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Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Depends: On amount of caffeine mom is ingesting. I once saw an infant whose mom consumed 4 liters of Mountain Dew daily - this infant had significant withdrawal. On the other hand, I see plenty of normal newborns whose mothers still had one cup of coffee daily. Good luck! ...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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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?

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?

Come out: The stain would be on the teeth as they emerge. It could be just on the primary teeth or also on the permanent teeth depending on what was forming while the tetracycline was taken. ...Read more

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Can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?

Can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?

Celexa (citalopram) & Pregnancy: There are several, all of whom were monitored by their prescribing doctor working close with their Ob/Gyn. To monitor pregnancy closely. ...Read more

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Experiences please! Have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....

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

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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?

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

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If a mother was on drugs while pregnant does it affect her unborn sons final adult penis size?

If a mother was on drugs while pregnant does it affect her unborn sons final adult penis size?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Does maternal smoking in pregnancy affect the eventual height of the child?

Does maternal smoking in pregnancy affect the eventual height of the child?

It might: The worst known effect is that it might be associated with sids (sudden infant death syndrome). ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting pregnant or having a baby at a specific maternal age?

What are the risks of getting pregnant or having a baby at a specific maternal age?

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

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How will the development of a baby be affected if the mother smoked while she was pregnant?

How will the development of a baby be affected if the mother smoked while she was pregnant?

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

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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?

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

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Does the mother feel the baby's kicks in 11/12 weeks pregnancy?

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

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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?

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

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If you're pregnant will the baby dad eat as much as the mother?

If you're pregnant will the baby dad eat as much as the mother?

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

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If a mother has leukemia while pregnant, would the baby get the leukemia too?

If a mother has leukemia while pregnant, would the baby get the leukemia too?

Placental barrier: Some cancers, particularly melanoma, are known to metastasize to the placenta and to the fetus. Most cancers do not cross the placenta and effect the fetus. Chemotherapy during pregnancy does cross the placenta and can effect the growth of the fetus. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the most pain free way for a baby to die if the pregnant mother commits suicide?

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

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Is it possible that when a mother is pregnant at the same time using cocaine, that the child inherit a disorder?

Is it possible that when a mother is pregnant at the same time using cocaine, that the child inherit a disorder?

Yes!: Babies born to mothers who abuse Cocaine during pregnancy are often premature, have low weights and smaller overall, may also develop withdrawal symptoms ...Read more

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Can anorexia when the mother is pregnant hurt the baby?

Can anorexia when the mother is pregnant hurt the baby?

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

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Could anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Could anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Yes: A good diet is so important to both mother and baby. Check with your care giver right away if there are nutritional concerns. ...Read more

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Help! Can anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Help! Can anorexia hurt a baby when the mother is pregnant?

Consult with Dr: Yes. Http://eatingdisorderstreatment. Com/anorexia-pregnancy. Consult with your doctor about the risks. ...Read more

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What problems can a baby be born wit if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

What problems can a baby be born wit if mother had cardiomyopathy during pregnancy?

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

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What are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?

What are the effects on a baby when the mother sniffs paint or glue during pregnancy?

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

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Mother with ncah. Father not a carrier. If we get pregnant, can the baby still be affected?

Mother with ncah. Father not a carrier. If we get pregnant, can the baby still be affected?

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

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How does an increase or decrease in iron in mother's body affect the baby during pregnancy?

How does an increase or decrease in iron in mother's body affect the baby during pregnancy?

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

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If the mother of a child has herbes type 2 dormant when pregnant with child, will the child be immune?

If the mother of a child has herbes type 2 dormant when pregnant with child, will the child be immune?

Not completely: If a mother delivers vaginally with her first genital outbreak, there is ~30% risk the baby could get it and have a terrible illness. If a recurrent outbreak, this drops to ~4% but suppression of outbreaks or c-section delivery before the membranes are open 4 hours can cancel the risk. Some women shed herpes without an outbreak and could pass it causing an illness that appears at about 2 wks. ...Read more