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"Good day doctors, please i need to know if steam bath or hot bath affects conception or formation of the baby. i had a steam bath six days after. I have been having serious cramps after my ovulation, but when i got into the steam bath, i noticed the cramps became much ,but ignored. i later shared with a friend , who said it could be conception taking place and steam bath are not advised. Is it true steam bath, hot baths, prevents the conception from taking place or affects the formation of the baby even if conception takes place."

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    A 35 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Good day doctors, please i need to know if steam bath or hot bath affects conception or formation of the baby. i had a steam bath six days after. I have been having serious cramps after my ovulation, but when i got into the steam bath, i noticed the cramps became much ,but ignored. i later shared with a friend , who said it could be conception taking place and steam bath are not advised. Is it true steam bath, hot baths, prevents the conception from taking place or affects the formation of the baby even if conception takes place.
    Dr. Femi O answered:
    a year ago
    hello, from a medical point of view, having a steam bath or warm bath wouldn't have any effect on conception or formation of a baby in the uterus. The pain u had at that time was just a coincidence .Ovulation is associated with cramps in some people likewise the early pregnancy period. If u have missed your period, do a pregnancy test using blood 8days after u missed it. mid cycle pain or ovulation is nothing to worry about.take care.
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    A 35 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Hello Doctors, is there anything like ABO incompatibility, if there is , what is the effect on the unborn child or born child. i am O+ and my husband is B+. i had a child earlier this year and lost the baby 2 days after, i was told it was ABO incompatibility, that made the baby have sepsis, jaundice and cause the baby to be anemic . If all these is true, how can someone prevent in subsequent pregnancies.
    Dr. Femi O answered:
    a year ago
    hello once again, ABO incompatibility is one of the causes neonatal jaundice but however, In the case of your child(sorry about the loss) the jaundice may be from the sepsis as well. As your husband if B and u are O, if you have a baby that is B, then your body produces antibodies that fights the baby's blood. it's usually a mild disease, with proper care at a neonatal intensive care unit with phototherapy or exchange blood transfusion, the baby should do well. First babies may be affected, but the subsequent ones are less likely to be affected unlike rhesus incompatibility. Preventive measures involve avoiding things that can make u and the baby exchange blood in pregnancy e. g trauma, invasive procedures in pregnancy,bleeding etc.After birth, the cord blood is collected to immediately check the blood group of your baby and also for direct coombs test to see if your antibodies are attaches to the baby's red blood cells. Am afraid there is little u can do to prevent recurrence but it's usually a mild disease which can be well managed. Don't be afraid.
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    A 35 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Hello Doctors, is there anything like ABO incompatibility, if there is , what is the effect on the unborn child or born child. i am O+ and my husband is B+. i had a child earlier this year and lost the baby 2 days after, i was told it was ABO incompatibility, that made the baby have sepsis, jaundice and cause the baby to be anemic . If all these is true, how can someone prevent in subsequent pregnancies.
    Dr. Femi O answered:
    a year ago
    hello once again, ABO incompatibility is one of the causes neonatal jaundice but however, In the case of your child(sorry about the loss) the jaundice may be from the sepsis as well. As your husband if B and u are O, if you have a baby that is B, then your body produces antibodies that fights the baby's blood. it's usually a mild disease, with proper care at a neonatal intensive care unit with phototherapy or exchange blood transfusion, the baby should do well. First babies may be affected, but the subsequent ones are less likely to be affected unlike rhesus incompatibility. Preventive measures involve avoiding things that can make u and the baby exchange blood in pregnancy e. g trauma, invasive procedures in pregnancy,bleeding etc.After birth, the cord blood is collected to immediately check the blood group of your baby and also for direct coombs test to see if your antibodies are attaches to the baby's red blood cells. Am afraid there is little u can do to prevent recurrence but it's usually a mild disease which can be well managed. Don't be afraid.
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    A 35 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Thank you Dr Femi Osukoya, if the blood does not mix in pregnancy, when again does it mix , during delivery? Can one opt for CS to avoid mixing of the mother's blood and that of the baby or there is no different?
    Dr. Femi O answered:
    a year ago
    hello, in pregnancy, the blood doesn't mix, thought the mother and baby exchange nutrients and other substances. in conditions like antepartum haemorrhage, the blood can however mix. No, you shouldn't out for Cs because of this, once the baby is delivered, your blood and the baby's blood can't mix again. The conditions that cause mixing are feared during pregnancy. once baby is out, baby is safe. then u watch for jaundice in the subsequent days. if it appears after 24hrs post delivery, it is likely physiological (normal), if it appears in less than 24hrs or after 14days is due to a disease e. g ABo or rhesus incompatibility, sepsis, prematurity, G6PD deficiency. Either way, if u notice jaundice, go to a hospital with paediatrician for check up. Once again, it's not an indication for Cs.
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