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Offline Jen

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Medical Question
« on: October 12, 2020, 07:18:55 pm »
I know, I know, it's one of Jen's weird questions... If a woman is pregnant and has an allergic reaction to the venom, will the baby be affected?
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Re: Medical Question
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 09:56:21 pm »
You won't find PhD after my name, but were the mother to go into anaphylactic shock and not get enough oxygen, I believe the fetus would be endangered.   Also, she might have a hard time finding a bee suit to fit!
Seriously though, do you remember all the changes your body went through while you were pregnant?  A woman that previously didn't have a bad reaction to stings, might have an issue while pregnant.

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Re: Medical Question
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 11:13:11 pm »
Good info there Baker. I'll make sure my petite pregnant friend stays completely suited up.
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Re: Medical Question
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 06:11:34 am »
Two answers, one smarta** and one serious.
1...If the reaction is fatal, yes, it affects the fetus   :o

2...There are two reactions. One by blood, and one by skin. If by blood, the fetus will be affected. If by skin, I do not know.
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