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X-ray is bad in a pregnant women ?

X-ray is bad in a pregnant women ?

Direct x-ray: radiation to the pelvis or body parts adjacent to the pelvis could potentially harm the developing fetus, and should be avoided if possible. X-rays of body parts remote from the pelvis(e.g. finger x-ray, mammogram, Head CT) result in no internal or external scatter radiation to the fetus, and therefor will have no effect on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Cold Drinks are : Not bad for pregnant women. However, the teachings of traditional chinese medicine encourage drinking fluids that are close to your body temperature for optimum health. ...Read more

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Is mint leafs bad for pregnant women?

Is mint leafs bad for pregnant women?

No: Mint has many beneficial properties for pregnancy including promoting digestion, relieving congestion and decreasing nausea. Complications associated with mint consumption in pregnancy is tendency for heart burn. ...Read more

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Is the virus in cats that are bad for pregnant women airborne?

Is the virus in cats that are bad for pregnant women airborne?

No: Toxoplasmosis is not airborne. Here's a great description and diagram: http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/biology.Html. ...Read more

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Is the jamaican black castor oil bad for pregnant women?

Is the jamaican black castor oil bad for pregnant women?

Caution: To use topically or ingest. Either way i would avoid the product. ...Read more

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Is secondhand marijuana smoke extremely bad for pregnant women to be around? What are the causes of secondhand marijuana smoke around newborn babies?

Is secondhand marijuana smoke extremely bad for pregnant women to be around? What are the causes of secondhand marijuana smoke around newborn babies?

In a way, yes: Some of the toxins inhaled from the smoke will enter your blood and travel through the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn affected by marijuana smoke will have a smaller skull volume & the question of related learning problems has conflicting findings.Your best approach to any such exposure is to avoid them at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting. ...Read more

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When can an X-ray be done on a pregnant woman?

When can an X-ray be done on a pregnant woman?

When required : If the benefits of having the x-ray outweigh the risks to the fetus then an x-ray should be done. X=rays are often required to aid in proper diagnosis under potentially life-threatening situations. In these types of scenarios it is acceptable to take x-rays on a pregnant woman. ...Read more

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