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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy And Exposure To Pneumonia

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred  and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

Do not stop the meds: You seem to have serious infection and other disorders. Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor. If you need a pregnancy test, your doctor can order a sensitive blood test that is not likely to be affected by your medications. ...Read more

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My son was born w/ dual pneumothorax ischemic hypoxia &congenital pneumonia.I was diagnosed with mild chorioamnitis.Should I worry in future pregnancy?

My son was born w/ dual pneumothorax ischemic hypoxia &congenital pneumonia.I was diagnosed with mild chorioamnitis.Should I worry in future pregnancy?

Unclear: These issues seem to more related to the delivery itself rather than a pregnancy problem. However, with so many complications, it would be prudent to speak to your OB doctor as to what initiated all the issues. ...Read more

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I am on my 10th week of pregnancy, my sister has pneumonitis, we live together, what are its effects on me and my baby?What should I do?

I am on my 10th week of pregnancy, my sister has pneumonitis, we live together, what are its effects on me and my baby?What should I do?

Probably nothing: While it is possible that you could get sick from her, if it is bacterial pneumonitis (as you say) then it is unlikely that you will have any trouble. Viral illnesses, generally speaking, are more contagious. In any event, it is highly unlikely to cause problems for your pregnancy. It might make you sick, but is unlikely to make your baby sick. Wash your hands and give her a wide berth. ...Read more

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Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Parvo and pregnant: Fortunately, about half of pregnant exposed to Parvovirus B19 are already immune, and there are no ill consequences to mother or baby. Risk of miscarriage and fetal anemia occurs in less than 5%, usually in the first few months of gestation. There is no treatment, but your OB may want to increase monitoring, and they would likely want to be notified of your possible infection. ...Read more

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How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about heat exposure in pregnancy?

What do I need to know about heat exposure in pregnancy?

Common sense: Always follow common sense, especially when pregnant. It is recommended to avoid the extremes of heat and cold when pregnant as you want to protect the growing baby inside you as best as you can as a mother. Good luck. ...Read more

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During what time during the pregnancy is the fetus most at risk to virus' and drug exposure?

Varies : Some exposures are time sensitive, thalidamide produces undeveloped limbs only to those exposed from 6-9 wks. Some are variable, alcohol can alter facial features or heart formation in the 1st trimester but injury to brain function throughout pregnancy.Some infections cause fetal loss early, but organ injury, deafness, blindness etc if it occurs late. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more