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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 you harm your prengant wife or unborn baby if having oral sex ( by blowing air bubble)? Shes 6 months pregnant.

Can you harm your prengant wife or unborn baby if having oral sex ( by blowing air bubble)? Shes 6 months pregnant.

Extremely : Extremely unlikely, the baby and the uterus are well protected with multiple layers. The vagina normally swells and has some air in it with penile intercourse as well and this does not harm the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you have sex while pregnant? Will it effect my fetus?

Can you have sex while pregnant? Will it effect my fetus?

Generally ok: Sex is a great way to continue showing love and affection during pregnancy. There are some conditions where you will want to avoid it like placenta previa or incompetant cervix. In addition some mild spotting and cramping usually occurs for a couple days afterwards. But most OB doctors don't restrict sex in normal healthy pregnancies. ...Read more

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Will having a pregnant orgasm have any effect on baby?

Will having a pregnant orgasm have any effect on baby?

Not any harmful: Effect.S unless your obstetrician specifically tells you not to have sexual intercourse due to a particular complication - then it is alright to be sexually active. ...Read more

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When having sex during pregnancy, can any particular position hurt your baby?

When having sex during pregnancy, can any particular position hurt your baby?

Ok if comfortable : Sex during pregnancy is safe unless your doctor has specifically told you to avoid it due to a medical condition. The sexual position is not an issue. ...Read more

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Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Maybe!: Many painting products are toxic and can potentially cause harm. Painting in a home is likely better left to other non-pregnant people. If you must, use of a mask during painting is suggested. Be sure the room is well ventilated during and after painting, and if possible use low-fume and rapid drying materials. Also, be sure to avoid direct skin contact with the paint as much as possible. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and my partner might b using drugs, will that affect my baby when having intercous?

I'm pregnant and my partner might b using drugs, will that affect my baby when having intercous?

No: Substance abuse by a partner should have no direct effects on your pregnancy. If you feel you are at risk of physical or emotional abuse by a substance-abusing partner, that may cause harm, though. ...Read more

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Do you know if becoming pregnant while taking lamictal can harm the baby?

Do you know if becoming pregnant while taking lamictal can harm the baby?

Lamictal: Lamictal is an anticonvulsant agent that is also used to treat bipolar disorder. Women who need to take Lamictal should start Folic Acid prior to pregnancy. Lamictal hasn't been associated with any specific birth defects in humans. As with any drug used during pregnancy, the risks of the drug must be weighed against the untreated disease. Talk with your doctor and plan your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does a woman's vagina hurt after having a baby while having sexual intercourse?

How long does a woman's vagina hurt after having a baby while having sexual intercourse?

Unhealed, forever: If the vagina has not healed since childbirth, or there are stitches from an episiotomy then the pain will continue "forever". You must see your OB MD to be certain that there are no physical causes for the pain post-childbirth. ...Read more

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Does having sex everyday will get you pregnant?

Does having sex everyday will get you pregnant?

Possibly: Certainly creates a better chance than sex once a month, but whether or not you will become pregnant depends on a variety of other factors. If the male partner has active viable sperm, the female is releasing eggs and the tubes are open, and the lining of the uterus is receptive and the endocrine system is producing the right hormones you will probably become preggers. ...Read more

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If I have frequent genital herpes while pregnant will it affect my baby?

If I have frequent genital herpes while pregnant will it affect my baby?

Yes possible: if you have acute eruption , you should talk to your OB doctor , for possible C section option. ...Read more

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Will taking hydrocodone while your pregnant harm the baby?

Will taking hydrocodone while your pregnant harm the baby?

No: Hydrocodone is safe to take in pregnancy. Of course, you should only take it for the least amount of time necessary to control your pain. It is not associated with birth defects but chronic, long-term use may put the baby at risk for narcotic associated issues at birth, including respiratory depression. ...Read more

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Will it harm my baby if I have abscess teeth while pregnant?

Will it harm my baby if I have abscess teeth while pregnant?

Infection can spread: Disease of teeth and gums can affect health of a person in many ways, eg, difficulty eating, spreading infection, later chronic illness. If pregnant, a woman with dental disease should inform her OB and get dental care as soon as possible. The dentist and OB should share information before and after treatment, with patient's consent and involvement. ...Read more

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Can getting the flu shot while pregnant harm your baby?

Can getting the flu shot while pregnant harm your baby?

Nope: Just the opposite, the flu shot protects the mom from influenza which between october to february can be serious enought to hospitalize pregnant women. It's highly recommended for all pregnant women during flu season. Make sure the inactivated type is used (not the nasal spray). Your doc should have summary sheets that give you more details. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking danazol? If so, does it have any ill effects on the fetus?

Can you get pregnant while taking danazol? If so, does it have any ill effects on the fetus?

Danazol: 1st, why r u on this? Do u have hereditary angioedema? If so, you need to sit down with ur allergist to inform them of pregnancy desire and consider alternative therapy. You also need to discuss this at length with your ob/gyn specialist before proceeding further. This is not a medication to play around with while getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Im 8 weeks pregnant is it safe to take amoxicillin while pregnant will it harm the baby ?

