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How can I protect my baby from the effects of hepatitis b in pregnancy?

How can I protect my baby from the effects of hepatitis b in pregnancy?

Vaccinate: Ideally you should be vaccinated against hepatitis b before you ever become pregnant. If you happen to carry hepatitis b then your baby will get two vaccines upon birth to protect it from hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What are the symptoms of newborn eye damage from chlamydia and can I prevent them in my baby?

What are the symptoms of newborn eye damage from chlamydia and can I prevent them in my baby?

Conjunctivitis: The most common form of chlamydial eye damage to a newborn infant is conjunctivitis, and it's treated with Erythromycin opthalmic ointment at time of birth. Premature birth, increase risk of fetal loss, abruption of the placenta and other congenital afflictions are of more concern in a woman with chlamydial infection during pregnancy. ...Read more

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There is any vitamins/something that I can take to clean faster the medication of the depo shot from my system?Cause I wanna get pregnant in 2months.

There is any vitamins/something that I can take to clean faster the medication of the depo shot from my system?Cause I wanna get pregnant in 2months.

Ans: You should not have taken the shot if you desired aboregnancy. You may still get pregnant on the shot but not recommended. What is the hurry? Better think this idea out a little more. Once pregnant that is that. Give time for the medication to wear off and then 3 months after to let the body regulate think about what you are doing it will affect your life forever. Be patient and do things the rig ...Read more

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How can I decrease the risk of my baby getting a group b strep infection?

How can I decrease the risk of my baby getting a group b strep infection?

OB's follow protocol: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated & babies are monitored & tested for a specific period after delivery. Discuss your concerns with your ob. ...Read more

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How can my wife relieve the symptoms of i b s while pregnant?

How can my wife relieve the symptoms of i b s while pregnant?

Medications: There are several ibs medications that can be used in pregnancy. Discuss with your GI specialist and obgyn. ...Read more

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How can I protect my children in the case of a tsunami?

How can I protect my children in the case of a tsunami?

Plan beforehand: Find out what the school evacuation plan is. The plan may require you to pick your children up from another location other than school. Keep in mind that telephone lines (including cell phone networks) during a tsunami watch or warning may be overloaded, and routes to and from schools may be blocked with traffic. ...Read more

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What causes a subcutaneous hemorrhage on my embryo and how can I minimize the risk around miscarriage, complications with my baby and pregnancy?

What causes a subcutaneous hemorrhage on my embryo and how can I minimize the risk around miscarriage, complications with my baby and pregnancy?

U mean sub chrionic: Hematoma which is not uncommon in the 1st trimester, usually they will resolve, if it is large sometimes not usually it can lead to a miss., i tell my pts no intercourse, not strenuous activities like jumping jacks and u will obviously need a followup us in 2 weeks and hopefully it will be gone or much smaller. ...Read more

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How can I prevent effects of Rh on pregnancy?

How can I prevent effects of Rh on pregnancy?

RhoGam: Your physician knows when and how to adminster this. It is extremely reliable. ...Read more

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Low intake of iodine through 17 weeks of pregnancy. Can i pick up the pace from now on or is the damage to my baby done? Prenatal vits don't have it.

Low intake of iodine through 17 weeks of pregnancy.  Can i pick up the pace from now on or is the damage to my baby done? Prenatal vits don't have it.

Hmmm?: This is unlikely to be a concern unless you are taking medications that affect iodine metabolism (ie certain anti-arrhythmics). Salt is also iodized, people that eat a regular diet in america are rarely iodine deficient. A truly iodine deficient person will have low thyroid hormone and possibly an enlarged thyroid gland as well. ...Read more

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Hi, I took 3 plan b in one month and close together. Is there a risk of pregnancy and how will it effect my body?

Hi, I took 3 plan b in one month and close together. Is there a risk of pregnancy and how will it effect my body?

Very little risk : Likelyhood of pregnancy is low. Depending on when you took the plan B. It will throw off your period. You should get on regular birth control or use condoms. ...Read more

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If my 2nd son had hemolytic disease of the newborn, what are the chances the rest of my babies will as well?

If my 2nd son had hemolytic disease of the newborn, what are the chances the rest of my babies will as well?

Depends: Hemolytic disease of the newborn, which is due to rh or ABO incompatibility, happens when the newborn's blood type is incompatible with the mother's, and the mother has passed antibody to the baby in utero. In ABO disease, the mother must be type o and the baby either a or b. In rh disease, the mother must be rh- and the baby rh+. So, subsequent risk depends on the fetus' blood type. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my baby from catching the flu from me?

What can I do to prevent my baby from catching the flu from me?

See details: Have the child vaccinated first of all. Speak to your pediatrician. Use gloves and a mask is you are near your baby and you actually do have the flu. The best prevention is to have someone else assume care of the child if you are actively infected. ...Read more

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CMV shows igg 2.6 igm184 and am 14 weeks pregnant. What does this mean for my baby and what can I do to lower the risk of infecting the baby?

CMV shows igg 2.6 igm184 and am 14 weeks pregnant. What does this mean for my baby and what can I do to lower the risk of infecting the baby?

Same answers: This is your second question on the same topic. See the three replies to the first question yesterday. The answers are the same. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering how long does HIV start to take an effect on a body? can it start in 3 or 4days? Also what's the chance of HIV from protected sex?

Hi, I was wondering how long does HIV start to take an effect on a body? can it start in 3 or 4days? Also what's the chance of HIV from protected sex?

No risk, no worries: There is almost no chance of catching HIV from condom-protected sex, if the condom didn't break. And HIV cannot cause any "effect on the body" for at least 10-14 days. Any symptoms you have at 3-4 days are unrelated to HIV. ...Read more

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I abused Plan B (10 times)in the past due to my insecurity. When will my natural hormones come back? How long can Plan B hormones live in the body?

Hard to tell: Plan b clears out of your system within a couple days. You should get a period in about two weeks. If you don't, take a pregnancy test. In the future consider getting on reliable method of birth control. ...Read more

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How can I protect my daughters against the dangers of cosmetics?

How can I protect my daughters against the dangers of cosmetics?

Patch testing: One simple way to proceed is patch testing.Place a dab of any product you would consider using on a Bandaid & place it on an inconspicuous area overnight.After 24 hours evaluate the area.If it has not produced irritation/break out it is likely to be safe for her to use. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and wondering about the safety of the flu vaccine based on the thimerosol content. Can even trace amounts negatively impact my baby?

I am pregnant and wondering about the safety of the flu vaccine based on the thimerosol content. Can even trace amounts negatively impact my baby?

Thanks for asking: This is an important question. Influenza is more likely to cause severe illness or even death in someone who is pregnant and the flu shot is definitely recommended. Millions of doses have been given during pregnancy with no evidence of harm. It protects the baby as well as the mom. Thimerosol is not in single-dose vials of vaccine - just in multidose vials as a preservative. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more