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Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Anaphylaxis in the mother may cause profound distress in the fetus. Be sure to have a couple of Epinephrine injectors with you at all times and take extra precaution on the triggers. ...Read more

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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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Can crying do any harm to my unborn baby?

Can crying do any harm to my unborn baby?

No: Congratulations on your pregnancy. People will tell you this should be a joyful time, but human emotions are complex and often incomprehensible. If you find yourself tearing up for no reason, perhaps you can talk with your physician and get help learning ways to manage your thoughts. If there's a clear source of sorrow in your life, your physician or another wise person is a resource. ...Read more

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Can adco-namapol harm your unborn child ?

Can adco-namapol harm your unborn child ?

No: This is paracetamol or acetaminophen and it is safe in recommended amounts to take during pregnancy. All the best. ...Read more

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Can x-rays harm an unborn fetus?

Can x-rays harm an unborn fetus?

Yes.: Radiation (including ct-scan and x-rays) can potentially damage the fetal dna resulting in anomalies or predisposition for cancer in childhood. ...Read more

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Can septasemia harm my unborn baby?

Can septasemia harm my unborn baby?

Septicemia: If you have a blood infection called sepsis, this is very dangerous during a pregnancy and should include hospitalization and IV antibiotics. Your question needs context! ...Read more

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Can caffeine harm an unborn baby?

Can caffeine harm an unborn baby?

Unlikely: Small amounts of caffeine are probably safe in pregnancy. It's best to limit yourself to less than 200 mg a day, about the amount in two 8 ounce cups of coffee. Large amounts of caffeine, can interfere with your sleep, cause dehydration and stimulate heart rate irregularities. Caffeinated sodas have about 1/3 the caffeine as coffee and tea has about 1/2. ...Read more

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Will an untreated UTI harm your newborn baby?

Will an untreated UTI harm your newborn baby?

If the UTI: is in the baby, yes it can be very harmful! If in you, not harmful. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have ultrasound free pregnancies?I heard ultrasound can harm unborn children.

Is it ok to have ultrasound free pregnancies?I heard ultrasound can harm unborn children.

Yes: Certainly, you can request not to have any ultrasounds during your pregnancy. However, ultrasound has been used for decades and there are no known consistent health risks to a developing fetus. They are safe. Ultrasound is an easy way to look for potential health issues which may be addressed before delivery, or at least can be anticipated for intervention after delivery. Trust your ob. ...Read more

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Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Anything possible: But not likely. If the infection remains confined to the urinary tract there is little evidence that this will be harmful to the fetus. Get better and have a great baby. ...Read more

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How much harm can amnio cause the fetus?

How much harm can amnio cause the fetus?

Amniocentesis: An amniocentesis has a small chance of causing a pregnancy loss. That loss is dependent upon the gestational age when the procedure is done. At 16-20 weeks that risk is about 1 in 1600 procedures. As the pregnancy progresses that risk goes way down. In the third trimester an amniocentesis won't cause the pregnancy to be lost, but the baby might need to be delivered. ...Read more

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Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

That depends: If you mean that you are eating a meal 1-2 hours late, so you are hungry, then no, this is fine. If you mean you are not eating regular meals or not getting enough nutrition, then yes, this can harm your unborn baby. ...Read more

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Drinking castor oil during pregnancy can harm my unborn baby?

Drinking castor oil during pregnancy can harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Caster oil is considered a category x or dangerous drug during pregnancy. Its side effects include the induction of premature labor and miscarriage. It is sometimes used by midwives at the end of a pregnancy to trigger labor, but caution is advised. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant and eat cornstarch baby powder. Will it harm the baby.

23 weeks pregnant and eat cornstarch baby powder. Will it harm the baby.

Pica, a funny word: Pica is a word that means craving and eating non nutritional substances such as chalk, or popular in the South -dirt/clay. Yes, it includes starch as well and simply is not useful to the developing fetus. for growth and development regardless of whether it causes "harm" or not. So, please stop the practice and certainly tell your OB MD and I promise you that she/he will not "laugh it off". ...Read more

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How do C-section prevent maternal baby bonding?

How do C-section prevent maternal baby bonding?

It does not.: The data to support such a statement are not good quality and do not even make common sense. Having a cesarean is not going to alienate you from your baby! ...Read more

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Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

No: If you are talking about morningsickness, your baby will be fine. If the vomitting gets to be too much and leads to dehydration, then there can be issues . So try to stay hydrated, and if you can't keep liquids down then seek attention. ...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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Is there anything you can do about newborn baby hiccups ?

Is there anything you can do about newborn baby hiccups ?

Maybe: It is very common for newborns to hiccup, they even did it in utero. Most if not all will stop on their own. Sometimes giving them something to suck on can help. Hiccups are caused by a muscle spasm of the diaphragm. Don't worry they will grow out of it. ...Read more

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Will vitiman c kill your unborn baby?

Will vitiman c kill your unborn baby?

Vitamin c: No vitamin C is water soluble and it would take a lot to cause harm. 2 to 3 grams spread out over they day should be more than enough ...Read more