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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Alcohol On Unborn Babies

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What are the side effects of drinking alcohol on fetus?

What are the side effects of drinking alcohol on fetus?

Fetal alcohol syndro: It can cause fetal alcohol syndrome it can cause brain damage and affect child behavior . Pregnant women should not drink alcohol at all. ...Read more

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Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Potentially severe.: Alcohol and drug abuse are a sure way to permanently damage your unborn child's brain. Avoid them both at all costs! ...Read more

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What are the adverse effects of potassium sorbate on my unborn baby?

What are the adverse effects of potassium sorbate on my unborn baby?

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

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What are the bad long term side effects of caffeine consumption on the fetus?

What are the bad long term side effects of caffeine consumption on the fetus?

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

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What effects do marijuana have on infants and fetus's?

What effects do marijuana have on infants and fetus's?

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 more

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What are the harmful effects of tobacco use on fetal development ?

What are the harmful effects of tobacco use on fetal development ?

PPROM!: Smoking exposes the fetus to dozens of toxins and is to be avoided entirely during pregnancy! it decreases fetal growth and causes preterm premature rupture of membranes (pprom) which can be life-threatening or altering for the fetus. ...Read more

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What are the effects of caffeine on fetal development?

What are the effects of caffeine on fetal development?

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

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What are the effects of drug addicted mothers on their children?

What are the effects of drug addicted mothers on their children?

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

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What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

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

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When does the disastrous effects of alcohol and cigarettes start?

When does the disastrous effects of alcohol and cigarettes start?

If you are an addict: It begins the second that you pick up the first cigarette or the first alcoholic beverage. ...Read more

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What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?

What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?

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

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What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

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

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Effects of drinking alcohol on the body fat?

Effects of drinking alcohol on the body fat?

Empty calories : Alcohol, which is basically sugar, gets converted to fat when not burned by the body for the activities of daily living. It is "empty" calories since sugar has no nutritive value. We all need a balanced diet and adequate vitamins to maintain optimum health. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of babies being exposed to smoking marijuana?

What are the side effects of babies being exposed to smoking marijuana?

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 more

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What are the side effects of tetracycline on fetus?

What are the side effects of tetracycline on fetus?

Teeth stains.: Tetracyclines (including doxycycline) are avoided during pregnancy because they can cause permanent yellow-gray-brown tooth discoloration in adults after fetal/childhood exposure. ...Read more

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What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

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

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Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Higher risk : For addiction, but otherwise there is little evidence for adverse effects on adult children of mothers who used heroin during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol while on verapamil?

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol while on verapamil?

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

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Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies more?

Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies 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 more

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Can drug exposed babies ( 9 weeks old) have baby tylenol (acetaminophen) / Advil to help with the pains ? He was also exposed to alcohol

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 more

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Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

"Sniff" test: If you are smelling rubbing alcohol when it is applied to an area on the body therapeutically in a well ventilated area, no. If you are "sniffing" alcohol as a practice then the answer is yes, that could be harmful. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Potentially severe.: Alcohol and drug abuse are a sure way to permanently damage your unborn child's brain. Avoid them both at all costs! ...Read more

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How long after having a baby can u have alcohol?

Breastfeeding- None: If you are breastfeeding, alcohol is transmitted in breast milk and not a good idea to consume. ...Read more

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The baby is 8 months old l i'm still lactating can I consume alcohol o ccasionally.

See below: Yes. But in moderation. The alcohol is secreted into the breast milk and thus can be transferred to the child. Use common sense. ...Read more

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Will my baby be ok if i consumed a very small amount of alcohol at 11 weeks?

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

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Alcohol with baby asprin, safe?

Yes, but: Just remember that all alcohol should be consumed in moderation, no more than 1 drink / day. And that Aspirin is a blood thinner, so if you are in an accident you will have some increased bleeding due to this. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a nursing mum to take some alcohol. My baby is one month plus?

Is it okay for a nursing mum to take some alcohol. My baby is one month plus?

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 more

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Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean a child's skin wound?

You can, but...: ...I wouldn't recommend it. Alcohol on an open wound will sting like crazy, and your child won't let you near him or her again! plain old soap and water, used gently, will do an excellent job of cleansing the overwhelming majority of superficial skin wounds. ...Read more

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Should my husband cut down on drinking alcohol whilst were trying for a baby?

Should my husband cut down on drinking alcohol whilst were trying for a baby?

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

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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?

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

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What do alcohol do to your body if a child?

See below: The same things it does to an adult only mangified due to size diffference. Respiratory drive can be more severely compromised and electrolyte abnormalities should can be affected. ...Read more

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If a child is bullied more as a kid are they more likely to abuse alcohol as an adult?

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 more

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If a bee stung was treated just by alcohol for 24 hours for a 4 years old child , what are the consequences ?

If a bee stung was treated just by alcohol for 24 hours for a 4 years old child , what are the consequences ?

Nothing: If you mean applying alcohol to the bite should not do much. clean with soap and water only. Give the child motrin for pain as directed and benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed for itching. it should resolve within a day or two ...Read more

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I had a sip of alcohol by accident during my first trimester. Is it going to harm my baby?

I had a sip of alcohol by accident during my first trimester. Is it going to harm my baby?

Unlikely: Although no one knows the exact amount of alcohol that will cause fetal alcohol syndrome in any particular baby, it's extremely unlikely that a single sip (or even a bit more) could cause any damage. ...Read more

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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

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

No: If these are safe enough to use on her skin, a short period of ingestion shouldn't harm her. Rinse her mouth out with warm water. All the best. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has been affected by maternal alcohol use?

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