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Pregnant Harmful 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
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
Took floradix for 6 weeks (bottle says to consume with 4 wks). 34 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?
Floradix: Floradix is an iron supplement. No, it isn't harmful to the baby. ...Read more
Went to crafts store and had ton of scented pine cones. Made me nauseous. 28 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
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
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
Parents' copper pipes corroded and I drank there water for 3 days. 29 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?
Put hand (chapped) in tub with water and oxiclean. No gloves (says to avoid prolonged skin contact). 35 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?
No: But possibly harmful to your hands.Get a more detailed answer ›
Took shower after it had been sprayed with bleach. City water treated with ammonia. Strong smell. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?
No harm done: No, you baby is pretty well insulated. Bleach serves a disinfectant. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
No: There is absolutely no risk/problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more
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
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?
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
My son is 9 months -- I want to get pregnant again soon. Is it too early? Are there any risks having babies so close together?
Next child: Your OB/gyne will know your history and be able to answer this more reliably, ...Read more
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
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
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