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How Pregnant Women Anxiety Affects The Baby
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
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3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly.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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
16.7..: 16.7 per 100, 000 births.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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