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23 Weeks Pregnant
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
Better solution: Better to use an old fashion water bottle with either cold or hot water in it that way you avoid the risk of chemical exposure. A water bottle comes in very handy for babies and for orthopedic injuries later on. ...Read more
Depends on drug risk: It's always appropriate for an expectant couple to ask about diagnosis, possible treatments, drug risks vs benefits for the woman and fetus. In general physicians are comfortable prescribing medications that have been tested over a long period of time in pregnancy and shown to have no bad effects; such info is rare. So ask md/do to discuss and rph (pharmacist) to give package insert for any drug ...Read more
Usually: In general its ok to ride a mower as long as it doesn't make you have contractions. Just make sure you are well-hydrated, don't get too hot sunburned and it should be fine. Best wishes! ...Read more
How Many Hours?: Your question doesn't clarify how many hours you have gone with no perceptible movement from your baby. Significance of this observation begins to take on increasing levels of concern if it's been more than 12 hours. ...Read more
Discuss with: Your doctor, treatment options exist, but your doctor should discuss with you for best choices ...Read more
I'm 23 weeks pregnant and my baby moves a lot. Sometimes he won't move that much and I want to know if that's normal?
Babies Sleep: Yes. Of course it is normal. Movement is thought to be more active when the baby is not sleeping and less active when the baby is sleeping. ...Read more
I'm 23 weeks pregnant today and it's been a week since I haven't felt my baby kicked nor moved, should I be worried? Or is this normal?
Baby should be movin: Moving, please call your OB as it is easy to come in and listen to the htbeat or to do an ultrasound. ...Read more
23 weeks pregnant. Usually lots of kicks all day but last few days just few kicks every couple hours. Should I be concerned or is this normal?
Kick counts: Most women can feel fetal movements about 5 times per hour. Some will feel much more and some less. Each baby has its own pattern and moms will detect kicks differently. If you feel something has changed then it is prudent to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Iron & pregnancy: You should be on an iron supplement. ...Read more
Depends: If 23 weeks by ultrasound, then it is what it is. If based on lmp, possible to be off by days-to-weeks. ...Read more
Pica, a funny word: Pica is a word that means craving and eating non nutritional substances such as chalk, or popular in the South -dirt/clay. Yes, it includes starch as well and simply is not useful to the developing fetus. For growth and development regardless of whether it causes "harm" or not. So, please stop the practice and certainly tell your OB MD and I promise you that she/he will not "laugh it off". ...Read more
Low: Your hemoglobin is lower than normal, it should be at least 12. Please take iron and multiple vitamin supplements that are available over the counter. You should be under the care of a doctor the sake of your and your baby's health. If you do not have a doctor please contact your city/county health department. ...Read more
23 weeks pregnant my husband fingerd me when I went to the bathroom there was brown sticky stuff.?
Vaginal discharge: When pregnant, the entrance to the womb becomes easily irritated, and depending on the extent of the intrusion (with intercourse or hand insertion) there may be brown discharge (light bleeding). The "sticky stuff" is probably just mucous, which is normal. If the brown discharge persists, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
I work with children. I'm 23 weeks pregnant with bronchitis just diagnosed Saturday. Should I go to work Monday?
With the DX on Sat, you are prob not contagious now.
If the bronchitis is bacterial, you are prob on antibiotics and no longer contagious.
If is was viral, then antibiotics were prob not given.
Either way, just the normal hand washing after coughing, etc is fine.
Your decision on working on Monday is more related to how you are feeling and what your employment entails.
If you "feel up to it" go ...Read more
23 weeks pregnant and ate a fly by accident. Will this cause any problems with my unborn baby or with my health?
I am 23 weeks pregnant, I don't feel like eating much. I was 55 kg before n am 58 kg now what should I do or eat?
Eating: You haven't lost any weight, which is the main thing. It's not necessary to "eat for two" Eat healthy, frequent, small meals. As the uterus gets larger, sometimes you don't want as much to eat because of pressure on your stomach. As long as your baby is growing normally, then he/she is getting the proper nutrients. So don't worry about how much you eat. Just watch what you eat. Good Luck! ...Read more
I am 23 weeks pregnant. I had a burger that was pink from inside. I only had one bite before I realized it. Will it harm mybaby?
Please relax: This is unlikely to cause anything but your initial worry. Only those germs that are successful in entering your blood (hard to do) can effect your baby. Viruses like german measles, the chickenpox, can and do cause problems, but simple issues that might bother you, like a cold, strep throat, a UTI or food poisoning are not going to get through the babies defenses. ...Read more
Hello, I used cetirizne everyday 1years ago, Now I 'm 23 weeks pregnant and I used everyday same, is it bad for my baby? Pls help me?
Congratulations on your pregnancy.
Generally speaking there are no perfectly safe medications during pregnancy since they have not been adequately tested in humans. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Cetirizine is category B so "safer" than others. A non-medication alternative is nasal saline. All in all, chances are that your baby will be fine. ...Read more
Monitoring: Elevation of blood pressure during pregnancy can cause increases in liver enzymes. Many things can affect liver enzymes including chronic medication use, alcohol intake, previous liver infection and elevations for unknown reasons. Your doctor will monitor these enzymes along with your blood pressure and check for significant protein excretion in the urine. Liver enzymes can't be treated. ...Read more
Mainly Relaxin: Relaxin is a hormone produced by the corpus luteum, decidua, and placenta. Relaxin contributes to relaxation of the uterine muscle, separation of the symphysis pubis and softening of the cervix. The separation of the symphysis pubis allows the pelvic bone to move and open, thus causing your hips to " give out. ". ...Read more
Maybe: If you are referring to a cooling gel pack with no active absorbed ingredients, yes. Nothing that contains any absorbed medications like aspirin, salicylates, etc. ...Read more