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Doctor insights on: Harm To Baby Chlorinated Pool While Pregnant

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Ok to use heated seat while pregnant?

Yes: Yes Heated seat rarely changes your core temp ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink baby nursery purified no added fluoride water while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink baby nursery purified no added fluoride water while pregnant?

Yes: There shouldn't be an issue with doing so, as it is basically just distilled water with no fluoride. The only concern is your dental health. So, discuss with your dentist. If your question is, will it harm your pregnancy, then the answer is no. It will not harm your pregnancy to drink nursery water, but may be a waste of money for you. Consider just using a filter with your tap water. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will smoking marajuana while nursing harm the baby if soo how?

Will smoking marajuana while nursing harm the baby if soo  how?

Many ways: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read more

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How harmful to unborn baby is smoking pot or k2, spice while pregnant?

How harmful to unborn baby is smoking pot or k2, spice while pregnant?

Harmful: Unborn babies are still developing & are more easily hurt by chemicals. The negative effects of k2, spice, etc seen in teens can include: heart attacks, hypertension, confusion, tachycardia, more. They may leave metal residues in people too. The effects in unborn babies will undoubtedly be worse. Please don't use these while pregnant & talk to your doctor if you have or need help stopping. ...Read more

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Safe to still breastfeed baby after getting paint on hands while painting a room in our house (washed hands before nursing)?

Safe to still breastfeed baby after getting paint on hands while painting a room in our house (washed hands before nursing)?

Probably: The common latex paints have few if any issues which would exclude breastfeeding after exposure to fumes or from skin contact. Some suggest that oil based paints have too many volatile organic compounds for infant exposure to fumes and inhalation of these fumes may alter the taste of milk. I have not seen evidence that the exposure you describe should be a problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim in a chlorinated pool during pregnancy?

Yes: It is perfectly safe to swim in a pool during pregnancy , avoid using a hot tub though because the heat isn't good for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink tap water while pregnant? Will it harm the baby ? Will it effect fetal development in any way? Is bottle water better to drink?

Tap water is fine: In the United States -- every community, every state -- tap water is entirely safe, in both pregnant and non-pregnant persons. Many people prefer bottled water, but the only rational reason is taste: if you like it better and can afford it, use bottled water. But assuming no special contamination issue -- which the health department and media would publicize -- tap water is entirely safe. ...Read more

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Accidentally swallowing salt water while gargling while 35weeks pregnant ! Is my baby okay? Can the salt water harm my baby? Should I be concerned ?

Accidentally swallowing salt water while gargling while 35weeks pregnant ! Is my baby okay? Can the salt water harm my baby? Should I be concerned ?

You're fine: it won't harm the baby. If you swallow a large amount of salt what happens is that you vomit. The fact that you didn't says it wasn't a large amount. In the U.S. we get tons of salt in our diet daily. The bit of extra you got in while gargling isn't harmful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be exposed to wet paint while pregnant?

Is it safe to be exposed to wet paint while pregnant?

Yes: Be sure the room is well-ventilated and it preferable to have a water based paint. ...Read more

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Can sniffing gasoline harm you or your baby while pregnant?

Can sniffing gasoline harm you or your baby while pregnant?

Yes!: Gasoline can be a health hazard if you inhale concentrated fumes for too long or get it on your skin. Symptoms of overexposure to gas vapors include: respiratory problems-coughing and trouble breathing; rash-skin contact with gasoline; irritation/burning in the eyes from gas splashes; dizziness; weakness, numbness in arms and legs, or burning sensation; rapid heart rate; nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Yes: Your body will let you know if you have been in too long but a short dip might be exhilarating. ...Read more

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Is drinking bottled water while breastfeeding harmful to baby. I heard it contains chemicals.?

Is drinking bottled water while breastfeeding harmful to baby. I heard it contains chemicals.?

Follows FDA standard: The bottled water you find locally may have a trace minerals based on the source. The source is regulated & inspected by the state and the bottled product must meet state & fda safety standards. These are similar to or stricter than local tap water standards.The supplier should be able to provide u with a list of trace contaminents. I don't see it as a problem. Its likely safer than most tap water. ...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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Is it dangerous to paint the nursery while pregnant?

Is it dangerous to paint the nursery while pregnant?

No, but: You should choose a water or latex based paint due to lower fumes and keep the area well ventilated. If you start to feel dizzy, you should stop. Most of the things in paints that we worry about have either been removed or are only a concern with repeated exposure of a long period of time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim in lakes or ponds while pregnant?

Yes: I see no reason why you shouldn't enjoy swimming in a lake or pond while you are pregnant. I would avoid diving or waterskiing, but basic swimming sounds refreshing and likely will relax and take some strain off your muscles. ...Read more