A 39-year-old member asked:
is it ok for a pregnant woman to go two weeks overdue?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: If cervix is inadequate, there are no signs of fetal nonreassuring status you can go up to 2 wks over due date.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Can grave's disease affect a pregnant woman?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, not only high thyroid state can affect the pregnant mother but also the unborn fetus. Check with your endocrinologist that you are on proper treatment and close monitoring.
A 41-year-old member asked:
What responsibility does an employer have towards helping a pregnant woman?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Like another person: He can't discriminate against her because of her pregnancy (gender discrimination) and depending on the size of the company is bound by the family medical leave act to accommodate absences due to doctors appointments and recovery after delivery.
Also there may be certain tasks that are pose more risks for the pregnant woman, and they should provide an accommodation for her.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it safe for a pregnant woman to stand near a microwave?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
They can leak: There are ways to improve safe use of appliances like microwaves. One is purchase from a reputable company. Another is to look for ul label. A kit might be available at the local hardware store or online to test a microwave for leakage. But the first step is to use other ways to heat if concerned or to stand at a distance when using a microwave in the home or workplace. See my health guide also :).
A 18-year-old member asked:
Can a pregnant woman eat steak?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eat your steak!: A pregnant woman can definitely eat steak, but it should be cooked all the way through. Some may think this ruins the steak. To have a steak that is cooked well-done but still tender, try a thinner cut.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Why is it said tht pregnant woman shouldnt sit directly on the floor on the ground?
2 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Really?: I've never heard that. There is no medical reason, but perhaps because it can be difficult to get up if you are very pregnant and very large. Yoga during pregnancy is very popular and a healthy activity that i'd encourage any pregnant woman to do. Many of the postures take place on the floor.
Last updated Dec 21, 2014
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