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Pregnancy And Exposure To Pneumonia
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
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?
My son was born w/ dual pneumothorax ischemic hypoxia &congenital pneumonia.I was diagnosed with mild chorioamnitis.Should I worry in future pregnancy?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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