Im 8 weeks pregnant is it safe to take amoxicillin while pregnant will it harm the baby ?

Always ask your OB: Amox/ampicillin is catergory b- means- no risk/adverse fetal effects but controlled human 1st trimester studies not available. The question is whether you trully needs antibiotic. Always ask your OB just to be certain and to confirm the need for you to take antibiotic or any drug during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does using differen before pregnancy affect having and unhealthy baby. How long should you be off differen before pregnancy?

Does using differen before pregnancy affect having and unhealthy baby. How long should you be off differen before pregnancy?

No differin (adapalene): Most dermatologists don't recommend the use of retinoids of which differing is one. You may want to consult a dermatologist but benzl peroxide is considered safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have intercourse with my pregnant wife? Will it harm the baby in any way?

Is it safe to have intercourse with my pregnant wife? Will it harm the baby in any way?

Safe for: It is usually safe to have intercourse with your wife until she is in the third trimester. When the third trimester approaches it is wise to ask your OB/GYN (during a prenatal visit) when exactly to stop. ...Read more

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I get UTI after intercourse. I have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100mg after sex. Is this safe while planning for pregnancy. Does it harm the sperm?

I get UTI after intercourse. I have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100mg after sex. Is this safe while planning for pregnancy. Does it harm the sperm?

Here are some...: Nothing could be perfect, but it is still reasonable to use for your condition. For more detail, go to https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/nitrofurantoin.html. Thereby, you gain insights on how to jointly decide if you wants to take it or not. To help understand life reality, go to articles in Basics for Self-Care in http://www.formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Will it harm a 11month infant if she see me and her father having sex? It is very hard to get any alone time! and one time she woke up and caught us.

Will it harm a 11month infant if she see me and her father having sex? It is very hard to get any alone time! and one time she woke up and caught us.

Not at 11 month...: At 11 month, she will be fine. She is not knowing what you are doing at this point in her life..Probably just glad to see you there when she wakes up... At 11 years of age, that will be a different story... Best of luck to you... ...Read more

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Is it safe to have intercourse at 4 weeks 4 days pregnant? Will this cause miscarriage or harm the embryo in anyway?

Is it safe to have intercourse at 4 weeks 4 days pregnant? Will this cause miscarriage or harm the embryo in anyway?

Safe: Should be fine. As long as the pregnancy is ok there should be no issues. Once and a while sex can cause some bleeding from the cervix which is annoying but not harmful. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test after IVF FET is it alright to have intercourse after the 2ww? Will this cause miscarriage or harm the embryo in anyway?

Positive pregnancy test after IVF FET is it alright to have intercourse after the 2ww? Will this cause miscarriage or harm the embryo in anyway?

OK: Most doctors routinely recommend not to simply because if the pregnancy does not progress well you will think sex affected it. But it is actually entirely safe and ok. ...Read more

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Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Maybe. Maybe not.: If already pregnant, that would mean the "period" was not a real menstrual period, because having a real menstrual period clears out the uterus... So having a real menstrual period means not pregnant at that time. ...Read more

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Can sneezing alot in first trimester would harm my babies? Pregnant with twins

Can sneezing alot in first trimester would harm my babies?  Pregnant with twins

No: Your babies are protected from the world around them by several layers of tissue and the bag of waters. Try to stay healthy, rest and eat right. Get regular prenatal care and take you vitamins.The only infections that might bother baby are ones that enter your blood, like flu, so a flu shot in season is a good idea. good luck. ...Read more

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Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Should do: good that you took it after miscarriage, within the timeframe, once pregnant again, please have good prenatal care from day one, good luck ...Read more

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I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

Unlikely: Think of a watermelon in a pool. It bounces around in the water & any direct hit would push it out of the way. Same thing happens in your womb. Babies head is surrounded by water & flexible tissues. Car crash=bad injury but kid bumping yo=not so much. ...Read more

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Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come.Hymen is not brokn.After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent ? Hlp we r only 18yr

Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come.Hymen is not brokn.After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent ? Hlp we r only 18yr

Probably not: But the only way to tell is with a pregnancy test. If you do not wish to have babies now, then use contraception. It is available everywhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many days after intercourse can a pregnancy test be accurate? I am wondering how many days after intercourse i can take a pregnancy test. My periods are highly irregular so waiting to miss one really doesn't give me any answers.The last 4-5 days i hav

How many days after intercourse can a pregnancy test be accurate? I am wondering how many days after intercourse i can take a pregnancy test. My periods are highly irregular so waiting to miss one really doesn't give me any answers.The last 4-5 days i hav

It : It would be reasonable to take a pregnancy test now based on your symptoms. It does make it hard when you have very irregular periods as you note. If your test is negative, but you still don't get your period, wait two days then re-take the test. If it is still negative you could see your doctor and possibly get a blood pregnancy test, which is more accurate. In general, the pregnancy test can become positive 10 days after pregnancy though every womans hormone level of pregnancy (HCG) can be a little different at different stages of the pregnancy. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more