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Harm Baby Pregnant
No: Not much else to say. The baby will be fine. ...Read more
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
I have a cough at night, I was at doctor and I am taking some medicine, but while it will work can cough harm baby? Pregnant 27 weeks
Possibly reflux: If you are coughing only at night it is possible that you're having reflux. Reflux is very common when you're pregnant with stomach juice coming up from below and into your throat causing the cough. The cough by itself won't hurt your baby but if you're not getting a good night sleep that's a problem. Try sleeping in a semi-sitting position and not eating or drinking anything for three hours before you go to bed. ...Read more
How can housekeeping work, like hanging wet clothes from window over the window sill on a rope harm baby? Pregnant 36 weeks. Just got tired
Depends on situation: Light housekeeping should never cause any harm to the fetus. In fact many mothers carry on an active & very physical life up to delivery. I have followed jazercise instructors that did just that. If your doc has told you to limit activity due to related health issues, you should follow that advise. Also, when you tire, you should rest. ...Read more
No: Your babies are protected from the world around them by several layers of tissue and the bag of waters. Try to stay healthy, rest and eat right. Get regular prenatal care and take you vitamins. The only infections that might bother baby are ones that enter your blood, like flu, so a flu shot in season is a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Nicotine in any quantity will trigger the reduction in the size of the blood vessels of the placenta & eventually reduce the weight of the child. It is particularly toxic during the last trimester. If you can get down to 2/day you can probably stop by then. Breastfeeding smokers have decreased milk production & the kid has more infections & risk of crib death. ...Read more
Sugars!!: Watch the sugars in the juice, may put you at risk for gestational diabetes ...Read more
Sometimes I wake up at night because I feel I am almost sleeping on my belly, like on a half belly, I am scared can it harm baby? 36weks pregnant
Highly unlikely: The baby is well protected inside the uterus. ...Read more
I was cleaning kitchen with this cleaning chemical flour so I think I have sniffed some, how can it harm baby, 27 weeks pregnant please answer I worry?
Your fine: Its unlikely that any reasonable levels were achieved that could affect the baby if you are ok. ...Read more
Can using dryer sheets for laundry harm baby (32 weeks pregnant)? Just read that they contain toxic chemicals and we use them for all of our laundry.
Not a significant Pb: The minimal exposure one has to these products makes any problem very unlikely. Of the chemicals listed as toxic, ethanol, has most likely evaporated before use, & the fragrances that have some toxicity are similar to those in other areas of your life. Work site, home, public gatherings. You can reduce the issue if you use anti static balls, or vinegar soaked pads. ...Read more
At craft store looked for spraypaint said causes birth defects. Not open and put back right away but had strong smell. Could harm baby? 34 WK pregnant
No: That will have no effect on your unborn baby. ...Read more
Will clitoral stimulation with a vibrator harm my baby while pregnant? Is it okay to use vibrators and or masturbate with my hand and have orgasms?
Usually not: Under most conditions self or partner sex has no effect on the developing baby. There are some health conditions where your pregnancy is unstable where the OB would put you on a low stress/bed rest like activity limitations where this might be a bad idea. When you go for visits just ask if there are any activity limitations you should follow. They will understand. ...Read more
If you have been: If you are pregnant on arava, (leflunomide) you need to notify your prescribing doctor immediately and you may need to see a high risk ob. ...Read more
I often sleep on my back, or right side, and when i' m resting during the day in bed I also on my back, how it harms baby? 27 weeks pregnant
Not a problem: What matters is your comfort when pregnant. No sleeping position will harm baby. ...Read more
Had 2 partially used closed/sealed paint cans from bt 2000-2010 in kitchen throughout pregnancy. No odor. Can this have harmed baby? 30 weeks pregnant
Doubt it: You can discuss this with your physician, but I doubt that that is any problem. ...Read more
My 2yo had stomachbug vomiting for 6dys. Was in hosp for 2dys dehydration. Gettin better hme now. I'm well bt can by my unborn baby harmed 15wks pregnant?
If you are doing well and have no signs & symptoms of any infection then you should be ok provided you see your doctor if any symptoms arise.
Prevention and precaution- strict hand washing by everyone in the family after bathroom breaks, before meals, after coming from outside etc ...Read more
Cleaned black stuff off window sill in shower with water on cloth, then washed hands with body soap & used hand to clean private area. Could black stuff get to or have harmed baby? 31 weeks pregnant
Mold: The only way mold could harm you or your baby --- would be --- if you breathe it in. Contact (touch) doesn't make it invade our body through skin--- esp after you wash hands ...Read more
I think I swolloweda seed of blood orange (bead, kinglet.)can it harm baby? I'm 16weeks. Pregnant
No: If you swallowed a seed, it should pass through your digestive tract and have no effect upon your baby whatsoever. ...Read more
A little quarrel with husband, raised voice from my side and got really nervous, could it harm baby? 15 almost 16weeks pregnant
No: The baby is well protected inside your uterus. Loud noise on the outside will not cause harm. ...Read more
For definite check -:
With your ob, but I don't think so. Any topical med when applied, does get absorbed into the body but in a very very small amounts.
May be applying it not more than twice ; in small amount would be helpful. But check with your OB for the specific cream you intend to use.
Good luck. ...Read more
My kid painted on paper, I touchd paper wen dry & accidentally touchd my tongue funny taste. Quickly rinsd my mouth thoroughly.7wk Pregnant. Harm baby?
Wouldn't think so: What you describe does not bring any concerns to mind. The type of paints kids have access to are non toxic & for something to affect baby the material would need to achieve a detectable level in your blood & be toxic. From your description I can't see that happening. ...Read more
No, the opposite: Taking iron while pregnant will not harm the baby. In fact, iron is essential for pregnant women. Women lose on average 500-1000cc of blood during delivery, so it's important for women to build up their iron and their blood count so prevent severe anemia after delivery. But in pregnancy, iron is essential for baby's development. Iv infusion can be essential for those women who need extra. ...Read more