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My fiance has bronchial asthma. Can our unborn child be infected?

Unlikely: With proper treatment of mother, this infection should pose no risk to your unborn baby. Since asthma tends to run in families, monitor your baby closely for symptoms for several years, and notify the pediatrician for wheezing, prolonged cough after illness, night time cough, exercise intolerance, or any respiratory difficulties. The annual flu vaccine for all family members is advisable. ...Read more

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Can malaria infect by unborn child?

Can malaria infect by unborn child?

Yes but low risk: The rate of infection during pregnancy depends on many factors, but remains low. It is about 1% in moms who have developed anti-malaria antibodies and about 10% in those that have not. However, i would be more concerned about the health of the baby as the parasite may pack the placenta and reduce oxygen delivered to the baby. Seek care from a ob/gyn who has experience with high risk pregnancies. ...Read more

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Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

West Nile virus: There have been reports of possible transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy or breast feeding, but these have been rare and not confirmed conclusively. ...Read more

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I have bacterial gastroenteritis and diarrhea just got inside my vagina... Will this harm my 7.2 week old fetus? Will it infect my womb? Help?

I have bacterial gastroenteritis and diarrhea just got inside my vagina... Will this harm my 7.2 week old fetus? Will it infect my womb?  Help?

Unlikely: I often tell patients that women's holes are close together and it is easy to get cross contamination. Take a bath and that should help with the diarrhea in the vagina. Chances are it did not go very deeply and not enough to create any harmful problems for baby. ...Read more

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What can ecstasy do to an unborn child?

What can ecstasy do to an unborn child?

Depends on stage: In the first trimester the fetus is forming the different organs and drugs like ecstasy can be most harmful in the first trimester. However, can still cause problems in the unborn child in the second and third trimester also. Please do not do any drugs while pregnant ...Read more

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Is panado tablets harmful for unborn child?

Is panado tablets harmful for unborn child?

PANADOL (acetaminophen): A kind of pain pill. I do not think it is harmful to the baby. ...Read more

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Can suboxin hurt an unborn child?

Can suboxin hurt an unborn child?

Methadone v Buprenor: American college of obgyn 2012: “supports the use of Buprenorphine as a potential first-line medication for pregnant opioid-dependent women who are new to treatment”. Currently, in opioid-dependent pregnant women we use either Methadone or Buprenorphine as 1st line therapy (subutex, not suboxone). Due to its experience most favor methadone; has less exposure to litigation but not necessary better. ...Read more

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Can u pass herpes to your unborn child?

Can u pass herpes to your unborn child?

Rare but deadly: This disease is uncommon but can occur in women who have had herpes and are shedding the virus around the time of delivery. It can be hard to tell when you rarely have outbreaks. Some women choose to have a scheduled c-section delivery to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Depends: Canned tuna has a higher mercury content than natural fresh tuna. Tuna consumption should be limited to once a week. ...Read more