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What Can Kill A Baby During Early Pregnancy
Is a handheld vibrating back massager safe to use during pregnancy? I'm only 8wks & my back is already killing me.
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
29 yrs lady extrimities become killing cold when she goes to sleep. Coldness n pain especialy of feet worsen during pregnancy. Thyroid or smthng else?
Circulation: Coldness is a sign of poor circulation and if worsen at night means the position when in bed compress the circulation further is the person you mention big that can explain the reason even though she is young has poor circulation — suggest to have evaluation how to improve this. ...Read more
Is it safe that I used face creams during my first trimester of pregnancy its like 3months I guess. And its really killing me to know what will happen?
Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more
Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant. What are the 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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What to do if I want a small baby so I don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?
Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more
Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.
Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement. Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot. I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn. Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more
Doc told me babies around my time in pregnancy is 3 lb & 5oz. Mine is weighing 6lb &8 oz. What are the Chances of having baby early?? (33wks)
How long is an infant protected by a maternal flu shot during pregnancy? And how long are they partially protected if not fully protected <6 months?
Baby flu shot at 6m: All pregnant women should get a flu shot unless there's a good reason not to get it. Each woman will develop some antibodies against flu viruses... but nobody can guess how much antibody an individual woman will make. Next, some antibody goes to each vaccinated woman's baby fetus... but nobody can guess how much each baby has at birth. After birth, the antibodies decrease over the first 6 months. ...Read more
I'm only 2 days late on my period and babies are a wonderful gift from god, what are the early stages of pregnancy?
Is it safe to use a portable oil heater or electric heater to heat a room during pregnancy and after delivery in a baby/children's room?
Portable heater: Portable heaters can be prone to toppling over. Also, may overheat. May be a fire hazard. Do not leave the heater on while asleep. ...Read more
Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?
Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more
Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?
Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?
Palm oil : Palm oil got its bad reputation as a highly saturated fat and should be eaten only in moderation at any time, not just during pregnancy. It will not turn into soap in the digestive tracts of infants. It is an oil that is used for making soap, so I guess that is where this rumour was started. ...Read more
Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, I write, bcz I am concern. I got a blood test and even though the result was negative, I got that I had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so I'm afraid my baby can get an
Confusing wording: I take it you're testing said you had CMV in the past. Right?. The testing determines if you had it long ago or within 2 months. If long ago, relax. CMV is only a problem for your baby if you have it for the first time during pregnancy. Once you had it you are immune and any future pregnancy has no CMV risk. ...Read more
In the 1960s, many women who took a tranquilizer called thalidomide early in pregnancy gave birth to babies with phocomelia. So how are vaccines any different now since they haven't been tested on pregnant women?
No testing ?????????: You assume so much in your statement. Vaccines are one of the most monitored agents in the US over the past 3 decades. Each lot/dose are recorded in detail from creation to administration. An adverse event, from a bad reaction to a fetal abnormality would be reported to a central registry. Live vaccines are discouraged, but outcomes have shown no adverse effects. Dead vaccines are safe & effective ...Read more
If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained — or would they emerge white and stain over time?
2 months pregnancy aborted by pills is not killing life because the fertilised egg doesn't take its human form yet. Is it true?
Existential question: In fact the embryo is already forming at two months — however it is completely dependent on maternal support for survival. We have no evidence it has any degree of consciousness nor pain level until 23-24 weeks. Please discuss with your gynecologist the option of early medical termination of pregnancy to establish if it is the best for your circumstances. Best of luck with this hard decision. ...Read more
Is icy hot safe to use while pregnant? I am currently 7 weeks 3 days, second pregnancy. Lower back is killing me! I will see ob thursday.
Is fine : The over the counter muscle creams are fine. ...Read more
I have done a pregnancy test and it was invited my belley is killing me it feels like afantcey ppregnancy it makes me sick and I get cramp in my belley it scars me wot shod I do please?
Go to ER: Your symptoms concern me. Please go to the nearest ER for evaluation. ...Read more
I haven't started my period in over 2 months, pregnancy test is negative but my stomach is killing me. What could be the issue? Please help!
See a doctor: You will need to see a doctor to discuss and evaluate the many causes of pelvic pain. ...Read more
Hw many times during pregnacy are u suppoe to go for an ultrasound to check the babies weight gain?
As needed: There is no specific recommendation for routine ultrasound exams during a normal pregnancy. However, most women are going to have at least one ultrasound at 18 to 21 weeks, the ideal time to evaluate for normal fetal structures. There will likely be additional sono's if there is a problem with the size of the uterus (abdominal measurements), gestational diabetes, elevated blood pressure, etc. ...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?
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
Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?
See hematologist: You should see a hematologist for further evaluation. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia- or low platelets. See a hematologist for a careful history and examination. You could have an autoimmune condition called immune thrombocytopenic purpura- however, other causes have to be ruled out as well that would include pregnancy related thrombocytopenia, vitamin deficiency, other things. See md. ...Read more
Not really.: Monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancies are extremely rare (<1% of all twins) and very complicated because fetal demise (of one or both twins) can occur without any warning from umbilical cord entanglement. You may be referring to the "protection" from ttts (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) in mono/mono twins; this is indeed true, however the risks above trump that benefit. ...Read more
34 weeks GA: Typically, antenatal steroids are given to mothers who are going to deliver before 34 weeks gestation, as the lungs aren't mature by this time. They still may be given after 34 weeks, in some circumstances, but most babies have mature lungs and breathe well on their own without mothers getting steroids by 34 wks GA. ...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