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Doctor insights on: Will Worms Hurt My Unborn Baby

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I have worms will it effect my unborn baby

I have worms will it effect my unborn baby

Yes it could: Worms may affect your pregnancy. The most likely way would be by affecting your nutrition. Please see your obstetrician before taking any medication. ...Read more

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Little white clear worms in babies nasal aspirator?

Little white clear worms in babies nasal aspirator?

See the doctor: I would take the worms in with the baby and have the baby checked soon. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for an infant to get a ring worm infection?

Is it dangerous for an infant to get a ring worm infection?

No!: Fungal skin infections are rarely serious or of consequence. Treatment is simple and effective. Don't worry, and follow your doctor's instructions to get rid of the fungus. ...Read more

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Can babies have xrays after they are born without damage? Why are they so protective ofthe fetus?

Can babies have xrays after they are born without damage? Why are they so protective ofthe fetus?

Not just the fetus: The amount of radiation in simple xrays is small & unlikely to cause any issue, yet we are very sensitive to the complex changes in fetal development. The first 4-12 wks of fetal development marks the most vulnerable period to injury & after that point we worry less. Xray exposure also adds up over time & the eggs nearby in your ovaries don't need any we can avoid. After birth, babies ready for life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many babies with harlequin fetus syndrome are born each year?

Can you tell me how many babies with harlequin fetus syndrome are born each year?

Very rare...: Harlequin ichthyosis is a severe genetic disorder that mainly affects the skin. Infants with this condition are born with very hard, thick skin covering most of their bodies. Harlequin ichthyosis is very rare; its exact incidence is unknown. Mutations in the abca12 gene cause this disease. The abca12 gene provides instructions for making a protein that is essential for normal skin development. ...Read more

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"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know? "

"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know? "

Not a lot....: These studies are very difficult to do, especially on which drugs are transferred to the developing fetus. Animals models can tell you some information, but it is hard to interpret effects into people. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your having a boy or a girl. By the way your carrying or it or by the way the other babies inter act with the fetus?

How can you tell if your having a boy or a girl. By the way your carrying or it or by the way the other babies inter act with the fetus?

Neither.: It doesn't matter how you are carrying the baby, whether s/he kicks, whether a gold ring dangling from a chain goes back and forth or around in circles, or any other old wives tale. Each pregnancy you have exactly a 50:50 chance of getting one or the other gender. Sex can be determined by ultrasound or amniocentesis (some of the amniotic flood is take with a needle and tested). ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle choices I can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything I can do to calm and ease him?

Is there any lifestyle choices I can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything I can do to calm and ease him?

No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Even a stressed out mom does not cause a stressed out baby since the physiological effects of maternal stress are transient.
The good news; active infants at 27 weeks gestation do not predict actual infant behaviou after birth. Good luck! Stay happy. ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually: Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually: Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. ...Read more

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Can loud noises hurt my unborn baby?

Can loud noises hurt my unborn baby?

Unlikely to be a pbm: Your unborn baby is protected from the loud noises of the world by a wall of water. S/he does hear heartbeats & bowel sounds all the time & may hear outside music or noise;however, the buffering done by the water is quite protective. ...Read more

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Can my excessive coughing during pregnancy hurt my unborn baby?

Can my excessive coughing during pregnancy hurt my unborn baby?

No: But, can cause muscle injury to yourself. Also, should get checked out by doc to make sure that you don't have something medical to be treated. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, so will my lacking enough sleep hurt my unborn baby?

I'm pregnant, so will my lacking enough sleep hurt my unborn baby?

No: But it sure will hurt you! Your unborn baby is a parasite and will take everything it needs from you ultimately leaving you the one missing out in the long run. You need to be heathy enough to take care of the many demands of a newborn too. An exhausted new mother will not be able to meet the challenge very well. Try really hard to get 8 hours of sleep each night and more if your body asks! ...Read more

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I'm just worried can un cooked pizza dough hurt my unborn baby I bought pizza and the dough was not cooked wright I'm very angry and should I worry?

