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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Face cream safe: As long as the creams do not contain Retin A (tretinoin) there is no need to worry. Most over the counter face creams can be used throughout pregnancy. If you are concerned, use the smallest amount possible and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant. What are the latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?

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?

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

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

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

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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)

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)

Not Likely: Due to the weight. Unfortunately the weight of the baby has nothing to do with the time that you deliver. Are you diabetic during this pregnancy? That can make the baby be a bit larger. Good Luck with the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Definitely DO NOT: Take unless prescribed by a physician. It does not give more vitamins for the babies, it is a hormone. ...Read more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

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

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Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Depends: On amount of caffeine mom is ingesting. I once saw an infant whose mom consumed 4 liters of Mountain Dew daily — this infant had significant withdrawal. On the other hand, I see plenty of normal newborns whose mothers still had one cup of coffee daily. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Come out: The stain would be on the teeth as they emerge. It could be just on the primary teeth or also on the permanent teeth depending on what was forming while the tetracycline was taken. ...Read more

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2 months pregnancy aborted by pills is not killing life because the fertilised egg doesn't take its human form yet. Is it true?

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

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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