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Doctor insights on: Effects Pregnancy Has On The Physical Development Of A Child

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Will taking cocaine during pregnancy cause my child to have motor development problems?

Will taking cocaine during pregnancy cause my child to have motor development problems?

Possibly, and more: Cocaine causes constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels, including those that carry oxygen and nutrients to the placenta and fetus. Damage to the fetal brain can be the result of lack of oxygen or bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces of the brain. Cocaine can impair body and brain growth in the fetus as well as cause high blood pressure and its complications in the mother. Get help, please. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 18 and have a child who's 2. After pregnancy/ weight loss, i've gone from a c to an a cup. Did early pregnancystunt my development or will i grow more?

I'm 18 and have a child who's 2. After pregnancy/ weight loss, i've gone from a c to an a cup. Did early pregnancystunt my development or will i grow more?

No. : At 18 yo, if you had your first period at a normal age, you were done with growing (several years ago actually). Your cup size went down because w weight loss you loose fat and most of the breast tissue is made up if fat. It happens to all women who loose weight. During pregnancy and lactation breast size increases, then usually goes back down to near pre pregnancy size (some stay a bit larger). ...Read more

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Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

No, a single course : of antenatal steroids is considered to be the least risky and most effective treatment for avoiding breathing problems and other complications in premature babies. One study showed fluctuations in fetal heart rate for 4-7 days & some moms have side effects, but no adverse impact on infant development has been found. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Smoking in pregnancy: Advise to quit as soon as you found out u r pregnant. Low birth weight and other complications possible. Also if quitting now, it would do both of you good. ...Read more

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Does slow rising hcg, if pregnancy turns out to be viable, indicate a chromosomal abnormality that could result in child with birth defects?

Does slow rising hcg, if pregnancy turns out to be viable, indicate a chromosomal abnormality that could result in child with birth defects?

Possibly: Healthy and viable pregnancies usually double the value of the HCG hormone every 48 hours. There are many tests that are used now to predict and/or define fetuses with chromosomal abnormalities. Because of your age these tests should be offered and considered. ...Read more

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Can spotting only be a result of pregnancy or stds? Or can it be from stress and other different things that can affect your body physically

Can spotting only be a result of pregnancy or stds? Or can it be from stress and other different things that can affect your body physically

Not necessarily... : Definitely not necessarily caused by pregnancy or infections. There are some hormonal problems that can cause irregular vaginal bleeding like thyroid issues and poly cystic ovarian syndrome among others. At certain times stress especially when severe can cause menstrual issues as well. Besides emotional stress, poor diet habits, excessive exercise, just to mention a couple can cause this problem. ...Read more

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Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

Not likely: Untreated thyroid disease may create some complications. Congenital hypothyroid(low) can lead to retardation but is usually screened for in the newborn nursery in the U.S. ...Read more

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What are the eventual effects on an unborn/born child after long term administration of utrogestion during pregnancy?

What are the eventual effects on an unborn/born child after long term administration of utrogestion during pregnancy?

None.: Utrogestan is natural Progesterone that is the main hormone normally produced by the placenta. It is not surprising, therefore, that no adverse fetal/neonatal effects have ever been described with its use in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the effects to an unborn child if I have to take narcotine pain medicine during pregnancy?

What are the effects to an unborn child if I have to take narcotine pain medicine during pregnancy?

Narcotic pain meds: Narcotic pain medications can be addictive. Taking them during pregnancy may inadvertently cause fetal dependence on them as well. Short term use is generally not a problem. Long term use is more worrisome. Talk to your doctor regarding your usage. ...Read more