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Today my wife cried alot and she also took lots of tension..will it cause harm to baby as she is 21 week pregnant?

Today my wife  cried alot and she also took lots  of  tension..will it cause  harm to baby as she is 21 week pregnant?

No, not if she: continues to get adequate fluids, nutrition and rest, and avoids alcohol and other drugs which are sometimes used inappropriately to relieve tension. Depression is not uncommon, so that if her symptoms continue, please speak to her OB about this, as an Rx may be indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Not if minor: Youre asking a theoretical question. Fetal well being can be checked by ultrasound / biophysical profile if you are worried that a recent exposure to electricity caused any harm. ...Read more

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Yesterday my wife was angry so she walked a bit fast...can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

Yesterday  my wife  was angry  so she walked  a bit fast...can  it cause  any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

No: Walking, especially walking quickly, is good for your health and does no harm to the baby. Tension, anxiety, stress can have an effect. I always recommend that a husband treat his wife very well when pregnant. After all, "if Mom ain't happy, ain't nobody happy". Do your best to not make her angry or cause her stress. I'll bet you can do it. ...Read more

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My wife took lot of exertion and stress for last 2 day as she is 13 week pregnant . yesterday she spotted also. Can it cause any harm to baby?

My wife took lot of exertion and stress for last 2 day as she is 13 week pregnant . yesterday she spotted also. Can it cause any harm to baby?

Stress: is negative for the mother but not directly negative to the baby. If the the stress is causing lack of sleep or poor eating habits, then it could affect the baby. Spotting can be common in the first trimester, but should still be checked out. ...Read more

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I am 9wks pregnant and constipated can you cause any harm to baby when forcing hard to go to bathroom?

I am 9wks pregnant and constipated can you cause any harm to baby when forcing hard to go to bathroom?

Nope.: You probably cannot strain hard enough to increase the pressure so much in your abdominal space to harm a fetus. Don't worry. You may, however, be uncomfortable - fiber, water, stool softeners, and laxatives can all help - just check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure they're safe in pregnancy! ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?

Probably ok: The back is dense with muscles. The heat should of dissipated and would not have hurt your baby. Burning your skin however is my biggest concern for you in this situation. Be careful. Good luck with your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant my TSH is 12 said to be high. Dosage I am taking is 100mg of eltorxin and in feb it was 0.8. Is there any harm to baby .

I am 6 weeks pregnant my TSH is 12 said to be high. Dosage I am taking is 100mg of eltorxin and in feb it was 0.8. Is there any harm to baby .

Thyroid/pregnancy: Most likely there will be no noticeable effects on your baby once he/she is born. Your hypothyroidism was diagnosed early in your pregnancy which is good. Generally the recommendation is to keep the TSH between the lower end of normal but below 2.5 which is where yours is currently. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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What are the danger of mobile waves when using for along period of time in pregnancy..Is it harm to baby? My wife due date is 22-5-2013.. Thanks

What are the danger of mobile waves when using for along period of time in pregnancy..Is it harm to baby?
My wife due date is 22-5-2013..
Thanks

Good question..: Cell phone use has dramatically increased during pregnancy with little to no evidence it is safe. It is interesting to note that it coincides with the dramatic increase in autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - although no evidence to link these facts has ever been scientifically proven. I would advise minimizing use of cell phones, laptops around pregnancy sac! ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight. Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight.  Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

No harm...: Cystocele rarely occurs in your described scenario, but not impossible. If it's, it would be very minimal or marginal. Clinically, it bears no harm to baby during pregnancy, but be aware that more vaginal deliveries may worsen the degree of existing cystocele over time. This is life and that is what we know about it. More? Ask doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

Dead fly: Had the milk been sitting out long enough to be spoiled? Likely you will be alright from drinking milk that the fly was in if it was not spoiled. ...Read more

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35w pregnant. @ the beginning utilized ocassionally products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and spot 2% hydroquinine. Harm to baby?

35w pregnant. @ the beginning utilized ocassionally products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and spot 2% hydroquinine. Harm to baby?

Pregnant: The products shouldn't harm your baby if you used them intermittently. Hydro quinone is a category C drug which means it has caused defects in animals but not humans ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant comlaining from severe vaginal discharge white in color no itching or offensive smell doctor give her isoxsuprine, it harm to baby?

22 weeks pregnant comlaining from severe vaginal discharge white in color no itching or offensive smell doctor give her isoxsuprine, it harm to baby?

Pregnancy catagory C: which means there is insufficient evidence to determine risk but excludes known harm to the baby. It is primarily used to stop premature labor, and has a high efficacy there. Having a preterm infant at 22 weeks is certainly more risk to the baby. Did the doctor discuss his/her concern that the vaginal discharge suggested preterm labor?? Please clarify this with the doctor. ...Read more

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Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV(abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV(abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Metronidazole is not: absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, but should be used with caution. Make sure your doctor knows you're pregnant and discusses the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Is it safe to douche while pregnant?

Is it safe to douche while pregnant?

No: Douching is never a good idea. It disrupts the natural balance of the vaginal flora and makes you more susceptible to infection. During pregnancy, there is a risk of introducing infection into the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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Can you douche while pregnant?

Can you douche while pregnant?

Please do NOT: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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