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What Can Kill A Baby During Early Pregnancy
Mother has it: Rubella can only reach a baby in the womb if it travels there through mothers blood. If the mom was immunized or had it as a kid, she will never have rubella enter her blood. If she did not, she could be exposed to anyone with it and get the disease. During mothers illness, which is usually mild, the germ enters baby and cause permanent damage. ...Read more
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
Fetal movement : It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle. However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: May cross placenta and cause birth defects. However; there have been several patients to give birth without birth defects. Cimzia which is an injectible tnf inhibitor like Infliximab is currently felt to be the safest during pregnancy as it is the least apt to cross placenta. If you have RA you may be able to stop all medications when you are pregnant as RA can go into remission at that time. ...Read more
What can be used for pregnant woman to strenghten liver as it was s big problem during first pregnancy and caused a too early birth?
Strenghten liver: If reason for liver weakaning was hepatitis make sure gets treated( if it was hepatitis b or c) have healthy diet. If it was, hellp sdr, preeclampsia, fatty liver of pregnancy, there isnt much that can be done, you are at higher risk with the second pregnancy. If it was cholestasis of pregnancy there are some meds outthere that can help release the symptoms, but not progression of disease.Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Days to months: It really depends on the person..Some have significant morning sickness and others not.... All will have no periods or just very light in first month or two....But this is not reliable as many women have irregular periods and some have skipped-periods on a regular basis. So, if you are regular, now you are not..Check for pregnancy..Pay attention to your body..It will tell you check with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can affect baby: Stress can potentially cause the baby to be smaller than if mom is not stressed. Lots of stress in pregnancy increases the possibility that the baby will be colicky ( that has been my experience). Babies feel the emotional response of the mother. Hopefully a pregnant mom will find tools to help manage the stress (breathing is #1 and available anytime anywhere). Talk to the OB doc as well. ...Read more
Doubt any effect: Shingles is essentially the emergence of a hibernating virus from nerve clusters along the inside of your spine. It travels out the nerve, like a canoe paddling down river to the skin, where pt causes pain & blisters that contain the reactivated virus. To affect baby it would need to enter the blood & pass thru the placenta. This is not a feature of shingles. ...Read more
Several ways: Baby is protected by mom's pelvis abdominal wall and has a fluid barrier from the amniotic fluid in womb. However caution is still recommended as even this protection is not 100%! ...Read more
Help! is a dientamoeba infection during pregnancy harmful? Can it make my fetus sick or cause mental retardation? I had it first trimester.
Very early: Weeks to months sometimes, the usual time is anytime after 37 weeks if u are worried call your OB cause if u are early they will need to check your cervix and do cervical length on ultrasound to make sure it is not thinning out or dilating too soon whcih can be treated but they need to know if the cervix is normal length or not. ...Read more
Usually good: Sex during pregnancy is fine under most circumstances. Contraindications would be if there is bleeding, or a threat of serious bleeding, preterm labor or sometimes threatened preterm labor, when bedrest is prescribed, or after your water breaks. Many women find their sex drive heightened in the second trimester due to increased pelvic blood flow and congestion. ...Read more
Does a hard uterus in early pregnancy cause any risk to continue with pregnancy and will the baby grow normal?
Quickening.: You should be able to feel your baby move at 20wks. ...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
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