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Will smoking while pregnant affect my baby?

Will smoking while pregnant affect my baby?

Yes & here's how:: Your fetus will be a passive smoker, which can cause a decrease in gray matter& atypical development of white matter in the fetal brain. Consequences can be adhd, decreased iq, learning & behavior problems. Once born, your baby will be a passive smoker, as it clings to your clothes even if you go outside to smoke.. www.aap.org. Has a parent section on passive smoking in fetus & baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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How does smoking and drinking affect a pregnant woman's baby?

How does smoking and drinking affect a pregnant woman's baby?

Bad bad bad : The consequences of alcohol consumption and smoking for the unborn life are dramatic. There is an urgent need to stop if you are pregnant and doing this or know someone who is. Educate yourself http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/pregnancyandsubstanceabuse.Html. ...Read more

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Does smokin weed while breastfeeding effect the childs developement?

Does smokin weed while breastfeeding effect the childs developement?

Three concerns:: (1) Heavy weed smoking can lead to THC concentrating in breast milk, which has been shown to affect motor development in the child. (2) Weed can be laced with other drugs, which can also impose harm. (3) Heavy weed use in a mother could affect her parenting skills. ...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 weed at 10 DPO affect a baby if pregnant?

Will smoking weed at 10 DPO affect a baby if pregnant?

If you think: you may be pregnant PLEASE don't use dope. Use of cannabis during pregnancy can be harmful. ...Read more

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How does smoking dope around a baby affect the infant's health?

How does smoking dope around a baby affect the infant's health?

Secondhand pot smoke: Children exposed to marijuana smoke might be more vulnerable to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death syndrome). childhood cancers, low birth weight and neuro developmental failures. ...Read more

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What are the affects of smoking marijuana while pregnant? Does it give you a smaller baby?

What are the affects of smoking marijuana while pregnant?  Does it give you a smaller baby?

Maybe : Chromosomal breaks and mutations in a fetal dna have been associated with mj exposure during pregnancy. There is also evidence for increased learning problems and prematurity in mothers who smoke mj during pregnancy. So if the baby is premature it will be smaller & at high risk for many problems neonatally & later in life. ...Read more

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Although not recommend, how does marijuana and smoking marijuana affect breastmilk and the baby? Like what does it do?

Although not recommend, how does marijuana and smoking marijuana affect breastmilk and the baby? Like what does it do?

Stays a long time: The half life of cannabis in breast milk ranges 25-57hrs depending on the study. There are conflicting outcome studies, some show little developmental impact some show delay.The only clear negative is reduced head size by a year. Smoking by itself increases crib death rate & frequency of respiratory & ear infections by 2-3x even when not done while kid is present. ...Read more

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How does THC effect an unborn child? Quit smoking thc when i got pregnant, but wondering what the medical effects are.

Tobacco, marijuana,: alcohol & other drugs can alter fetal brain development from 3 weeks after conception-term; conceptional age is 2 weeks than gestational age. Human study results vary depending on other risk factors. Animal studies show permanent brain changes associated with attention, learning & behavior problems in some offspring. ^ed carbon monoxide from smoking anything reduces oxygen flow to the fetus. ...Read more

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Can inhaling gas while pregnant affect your baby?

R U dizzy: Inhalation of hydrocarbons (sniffing gas fumes) would potentially cause harm only if you are feeling symptoms from it. If you are feeling light headed or dizzy form the fumes, then it may be affecting the oxygen amounts in your blood, which gets transmitted to the baby. Luckily, baby inside you lives in a low oxygen environment, so you would really need to harm yourself before it would affect baby. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed once a month enough to affect the baby during pregnancy?

Is smoking weed once a month enough to affect the baby during pregnancy?

Affect ??: If you smoke, it will end up in the kids system.Studies show dose related reduction in fetal brain size but the data on developmental effects is not clear. If baby ends up being tested for drug exposure, I could find it.In my state your baby would go to foster care & you would be charged with child endangerment. ...Read more

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Iv seen online that smoking doesn't affect you baby. But Is it bad to smoke weed while pregnant?

Iv seen online that smoking doesn't affect you baby. But Is it bad to smoke weed while pregnant?

Be careful: Pregnant teenager queries safety of cannabis. Cannabis is a medicine with profound physiological effects not yet fully understood. It would be prudent to completely avoid this substance while pregnant. There might be untoward consequences not yet studied or identified. ...Read more

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If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?

If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?

There : There is not a ton of research in this area, but the research that has been done suggests that smoking marijuana in pregnancy can lead to: low birth weight behavioral problems poor growth physical abnormalities lower iq language comprehension and memory problems i have found no research regarding glaucoma as a possible effect. I am not sure if you are smoking marijuana while pregnant or if it is someone you know, but i strongly urge the person in question to stop smoking marijuana right away in order to avoid any of the potential harmful effects listed above. ...Read more

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How does nicotine affect my baby inside, if i'm pregnant?

