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Can an uncontrolable constant rattling cough hurt my baby while pregnant?

Can an uncontrolable constant rattling cough hurt my baby while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on why you have a cough. If this is an indication of infections, tb...Then it can hurt the pregnancy. If it's due to something simple like postnasal drip, reflux disease, then no it doesn't hurt the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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I fell down on knees does it hurt baby if i'm pregnant?

I fell down on knees does it hurt baby if i'm pregnant?

Not Likley: Because the baby is floating in a protective sea of amniotic fluid in your uterus. ...Read more

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Does yelling/getting upset at 22+ weeks pregnant hurt baby?

Does yelling/getting upset at 22+ weeks pregnant hurt baby?

Never good: Minimizing stress is ideal during pregnancy, and of course, yelling is stressful. But the actual quantitative effect yelling isn't clearly delineated. Stress reduction like yoga and counseling during pregnancy does reduce stress hormones which have been associated with preterm labor, but again there are limited studies in regards to this. ...Read more

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Can raising voice or being emotional hurt baby at 18 weeks pregnant?

Can raising voice or being emotional hurt baby at 18 weeks pregnant?

No: emotional stress in general isn't something you need to worry about. We all have bad days and get upset or sad and sometimes lose our cool. While it might create drama in your life if you do it too much, which may make home life difficult for your child as he/she grows up it isn't harmful in general. Its more of an issue if you harm yourself when upset, refuse to eat or drink, or suffer abuse. ...Read more

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Can getting scanned by metal detector while 20+ weeks pregnant hurt baby?

Can getting scanned by metal detector while 20+ weeks pregnant hurt baby?

Very unlikely: The security detectors use a low-frequency electromagnetic field to look for weapons. This frequency is safe for everyone, even pregnant women. These are not Xray Machines. But if you don;t feel comfortable you always can ask the officers to pat you down instead. ...Read more

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Can anemia hurt my baby? 26 weeks pregnant

Can anemia hurt my baby? 26 weeks pregnant

Yes it can: Iron deficiency anemia is the most common anemia during pregnancy.As the fetus grows, it requires more nutrients-and iron is one of the most important thing for the fetus to grow- also for normal brain development. Folic acid is another important thing-required for a normal brain/nerve development. If you are anemic due deficiency in iron/ folate (folic acid) & you dont get replacement- it can hurt your baby. ...Read more

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Will my sperm hurt my pregnant gf baby if II ejaculate in her whileim currently taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Will my sperm hurt my pregnant gf baby if II ejaculate in her whileim currently taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

No: The only time when penetration is contraindicated in pregnancy is when patient is having contractions, has a discharge of amniotic fluid or infection or if pt is receiving intravaginally medications. The eyaculation will never reach the baby because the cervix is closed with a special mucus that does not allow it to pass. ...Read more

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5 mos. pregnant, twins. Haven't slept more than few hrs/night in weeks, partly anxiety, adrenaline rushes at night. Don't want to hurt babies. Help!

5 mos. pregnant, twins. Haven't slept more than few hrs/night  in weeks,  partly anxiety, adrenaline rushes at night. Don't want to hurt babies. Help!

Many possibilities: In your situation, my first thought is to engage in psychotherapy to deal with the anxiety. There are some safe medication that could augment the therapy and some safe natural remedies. Ask your OB/GYN for a referral to someone s/he trusts. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant. Feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. Is this possible? It hurt my ribs.

33 weeks pregnant. Feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. Is this possible? It hurt my ribs.

Doubtful: Remember that the baby is surrounded by fluid, the amniotic fluid, in a large amniotic sac. It is doubtful that sitting up too fast would cause any harm to the baby, but it is possible you 'pulled a muscle' between your ribs called the intercostal muscle. Move more slowly and deliberately and avoid rapid movements! ...Read more

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How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

Size of orange: About 4 inches long, or about the size of a medium orange or avocado. ...Read more

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Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except absolutely necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives .... ...Read more

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Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

Risks for any pregnc: At 34 you are not too old for babies. Many consider the rate of Down syndrome births as a marker for age & childbearing.Risks are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40 & 1/12 at 50.There is a baseline risk of about 4% of an unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.The ds risk must be added as age related risk. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now i don't have babies. How will i know if there is a problem with me?

I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now i don't have babies. How will i know if there is a problem with me?

See doc for eval: After 5 years of trying, you deserve a complete evaluation to see what can be done to assist you in getting pregnant. See an obgyn or infertility specialist. ...Read more

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My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldnt feel the babies heartbeat?

My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldnt feel the babies heartbeat?

U mean see the htbea: At 8 weeks u should be able to see a htbeat, u cannot feel a htbeat, if u cannot see a htbeat on ultrasound, and the fetus is really 8 weeks then it is a non viable pregnancy but to be certain u can repeat the us in 1 more week and if no htbeat again taht is certain. ...Read more

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Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...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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How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

IVF: There are only 2 options, assuming your previous surgery worked. Ivf (in vitro fertilization) to get pregnant without using the tubes. Or a repeat surgery to try to open up the tubes. ...Read more

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I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

See a doctor: you need to be under OB care you have high risk pregnancy so go to a physician specializing in OB-GYN AND DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GO IN LABOR WILL BE TOO LATE ...Read more

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Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant . What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?

Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant . What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?

Ecstasy in pregnancy: Hopefully your friend has not done any damage to her fetus if she stopped its use early. She should discuss the problem with her obstetrician. ...Read more

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I just realized I got pregnant. I found an article says babies conceive in June will have risk of being premature and other disease. Is that right ?

I just realized I got pregnant. I found an article says babies conceive in June will have risk of being premature and other disease. Is that right ?

No: No! Early pregnancies over the course of a very hot summer( June, July, and August) anecdotally have a higher incidence of miscarriage, but not one specific month of conception. ...Read more

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Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?

Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?

While 1 in 5: pregnancies spontaneously terminates, they are no less painful and frustrating not to mention the sense of loss and other emotions that come up exacerbated by the body hormones running amok. I think your feelings are your normal. After losing two, you have to be fearful the same will happen. Maybe your feeling fed up is a way of protecting yourself from another loss. But, this pg is diff. Bond ...Read more

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I am 40 years old expecting my fifth baby all four babies delivered normally ihave 23 wksof pregnancy my baby position is not ideal it is vertical ?

I am 40 years old expecting  my fifth baby all four babies delivered normally ihave 23 wksof pregnancy  my baby position is not ideal it is vertical ?

Confusing question: Babies are usually carried in a vertical position. Do you mean bottom first ? If so there is a chance that surgical delivery would be safer for a big baby. Yet you do have quite a while for baby to turn head down. ...Read more

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