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Harm Unborn Baby
Was wondering I touched a little bit of lead wile cleaning they say it harms unborn baby when in contact with lead will my unborn be ok it wasint alot?
Don't worry: Lead is a danger when it's absorbed by the body. If you are handling lead regularly, and then eating with unwashed hands, that might be a concern. Or if you live in a home with lots of old lead-based paint, which gets mixed into the dust of the home, and eat with unwashed hands so that dust gets ingested, that would be a problem. Briefly touching a lead object is not a concern. ...Read more
I had car running while closed garage door then immediately turned it off, did I breathe residual CO and did it harm unborn baby?
Possible: Need to immediately spend 30 minutes outdoors in fresh air. Minimal exposure should expose you to less CO than you would be exposed to when walking by an active roadway. If you were in closed vehicle with minimal idling and immediately exited the garage exposure should be minimal. Prolonged fresh are is warranted. Prolonged idling and exposure would warrant a visit to ER ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Baby is tucked away in a well protected compartment (bag of waters) in the womb. The vaginosis is unlikely to cause any problems for baby. It would not be a good idea to let it go untreated until delivery. ...Read more
28 wks pregnant baby has right renal plevis measuring 10-11 mm. Plz help does it harm unborn baby?
Fetus hydronephrosis: Congenital hydronephrosis is very common. The obstruction in the outflow track of urine causes it and what caused this obstruction? It could be anything from position of the baby in uterine to ligaments around renal pelvis being tight to bladder inlet obstruction. Usually prognosis is good. Most of time resolves by itself-- needs close monitoring though. Sometimes might need surgical intervention. ...Read more
26wks preg. My 2-yr-old has started bonding with baby but sometimes accidentally presses belly before I realise. Can she harm unborn baby accidentally?
Wouldn't worry: The baby is well protected by the equivalent of bubble wrap within the layers of tissue and fluid in the womb. I wouldn't worry about your 2 yo hugging or pressing on the belly. ...Read more
9 weeks pregnant with ear infection. I took antipyrine & benzocaine eardrops. My doctor said it was okay but am now worried it could harm unborn baby?
Yes: And it can harm you. Please stop and seek medical care. ...Read more
Can ajax harm an unborn baby I ate a sandwich that tasted like it. I just want to know just in case I did eat some on my sandwich from the store?
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
I accidentally cooked and ate a store bought quiche without first removing the aluminium tray. Will this harm my unborn baby?
No: There's nothing to suggest this is true. Today we are much more concerned than we were in the past about alcohol, tobacco and drugs affecting the unborn child. But you cannot allow yourself to become afraid of everything that you will normally meet in the course of your life. Congratulations to you as a mother-to-be. Be discerning. ...Read more
Can you harm a unborn baby by drinking vingear? If so can you harm yourself as well? What are the things that can happen to you?
No: Don't listen to the lawyer ads. There is no evidence for birth defects from zoloft (sertraline). It has been the antidepressant of choice for pregnant women for the last ten years because of the largest data base of babies born showing to clear effect. Such the ads naming it. There's a rate of birth defects in all and zoloft (sertraline) doen't increase that risk. Being depressed and not taking care of oneself is a risk. ...Read more
29wks pregnant. Got bitten by mosquitos (i think) when at park on Sunday. Worried about diseases & harm to unborn baby. What odds of catching something?
No worries at all...: The skin absorption is negligible... Congratulations!Get a more detailed answer ›
I am currently 17 weeks and 2 days pregnant and have been diagnosed with ureaplasma. If cured will this still harm my unborn baby?
Norris?: Norovirus will notGet a more detailed answer ›
I am pregnant and work in a nursing home with folks that have shingles. Will it harm my unborn baby?
Most likely not: Shingles is caused by a reactivation of dormant chicken pox virus. As long as you had chicken pox (or the vaccine), your baby will be fine because you have antibodies to the virus already and will fight it off. If you did not have chicken pox, then you are at risk, and so is your baby. If you are not sure, you should get a blood test to see if you do have antibodies or not. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant. Been eating untoasted english muffins. One of my friends said this is unsafe for baby. Why would this harm my unborn baby? Worried.
Probably not.: Staphylococcus skin infections are typically localized to the skin and pose no risk to unborn babies -- but the infection needs to be treated before it can cause any harm to you. See your obstetrician. ...Read more
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
No: Petrolatum jelly is inert and non-toxic. It acts by providing physical barrier rather than pharmacological action. Safe for you and the baby. ...Read more
Hi! Is sertraline 75 mg is a high dose during pregnancy? Can 75mg harm the unborn baby? Wich dose is bad for baby?
Sertraline: Antipressant use in pregnancy needs to be addressed one on one where the benefits of using must be weighed against the risks. In a severe case of depression the risks of not treating the depression may outweigh the risks of treatment. The lowest dose that achieves optimal results for the mom are a good general rule Each case should be handled individually ...Read more
I am 25 weeks 4 days pregnant. Suffered from loose motion. Took half tablet (200mg) of norflox tz. Is it harm my unborn baby? Pregnancy category C.plz
Fluoroquinolones: Norfloxacin has been reported to cross the blood-placenta and blood-milk barrier, and is extensively distributed into the fetal tissues. Fluoroquinolones are contraindicated during pregnancy due to the risk of spontaneous abortions and birth defects. The fluoroquinolones have also been reported as being present in the mother’s milk and are passed on to the baby. ...Read more
Can non-invasive listeria infections harm the unborn baby/foetus or is it just the invasive type that gets into the blood stream?
Listeria: Non invasive listeria can enter the bloodstream of immuno-comprimised individuals causing septicemia which can affect the fetus. ...Read more