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Mother Pregnant With Son's Baby
How long is an infant protected by a maternal flu shot during pregnancy? And how long are they partially protected if not fully protected <6 months?
Baby flu shot at 6m: All pregnant women should get a flu shot unless there's a good reason not to get it. Each woman will develop some antibodies against flu viruses... but nobody can guess how much antibody an individual woman will make. Next, some antibody goes to each vaccinated woman's baby fetus... but nobody can guess how much each baby has at birth. After birth, the antibodies decrease over the first 6 months. ...Read more
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
Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?
If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?
Can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?
Please give me your experiences with mothers on citalopram and pregnant. Ie healthy babies? Seems to be speculation as they don't really know?
Don't worry: There are always exceptions but this is not a drug known to have a high risk of teratongenic effects. ...Read more
Experiences please! Have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....
Confusing question: Your question is a bit confusing. About 4% of pregnancies end up with an unexpected outcome, including such things as prematurity, cleft lip, newborn illness, etc. That leaves the vast majority as healthy. Proper prenatal care and a healthy maternal lifestyle add to the chances of success. I do care for a lot of kids with problems but the vast majority of newborns I see are healthy. ...Read more
An Rh negative mother refused Rhogam during her first two pregnancies. Now she is pregnant with my son's baby. My son is B+. She waited for 6 months to see a doctor in her last pregnancy. Should she visit a doctor?
You got lucky: If the mother has been sensitized against rh (called the rhesus antigen), then she will make antibodies that will cross the placenta into the fetus. When that happens, the result can be very serious disease or even fetal death. Before rhogam, death from this cause was very common. ...Read more
Depend...: The effects on fetus are related with the timing, kind, dose, & duration of using a drug. As to penis size, its primary determining factor is genetic; drug effect if any will exert during the first trimester, esp. Those with sex hormonal effect. More? Bring specific questions to your obs-gyn doctors. ...Read more
If a mother was on drugs while pregnant does it affect her unborn sons final adult penis size? If so how much could it affect it?
A very broad question: And hypothetical too. Genetics is the main issue here and probably environmental factors. Drugs during pregnancy are classified according to pregnancy stage, and have different classes of risk to the unborn baby/mother: A-D and class X. Very hard to prove unless a specific drug with a specific dose/duration and pregnancy stage are documented, with genetics and environmental factors considered ...Read more
I am a teen mother who is currently breastfeeding my five month old son. I cannot lose my pregnancy weight what can I do? I eat healthy and exercise.
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
It might: The worst known effect is that it might be associated with sids (sudden infant death syndrome). ...Read more
Some fixed/some vary: Some pregnancy risks are specific to a couples family tree. All pregnancies have ~ 4% risk of an unexpected outcome, from clefts to prematurity & others. The risk of a chromosome is lowest in the early 20's (~1/1700) & rises to 1/100 @ 40 & 1/50 >45. I encourage those with the question to seek out a geneticist @ a children's hospital or medical school for the a review of personal risk. ...Read more
At birth: Smoking in a mother can affect the fetus at birth, in that they are often small for gestational age, and can have respiratory problems due to this. If the baby did well at birth, they may do ok, but may still be small, at least for a while. ...Read more
I am 23 mother of 2 and my kids are 5 and 4 I want to have another baby. But I can't get pregnant?
How long: How long have you been trying? At your age, I would recommend timed intercourse x 12 months before seeking medical help. ...Read more
No: Most mom's who have been pregnant before can pick this up at about 16 wks. Most first timers don't pick it up until later (20 wks). ...Read more
What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?
Risk of problems.: Anti-tpo (thyroid peroxidase) antibodies at such a high titer indicate that you are at risk for hashimoto's thyroiditis, goiter, hypothyroidism and adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth, abruption, fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. See an mfm and endocrinologist to optimally manage your condition and minimize the risks to you and the baby. Hypothyroidism increases risk of cp. ...Read more
Depends!: There is no physiologic reason why the dad would eat as much as the pregnant mom, however some dads do gain wt during the mom's pregnancy! Some people have called this sympathy wt gain, but it probably has more to do with seeing the mom eating makes them hungry, or if she is snacking, he'll snack too to keep her company or because seeing the food makes him hungry too! ...Read more
Need advice on what is the the most pain free way for a baby to die if the pregnant mother commits suicide?
Stop! Get Help!: If you're considering suicide, please stop right now and get help! Call your physician, go to an er, or call suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-275-talk (8255). The way you're asking this question indicates you may be seeking the least pain for your baby if you kill yourself. Dr. Ferguson is right that death would be the result for both of you. This is needless, since there is help! ...Read more
Is it possible that when a mother is pregnant at the same time using cocaine, that the child inherit a disorder?
What happens if you eat a lot of junk food while pregnant, will your baby be born bigger than a baby born to a mother who ate healthily?
If you developed: Gestational diabetes - your baby could have a higher birth weight. ...Read more
Yes: Both mom and baby need a lot of calories during the pregnancy (about 400 more calories per day for a normal weight woman). Not eating enough during pregnancy can ultimately hurt the baby, although the mom will start to see symptoms before the baby will (the baby's metabolic needs will take precedence). ...Read more
Consult with Dr: Yes. Http://eatingdisorderstreatment. Com/anorexia-pregnancy. Consult with your doctor about the risks. ...Read more
Ideally should avoid: Cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is a difficult situation, because often times the mother requires medications to maintain a stable status, that may be teratogenic to the fetus. We often worn or recc against pregnancy in known patients with lv dysfunction. However, it can be done with close supervision, and adjustment of meds with risk to the mother and baby. ...Read more
Selective toxin: These products most often damage the nerves (brain) in anyone that huffs. This would include the brain of any baby that shared a circulation with the huffer. Once damaged these cells do not heal or regenerate. Some of these products are also toxic to the liver. The accumulated effect is bad for both, but would very by the timing of exposure in pregnancy and the amount. ...Read more
Autosomal recessive: If the mother has ncah and the father is not a carrier, then the baby would be a carrier. This would mean that they would not have NCAH ...Read more
Not much: Unless there is a significant deficiency of iron in the mother, there is no impact on the baby. Iron deficiency in the mother can cause significant anemia in the mother however and can lead to the possible need for a blood transfusion. An increase in iron, unless associated with a medical condition, will not cause a problem. ...Read more
No: If it has been treated successfully it will not transfer to the baby ...Read more