I'm just worried can un cooked pizza dough hurt my unborn baby I bought pizza and the dough was not cooked wright I'm very angry and should I worry?

It's probably fine: The likelihood of you getting an infection from under cooked dough is very low. The risk to your baby is even lower. If you develop severe abdominal pain or bloody diarrhea, go see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Me and my pregnant wife had sex and blood was in my semen will this hurt my unborn baby at 10 weeks?

Me and my pregnant wife had sex and blood was in my semen will this hurt my unborn baby at 10 weeks?

Hematospermia: Hematospermia is almost never serious. It is usually related to a mild inflammation or infection of the prostate or seminal vesicles. If symptoms persist see a urologist for examination. In event, nothing about this will hurt a fetus. ...Read more

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I left the gas stove on but no flame for 1.5 hours. I felt sleepy and was about to take a nap and then smelled gas. Will it hurt my unborn baby?

I left the gas stove on but no flame for 1.5 hours. I felt sleepy and was about to take a nap and then smelled gas. Will it hurt my unborn baby?

No worries: The odor is added to propane and methane natural gasses to let people know when unburnt gas is in the air. A little bit of propane or methane odor is harmless. One just needs to identify the source of the gas odor and decide what to do... such as relight the pilot light, turn off the gas, or light the gas and use it. In general, no worries. ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant. Been stressed+anxious. Needed a good old cry and sob. But worried now can it hurt my unborn baby?

Depression: The act of crying does not hurt a baby. Untreated depression can be very harmful for the mother. Consider telling your Obgyn about these feelings or scheduling a visit with a Psychiatrist or therapist to help you cope with these issues. ...Read more

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Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.

Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.

NO!!: Nightmares will NOT hurt your baby!! (BTW the reverse may be more common eg: fear of harming your baby--giving nightmares. Discuss your SLEEP HYGIENE with your Primary Care Provider! See what the reason for your vivid dreams may be...ask your OB-GYN if he/she has a suggestion BUT STOP WORRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope this helps.....Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is a safe acne cleanser to use during pregnancy that won't hurt my unborn baby?

What is a safe acne cleanser to use during pregnancy that won't hurt my unborn baby?

Topical washes: Topical washes like those containing hydrogen peroxide are safe. Basically want to avoid anything with Retin-A or trentoin. Most of the topical washes are all safe. Best of luck with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Stomach pains before bowel movements 38 weeks pregnant do thoes pains hurt my unborn baby??

Stomach pains before bowel movements 38 weeks pregnant do thoes pains hurt my unborn baby??

Your child is in a: Sea of amniotic fluid which is protective. So your child should not experience pain with bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can donating plasma hurt unborn baby?

Can donating plasma hurt unborn baby?

Yes - don't do it!: Pregnant women cannot donate any blood products! ...Read more

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Will the pressure of flying hurt the unborn baby?

Will the pressure of flying hurt the unborn baby?

No: The baby is encased in amniotic fluid that along with your abdomen make it impervious to pressure changes. However, it is not recommended to fly post 7 months due to the risk of inciting premature labor. ...Read more

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Will UTI hurt unborn baby?

Will UTI hurt unborn baby?

Not necessarily: I assume you mean a UTI you have. Other than increase the risk of premature labor, your UTI is rather isolated from baby and does not pose an infection risk. The meds you will take for the UTI are fine to take in pregnancy, if you tell the doc you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Everytime baby kicks it hurts a lot. I am now on hydrocodone and I am wondering how bad it is for my unborn baby?

Everytime baby kicks it hurts a lot. I am now on hydrocodone and I am wondering how bad it is for my unborn baby?

Depends: If you are on any regular doses for any long period of time in pregnancy, particularly in the last trimester, your baby may be born dependent on opioids as well, and may need specialized treatment to be withdrawn from it. It can cause irritability, sleep and feeding problems, increased muscle tension and other problems in babies. If you are taking a small amount for a short time, no problem. ...Read more