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My skim milk expired on jul 13 & I have been drinking till jul 22. I didn't notice any bad taste. I am 20 weeks pregnant. Will it harm my unborn baby?

My skim milk expired on jul 13 & I have been drinking till jul 22. I didn't notice any bad taste. I am 20 weeks pregnant. Will it harm my unborn baby?

Should be fine: Pasteurized and also refrigerated, the milk should be fine the week after the stamped date, as long as it tastes normal. Americans throw away too much edible food just because the stamped date has passed, so it is better to judge the food on a case by case basis. Sometimes, an item may be bad (like moldy bread or soured milk) before the stamped date, and other times still just fine after the date. ...Read more

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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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Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

No.: There is no evidence that a small amount of caffeine is harmful. Try to avoid during first trimester as there was a study suggesting excess caffeine in early pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Drank alcohol until discovered pregnant @ 4wks- 2 nights of heavy drinking @wk3. Harm the baby? Alcohol in 1st tri cause baby to grow slowly/measure off?

Drank alcohol until discovered pregnant @ 4wks- 2 nights of heavy drinking @wk3. Harm the baby? Alcohol in 1st tri cause baby to grow slowly/measure off?

Stop now: Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by prolonged alcohol exposure. 2 nights of drinking when you were only 3-4 weeks pregnant is not going to cause an issue. It is important that you avoiding drinking now. ...Read more

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Does drinking soda and juice harm the baby if you are pregnant?

Does drinking soda and juice harm the baby if you are pregnant?

High calories: Soda and juice are high calorie and may lead to weight gain if you are drinking them a lot. There is no specific risks to the baby. Water is a better choice. ...Read more

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Please tell me can drinking alcohol while pregnant not harm the baby at all?

Please tell me can drinking alcohol while pregnant not harm the baby at all?

Yes, it's possible: But NOT RECOMMENDED to consume any alcohol at all while pregnant. The risks of having a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder-affected child, even in the heaviest of drinkers, is about 20-30%, so even heavy drinkers may have babies who appear unaffected. In those who have very occasional alcohol during pregnancy, there isn't much evidence of harm, but if you are willing to risk your baby's health, DON'T ...Read more

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Help! I have just found out im 28 weeks pregnant and been drinking about 5-6 drinks a week at weekends during the whole time. Will it harm my baby?

Help! I have just found out im 28 weeks pregnant and been drinking about 5-6 drinks a week at weekends during the whole time. Will it harm my baby?

May affect pregnancy: Any alcohol consumed during pregnancy, as with other substances, may affect the fetus. But the effects can be extremely variable. The most important thing is to stop drinking, and of course to follow up with your ob/gyn. It is also important to discuss this issue with your pediatrician on the first visit. ...Read more

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During pregnancy I was drinking tea with 2 spoons of sugar twice per day, one chocolate bar, every second day or third, I worry could it harm baby?

During pregnancy I was drinking tea with 2 spoons of sugar twice per day, one chocolate bar, every second day or third, I worry could it harm baby?

Prudence & pregnancy: Hopefully the tea contained minimal amounts of caffeine as that can raise the baby's heart rate in excess. Chocolate contains theobromines that can make fibrocystic breasts worse. Prudence in the victorian era can also be applied to a pregnancy diet to improve nutrition to the fetus and avoid harm. ...Read more

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Drinking castor oil during pregnancy can harm my unborn baby?

Drinking castor oil during pregnancy can harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Caster oil is considered a category x or dangerous drug during pregnancy. Its side effects include the induction of premature labor and miscarriage. It is sometimes used by midwives at the end of a pregnancy to trigger labor, but caution is advised. ...Read more

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Am 5 to 6 weeks pregnant felt like drinking one redbull which I did after a long time I hope it wil not harm me or baby if u drink once after long?

Am 5 to 6 weeks pregnant felt like drinking one redbull which I did after a long time I hope it wil not harm me or baby if u drink once after long?

Excessive caffeine: Excessive caffeine is not good in pregnancy but caffeine in moderation is fine. It is highly unlikely that one red bull at 5-6 weeks pregnant is going to cause any harm. It isn't a good idea however to make a habit of it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I just found out that I'm 3 weeks pregnant and I've been drinking alcohol and taking cold medicine for a cold. Have I harmed my unborn child?

I just found out that I'm 3 weeks pregnant and I've been drinking alcohol and taking cold medicine for a cold. Have I harmed my unborn child?

You can't go back: Congratulations on your pregnancy! it is impossible to know but the chance of significant harm is low. Whatever done is done--you can't go back. I would stop all those now and start taking prenatal vitamins, eat healthy, exercise regularly, don't smoke/do drugs, and course consult your doc/ob physician for evaluation and plan for the remainder of your pregnancy. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating, walking and drinking harm the fetus?

Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating, walking and drinking harm the fetus?

No: Generally mild breathing issues are very common in pregnancy and provide no risk to the fetus. Only in severe cases (asthma) is there a potential problem ...Read more

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Can sneezing alot in first trimester would harm my babies? Pregnant with twins

Can sneezing alot in first trimester would harm my babies? Pregnant with twins

No: Your babies are protected from the world around them by several layers of tissue and the bag of waters. Try to stay healthy, rest and eat right. Get regular prenatal care and take you vitamins. The only infections that might bother baby are ones that enter your blood, like flu, so a flu shot in season is a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what I think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what I think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

Unlikely: Think of a watermelon in a pool. It bounces around in the water & any direct hit would push it out of the way. Same thing happens in your womb. Babies head is surrounded by water & flexible tissues. Car crash=bad injury but kid bumping yo=not so much. ...Read more

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Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Should do: Good that you took it after miscarriage, within the timeframe, once pregnant again, please have good prenatal care from day one, good luck ...Read more