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Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

No: The problem is that people who say they smoke occasionally either underestimate how much they are truly smoking or can suddenly develop a more regular habit of smoking. Each cigarette introduces 1000s of toxins into the baby's system and raises the mother's blood pressure possibly causing an early separation of the placenta. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Can you use smoke substitutes during pregnancy ?

Can you use smoke substitutes during pregnancy ?

Not a good idea: Nicotine is nicotine whether it is in a smokeless cigarette, regular cigarrette, chewing tobacco, gum, patches...... It is better to consider giving up all nicotine during pregnancy because it can effect blood flow to the baby and effect growth. There are many smoking cessation support programs. Also remember it takes about 3 days for the nicotine to get out of your system. ...Read more

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How bad is it to smoke during your pregnancy?

How bad is it to smoke during your pregnancy?

Quite BAD: According to the centers for disease control & prevention- research shows that smoking during pregnancy is linked to premature births, babies with low birth weights & stillbirths, as well as sudden infant death syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. So to answer your question.....Only if fully cooked. ...Read more

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Is it true that the "terrible two's" are even more terrible if mothers smoked during pregnancy?

No: The "terrible twos" are not terrible; they are a wonderful time with more learning, exploring, and fun than just about any other time in kids' lives. This time can be challenging and energy draining for parents, thus the name; but how "terrible" it actually winds up being depends on the attitude with which you approach it. Try to see things through your kid's eyes, and laugh all the time. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to smoke during pregnancy?

Why is it dangerous to smoke during pregnancy?

Here's a start...: Well, you already know it's dangerous to smoke anytime - male or female, pregnant or not. Risks of smoking specific to pregnancy include statistically important increase in chance of fetal death, fetal growth retardation, placental abruption (can involved hemorrhage), hypertension and pre-eclampsia in the mother - and there are many more. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for women to smoke during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for women to smoke during pregnancy?

Definitely!: Yes. Yes. Yes, again. Besides maternal risks you have when not pregnant, the risks to baby are huge. Placental abruption, growth restriction and fetal death are not to be played with! ...Read more

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What happens if you smoke and drink during a teen pregnancy?

What happens if you smoke and drink during a teen pregnancy?

Baby smokes/drinks: Cigarette smoke has been shown to reduce the eventual size of baby and accelerate the aging of the placenta, where it can reduce blood flow. The alcohol crosses into baby and turns into formaldehyde as it breaks down.It has a toxic effect on cells.Depending on the amount and timing it can produce birth defects and subtle forms of brain injury.It is likely the cause of some of the ADD/ADHD kids. ...Read more

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If I smoked weed during the pregnancy, does this mean there is a higher chance of my child having an asd?

If I smoked weed during the pregnancy, does this mean there is a higher chance of my child having an asd?

Not Necessarily: Marijuana intake during pregnancy has been associated with some behavioral and other issues, but not specifically with an ASD as far as i understand. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Dulcolax occasionally during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Dulcolax occasionally during pregnancy?

Constipation relief: Constipation is common in pregnancy. Dulcolax tablets or suppositories have been used during human pregnancy without evidence of adverse side-effect. Due to the minimal absorption of bisacodyl, fetal risk is considered low. Natural plant based diet such as more vegetable and fruits may have more nutrition value a better alternative for constipation. ...Read more

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I ate smoked roast beef during week 38 of my pregnancy abd i'm very worried now of listeria infection hat to do?

I ate smoked roast beef during week  38 of my pregnancy abd i'm very worried now of listeria infection hat to do?

Observe for signs: Listeria can cross through the placenta and cause both mother and baby to have flu-like symptoms including nausea and fever. If the infection worsens, it can cause the mother to become disoriented and can lead to convulsions and stiffness throughout the body. If any of these signs or symptoms occur, see your health care provider immediately. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant I have been smoking meth couple times during my pregnancy I was using when I found out I was 3 months and did not know I was pregnant. I stopped for a good 2 months then recently smoked again will my baby stool come out positive . I'

I'm 5 months pregnant I have been smoking meth couple times during my pregnancy I was using when I found out I was 3 months and did not know I was pregnant. I stopped for a good 2 months then recently smoked again will my baby stool come out positive . I'

Likely yes: and that is the least of your problems. Methamphetamine is rarely a drug that people who have used more significantly in the past can just try once and put down. You are exposing both yourself and your baby to a nightmare of methamphetamine addiction, and all the pregnancy and life complications that it brings. GET HELP WITH STOPPING COMPLETELY, and do it asap. ...Read more

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I've occasionally drank aloe vera juice with water during my pregnancy. Is it safe? Someone told me that it wasn't and now i'm scared for my baby.

I've occasionally drank aloe vera juice with water during my pregnancy. Is it safe? Someone told me that it wasn't and now i'm scared for my baby.

Relax: High doses of aloe vera are unsafe. Since you diluted it with water and it did not cause diarrhea or cramping it would not cause an adverse effect on your baby. Your own anxiety is more toxic. Many things in excess are toxic. Relax, enjoy your pregnancy, sleep well, eat healthy with plenty of raw vegetables and you will have no need for the laxative effect of aloe vera. ...Read more

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All pregnancy symptoms. Occasional pain during sex and sharp pain in lower stomach area. I have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and never have a period but spot. Pregnant?

All pregnancy symptoms. Occasional pain during sex and sharp pain in lower stomach area. I have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and never have a period but spot. Pregnant?

Check ASAP: If you have symptoms of pregnancy please check a urine pregnancy test (upt). Remember, no birth control is 100% so if there is a chance of pregnancy, spotting, and pelvic pain-you've hit the "trifecta" of ectopic pregnancy risks. If your upt is positive, see your doc asap. Better yet, see your doc now to evaluate for possible pregnancy, infection, or both. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke cannabis after a keyhole surgery for a pregnancy on outside of ovary. ?

Is it ok to smoke cannabis after a keyhole surgery for a pregnancy on outside of ovary. ?

Marijuana: Well, unless you are using medical marijuana for a problem a physician is treating you for, i would have to say no. By keyhole surgery, I am assuming you mean laparoscopy. Marijuana that's not government controlled may contain illegal herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals that would be extremely unsafe for you in addition to being illegal and causing jail time. ...Read more