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I have had a friend of mine she had a baby but she didn't she was pregnant.?

I have had a friend of mine she had a baby but she didn't she was pregnant.?

Occurs rarely: There are reports of rare cases of "normal" women delivering babies without prior knowledge of their own pregnancies. Seems hard to believe, but perhaps the women were very large before pregnancy, didn't have regular periods, and/or rarely visited doctors. In some of the cases, the women may have "known" they were pregnant, but were in denial (which would be a psychiatric problem). ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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A friend of mine got high at 19 weeks pregnant, she has not touched anything since then, will it show up in babies meconium at birth in 20 weeks?

A friend of mine got high at 19 weeks pregnant, she has not touched anything since then, will it show up in babies meconium at birth in 20 weeks?

Meconium tests: Meconium starts to form about 12 weeks into pregnancy and additives will remain. The sensitivity off the test may or may not reach back that far.Meconium testing for drugs is not routine in most locations.It is a normal part of surveillance if someone has come to the attention of family services for previous drug use/family violence. If she stays clean they may have no reason to test. ...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 have a friend thats pregnant and wants to know if they drug test babies when they are born She is 37.5 weeks along and has taken a few oxycodone?

I have a friend thats pregnant and wants to know if they drug test babies when they are born She is 37.5 weeks along and has taken a few oxycodone?

Some hospitals are: Some hospitals are now testing ALL women at the time of admission to see if they or baby have been exposed to anything and/or are at risk for withdrawal symptoms. If the mom tests positive for anything, then the baby is tested by urine, meconium or cord samples to determine if at risk for problems or withdrawal. It is far better to be up front and honest with the doc for both sakes. ...Read more

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My friend is pregnant with triplets and has graves' disease, would the babies be in danger?

My friend is pregnant with triplets and has graves' disease, would the babies be in danger?

Small risk: It will only occur in 1-5% of babies born to mothers with graves' disease so the risk is low but not nill. ...Read more

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Me and a friend both pregnant and she told me no salt, not too much salads and no caffeine because it'll kill our babies from what her doctor said?

Me and a friend both pregnant and she told me no salt, not too much salads and no caffeine because it'll kill our babies from what her doctor said?

You really think her: Doctor said that? Be an adult. Try going to Medline Plus and look up prenatal care to get good tips. Remember everything in moderation. Follow the guidelines and see your OB soon. If that doctor speaks in that tone Killing etc I would advise your friend to seek a different doctor more humane. ...Read more

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My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. in 22 week?

My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. in 22 week?

Meconium starts : forming between 12-16 weeks. The Chicago-based lab we used when I worked for the NV State Health Division claimed that their assay could detect illicit drugs in meconium used 6 months prior to delivery. A temporary decrease in oxygen from a "hit" of meth may cause permanent damage in some areas of the fetal brain. Encourage her to 'fess up, for her baby's sake & to get addiction counseling. ...Read more