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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 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

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

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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

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

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Can sneezing alot in first trimester would harm my babies? Pregnant with twins

Can sneezing alot in first trimester would harm my babies? Pregnant with twins

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

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Does smoking one or two cigarette per day really can harm my baby, pregnant 15 weeks?

Does smoking one or two cigarette per day really can harm my baby, pregnant 15 weeks?

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

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Will using an iphone harm a baby. Being pregnant?

Will using an iphone harm a baby. Being pregnant?

Not sure: At this point we have no reason to think so. There are no long term studies available. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoid on outside of my Anus hole harm my baby while pregnant?

Can hemorrhoid on outside of my Anus hole harm my baby while pregnant?

NO: Speak to your OB doctor, well experienced to treat this kind of frequently seen problems during pregnancy ...Read more

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Can eating spicy food harm baby? 16 weeks pregnant

Can eating spicy food harm baby? 16 weeks pregnant

No.: No. I have never seen any information suggesting that garlic, black or red pepper, or any other commonly used culinary spice can harm a baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What are the chances of arava (leflunomide) harming a baby while pregnant?

What are the chances of arava (leflunomide) harming a baby while pregnant?

Quite serious: Leflunomide is category X by the FDA, the highest rating for potential for birth defects. If pregnant a doctor must follow a strict protocol outlined by the FDA. There are to date no major studies regarding pregnancy outcome in actual patients. ...Read more

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What's the probability of arava (leflunomide) harming a baby while pregnant?

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

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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?

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?

Stomach bug: 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

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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

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

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Can loud movies harm baby at 14 weeks pregnant?

Can loud movies harm baby at 14 weeks pregnant?

Can U hear under H2O: Baby is well proteced by a layer of water and the layers of tissue of your belly/uterus. Any noise outside is similar to what you hear with ear plugs in ...Read more

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Does castor oil harm the baby when 23weeks pregnant?

Does castor oil harm the baby when 23weeks pregnant?

Miscarriage: Thus material can in some cases trigger a miscarriage. It is considered dangerous when used in pregnancy. Some midwives use it in an attempt to induce labor at term. ...Read more

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I think I swolloweda seed of blood orange (bead, kinglet.)can it harm baby? I'm 16weeks. Pregnant

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

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Metformin. The name kind of makes me think this affects the metabolism...Does it? If yes, then how? And will it harm baby if I get pregnant?

Yes/safe: Metformin is a medication that helps non-insulin dependent diabetics keep their blood sugars in line. It is considered safe to use during pregnancy & breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can the muscle rub cream harm your baby if your pregnant?

Can the muscle rub cream harm your baby if your pregnant?

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

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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?

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

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Will IV iron infusion therapy harm a pregnant woman's baby? What side effects are there?

Will IV iron infusion therapy harm a pregnant woman's baby? What side effects are there?

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

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