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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

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E.G. Does smoking bontical inceses have any side effects? And does it hurt an unborn baby? Will it cause the eye to turn red?

E.G. Does smoking bontical inceses have any side effects? And does it hurt an unborn baby? Will it cause the eye to turn red?

Do u mean botanical?: If so, they are not meant to be smoked, and nobody knows what is in them. Anything out of the ordinary has the potential to hurt an unborn baby. Stopping smoking of anything (especially tobacco, but also marijuana, incense etc etc) would be better for you and your unborn child. Anything you smoke can irritate your eyes. Sounds like you need some counseling, please seek some help. ...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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Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Not just 1 sniff: Repeated exposure to PVC aerosol in pregnancy has not been shown to cause fetal abnormality or miscarriage. However it's not good for you & not enough is known to be comfortable with doing it in pregnancy. Just using a hairspray is probably ok but there are no conclusive studies of safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

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9mos pregnant. Is it safe for me to be using wood stain to stain the baby crib or will it cause harm to the baby?

9mos pregnant. Is it safe for me to be using wood stain to stain the baby crib or will it cause harm to the baby?

Ventilation: Using most paints and stains while pregnant is generally safe as long as it is done in a well ventilated space. hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will running during pregnancy hurt baby or cause miscarriage ? Can to much walking hurt the baby ?

Will running during pregnancy hurt baby or cause miscarriage ? Can to much walking hurt the baby ?

No and no: Running or walking will not cause a miscarriage or hurt the baby. However, if you are experiencing vaginal bleeding during the pregnancy then your OB MD may recommend exercise modifications. Walking is actually excellent for pregnant moms as it improves their endurance, helps pushing in 2nd stages of labor to shorten the duration. ...Read more

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Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?

Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?

No: Your emotions don't have any overt affect on the baby other than the fact that when you're sad a lot you may not feel like eating properly. Pregnancy is a very emotional time for most women. A good cry can be helpful as well in letting out some of that emotion and stress. ...Read more

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Heard it's beneficial to leave the umbilical cord attached to baby for 3 to 5 min so blood can go back to baby. True, benefits to doing this? dangers?

Heard it's beneficial to leave the umbilical cord attached to baby for 3 to 5 min so blood can go back to baby. True, benefits to doing this? dangers?

Maybe,maybenot: The idea is there is baby blood in the placenta & it is a good source of iron. Babies don't make much new blood in the first months so their level starts out higher than adults to begin with & normally falls as baby grows. The problem with this move is you can let too much blood go across & babies blood will be too thick & could lead to kidney damage or stroke. I'd avoid it. ...Read more

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Accidentally swallowed fish bone or chicken bones while pregnant will it harm the baby? Does it cross the placenta? What can and can't cross placenta?

Accidentally swallowed fish bone or chicken bones while pregnant will it harm the baby? Does it cross the placenta? What can and can't cross placenta?

No: The only person at risk would be you if you swallowed a bone big and sharp enough to harm your intestinal tract. There's nothing in fish or chicken bone that even if digested would be harmful to the baby. ...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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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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Can methadone cause my unborn baby to have less movement while in the womb ?

Can methadone cause my unborn baby to have less movement while in the womb ?

Yes: Almost any medication passes through the placenta and into the baby. Methadone is an opiate, and a major side effects is sedation. It can make you and your baby less active, lethargic, and many other side effects. Does your OB know you are on maethadone? ...Read more

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Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Lung scars: While lung scars do decrease the alveolar total space and cause fibrosis, their effect is still dependent on the lung function. If you have an adequate lung function as seen in pft and dlco, you should not have much problem. ...Read more

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If Accidentally swallowed an object like piercing while pregnant does it cross the placenta and harm the baby? What can and can't cross the placenta?

If Accidentally swallowed an object like piercing while pregnant does it cross the placenta and harm the baby? What can and can't cross the placenta?

No it does not: cross the placenta. Only things in the blood stream can cross the placenta. And then not even blood cells cross it. So microscopic nutrients, minerals, some medications that are taken pass along with some other things too complicated for this discussion. So a piercing you swallowed does not leave your intestines, does not get in your blood stream and has no chance of passing to your baby, ...Read more

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Can an insect or any pest enter my vaginas while sleeping? How does it feel? Also can they reproduce? How harmful is that? Please help.

Can an insect or any pest enter my vaginas while sleeping? How does it feel? Also can they reproduce? How harmful is that? Please help.

Unlikely.: There really would not be any substance that would allow most insect to persist and reproduce - one exception that comes to mind would be maggot but you would for sure be able to see the organisms. It will be obvious. ...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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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

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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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5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?

5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?

Yes: It is safe to get tattooed while breast feeding. The only concern is infection so be sure to stick with a reliable, clean tattoo shop. The ink is too large to pass in any way to the breastmilk. Take Care and Enjoy! ...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..
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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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Ws hypothyroid(TSH 4.5).With synthroid, (thyroxine)my TSH is 0.03 and FT4=2.3.Dose reduced.If I conceive now,wht r the harm to baby?Is it different than Grave's?

Ws hypothyroid(TSH 4.5).With synthroid, (thyroxine)my TSH is 0.03 and FT4=2.3.Dose reduced.If I conceive now,wht r the harm to baby?Is it different than Grave's?

Dose should be cut: Your hypothyroidism was borderline with TSH of 4.5 but most would recommend treatment if you are pregnant to get TSH below 3. However the dose of thyroid hormone you were given was too high so now you are mildly hyperthyroid. Don't think it will harm the baby but dose should be reduced to bring your FT4 below 1.8 and your TSH up to the 0.5-3 range ...Read more