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What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

Many: The most severe risks are for your baby. Growth retardation, premature delivery and multiple developmental effects are the concern there. Then, for you, it is elevation of blood pressure, pulmonary infections, asthma, low oxygen levels, smell bad and others. Would you put a cigarette in your baby's mouth after it is born? That is what you do if you smoke while it is attached in your womb! qui. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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What are the risks of smoking the first month of pregnancy?

What are the risks of smoking the first month of pregnancy?

Miscarriage: Smoking affects the blood vessels in all of your body. This affects the blood vessels providing oxygen to your early pregnancy which can lead to spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). Smoking at any time can lead to small babies as well. ...Read more

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What are the risks of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy?

What are the risks of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy?

Big: Very complex condition, if taking era drugs are toxic. Other no, will depend on the pressures, fc, etc.Talk with your ph expert soon or ger a ph center appt. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a thrombophilia during pregnancy?

What are the risks of a thrombophilia during pregnancy?

Yes: The risk of a blood clot would be the greatest issue. A miscarriage is a complication of thrombophilias also. Treatment can be successful with low dose Aspirin and subclinical heparin. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy during nursing?

What are the chances of pregnancy during  nursing?

It happens : While ovulation can be delayed by exclusively breast feeding, it is possible to conceive, especially if the mom is not feeding round the clock, but supplements occasionally. ...Read more

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What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

See below: Depression is one risk for teenage pregnancy. The young mother, may not feel prepared, and there maybe a lack of support from family members, and friends. The teenage mother will have to learn how to juggle motherhood and school. ...Read more

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What are the risks of pregnancy by incest?

What are the risks of pregnancy by incest?

Consanguinity : The closer the blood relation, the greater the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight for gestational age at delivery & genetic disorders inherited in an autosomal-recessive pattern. Each child of a couple who are unaffected carriers of mutant genes has a 25% chance of inheriting the mutations from both parents, thus having the disorder. Prenatal genetic counseling is indicated. ...Read more

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What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

Physical & mental: .Alcohol is a teratogen; it can cause malformations of the brain & other organs from the 3rd week of conception on. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, of which fetal alcohol syndrome is the worst, can cause small brain & body, dev. Delays, intellectual disability, adhd, behavior problems, learning problems, executive functions deficits & more. Stop drinking asap. See more @ fasdcenter.Samhsa.Gov. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a multiple-fetus pregnancy?

What are the risks of having a multiple-fetus pregnancy?

Risks of multiples: The risks of multiples are sobering. There is a higher risk of preterm labor and birth defects. Cerebral palsy is 6 times more common with multiples. High blood pressure and diabetes are common. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

Dangers?: If you have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy you can exercise like you did prepregnancy without complication. Don't do exercise that places you at risk for hitting your belly (don't kickbox!). ...Read more

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What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

What are the effects of gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Many possible: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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Smoking weed during your first trimester... What are the consequences??

Smoking weed during your first trimester... What are the consequences??

It is harmful: Studies through Vanderbilt University Medical Center have linked Cannabis w ectopic pregnancy & early miscarriages. Marijuana ^’s anadamide levels which prevents correct embryonic development & can lead to miscarriage or the embryo may not make it’s way to the uterus & instead implants in the fallopian tube. Use of illegal drugs during pregnancy is selfish. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using e-cigaretts?

What are the risks of using e-cigaretts?

Same as regular: E-cigs may offer the benefit to people around you in that they don't inhale what you do, but they carry no benefit to the smoker. Same nicotine exposure. As far as resin exposure, some cartridges claim to have less in them, but all in all, they are still there. ...Read more

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What are the complications of having triplets during pregnancy?

What are the complications of having triplets during pregnancy?

Prematurity: Anytime the uterus is shared by multiple fetuses, it is hard for the uterus to keep them contained! Besides being born prematurely, the infants may steal nutrients from each other via the placenta. Depending on whether they are in one amniotic sac or not, they may get their cords tangled. Sometimes an infant may be forced into a breech position because of overcrowding. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of pregnancy?

Pregnancy risks: That's a complex question and depends on your situation. Pregnancy has definite risks, but for a young and healthy woman, the chance of a major complication are small. The most common general risks for the mother are ectopic pregnancy, preeclampsia, hemorrhage and infections. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

Cancer and more: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of exercise while pregnant?

What are the benefits of exercise while pregnant?

Lots!: It helps mood, energy level & sleep. It also helps constipation, bloating, swelling, & back pain. Walking & swimming are good. Avoid activities where you could easily fall/hurt your belly, like hockey, soccer, basketball, horseback riding, downhill skiing, & gymnastics. Tell OB if short of breath, vaginal bleeding or fluid, dizzy, weak, chest pain, swollen leg, contractions, or baby moving less. ...Read more

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What are the risks of catecholamine surges for fetus and mother?

What are the risks of catecholamine surges for fetus and mother?

Generally this is: in the context of some other problem. Adrenal tumors with catecholemine surges just due to the chemicals.. raised blood pressure and risk of circulation cutting off (miscarriage). Drugs of abuse http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/cocaine.html and methamphetamine can be very dangerous with that. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read more

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What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

APLAs: The presence of aplas or antiphospholipid antibodies increases the risk of fetal growth retardation and fetal death in utero. They also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and arterial thrombosis. Women who have aplas are usually treated with anticoagulants, for example lovenox, (enoxaparin) during and after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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