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Occasional Smoking During Pregnancy
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
Don't smoke!: Smoking has many negative effects on the the baby's well-being. It has been associated with increased miscarriages, stillbirth, premature labor, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta (placenta previa and abruption). If you are pregnant, avoid smoking for your health and the baby's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it sure can : Smoking marijuana during pregnancy is associated with several problems, including premature labor. Also there are low birth weight babies. Small for gestational age babies, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22258135 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22815699 you are assuming these risks if you smoke marijuana while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more
Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?
38 weeks pregnant occasional extreme hot flushes during the night, normal? & significant increase of discharge, normal?
Make sure your water: Didn't Break.Consult your gyn.In the meantime check your temperature . ...Read more
Possibly: When the pregnancy implants into the endometrial lining of your uterus you may have light bleeding. In addition, the cervix is often friable in pregnancy (irritated looking and bleeds easily). Sex, a pap, and vaginal exam may cause bleeding too. However, discuss your bleeding with your doctor as not all of it is normal. ...Read more
Yes. Marijuana has: Known effects in brain activity, behavior, & sleep patterns of prenatally exposed infants & children.Smoking 1 joint/day or more can cause problems with attention, impulsivity, academic performance & short term memory, from increased carbon monoxide/decreased oxygen to the fetal brain. Babies passively smoke what adults smoke & get it thru breast milk, impacting development & lung function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This is probably one of the actual uses for medical marijuana that has historical precedence as queen victoria actually used it for menstrual cramps per historical notes that have been anecdotaly quoted. Although, if cramps continue you should follow with your ob/gyn or primary doctor to make sure that miscarriage completes. ...Read more
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