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Underdeveloped Baby Brain While Pregnant
Iam 30 week pregnant and the just told me that there is water in baby's brain soo please i really want to is that normol or wt ?
Hydrocephalus : "water on the brain, " can be referred to as hydrocephalus can cause babies' ; young children's heads to swell to accommodate the excess fluid. Older kids, whose skull bones have matured and fused together, experience painful headaches due to increased pressure in the head. If left untreated, hydrocephalus can lead to brain damage, loss in mental and physical abilities, and even death. Speak to md. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I have acute rheumatic fever with brain involvement. I am taking monthly penicillin injections and I am also pregnant. Will any of this effect my baby?
ARF and pregnancy: Unlikely to have a direct effect on your baby unless you have developed severe valvular abnormalities in association with the pancarditis that occurs in this condition and then the cardiac issues may complicate the pregnancy. I assume that you have chorea as one manifestation of this condition. Good luck and get better soon and have a great baby. ...Read more
27 weeks pregnant, went down a water slide, could it harm my baby's brain?
P.S. No bleeding or pain
Oh No U Don't!: Any activity where you're traveling at high speed with a sudden STOP (eg WATERSLIDE) can cause injuries in the fetus not to mention possible collisions of others coming down the slide while you're trying to get out of the way. Here's a link you need to read. Wanna talk some more- www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi http://www.babycenter.com/404_what-activities-should-i-avoid-during-pregnancy_7229.bc ...Read more
I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?
Not likely : There is plenty of cushioning around the baby. Use it as an opportunity to discuss how we should be gentle around people but I am sure it was an accident and don't worry about it. ...Read more
I have Graves disease and hyperthyroidosm. I'm 9 weeks pregnant. It's still untreated and has been over a year. Is my baby gonna have brain problems?
Why untreated?: Do you not have a physician looking after you for your pregnancy? Why is your condition not treated at this time? Untreated Graves disease can affect the pregnancy but it really depends on a lot of factors and the severity of the problem. It is also as possible that your baby will be fine. However, the bottom line is you should get on to proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hello I'm 32 weeks pregnant I was told today that my baby has water in her brain...and I will have to have a c section..I am so scared.
C section best: for baby. Now that the docs know about baby, they will be prepared to handle the issue. C section will allow these preparations to be in place for the baby's arrival. It sounds as though your docs are doing everything possible. ...Read more
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