmful to unborn baby is smoking pot or k2, spice while pregnant?

Harmful: Unborn babies are still developing & are more easily hurt by chemicals. The negative effects of k2, spice, etc seen in teens can include: heart attacks, hypertension, confusion, tachycardia, more. They may leave metal residues in people too. The effects in unborn babies will undoubtedly be worse. Please don't use these while pregnant & talk to your doctor if you have or need help stopping. ...Read more

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Will smoking marajuana while nursing harm the baby if soo how?

Will smoking marajuana while nursing harm the baby if soo  how?

Many ways: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to fetus to get blond high lights while pregnant? Is inhaling the peroxide bad?

Is it harmful to fetus to get blond high lights while pregnant?  Is inhaling the peroxide bad?

Wait till the 2nd: Trimester.Make sure it's done in a well-ventilated area & that your hair is rinsed thoroughly after application of the most natural dyes possible. Highlighting has less risk for absorption through the skin than overall dyeing, but not through inhalation of peroxide or dyes. Wear gloves if you touch the chemicals yourself. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to mean while pregnant if I inhaled fumes from Drano?

Is it harmful to mean while pregnant if I inhaled fumes from Drano?

No: These are simple chemicals, the same as those of which the body is made. There's no danger to Baby. ...Read more

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Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

Safe: Metamucil is a bulk laxative, which helps hold water in the stool to make it easier to pass, and is safe in pregnancy. You need to be sure and drink a lot of water, too. It will not effect the babies nutrition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get your eyes dilated while pregnant? Or will it harm the baby

Is it safe to get your eyes dilated while pregnant? Or will it harm the baby

Generally safe: Occasional use of mild dilating eye drops, such as tropicamide for the purpose of ocular examination, should be safe for the baby during pregnancy. To limit the absorption into your circulation, close your eyes for a while after the drops are placed and wipe away any excess. Some people, especially when young, can have a full examination of the retina without dilation also. ...Read more

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Can sniffing gasoline harm you or your baby while pregnant?

Can sniffing gasoline harm you or your baby while pregnant?

Yes!: Gasoline can be a health hazard if you inhale concentrated fumes for too long or get it on your skin. Symptoms of overexposure to gas vapors include: respiratory problems-coughing and trouble breathing; rash-skin contact with gasoline; irritation/burning in the eyes from gas splashes; dizziness; weakness, numbness in arms and legs, or burning sensation; rapid heart rate; nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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How long would it be considered 'safe' to hold urine while pregnant? Esp. when I'm away from home. Do I increase developing incontinence or harm baby?

How long would it be considered 'safe' to hold urine while pregnant? Esp. when I'm away from home. Do I increase developing incontinence or harm baby?

Know when to hold'em: "You have to know when to hold it and know when to fold it" When pregnant it is never a good idea to hold your urine for extended periods of time. (more than 2 hours). The full bladder will push against the uterus in the 2nd an d3rd trimesters and urinary tract infections become more common. Bladder emptying is more likely to be incomplete in late pregnancy especially when full with UTI risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be exposed to wet paint while pregnant?

Is it safe to be exposed to wet paint while pregnant?

Yes: Be sure the room is well-ventilated and it preferable to have a water based paint. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Yes: Your body will let you know if you have been in too long but a short dip might be exhilarating. ...Read more

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Does Holding your breath (swimming) during pregnancy harm the baby ? Does it stop oxygen supply to the baby? Is it ok to hold ur breath?

Does Holding your breath (swimming) during pregnancy harm the baby ? Does it stop oxygen supply to the baby? Is it ok to hold ur breath?

No: you and your baby have reserves that allow for holding your breath for the normal times during swimming or other activities. If you are not harmed the. Your baby is safe. ...Read more