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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Smoking On Unborn Babies

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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 risk of smoking marijuana and breastfeeding my baby?

What are the risk of smoking marijuana and breastfeeding my baby?

Why risk the harm?: Not enough is known as this would not be an ethical study to expose infants to a potentially harmful drug. I thank you for asking, and hope if you are the one considering using marijuana, that you visit with your doctor for an alternative "treatment" that is better known / more likley to be safe for you both. ...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 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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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 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 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 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 side effects does secondhand majuina smoke have on babies?

What side effects does secondhand majuina smoke have on babies?

Hasn't been studied: Children living in homes where second-hand cigarette smoke is present have a higher incidence of upper respiratory infections, sinus problems and asthma, and get pneumonia more often as well. It is very possible the same thing occurs with marijuana smoke, but i can find no studies. It is not a good idea, and if one must smoke, it should be outside the home, on a porch or balcony, or another room. ...Read more

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What are the effects of crack smoke on children?

What are the effects of crack smoke on children?

Largely unknown: If babies are exposed in utero to drugs such as Cocaine they can have learning and behavior problems. Many of these babies are also exposed to other substances as well, that can cause a variety of effects. ...Read more

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What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?

What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?

Low birth weight: Using smokeless tobacco causes babies not to grow as well, and to be more likely to deliver prematurely. Also, there are significant risks to you, like cancers of the mouth, lips and esophagus, cancers of the kidney and pancreas, tooth decay and gum disease. Pregnant or not, try to stop using tobacco at all! ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of chemical irritants on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of chemical irritants on my child's health?

There may be some: The long term effects depend greatly on the nature of the irritant, the amount of exposure and the treatment. A small splash of mild chemical that us rinsed out immediately from the eyes may have no long term effect. However getting a strong acid or base (like pool chemicals) into the eyes can cause severe scarring of the cornea. It is always best to rinse the eye thoroughly then seek medical he. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking weed while on medications?

What are the effects of smoking weed while on medications?

Variable: Weed itself varies. What you got before may be different from now. Also, individuals have varying sensitivities. But there may be a synergistic effect of intoxication: they get too strong. But there is also the metabolism: weed has some metabolic pathways that may be the same as your meds, thereby making weed and your meds either weaker or stronger. Unpredictable, and therefore unwise. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)

Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)

NO, however...: Smoking cigarettes increases risk of blood clots as does taking Nexplanon & those who use Nexplanon while smoking have unacceptable risks of blood clots. Smoking marijuana is not known to have the same increased risk of blood clots as smoking tobacco, though there is preliminary evidence that regular marijuana use may somewhat increase risk of blood clots, so to be safe I would avoid regular use. ...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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Doctors, what are the harmful effects of cigarette smoking?

Doctors, what are the harmful effects of cigarette smoking?

Many answers to this: First bad breath and dentition. Then the higher the risk of oral cancer. Then the possiblity of having COPD and of course cancer. Most of these things are preventable if you just quit! these are the most common. Then there is the higher risk of heart disease and vascular problems(circulation). Many other diseases associated with this as well. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chorioamnionitis on babies?

What are the effects of chorioamnionitis on babies?

Depends: "chorio" is an infection in the membranes surrounding the baby, usually near delivery. Mom will often run a fever. This does increase the risk of infection spreading to baby, but usually with good obstetric care including intravenous antibiotics for mom, the baby will be fine. Sometimes right after birth blodo tests will be done on baby to see if signs of infection. ...Read more

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