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Fifth Disease Exposure During Pregnancy
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
Parvo and pregnant: Fortunately, about half of pregnant exposed to Parvovirus B19 are already immune, and there are no ill consequences to mother or baby. Risk of miscarriage and fetal anemia occurs in less than 5%, usually in the first few months of gestation. There is no treatment, but your OB may want to increase monitoring, and they would likely want to be notified of your possible infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the pregnancy/fetus be effected in 1st-2nd month of pregnancy by cosmic rays during flight? Or should I avoid flight during pregnancy?
Relax: There is no documented evidence that these have any more effect on the fetus than they would if you were on the ground. ...Read more
Yes: Fifth disease is a viral process that is usually experienced in childhood. It can infect a susceptible adult, pregnant or not. During the illness the normal body's bone marrow often slows down blood production for a while, but this goes unnoticed since we only replace 1-2% of out blood/day. However, if a fetus experiences 5ths, the effect can be significant. Close OB monitoring is important. ...Read more
Could Zika affect infants? It is already known third trimester pregnancy infections could be devastating even without microcephaly
Remains to be seen: I would expect significant problems with zika for anyone having it in childhood with less impairment as they age. It attacks the fragile growing nerves in the brain which develop most rapidly in early pregnancy but continue to grow/connect as kids age. Most rapid growth slows after two, but continues into young adulthood.The small head issue is a reflection of the early damage ...Read more
Is primary epstein barr mononucleosis diagnosed in first trimester of pregnancy damaging to the developing fetus?
Varies : Some exposures are time sensitive, thalidamide produces undeveloped limbs only to those exposed from 6-9 wks. Some are variable, alcohol can alter facial features or heart formation in the 1st trimester but injury to brain function throughout pregnancy.Some infections cause fetal loss early, but organ injury, deafness, blindness etc if it occurs late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,: The neurological damage from exposure to Zika in the third trimester is more subtle than when the exposure occurs earlier in pregnancy, None-the-less, observational experience strongly suggests that, even if the brain appears anatomically normal at birth, developmental problems may emerge as the child grows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wifi: I have never heard of any dangers associated with a wifi router. ...Read more
Alcohol: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndromeGet a more detailed answer ›
Does hepatitis c coinfection prolong window period of hiv? Can hiv pcr test detect it at 8 week post possible exposure?
Is there a link between excessive X-ray exposure during childhood and paget's disease of breast later in life?
Yes, on ultrasound: Yes with an ectopic, you can sometimes see a heartbeat on ultrasound. ...Read more
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