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My sister is pregnant and still smokes. Is that bad for her unborn baby?

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 more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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My sister is amlost 5 months pregnant and started smoking again. What can happen to her unborn baby?

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 more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually : Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually : Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. ...Read more

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16 wk pregnant. Exterminator put Advion (indoxacarb) roach bait in kitchen cabinet doors. Removed all food. Still worried if it can affect unborn baby?

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

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If a person is pregnant and she smokes, can the unborn baby get cancer from the smoking?

If a person is pregnant and she smokes, can the unborn baby get cancer from the smoking?

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

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I am currently 17 weeks and 2 days pregnant and have been diagnosed with ureaplasma. If cured will this still harm my unborn baby?

Not likely: Ureaplasma urealyticum has been associated with preterm birth, chorioamnionitis and a few other problems, but usually when not treated. If you're concerned get rechecked for it a couple weeks after treatment to see if you have resolution. ...Read more