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What Happens When A Pregnant Woman Drinks Alcohol
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
Baby smokes/drinks: Cigarette smoke has been shown to reduce the eventual size of baby and accelerate the aging of the placenta, where it can reduce blood flow. The alcohol crosses into baby and turns into formaldehyde as it breaks down.It has a toxic effect on cells.Depending on the amount and timing it can produce birth defects and subtle forms of brain injury.It is likely the cause of some of the ADD/ADHD kids. ...Read more
Avoid alcohol.: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. ...Read more
As long as you: Follow the directions correctly, it should still be accurate. ...Read more
Yes with impairments: The original fetal alcohol babies were first described as products of chronic alcoholics in france in the 1950's. These were those described with holes in their heart, abnormal facial features & problems with intellect and behavior when they grew up. The moms often died of her alcohol problem the year these babies were born. ...Read more
During pregnancy, what causes a female to get nauseated after eating if she dost ingest some type of green veggie my pregnant fiance get's sick after eating if she dose not eat a green vegetable with every meal. Can you tell me why?
That : That is a very good question that I have often thought about. No one knows what evolutionary purpose morning sickness caused, to be sure. It was probably to avoid certain poisonous types of food that were bad for pregnancy. Some women get no morning sickness at all, and some women get such severe morning sickness they can only have tube-feedings. Women crave and are repulsed by completely diffferent types of foods. Some women can't eat vegetables, some crave them; some women can't eat meat, some crave it. It is very variable but may have to do with nutritional issues and evolution; no one knows for sure. I hope your fiancee is feeling better soon; morning sickness usually improves by 12-14 weeks. ...Read more
It happens.: This has happened before to childbearing age women. All cancer doctors have experienced this. Depending on the exposure of radiation and the trimester of pregnancy frank discussions of risk to the baby take place. If it happens while taking treatment as you state and the belly is not the area of treatment there may be ways to shield and protect the baby. You can not directly radiate the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: You didn't mention whether this was domestic violence, an accident or fall? All of this matters. The organs most likely to be injured in the back, other than the back, itself, are the kidneys. The abdomen is protected, but a serious injury could always harm a pregnancy. If your girlfriend or wife has been harmed, be sure to seek medical attention asap. ...Read more
Moderation is needed: Moderation is everything in life and one cup of coffee daily with its' attendant caffeine is not problematic in attempting pregnancy. Once you are pregnant, keep in mind that caffeine does speed up your heart rate as well as the potential fetus. The baby's heart rate will already be twice yours at 120-140 beats/minute thus accelerating the fetal rate is not recommended. ...Read more
What happens if a boy ejaculate inside a girl the day after her ovulation is over? And can she become pregnant?
??? you sure ???: I am curious as to how you think you know when ovulation occurs. I am aware of how some people calculate the expected time, but that is not always accurate. Women have gotten pregnant on any day of their cycle including during menses. There are no "safe " days. If you have sex without BC you will eventually get pregnant if you did not this time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
0-1/day: Caffeine does cross the placenta. Here are recommendations from otis: http://www.Otispregnancy.Org/files/caffeine.Pdf most studies have shown that 1 cup of coffee/day does not seem to harm the fetus. Remember, if you stop drinking coffee abruptly, you may get rebound headaches from the lack of caffeine so tapering down w/half caffeine + half decaf may be wise. ...Read more
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