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Blew out candles and smell was strong. 26 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Blew out candles and smell was strong. 26 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

No!: With your short exposure, the answer is an absolute: no! It is good that you are aware of second hand smoke exposures. Pahs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)can be very dangerous to your health, increasing risk of asthma and cancer if prolonged exposure exisits from indoor pollutants like home heating fuels, tobacco smoke, cooking blackened foods, and burning candles and incense. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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Went to crafts store and had ton of scented pine cones. Made me nauseous. 28 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Went to crafts store and had ton of scented pine cones. Made me nauseous. 28 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Pine Cones/pregnancy: Not at all. It's not uncommon for strong scents to affect you during pregnancy and make you nauseous, but the scent is not harmful to baby. ...Read more

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Took shower after it had been sprayed down with bleach. Smelled strong. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Took shower after it had been sprayed down with bleach. Smelled strong. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Not harmful: The amount of chlorine your would have breathed in, then get through your lungs, your system and to baby would be so tiny that it poses no risk to the baby. Quite honestly, I'm glad they sprayed it down - much more likely you would catch a germ had it not been well cleaned that could cause harm to your baby than anything the dilute bleach solution/fumes would do to you! ...Read more

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Organic broccoli had bugs on it. Didn't notice until after eating some. 33 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Organic broccoli had bugs on it. Didn't notice until after eating some. 33 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Probably not: If you cooked the broccoli I can almost certainly assure you you have no problems. If the broccoli is raw, you are still likely fine, as most "bugs" found on broccoli are not harmful (cooked or live). ...Read more

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2.5 glasses of tap water at restaurant tasted like chlorine (husband didn't think so)25 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

2.5 glasses of tap water at restaurant tasted like chlorine (husband didn't think so)25 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Water disinfection: Doubtful to be harmful particularly if you have no other symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. The epa guarantees our drinking water safety by monitoring and reassuring our safety. ...Read more

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Parents' copper pipes corroded and I drank there water for 3 days. 29 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Parents' copper pipes corroded and I drank there water for 3 days. 29 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

What about lead?: I'm not as concerned with copper pipes, but if their home is older, it may contain water pipes that have lead. It's unlikely that you have anything to worry about, but you can reduce you exposure by running the water a few minutes before filling you drinking glass. ...Read more

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Is taking niacin while you're pregnant, harmful to the baby?

No: This is a common ingredient in most vitamins. If you're taking additional doses of it, it should be under a physician's advice/care, but it's a normal component of prenatal and multivitamins. ...Read more

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Can using a silicone based scar cream on skin while pregnant be harmful to baby?

Can using a silicone based scar cream on skin while pregnant be harmful to baby?

Check product insert: Acne creams and some other creams are often contra indicated in pregnancy as it can be teratogenic.
Check the product insert or talk to your prescriber to determine if this cream is ok to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Felt some cramping while walking at moderate pace on treadmill. 35 weeks pregnant. Normal? Harmful for baby?

Felt some cramping while walking at moderate pace on treadmill. 35 weeks pregnant. Normal? Harmful for baby?

Careful: Don't fall from threadmill. Keep doing your 2 weeks visit. Keep attention to kicks, baby movement. It seems everything is okay. Call your OB if any questions. ...Read more

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How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

Size of orange: About 4 inches long, or about the size of a medium orange or avocado. ...Read more

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Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except absolutely necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives. ... ...Read more

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Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

Risks for any pregnc: At 34 you are not too old for babies. Many consider the rate of Down syndrome births as a marker for age & childbearing. Risks are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40 & 1/12 at 50.There is a baseline risk of about 4% of an unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.The ds risk must be added as age related risk. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now I don't have babies. How will I know if there is a problem with me?

I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now I don't have babies. How will I know if there is a problem with me?

See doc for eval: After 5 years of trying, you deserve a complete evaluation to see what can be done to assist you in getting pregnant. See an obgyn or infertility specialist. ...Read more

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My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldn't feel the babies heartbeat?

My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldn't feel the babies heartbeat?

U mean see the htbea: At 8 weeks u should be able to see a htbeat, u cannot feel a htbeat, if u cannot see a htbeat on ultrasound, and the fetus is really 8 weeks then it is a non viable pregnancy but to be certain u can repeat the us in 1 more week and if no htbeat again taht is certain. ...Read more

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Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more

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How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

Many ways: There are many adverse events that can happen w/ an infection during pregnancy. Depending on the type of infection, and at what point in the pregnancy it occurs, birth defects can occur. The baby can also become infected in the womb, or during delivery, leading to eyesight problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, toxic shock, etc. In short, it is important to prevent stis with safe sex practice. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

IVF: There are only 2 options, assuming your previous surgery worked. Ivf (in vitro fertilization) to get pregnant without using the tubes. Or a repeat surgery to try to open up the tubes. ...Read more

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I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

See a doctor: You need to be under OB care you have high risk pregnancy so go to a physician specializing in OB-GYN AND DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GO IN LABOR WILL BE TOO LATE ...Read more

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Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant. What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?

Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant. What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?

Ecstasy in pregnancy: Hopefully your friend has not done any damage to her fetus if she stopped its use early. She should discuss the problem with her obstetrician. ...Read more

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I just realized I got pregnant. I found an article says babies conceive in June will have risk of being premature and other disease. Is that right?

I just realized I got pregnant. I found an article says babies conceive in June will have risk of being premature and other disease. Is that right?

No: No! Early pregnancies over the course of a very hot summer (June, July, and August) anecdotally have a higher incidence of miscarriage, but not one specific month of conception. ...Read more

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Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?

Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?

While 1 in 5: Pregnancies spontaneously terminates, they are no less painful and frustrating not to mention the sense of loss and other emotions that come up exacerbated by the body hormones running amok. I think your feelings are your normal. After losing two, you have to be fearful the same will happen. Maybe your feeling fed up is a way of protecting yourself from another loss. But, this pg is diff. Bond ...Read more

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I am 40 years old expecting my fifth baby all four babies delivered normally ihave 23 wksof pregnancy my baby position is not ideal it is vertical?

I am 40 years old expecting my fifth baby all four babies delivered normally ihave 23 wksof pregnancy my baby position is not ideal it is vertical?

Confusing question: Babies are usually carried in a vertical position. Do you mean bottom first? If so there is a chance that surgical delivery would be safer for a big baby. Yet you do have quite a while for baby to turn head down. ...Read more

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