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Does Home Birth Cause Fetal Death
It has in some cases: Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline. It has been assigned to the pregnancy category d, indicating that animal studies have revealed this can injure the embryo & fetus. Most congenital defects appear to be due to the toxicity of skeletal formation; also injuring tooth development. Some expectant mothers have taken Doxycycline with no ill effects; however, the risk may outweigh the benefit. ...Read more
No: In a world that allows free speech, there are people who make political capital and money by making false, inflammatory statements about the things that are most personal and private. Having used birth control will not kill or harm the baby that you eventually want. Some contraceptives may prevent implanting the fertilized eggs -- this isn't a fetus and most religions are fine with this. ...Read more
Benzodiazepines cause birth defects according to research. Which specific birth defects do they cause?
Cleft lip/palate: A recent British medical Journal did an extensive meta-analysis of all the major studies in benzodiazepines and found a slightly increased risk, about 1.79 x greater risk of cleft lip and palate than the general population...no other major malformations reached clinical significance ...Read more
Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?
No: That used to be a misnomer, but has since been proved false. Recent studies and statements by the american college of ob/gyn have stated that women in otherwise good health can and should get their heart rates elevated in pregnancy through moderate exercise. The key is to stay super hydrated. Exercise is great in pregnancy. ...Read more
No: The small dose of radiation in x-rays do not cause birth defects. In fact, most diagnostic imaging studies do not expose the fetus to enough radiation to cause birth defects. It is still prudent to shield the pelvis and abdomen in any case if the imaging needs to be done and the area to be imaged does not include where the baby is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr.Toldme tocome 11 weeks for retardation of 3rd fetus bcoz is weak aswell as notsafe to carry triplet pregnancy. Does retardation affect otherfetus?
See your doc: This is a very specific question that can only be answered by your doctor in your very unique situation. Triplet pregnancies are certainly possible and can be done safely. It sounds like your doctor is concerned with one of the triplets so there is need to clarify your situation with the doctor who knows you best. ...Read more
I know gestational diabetes can cause hypoglycemia&seizures in baby shortly after birth; is it possible for gest. Diabetes to cause in utero seizures?
Unknown: Unfortunately, in most instances the reason for a baby dying late in pregnancy at this time cannot be determined. What used to be the most prominent reason, intrauterine growth restriction from lack of oxygen and nutrients, these days is rarely a reason, because of the now widespread prenatal care available to moms-to-be with early detection of growth restriction. ...Read more
1/10,000.: That's the average risk for most western world countries nowadays (much higher in third world). ...Read more
Controversial: But the overall tide of opinion is that the answer is "no." there was laboratory evidence that lsd could cause damage to germ cells - sperm and eggs - even long after it's ingestion. However, studies of this have not yielded consistent results. There are no human studies, and the vast majority of lsd users (esp in pregnancy) use other substances as well. Avoiding any drugs in pregnancy is best. ...Read more
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