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My Sister Is Pregnant And Still Smokes Is That Bad For Her Unborn Baby
YES!: You should do everything you can to urge your sister to quit smoking while she is pregnant. Smoking can cause premature labor, problems with blood flow through the placenta (which gives the unborn baby oxygen), and low birth weight. Also encourage your sister to discuss this with her ob/gyn, who can provide her with resources to help her quit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
My sister is amlost 5 months pregnant and started smoking again. What can happen to her unborn baby?
Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnancy nutrition: I tell people to stay away from raw meat and raw fish. ...Read more
16 wk pregnant. Exterminator put Advion (indoxacarb) roach bait in kitchen cabinet doors. Removed all food. Still worried if it can affect unborn baby?
No: I would not directly eat the Roach killer and wash your hands after touching the areas treated. Other than that remember it is more important to rid your living area of roaches. ...Read more
No, birth defects.: Smoking during pregnancy is not known to cause cancer in the unborn, but it causes many complications of pregnancy, and in the newborn. This can cause premature rupture of membranes (prom), placenta previa, abruptio placenta, ectopic pregnancy, premature birth, and pregnancy induced hypertension. In the newborn, it can cause low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome (sids), and others. ...Read more
No: Better avoid all special chemicals for best reproduction. ...Read more
I am 14wks pregnant and just found out that we have bad black mold in our home.Can this have any affect on my unborn baby?What should I do?Concerned
Black Mold: The term "toxic mold" is not accurate. While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. People with allergies may be more sensitive to molds. People with immune suppression or underlying lung disease are more susceptible to fungal infections. http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm#q1. ...Read more
Will indirect trauma effect a unborn baby i'm 36 weeks pregnant and hit some pot holes really really bad i felt it going through me kinda nervous?
Unlikely to be pbm: The baby is cushioned by the water surrounding baby within the womb. Only direct trauma (steering wheel in a crash, etc) have significant risk involved. ...Read more
Im 6weeks pregnant and I have trichomoniasis, now im healing it with suppository. My question is it may still affect my unborn baby?
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