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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant show up and cause my baby to be taken from me?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant show up and cause my baby to be taken from me?

No: Dilaudid has a short half life in the blood system and should be cleared out of your and your babies system by term unless you delivery within a day or two of your last dose. ...Read more

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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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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant cause my baby to go through withdrawal?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant cause my baby to go through withdrawal?

No: Narcotics are not generally thought to be dangerous for development, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Babies in utero can, however, become dependent on such medications. Therefore, the shortest duration of treatment is advised--especially around the timing of delivery. Babies who are exposed to narcotics right before delivery can have (treatable) sleepiness and slow breathing. ...Read more

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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant hurt my baby?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant hurt my baby?

No: Narcotics are not generally thought to be dangerous for development, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Babies in utero can, however, become dependent on such medications. Therefore, the shortest duration of treatment is advised--especially around the timing of delivery. Babies who are exposed to narcotics right before delivery can have (treatable) sleepiness and slow breathing. ...Read more

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Emergency department doctor gave me dilaudid in my first trimester of my pregnancy, will my baby have side affects?

Emergency department doctor gave me dilaudid in my first trimester of my pregnancy, will my baby have side affects?

No: Rare use of narcotics during pregnancy administered by physician is OK. Becomes more of a problem late in pregnancy if using lots of narcotics as baby can be born addicted and have to go trough narcotic withdrawl, which if you ever watched a newborn do this is a horrible way to start life. ...Read more

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Can I take dilaudid while pregnant?

Can I take dilaudid while pregnant?

FDA pregnancy CAT: C - would try to avoid using Dilaudid during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do about dilaudid while pregnant?

What to do about dilaudid while pregnant?

Dilaudid: is FDA pregnancy category C. Need should outweigh risks. Don't know what you are taking it for. Need to discuss this with your OB to look at risk vs benefit ratio. ...Read more

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5 months pregnant is there any birth defects or risks of taking dilaudid only a couple times?

5 months pregnant is there any birth defects or risks of taking dilaudid only a couple times?

Dilaudid: Dilaudud is category c, it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. It should be used in pregnant women only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. If only used a few times, and in the second trimester, it should be fine as all we have his histories of other pregnant women with similar situations and the babies were healthy, but as stated, no def. Studies. ...Read more

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Risks and birth defects of taking dilaudid/hydromorphone at five months pregnant? Not faily only if needed.

Risks and birth defects of taking dilaudid/hydromorphone at five months pregnant? Not faily only if needed.

Depends on reason: There aren't too many good reasons to be using very potent opioids during pregnancy. If your obstetrician is prescribing and monitoring you, this is probably ok. But in general, less is more. If you don't absolutely need it for legitimate reasons, don't use it. ...Read more

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Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?

Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?

See hematologist: You should see a hematologist for further evaluation. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia- or low platelets. See a hematologist for a careful history and examination. You could have an autoimmune condition called immune thrombocytopenic purpura- however, other causes have to be ruled out as well that would include pregnancy related thrombocytopenia, vitamin deficiency, other things. See md. ...Read more

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What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

Many infections: Rubella (German measles), toxoplasmosis, chicken pox, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, herpes, Parvovirus (fifth disease) usually cause mild disease in the mother but can be devastating to the developing fetus. ...Read more