How does nicotine affect my baby inside, if i'm pregnant?

Not known: Cigarette smoke is known to have toxins that can affect the baby's lung development, plus known carcinogens. Nicotine (patcher or gum) for mothers trying to quit may be preferable to the cigarette. However, you will not find many physicians offering this trade off ...Read more

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If i decide to get pregnant again(i lost my baby at 24 weeks)will my pots & lupus relapse? I miss my baby and want to try again- had a placental abrup

If i decide to get pregnant again(i lost my baby at 24 weeks)will my pots & lupus relapse? I miss my baby and want to try again- had a placental abrup

Lupus and pregnancy: Pregnancy in lupus patients has risks and should be planned carefully. Lupus flares in pregnancy is common . Lupus should be controlled for 6 months prior to planning pregnancy. Pregnancy should be in a high risk perinatal unit. Lupus patients should be fu for apl due to prior fetal loss with anti coagulants if needed. Certain meds should be avoided. Baby should be fu for neonatal lupus. ...Read more

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I may be about 3 weeks pregnant- i take 12.5 mg atenolol bid - should I stop its for high hr (pots) did i already harm baby? Also had norflex (orphenadrine) & motrin

I may be about 3 weeks pregnant- i take 12.5 mg atenolol bid - should I stop its for high hr (pots) did i already harm baby? Also had norflex (orphenadrine) & motrin

No: You likely haven't harmed the baby, though you should see doctor and see if has another recommendation. Most cardiologists are going to recommend metoprolol in pregnancy for elevated heart rate control. It's in the same class of medications but better for pregnant women. Make sure you have appointment right away, either with doctor who prescribed you the atenolol, or with an ob/gyn, don't wait! ...Read more

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Did smoking weed make me pass out ? I had smoked a lot of my life i stoped smoking because IV been pregnate and i just had a baby about 6 weeks ago . Well i was smoking with my boyfriend and after we were done smoking we were standing up talking .Well i

Did smoking weed make me pass out ? I had smoked a lot of my life i stoped smoking because IV been pregnate and i just had a baby about 6 weeks ago . Well i was smoking with my boyfriend and after we were done smoking  we were standing up talking .Well i

If you smoked a lot: Getting that high when you have a new-born baby is not fair to either you or the baby. If you are breast feeding, it is not a good idea to be using any drugs, and breast feeding is best for both you and baby bonding properly, as well as the baby's future health. It is great you stopped during pregnancy, consider stopping now to be the kind of mom you need and want to be for your baby. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy higher pulse lower BP especially upon standing? I have pots wasn't sure if its acting up or if its pregnancy

Both: Normal physiology: when you stand, your pulse should quicken by about 10-15 BPM and systolic BP should fall about 10 points. Diastolic pressure should remain constant or rise 5-10 points. When you're pregnant, your system is strained and may exaggerate the normal. ...Read more

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What would cause upper body to vibrate strongly for a few minutes upon waking? Pregnant pots migraines anxiety

What would cause upper body to vibrate strongly for a few minutes upon waking? Pregnant pots migraines anxiety

I need to understand: More about vibrations confined to the upper extremities and lasting minutes. Were you conscious during the entire event? Are you sure that your lower extremities were not involved? Did you have palpitations/fluttering in your chest? Did your bowel/bladder habits change in association with this event or after? If awake, did you try to sit-up/stand-up and if so did it change your symptoms? ...Read more

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With pots while being 13 week pregnant is a BP of 95/64 pulse 109 after standing up out of bed okay? Resting pulse 65-83

With pots while being 13 week pregnant is a BP of 95/64 pulse 109 after standing up out of bed okay?  Resting pulse 65-83

Probably yes.: Actually, the physiology of pregnancy might reduce pots symptoms upon standing as the blood volume increases during pregnancy, or the symptoms of pots might recur during periods of increased vasodilation. I one has a blood pressure of 95/64 and pulse of 109 upon standing and there is no lightheadedness, there is no undue concern. ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant getting dressed ready for work type stuff pulse was at 124. It does slow down when sitting to normal. Is this okay? Hist of pots.

15 weeks pregnant getting dressed ready for work type stuff pulse was at 124. It does slow down when sitting to normal. Is this okay? Hist of pots.

POTS: You have to make sure it is sinus tachycardia. If so it is an exaggerated response that happens during pregnancy in subjects with pots . You need a holter monitor to confirm your rhythm. In addition you have to drink plenty of fluids and liberal intake of salt (if not hypertensive). Consult your md. ...Read more

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Resting hr 90 first trimester of pregnancy. Is that okay? Palpatation? I have pots and these symptoms always make me anxious. Are they safe?

