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Dr. William Singer
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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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How does lupus affect pregnant women and babies?

How does lupus affect pregnant women and babies?

Blood pressure: Some women experiences flares while pregnant. In addtion, lupus can cause problems with mom's blood pressure and baby's growth. Very serious cases of lupus can be associated with blood clots and kidney problems. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

No evidence found: No peer-reviewed scientific studies implicate venlafaxine as a teratogen or an epigenetic factor in autism. Venlafaxine, an snri, & most ssri antidepressants. Are class c because their use during the 3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly. Lawyers can and do attack drug companies without evidence. ...Read more

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If one is pregnant, what affect does anxiety and panic attacks have on the unborn baby?

If one is pregnant, what affect does anxiety and panic attacks have on the unborn baby?

It's uncertain.: It is however best if you're on medication as the ssri's which will not affect your fetus. It is believed that the mother;s anxiety is passed on to the baby. This is not evidence proven but there have been many report about it and i know you wnt to have a wonderful child free of anxiety. All the best. I can remember when i was pregnant with my twins and i ate better than i ever did in my life and. ...Read more

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How much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

How much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more

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How can the environment affect women who are pregnant?

How can the environment affect women who are pregnant?

Depends: Various environments (e.g. Weather, hazards like fumes, domestic issues, etc...) can exert different affects. Generally speaking, mom and placenta are pretty good buffers for most insults. ...Read more

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How early does the mother's thyroid hormone affect the unborn baby?

How early does the mother's thyroid hormone affect the unborn baby?

After conception: After conception and implantation the baby's future development is dependent on the mother's normal physiologic functioning.. In severe thyroid disorders, conception is difficult if not impossible. ...Read more

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How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

Many ways: There are many adverse events that can happen w/ an infection during pregnancy. Depending on the type of infection, and at what point in the pregnancy it occurs, birth defects can occur. The baby can also become infected in the womb, or during delivery, leading to eyesight problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, toxic shock, etc. In short, it is important to prevent stis with safe sex practice. ...Read more

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Can me crying while pregnant harm the baby? Does crying effect the growth of the baby? I'm 36weeks and I been very emotional my whole pregnancy!

Can me crying while pregnant harm the baby? Does crying effect the growth of the baby? I'm 36weeks and I been very emotional my whole pregnancy!

Crying or blues?: Crying itself will not harm the baby. If however, you notice that you are sad most of the time, feel hopeless, without energy and are having difficulty getting your daily activities done, please discuss with your family doctor or obstetrician. Perinatal depression can be serious and can indirectly affect the baby. ...Read more

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How the stress can effect the pregnant woman?

How the stress can effect the pregnant woman?

Stress in pregnancy: This is a complicated question and an important one. Stress can cause increase in body temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure in non pregnant women, as well as cause insomnia and other anxiety symptoms. Maintaining a normal blood pressure and pulse and temperature are especially important in pregnancy. I would consult you ob-gyn about specific questions you have. ...Read more

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Can a person with bi polar disorder give birth to healthy baby? Does the medication affect foetus & lead to the birth of abnormal baby

Can a person with bi polar disorder give birth to healthy baby? Does the medication affect foetus & lead to the birth of abnormal baby

Yes: The risks and benefits of untreated illness and exposure to medications are complex. The best website is www.Womensmentalhealth.Org (mass gen hosp). Lithium is a good choice in pregnancy, although it is not risk free. It is important to confirm the diagnosis, many people with mood instability are mistakenly diagnosed with bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

Stress &fetal effect: Stress releases chemicals and affects your hormones as well and they can affect your fetus. Grandmothers alwasy say if one wants a happy baby the mom needs to stay happy! ...Read more

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How soon after their baby is born do women typically start suffering post-partum depression?

How soon after their baby is born do women typically start suffering post-partum depression?

Most often: Postpartum depression begins in the first 3 months after delivery, but can occur anytime in the first year. ...Read more

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What are fibroids and their effects on pregnancy? Do fibroids grow at the rate a baby grows if the woman is pregnant?

What are fibroids and their effects on pregnancy? Do fibroids grow at the rate a baby grows if the woman is pregnant?

Benign muscle tumors: Fibroids can grow in pregnancy and usually don't cause problems unless they block the birth canal (requiring c-section for delivery), prevent good placental attachment and fetal perfusion (growth restriction), and rarely grow big enough to cause compression effects. They can be followed by ultrasound during your pregnancy & your OB will keep you and your baby safe. Good luck with your baby! ...Read more

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How do anti-depressants in the mother affect an unborn baby?

How do anti-depressants in the mother affect an unborn baby?

Potential harm: All drugs have toxic effects and are automatically sent to the fetus. There may or may not be harm because it is unpredictable and side effects from drugs are multiple, partcularly since the fetus is very small in comparison to the size of the mother. ...Read more

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Does Rheumatoid arthritis affects the pregnant women and her baby ?

Does Rheumatoid arthritis affects the pregnant women and her baby ?

Yes: Active Rheumatoid Arthritis increases pregnancy risks for pre-eclampsia, hypertension and other problems during pregnancy. The good news is that many women (around 50%) with RA go into remission during pregnancy. For those who don't, RA can be treated but medication options are much more limited. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will masturbating during pregnancy affect the outcome of my child?

Will masturbating during pregnancy affect the outcome of my child?

No: There is anecdotal reports of orgasm stimulating pre term contractions, but in general sexual activity (intercourse or masturbation) is harmless in pregnancy. There are certain conditions where it is limited, such as unexplained bleeding or a placenta previa, but in general it should be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more