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What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

Infant blindness: Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the number one cause of blindness in infants in countries where routine antibiotic eye ointment is not given. It is important to get tested during pregnancy to avoid this preventable problem. ...Read more

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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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What are the chances of my baby coming out with albinism and can it be detected during pregnancy?

What are the chances of my baby coming out with albinism and can it be detected during pregnancy?

Need more info: There are several genetic types of albinism. The genetic risk to your baby is based on your and your husbands status, ethnicity and knowing which pathway is affected in pigment production. Best thing to do is to see a genetic counsellor ...Read more

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After sex with my partner, immediately on withdraw sperm flows out, what is the cause and how can be avoided? I have only retroverted uterus.

After sex with my partner, immediately on withdraw sperm flows out, what is the cause and how can be avoided? I have only retroverted uterus.

Semen drips out: IT does this in all women. There is no other place for semen and your vaginal fluids to go. This is how nature works. The sperm, however, learn and are programmed to swim to and find the cervix and swim through it. Semen dripping out of the vagina does not in any way lessen the chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is my baby only exposed to the herpes virus by passing through the birth canal, not while it is in the womb?

Is my baby only exposed to the herpes virus by passing through the birth canal, not while it is in the womb?

No: The overwhelming majority of cases where herpes was passed from mom to baby happen at delivery as the baby passes through the birth canal and comes into contact with virus being shed from the vaginal tissue. In rare cases though herpes can be passed during the pregnancy while still in the uterus. These are cases where the mom acquired her first exposure to herpes type 2 while pregnant. ...Read more

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We had sex without taking precautions and after that my vagina is paining and blood is coming out while passing urine?What can be the cause?

We had sex without taking precautions and after that my vagina is paining and blood is coming out while passing urine?What can be the cause?

Bladder infection: It sounds like you might have a bladder infection. Increasing your fluids can help. You can try an over the counter medicine like Azo standard (phenazopyridine) to help with the discomfort. Call you doctor and describe your symptoms, they might be able to call in an antibiotic for this. ...Read more

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My 2nd baby had low oxygen at birth, do not know the cause. I am xpcting my 3rd baby. How can it be avoided. What are the safe methods of giving brth?

My 2nd baby had low oxygen at birth, do not know the cause. I am xpcting my 3rd baby. How can it be avoided. What are the safe methods of giving brth?

Due to medications?: If you were given an epidural or other medications to reduce pain during labor that can sedate your baby and cause it to have low oxygen. I'm a firm believer in natural childbirth whenever possible. There are many techniques like LaMaze breathing you can use to manage pain during labor. See https://www.mamanatural.com/natural-childbirth/ and please read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, a great book! ...Read more

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Can methadone cause my unborn baby to have less movement while in the womb ?

Can methadone cause my unborn baby to have less movement while in the womb ?

Yes: Almost any medication passes through the placenta and into the baby. Methadone is an opiate, and a major side effects is sedation. It can make you and your baby less active, lethargic, and many other side effects. Does your OB know you are on maethadone? ...Read more

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If a baby passes a bowel movement inside the womb would it effect them while they are in there, or just during labor and after birth?

If a baby passes a bowel movement inside the womb would it effect them while they are in there, or just during labor and after birth?

you mean a meconium : Bowel movement, usually if it is thin the baby will be ok but in some circumstances the baby can have meconium aspiration , that can occur when the meconium becomes very thick and it can be very bad for the baby, you cannot usually diagnose meconium until the membranes are ruptured, meconium and thick meconium is much more common after the due date , please discuss with your OB if you are worried. ...Read more

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If I stop smoking by the 6 month of my pregnancy is the baby going to be deformed?

If I stop smoking by the 6 month of my pregnancy is the baby going to be deformed?

Great choice: The primary effect of your smoking during pregnancy is in decreasing babies size at birth, not causing deformities. The delicate blood vessels of the placenta can shrink some from nicotine & provide less nutrition to baby over all. By stopping, the placenta may become more effective & be ready for the stress of labor. Quitting will have great benefits for you and baby so good luck. ...Read more

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Can pregnant via IVF woman get root canal treatment? My wife is 42 years of age, and getting pregnant through ivf, hopefully in next few weeks. Is it okay for the health of the mother and the child, if my wife goes for root canal to a dentist while she i

Can pregnant via IVF woman get root canal treatment? My wife is 42 years of age, and getting pregnant through ivf, hopefully in next few weeks.

Is it okay for the health of the mother and the child, if my wife goes for root canal to a dentist while she i

Probably: Check with obgyn, as every situation is different. In general, major essential dental work should be completed before planned medical procedures as to not leave problems unaddressed that could develop into pain and/or infection that could affect both mother and child. Elective dental work should be left for after the 1st trimester. Emergencies, including root canals, should be dealt with quickly, . ...Read more

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What are symptoms of asthma in a 7 month old baby and how can I prevent it from coming in the future concerned as my baby always has plegm?

What are symptoms of asthma in a 7 month old baby and how can I prevent it from coming in the future concerned as my baby always has plegm?

Cough, wheeze: Coughing , wheezing, shortness of breath are the major symptoms. Since you apparently have asthma as well, the risk for him to develop asthma is likely doubled especially if he has eczema. If your pediatrician would not intervene, you should bring him to an allergist. ...Read more

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I need to have my remaining teeth pulled during my pregnancy. Is laughing gas harmful to the fetus? Also, what pain meds after the procedure are safe

I need to have my remaining teeth pulled during my pregnancy. Is laughing gas harmful to the fetus?  Also, what pain meds after the procedure are safe

Yes : I would advise you to avoid the extractions until after your pregnancy is completed if possible. If you must have the extractions i would avoid nitrous oxide, usually, obstetricians allow tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain but the obstetrician should be consulted. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has
 kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

See below: Keflex is listed as b category in preganancy ie no animal data showing toxicity, however no controlled studies in humans, medications are taken during pregnancy with the understanding that the benefits outweigh risks. If the medical condition itself can cause harm, then the treatment risks need to be weighed.Your doctor can advise you further and also give you lenght of therapy. ...Read more

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Could propecia (finasteride) potentially cause birth defects in my kids? I will have used it for ~10 years by the time i plan on having them

Could propecia (finasteride) potentially cause birth defects in my kids?  I will have used it for ~10 years by the time i plan on having them

YES - DO NOT TAKE!: Pregnancy category x - abnormalities of external male genitalia were reported in animal studies. Pregnant women are advised to avoid all contact with crushed or broken tablets! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

I was wondering what are the effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

Rapid heart rate: Mom may experience a rapid heart beat which may cause changes in the baby 's heart rate as well. That is the most common change and is short lived if the medication is not continued. ...Read more

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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more