Resting hr 90 first trimester of pregnancy. Is that okay? Palpatation? I have pots and these symptoms always make me anxious. Are they safe?

Can be normal: Heart rate in pregnancy can increase 15 to 20 beats per minute. Palpitations, if occurring on a daily basis, causing shortness of breath or chest pain, needs to be evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant with pots. When i stand up everything has been fading to black for about 30 seconds but BP and pulse seem normal for me. Normal?

13 weeks pregnant with pots. When i stand up everything has been fading to black for about 30 seconds but BP and pulse seem normal for me. Normal?

Not normal: Your symptoms are troublesome (and not normal), but your observations, if accurate, would argue against orthostatic hypotension as the cause. Pots doesn't cause this. You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant with pots. Past 2 days in morning pulse has been 124ish when standing BP 116/68. Normalizes in afternoon usual BP 98/62. Is this ok?

15 weeks pregnant with pots. Past 2 days in morning pulse has been 124ish when standing BP 116/68. Normalizes in afternoon usual BP 98/62. Is this ok?

POTS: Yes. It is ok. Heart rate changes will be exaggerated in people with pots during pregnancy. As long as you don't feel any dizziness or pre-syncope or syncope or palpitations you don't need to worry much about it. During night time you have to drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Is sam e safe during pregnancy? Highrisk due to pots, partialplacenta previa and ehlersdanlos and it is causing lots of anxiety and some depression.

Is sam e safe during pregnancy? Highrisk due to pots, partialplacenta previa and ehlersdanlos and it is causing lots of anxiety and some depression.

SAM-e: Sam-e is not recommended in the first trimester or during breastfeeding due to a lack of studies. It's been used in the third trimester for women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. http://tinyurl.com/m86fras it was well-tolerated in the moms and incidence of premature labor was 2/15 vs 5/15 in the placebo group. Very small study which was also very short. Please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Can chiari malformation kill you? I have eds hypermobility, pots, syrinx. Suspecting chiari malformation and i just found out i'm pregnant i'm scared

Can chiari malformation kill you? I have eds hypermobility, pots,  syrinx. Suspecting chiari malformation and i just found out i'm pregnant i'm scared

Please dont be scare: Chiari i malformation is not life threatening and can be conservatively managed in most cases. Congratulations on your pregnancy- please enjoy it rather than worry as your mental state has an impact on the growing fetus. Good luck and well wishes! ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant and I have pots. Heartrate keeps going fast randomlyit makes me cough. And when sitting BP and pulse fluctuates quite a bit. This ok?

35 weeks pregnant and I have pots. Heartrate keeps going fast randomlyit makes me cough. And when sitting BP and pulse fluctuates quite a bit. This ok?

35 weeks pregnant: Not uncommon at 35 weeks. Hopefully you see your obstetrician regularly to discuss this. If not please make an appointment or at least call the office. Ps: my twin granddaughters, now age 7, were delivered very early and very small, and are doing just fine - great girls and your baby will have good care at delivery and beyond. ...Read more

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Thyroid & manyother things ruled out;i developed pots/dysautonomia 2 weeks post pregnancy;can i die from this? Or could i get better? Or stay the same

Thyroid & manyother things ruled out;i developed pots/dysautonomia 2 weeks post pregnancy;can i die from this? Or could i get better? Or stay the same

POTS: Orthostatic tachycardia (rapid heart rate with blood pressure maintained) - called pots, is not fatal and often happens after viral infections or flu, rarely other times. Often it gradually improves. If there is more autonomic involvement than pots, that can be riskier, but pots typically not life threatening. Good hydration, salt intake and gentle graded exercise best approach. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get pregnant with sjögren's and pots and a lesion on my brain and raynauds and possibly lupus? My docs ok it but i'm afraid to try.

Is it ok to get pregnant with sjögren's and pots and a lesion on my brain and raynauds and possibly lupus? My docs ok it but i'm afraid to try.

Trust your doctors: Without knowing more specifics of history and lab results, it is impossible to even guess. I will say that you should trust the advice of the doctors who know you best. ...Read more

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Cspinesyrinx pregnant eds3 pots. Past 4 days tension headache neck and back of head on& off. Feelslike pressure when i go up stairs and stand up.Worry?

Cspinesyrinx pregnant eds3 pots. Past 4 days tension headache neck and back of head on& off. Feelslike pressure when i go up stairs and stand up.Worry?

Common in pregnancy: While it sounds like your situation is complicated with back /spine related issues, headaches in pregnancy are actually common. This should not be assumed to be normal, though, and should be addressed with your ob/gyn. You do not specify how far along you are and headaches can also be related to complications such as preeclampsia. Call your doctor! ...Read more