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Doctor insights on: Should I Be Concerned If I Breathe Wood Smoke From A Fire While Pregnant

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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It's it okay for a pregnant women to breath in rubber smoke??

It's it okay for a pregnant women to breath in rubber smoke??

Probably not: as it is not known what chemical compounds are in the smoke it would be unwise to subject yourself or an unborn baby to the rubber smoke. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant with shortness of breath/difficulty breathing and numbness in my arm and shoulder. Shoul I be concerned?

33 weeks pregnant with shortness of breath/difficulty breathing and numbness in my arm and shoulder. Shoul I be concerned?

Yes: Go to your maternal fetal unit for assessment. Once they have evaluated you they can make a better decision about how serious this is. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi doc my wife is 27 weeks pregnant & struggling with shortness of breath plus pain in lower abdomen. Should we be concerned?

Hi doc my wife is 27 weeks pregnant & struggling with shortness of breath plus pain in lower abdomen. Should we be concerned?

Get her seen ASAP: It sounds concerning. I am not sure how long she has been having these symptoms, but she should get them checked out asap. Young and healthy women should not be struggling with shortness of breath at 27 weeks. Call her doc now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Stop and walk out&: Stop and walk out of the woods, and go directly to where your inhalers and/or nebuliser are.If you can not get to it, go to the nearest emergency department. You need a bronchodilator and inhaled or oral steroids. ...Read more

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S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

It depends: Holding your breath can increase intra-abdominal pressure which may not be good for placental blood flow. I want to know why you would be holding your breath. ...Read more

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