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Dr. Pam Yoder
3,700 doctors shared insights

Healthy Pregnancy (Overview)

There are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest!


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What's a healthy diet during pregnancy?

What's a healthy diet during pregnancy?

Eat Smart: Try to incorporate fruits, vegetables, protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats into your everyday diet. Eat small meals throughout the day so that you won't overeat all at once. If you have cravings allow yourself to have them every once in a while, otherwise you will crave them more. You can eat healthy and still enjoy yourself! ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
3,700 doctors shared insights

Healthy Pregnancy (Overview)

There are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest!


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What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

Depends.: Depending on your pre-pregnancy weight for height, you may be best off not gaining any weight, or 10-40 lbs (more for twins). ...Read more

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Healthy pregnancy (Tip)

An increased dose of Folic Acid as well as Aspirin can help to prevent recurrent pregnancy loss. ...See more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
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Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
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Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

Nope: Starting out a pregnancy healthy is best for mom and baby, but it's still possible to develop complications. That's why OB providers see moms regularly during pregnancy, both to provide support for a normal, healthy process and to check for signs and symptoms of possible problems. If a pregnancy becomes un-routine, high risk specialists can help. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test at 8dpo sign of healthy pregnancy?

Likely an error: A positive pregnancy test 8 days after ovulation is more likely to be an error. Please repeat the test and consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Ramirez Dr. Ramirez
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Healthy pregnancy (Tip)

The minimum requirement for a positive pregnancy is bhcg rising 80%, doubling every 48 hrs. ...See more

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Being a Healthy Man (Checklist)

Get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (three shots) before age 27
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Get blood test for HIV / AIDS up to age 65 and if high risk
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Get DTaP (whooping cough) vaccine, plus tetanus shots every 10 years
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Get the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) shot if you haven't already
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Healthy pregnancy (Tip)

For those ttc under 40 & over 35 no more than 4 intra uterine insemination cycles are recommended. ...See more

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Staying Healthy while Traveling (Checklist)

If flying, reset sleeping time to destination when boarding plane
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Keep up exercise
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How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: It depends a lot on your pre-pregnancy weight. The average recommended is 25 - 30 pounds. More if you start out underweight and less if you start our over weight. More importantly you need to gain it by eatting a well balanced healthy diet rich in nutrients. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more

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Healthy pregnancy (Tip)

An incompetent cervix is treated before or during 1st trimester by doing a cerclage, a tvc or a tac. ...See more

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Having a Healthy Third Trimester (Checklist)

Preregister for the delivery at your hospital
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Understand your employers maternity leave and short-term disability policy
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Buy an infant car seat and install it in your car
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Schedule Group B strep testing at 35 weeks
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Pregnancy diet plan?

Pregnancy diet plan?

None: See your obgyn for discussion of eating correctly...Please do not go on a diet!.... You are not fat you are pregnant ..Be blessed.. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Ramirez Dr. Ramirez
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Healthy pregnancy (Tip)

By 6.5 weeks gestational age, a fetal pole and heart beat can be detected by ultrasound. ...See more

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Living Healthy with Pets (Checklist)

Keep scheduled appointments with the veterinarian
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Maintain all shots and medications as prescribed by the veterinarian
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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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