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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?

Drugs in pregnancy: A drug is different than a vaccine. A drug acts on receptors to cause an effect. A vaccine is an antigen or a altered virus which is designed to cause the immune system to make antibodies and protect the body from disease. Testing of drugs and vaccines has changed greatly from the fifties when thalidomide was originally tested. Vaccines are known to be safe for pregnant women even with no testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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4 weeks pregnant, severe back pain. Waiting for doc to call back. Will taking 2.5mg Vicodin affect baby or cause birth defect?

4 weeks pregnant, severe back pain. Waiting for doc to call back. Will taking 2.5mg Vicodin affect baby or cause birth defect?

Vicodin caution: vicodin contains hydrocodone, which is opioid, like morpheine, oxycodone, dilaudid, hydro morpheine, codeine, etc. They can cross the placenta and change the baby's chemistry. Taken chronically, they can cause opioid dependence in baby. Back pain in preg is usually mechanical. Ligaments and muscles are pushed around. A good osteopath or manually-trained physical therapist can often help. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant and a lot of bloody show baby is transverse and booked in for section should I call ER or is this ok ?

38 weeks pregnant and  a lot of bloody show baby is transverse and booked in for section should I call  ER or is this ok ?

Get checked now pls: I would head to your labor and delivery to get checked right away. Bloody show can mean your cervix is dilating. At 38 weeks with a transverse baby you do not want your to water to break as this puts you at risk for the cord to come out. You also need to make sure the bleeding is not from something else. Get checked and make sure all is ok. ...Read more

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I m 10.5 weeks pregnant, wid all symptoms, today i feel wave like movement, is this normal? Can we call it as 1st baby movements?

I m 10.5 weeks pregnant, wid all symptoms, today i feel wave like movement, is this normal? Can we call it as 1st baby movements?

No: You should not be able to feel the baby move until 18-20 weeks at the earliest, you may be having uterine cramps or it could be from the bowels, i assume you ahave already had an ultrasound, if you ahae not then you need one asap. ...Read more

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I am 27 weeks pregnant and having pelvic pressure like baby is going to fall out.. Should i call ob? A few weeks now i've been having pressure in my pelvis, even when i'm laying down and today i started getting a few lower back pains. I don't see my ob

I am 27 weeks pregnant and having pelvic pressure like baby is going to fall out.. Should i call ob? A few weeks now i've been having pressure in my pelvis, even when i'm laying down and today i started getting a few lower back pains. I don't see my ob

Yes, : Yes, you should absolutely call your ob. Some women do have more pressure, but it sounds like your pressure is extreme, and as you are also having back pain you need an immediate evaluation. Please call your OB immediately. Any symptom at this stage of pregnancy must be taken very seriously in order to avoid pre-term labor. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 5 year old daughter just caught the chicken pox. I am 23 weeks pregnant and currently waiting on a phone call back from the dr. Is my baby at risk?

Should i be concerned if my 5 year old daughter just caught the chicken pox. I am 23 weeks pregnant and currently waiting on a phone call back from the dr. Is my baby at risk?

Depends: If a pregnant mother has had chicken pox already in the past, there is little risk to her pregnancy when coming in contact with an individual with chicken pox. If she has not had chicken pox, then a doctor may administer a post-exposure prophylaxis within 96 hours that can be effective to limit any transmission of chicken pox to the fetus. ...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 ?

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