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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 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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Can I do harm to my baby by giving him vitamins while formula feed?

Can I do harm to my baby by giving him vitamins while formula feed?

What kind of vitamin: You can't overdose of water soluble vitamins b and c. They leave the body in the urine. You can overdose a baby on too much vitamin a and d. Consult with your pediatrician for the amounts to give and the necessity to give. I don't think its necessary if the baby is formula fed. ...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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Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Not just 1 sniff: Repeated exposure to PVC aerosol in pregnancy has not been shown to cause fetal abnormality or miscarriage. However it's not good for you & not enough is known to be comfortable with doing it in pregnancy. Just using a hairspray is probably ok but there are no conclusive studies of safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does Holding your breath (swimming) during pregnancy harm the baby ? Does it stop oxygen supply to the baby? Is it ok to hold ur breath?

Does Holding your breath (swimming) during pregnancy harm the baby ? Does it stop oxygen supply to the baby? Is it ok to hold ur breath?

No: you and your baby have reserves that allow for holding your breath for the normal times during swimming or other activities. If you are not harmed the. Your baby is safe. ...Read more

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Can sucking helium harm your baby when you are pregnant?

Can sucking helium harm your baby when you are pregnant?

Avoid : In general if you think something might be harmful to a pregnant woman then don't do it. If you're describing the typical party trick to alter your voice then this is unlikely to do harm but one should not be depriving a pregnant woman of oxygen on purpose for any amount of time. ...Read more

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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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Can chemotherapy harm your baby if you're pregnant?

Can chemotherapy harm your baby if you're pregnant?

Complicated: Surprisingly, there are many chemotherapies that are well tolerated in pregnancy, for both mother and baby. That said, its a serious issue that has to be handled on a case by case basis with a high risk OB and an oncologist. ...Read more

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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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Which position to sleep when pregnant to not harm baby?

Which position to sleep when pregnant to not harm baby?

On your side.: As the pregnancy progresses, the shear size of the womb and fetus will dictate the most comfortable sleep position for you: on your side with some pillow support between your knees. You cannot sleep on your stomach (even if you tried) and should not sleep flat on your back in the third trimester to avoid blocking the venous return to your heart from your lower body. ...Read more

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Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating,walking and drinking harm the fetus?

Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating,walking and drinking harm the fetus?

No: generally mild breathing issues are very common in pregnancy and provide no risk to the fetus. Only in severe cases (asthma) is there a potential problem ...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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Does nearly starving yourself while pregnant harm the baby or just make him a smaller but normal baby?

Does nearly starving yourself while pregnant harm the baby or just make him a smaller but normal baby?

Very bad idea.: Nearly starving yourself, while not pregnant is a real bad idea. Pregnancy makes it even worse. It could have a very significant effect on the baby. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cause harm to infants?

Can pedialyte cause harm to infants?

possibly: Any product when given in excess could have negative effects.I have seen infants force fed the product develop profuse diarrhea that only stopped when it was limited. If it is given for an extended period with no form of nutrition, the infant will develop starvation. It is a safe and effective hydration solution when used as part of a balanced treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can indergistion harm my baby?

Can indergistion harm my baby?

Confusing question: If you are pregnant & have indigestion it will not harm the fetus. All babies have indigestion on occasion & it can lead to real fussy behavior.The doc can provide some treatments if needed. ...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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Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?

Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?

No: Your emotions don't have any overt affect on the baby other than the fact that when you're sad a lot you may not feel like eating properly. Pregnancy is a very emotional time for most women. A good cry can be helpful as well in letting out some of that emotion and stress. ...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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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