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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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


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Can I use icy hot patches at 23 weeks pregnant?

Can I use icy hot patches at 23 weeks pregnant?

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

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What medicne can I take while 23 weeks pregnant?

What medicne can I take while 23 weeks pregnant?

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

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant and don't feel baby move I am worried?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant and don't feel baby move I am worried?

Pregnancy: Fetus gees to sleep sometimes, if no movement in next 24 hours please see your OB doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Is it okay to ride the lawn mower?

Hello. I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Is it okay to ride the lawn mower?

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

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant is it ok to not have felt my baby move around today yet?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant is it ok to not have felt my baby move around today yet?

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

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Good, I am 23 weeks pregnant and suffer from anixiety attacks what should I do?

Good, I am 23 weeks pregnant and suffer from anixiety attacks what should I do?

Discuss with: Your doctor, treatment options exist, but your doctor should discuss with you for best choices ...Read more

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I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and have only gained 4 pounds. Is this ok for me and the baby?

I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and have only gained 4 pounds. Is this ok for me and the baby?

Depends: That depends on your starting weight and nutritional status. Underweight women may need to gain extra. Overweight women may need to gain none. Individualized counseling is needed. Ask your doctor what appropriate goals and expectations are for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can I take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Can I take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Gaviscon is generally accepted as safe as the tablets primarily coat the esophagus and stomach. ...Read more

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Can I eat steamed clams? I am 23 weeks pregnant.

Can I eat steamed clams? I am 23 weeks pregnant.

I would be careful: The clams must be completely cooked but to be safe I would not risk it till after delivery. ...Read more

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I'm feeling weak and shaky I just had lunch I'm 23 weeks pregnant?

I'm feeling weak and shaky I just had lunch I'm 23 weeks pregnant?

In need of fluid: Drink some water and sit down. The symptoms are likely due to an abrupt change in blood glucose. They are also likely to resolve in a short while with rest. ...Read more

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If I'm 23 weeks pregnant. It is possible I conceived 19 weeks ago?

If I'm 23 weeks pregnant. It is possible I conceived 19 weeks ago?

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

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23 weeks pregnant and eat cornstarch baby powder. Will it harm the baby.

23 weeks pregnant and eat cornstarch baby powder. Will it harm the baby.

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

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M 23 weeks pregnant. My Hemoglobin lvl is 9. is it normal? What should I do?

M 23 weeks pregnant. My Hemoglobin lvl is 9. is it normal? What should I do?

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

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and this morning I am feeling pain in my chest through to the back?

I am 23 weeks pregnant and this morning I am feeling pain in my chest through to the back?

Chest pain during pr: You are high risk pregnancy and any chest pain or discomfort you have to be seen ASAP to rule out PE although cold or other benign conditions may be possible and to see your Ob immediately. Good luck ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant my husband fingerd me when I went to the bathroom there was brown sticky stuff.?

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

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I work with children. I'm 23 weeks pregnant with bronchitis just diagnosed Saturday. Should I go to work Monday?

I work with children. I'm 23 weeks pregnant with bronchitis just diagnosed Saturday. Should I go to work Monday?

Below: 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

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23 weeks pregnant and ate a fly by accident. Will this cause any problems with my unborn baby or with my health?

23 weeks pregnant and ate a fly by accident. Will this cause any problems with my unborn baby or with my health?

There was an old...: Woman who swallowed a fly... remember that one? Seriously though, you'll be fine. Many worse things around you every day. Best of luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

1st trimester: 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

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and my liver ALT levels are at 76. How should this be treated?

I am 23 weeks pregnant and my liver ALT levels are at 76. How should this be treated?

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

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23 weeks pregnant with twins, is sex ok?

23 weeks pregnant with twins, is sex ok?

Yes, as long as: Your obstetrician has not cautioned against it for a specific medical reason. ...Read more

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Why do my hips give out when im 23 weeks pregnant?

Why do my hips give out when im 23 weeks pregnant?

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

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I had a fever can I use fever patch? I'm 23 weeks pregnant

I had a fever can I use fever patch? I'm 23 weeks pregnant

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

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