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Can rubella in early pregnancy cause baby to have spina bifida ?

Can rubella in early pregnancy cause baby to have spina bifida ?

Unlikely : The neural tube defects are considered a random event and are present by ~ 28 days into the pregnancy. Rubella that occurs this early in pregnancy would more likely cause fetal loss, although a heart and eye defects would also be possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Not true: Spicy food does not affect your baby's hair. Foods to avoid during pregnancy are seafood high in mercury, undercooked meat poultry and eggs, unpasteurized milk, unwashed fruits and vegetables and alcohol. ...Read more

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Did smoking during pregnancy cause my baby to have meconium aspiration syndrome?

Did smoking during pregnancy cause my baby to have meconium aspiration syndrome?

Perhaps.: Smoking reduces your blood's capacity to carry oxygen to the placenta and fetus, therefore predisposing the baby to mas . I agree that mas is likely due to acute events, but chronic placental failure does not help.. ...Read more

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Will having the flu during your first trimester of pregnancy cause your baby to measure small?

Will having the flu during your first trimester of pregnancy cause your baby to measure small?

Not likely.: Wrong dates is by far the most common reason for a small fetus in the first half of pregnancy. The influenza virus can cross the placenta and thus increase the risk of autism and schizophrenia in the offspring, if contracted during pregnancy. First trimester viral exposures generally follow the all or nothing rule - i.e. They either lead to miscarriage or do not affect the pregnancy. Talk with mfm. ...Read more

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Did something happen during the pregnancy to cause my baby to have polycythemia?

Did something happen during the pregnancy to cause my baby to have polycythemia?

Hard to tell: Certainly polycythemia can be a complication of mom's health such as diabetes, but it can also just happen because a baby gets a little dehydrated, this usually not a serious problem. ...Read more

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Can alcoho consumption during pregnancy cause arthrogryposis in baby?

Can alcoho consumption during pregnancy cause arthrogryposis in baby?

Unlikely: A number of conditions affecting muscle development can lead to arthrogryposis. Genetic influence plays a role. ...Read more

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Can taking m2 tone fertility drug during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy cause deformity in baby. Kate dangbey?

Can taking m2 tone fertility drug during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy cause deformity in baby. Kate dangbey?

Not sure but: More likely safe. It's wise for u to discontinue taking this supplement since u r already pregnant. Follow up with ur oby.Best wishes! .http://allbewell.blogspot.com/2007/12/pcos-m2-tone.html?m=1. ...Read more

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Does drinking in pregnancy cause a newborn baby to get sleep apnoea?

Does drinking in pregnancy cause a newborn baby to get sleep apnoea?

Pregnancy and alcoho: Regular drinking in preganancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome - this may include breathing issues. Sleep apnea is serious if it is in the newborn and should be evaluated. ...Read more