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Effects Of Alcohol On Unborn Babies
None: This is a food preservative, a simple molecule that's naturally found in berries. There's no reason whatever to think it's going to damage your unborn child & zero scientific work to suggest this. I have seen the stuff on the internet intended to frighten people. I have concluded that it simply made up to scare people into buying overpriced "natural foods". I'm sorry his happened. ...Read more
Unclear.: No long-term studies have addressed this; minimal-to-moderate caffeine consumption appears to be safe as far as perinatal/pregnancy outcomes are concerned. One cannot be certain what (if any) effects maternal caffeine consumption has on the developing fetal brain or cardiovascular system, however excessive intake can cause fetal arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and jittery neonatal reflexes. ...Read more
Prematurity: Recent reports indicate an increased incidence of prematurity in fetuses exposed to mj. Also, there are reports of chromosomal breakage in some infants born to mj users. Being pregnant and smoking anything is an insult to the baby, and irresponsible on the mother's part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: Caffeine crosses the placenta and may have fetal effects - including proarrhythmic tendency in the fetal heart and untold consequences in fetal brain development. Consumption in moderation is not contraindicated during pregnancy, however studies are lacking to assess your excellent question, namely what effect that has on the infant's character and neurolodevelopmental outcome, if any. ...Read more
See below: A mother that is actively taking drugs can pass the drugs onto the baby. This means that the child can be born addicted to the same drugs that the mother is taking. All drugs and medications taken by the mother should be disclosed to the obstetrician so that steps can be taken to minimize the risk to the child. ...Read more
No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more
If you are an addict: It begins the second that you pick up the first cigarette or the first alcoholic beverage. ...Read more
Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood. ...Read more
Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more
It's illegal, child : Endangerment. Smoking mj, tobacco, crack, etc. Inside or out of the home (it clings to fabrics) makes your baby a passive smoker, bad for his lungs & brain. Because of smaller body surface area, babies get "stoned" by much lower amts. Of mj than adults. Being in an altered state impairs infant development. If a sole caretaker is high, baby's risk of accidental injury or death is also high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prenatal &/or post-: natal growth failure (of head & or body), characteristic facial features & evidence of some type of brain damage are criteria for FAS I, the most severe end of the spectrum. Read about impaired executive functions, ADHD, Intellectual Disability & other associated Neurobehavioral & medical disorders on www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov. Seek Early Intervention from 0-3; Special Education from 3- 21. ...Read more
Verapamil alcohol: Med try to lower blood pressures while booze triggers increase bp, neutralizing the good effect of med. Booze destroys life in much other ways than preventing med from working. ...Read more
No difference: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) affects both boys and girls. Fas and alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (arnd) are caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol and result in cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems in both genders of children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drug exposed babies ( 9 weeks old) have baby tylenol (acetaminophen) / Advil to help with the pains ? He was also exposed to alcohol
Acetomenophen: I will assume the infant was watched at the hospital after birth and went through any withdrawal symptoms under a physicians care. By 9 weeks out, those issues should be past but baby will have its discomforts periodically.Acetomenophen is the preffered soothing otc med at that age while we delay Ibuprofen until they turn 6 mo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out that i'm 3 weeks pregnant and i've been drinking alcohol and taking cold medicine for a cold. Have i harmed my unborn child?
You can't go back : Congratulations on your pregnancy! it is impossible to know but the chance of significant harm is low. Whatever done is done--you can't go back. I would stop all those now and start taking prenatal vitamins, eat healthy, exercise regularly, don't smoke/do drugs, and course consult your doc/ob physician for evaluation and plan for the remainder of your pregnancy. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Should be fine: Although no level of alcohol consumption has been found to be totally safe, a little at 11 wks in not likely to cause problems.Babies organs have almost completed basic formation at that point.The nervous system is quite effected by alcohol consumption as you move into the later stages of pregnancy, increasing the possibility od add/adhd etc. Avoid it from now on if you can. ...Read more
You choose: Your babies brain is adding new connections most rapidly in the first 2 years. We know from cases of fetal alcohol syndrome that there is a direct toxic effect of the breakdown products of alcohol on babies brain, (formaldehyde is one byproduct), so any alcohol that gets to baby may produce some harm. Some groups have suggested a little is okay, but I've seen far too many ADD kids to say so ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol: please could you clarify your wuestionGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes and no: The general answer is yes, alcohol is not part of a balanced nutrition & not needed for normal body maintenance.Males get somewhat of a pass when it comes to the effect of alcohol on fertility. Unlike women who nurture a finite number of eggs, the male can generate new healthy sperm by the millions daily. Normal sperm would swim better than any affected by alcohol, so it's impact is less on outcome. ...Read more
What foods should I avoid during the time that i will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?
Not dangerous!: "classic allergenic foods:" cow's milk; eggs; peanuts; tree nuts; wheat; soy; fish. Some breast-feeding women say that avoiding these items or other spicy/gassy foods, such as onions/cabbage, can help — but this hasn't been proved through research. If your baby becomes fussy or develops a rash, diarrhea or congestion soon after nursing, these signs could indicate a food allergy & need to avoid. ...Read more
Perhaps: Bullies, and those who are bullied, are more at risk for many emotional health problems later on. Many people try to self-treat their emotional pain with substances like alcohol. There are many other factors that also influence the risk of adult alcohol abuse, including family history of alcohol or drug abuse, personal characteristics of vulnerability vs. Resilience, social support, or lack of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a bee stung was treated just by alcohol for 24 hours for a 4 years old child , what are the consequences ?
My 5 month old sucked on a baby wipe its alcohol free but has chemicals should I be worried can she develop cancer? im super worried
Discuss with your DR: The original reports of FAS came from births from alcoholics , many of whom did not survive the year.Working backward from their worst case exposure to moderate of minimal exposure has allowed us to suspect etoh effect if specific physical features are present. The suspicion that add or adhd may be part of the process is hard to separate from other causes. Discuss with your dr. ...Read more
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