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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?

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

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I had car running while closed garage door then immediately turned it off, did I breathe residual CO and did it harm unborn baby?

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

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Will bacterial vaginosis harm unborn baby?

Will bacterial vaginosis harm unborn baby?

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

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28 wks pregnant baby has right renal plevis measuring 10-11 mm. Plz help does it harm unborn baby?

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not a problem: Topical medications do not enter the bloodstream and will not effect your baby. Relax and "enjoy" your pregnancy as much as possible. Oral or injected medications can effect baby, so bring your pregnancy up when these are considered. ...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 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 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?

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?

Yuck: Hopefully the store did not put this in your sandwich. A limited exposure like this is highly unlikely to cause a problem other than leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Next time just throw it out. ...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 the herb black cohosh harm an unborn baby?

Will the herb black cohosh harm an unborn baby?

Not advisable: Has not been proven safe to take when you are pregnant, u should wait till after the baby is born and after u are done breast feeding. ...Read more

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Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

Will often smelling rubbing alcohol harm my unborn baby?

"Sniff" test: If you are smelling rubbing alcohol when it is applied to an area on the body therapeutically in a well ventilated area, no. If you are "sniffing" alcohol as a practice then the answer is yes, that could be harmful. ...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 taking dayquill, kill or harm an unborn baby?

Can taking dayquill, kill or harm an unborn baby?

See your physician: See your ob doctor, usually these meds are not used when pregnant. ...Read more

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Can taking ativan (lorazepam) harm my unborn baby?

Can taking ativan (lorazepam) harm my unborn baby?

Ativan (lorazepam): Benzodiazepines are classified as Category D pregnancy medications, which means there have been risks but the benefits may outweigh the risks. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for moldy food to harm my unborn baby if I breathe it in?

Is it possible for moldy food to harm my unborn baby if I breathe it in?

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

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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?

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?

In moderation-no.: There few health risks associated with drinking vinegar. Over time, vinegar can erode tooth enamel. People who are prone to developing ulcers shouldn't consume vinegar. Digestive problems that can develop include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and ulcer flares. ...Read more

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Does taking Zoloft (sertraline) harm my unborn baby?

Does taking Zoloft (sertraline) harm my unborn baby?

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

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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?

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?

Mosquito illnesses: Unless one is in certain locations (not usual in Australia) it is generally just an annoyance. If you develop symptoms like low grade fever, chills, muscle aches and the like, it is unlikely to cause harm to your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does herpes under my nose harm my unborn baby?

Does herpes under my nose harm my unborn baby?

No: At this time, there is no harm to your unborn baby by having a herpes outbreak under your nose. Closer to delivery of your baby, if you suffer from genital herpes, there can be implications...Particularly if you have an outbreak right around the time of a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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I am currently 17 weeks and 2 days pregnant and have been diagnosed with ureaplasma. If cured will this still harm my unborn baby?

I am currently 17 weeks and 2 days pregnant and have been diagnosed with ureaplasma. If cured will this still harm my unborn baby?

Not likely: Ureaplasma urealyticum has been associated with preterm birth, chorioamnionitis and a few other problems, but usually when not treated. If you're concerned get rechecked for it a couple weeks after treatment to see if you have resolution. ...Read more

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Can virginal thrush harm my unborn baby, I'm less than 3 months pregnant?

Can virginal thrush harm my unborn baby, I'm less than 3 months pregnant?

Some basics: The fetus is wrapped in several layers of protection that make up the fetal membranes. These insulate the baby from any external forces that may happen nearby, making their connection through the placenta/blood to mama the only way for any germ to effect them. Vaginal infections with yeast are distant and localized. The infection does not enter the blood. Baby will not be effected. ...Read more

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Im 32 weeks pregnant and I got really scared last night does this harm my unborn baby ?

Im 32 weeks pregnant and I got really scared last night does this harm my unborn baby ?

Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely. Some anxiety is normal during pregnancy. Make sure to follow up with your ob-gyn if they become more frequent. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and work in a nursing home with folks that have shingles. Will it harm my unborn baby?

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

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Will a staph skin infection harm my unborn baby?

Will a staph skin infection harm my unborn baby?

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

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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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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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I used Vaseline as a lubricant and I'm 11 weeks pregnant. Did I harm my unborn baby ?

I used Vaseline as a lubricant and I'm 11 weeks pregnant. Did I harm my unborn baby ?

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

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Hi! Is sertraline 75 mg is a high dose during pregnancy? Can 75mg harm the unborn baby? Wich dose is bad for baby?

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

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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

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

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Can non-invasive listeria infections harm the unborn baby/foetus or is it just the invasive type that gets into the blood stream?

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

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I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I was cleaning dirty dishes started gagging, so I held my breath for 10 seconds..Will that harm my unborn baby?

I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I was cleaning dirty dishes started gagging, so I held my breath for 10 seconds..Will that harm my unborn baby?

No: Your blood carries enough oxygen around that this brief period has no effect on baby.I would not make it a practice of holding your breath when pregnant.You will pass out and fall, possibly injuring yourself long before baby is affected. ...Read more

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I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I was cleaning dirty dishes started gagging, so I held my breath for 10 seconds..Will that harm my unborn baby?

I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I was cleaning  dirty dishes started gagging, so I held my breath for 10 seconds..Will that harm my unborn baby?

No: Your blood carries enough oxygen around that this brief period has no effect on baby.I would not make it a practice of holding your breath when pregnant.You will pass out and fall, possibly injuring yourself long before baby is affected. ...Read more