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Doctor insights on: 2nd Trimester Exercise

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Safe to exercise wen trying to concieve/pregnant? I walk/run & do bootcamp class x1 weekly? Worried about sweating and temp rises?Hx of NTDs past preg

Safe to exercise wen trying to concieve/pregnant? I walk/run & do bootcamp class x1 weekly? Worried about sweating and temp rises?Hx of NTDs past preg

NTD: Core body temperatures do not rise significantly with exercise, so you should not be at risk. It is much more important to take your folic acid and stay away from hot tubs. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin ok during 2nd trimester pregnancy?

Is amoxicillin ok during 2nd trimester pregnancy?

OK throughout!: Unless you are allergic to penicillins, Amoxicillin is safe throughout pregnancy. No fetal effects anticipated. ...Read more

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Wean off Subutex in pregnancy ok'd.WorldHealthOrg: "1st trimstr = inc rsk miscarry, 3rd = rsk preterm labor". Is 2nd tri then safest option for fetus?

Wean off Subutex in pregnancy ok'd.WorldHealthOrg: "1st trimstr = inc rsk miscarry, 3rd = rsk preterm labor". Is 2nd tri then safest option for fetus?

Highly variable: The biggest risk in coming off a maintenance drug for opioid addiction is NOT the harm to the fetus as much as it is the harm to the mother - relapse. There are no controlled trials of this, but the relapse rate of women who come off methadone is over 90%, and the use of street drugs, the crime necessary to obtain them, the adulterants and contaminants and lifestyle issues are what is harmful. ...Read more

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What happens during 2nd trimester abortion?

What happens during 2nd trimester abortion?

Uterine evacuation.: Surgical or medical/mechanical methods can be used to empty the gravid uterus in the second trimester. The earlier one decides to terminate a pregnancy the safer, less costly, less traumatizing and faster it is. Consult with your gynecologist for additional details. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

Normal: The enlarging uterus is putting pressure on your ability to expand your stomach when eating. Eat smaller lighter meals more frequently. ...Read more

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Do hCG levels increase during a miscarriage or increase then decrease? Was told I miscarried. In 1 week level went from 412 to 3548. 2nd opinion?

Do hCG levels increase during a miscarriage or increase then decrease? Was told I miscarried. In 1 week level went from 412 to 3548. 2nd opinion?

See your Doc: If your HCG levels are still rising, you need to be re-evaluated by an Ob/Gyn. After a miscarriage, the levels should continue to drop to zero. Rising HCG levels after a miscarriage can indicate something serious such as Choriocarcinoma. Its also possible that the initial diagnosis of a miscarriage was incorrect. Don't wait to have it checked out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Excessive bloating (5 CM) in 5th week of pregnancy. 2 doctors said no meds allowed. I gain/lose 3 kilos during day. 1st pregnancy was the same! ?

Excessive bloating (5 CM) in 5th week of pregnancy.  2 doctors said no meds allowed.  I gain/lose 3 kilos during day.  1st pregnancy was the same! ?

Actually: I allow my patients to use simethicone (gas x) for bloating. If this is from constipation, you can also use metamucil, colace, dulcolax and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If your IBD causes diarrhea you can safely use immodium (generic fine), pepto bismol, kaopectate. I usually hand a list of safe meds for common problems at the first visit. Ask your OB if he/she has one. ...Read more

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Normal glucose levels@ 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?

Normal glucose levels@ 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?

Elevated glucose: You have an elevated glucose, gestational diabetes. No cookies, cakes, ice cream ,candy. eat only 3 servings pasta ,bread ( 2 slices) potatoes, /day. F?U w/ your doctor and a nutritionist. Elevated diabetes, can cause large babies but also low sugar after birth. High blood sugar predisposes to infections(UTI) vagnitis http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/gestational_diabetes ...Read more

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First trimester pregnancy & haven't slept in 5 days - panic at night and adrenaline surges through body. Terrified this will affect/lose baby. HELP! ?

First trimester pregnancy & haven't slept in 5 days - panic at night and adrenaline surges through body. Terrified this will affect/lose baby. HELP! ?

See your OB: The emotional state has not been associated with miscarriage. Severe Anxiety should be discussed with one's Obstetrician and also possibly a Behavioral Health specialist. ...Read more

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Missed miscarriage at week 8, baby lost heart beat. Induced miscarriage with cytote 3 weeks ago, now hcg level 300( was 337 two days ago), need D&C?

Missed miscarriage at week 8, baby lost heart beat. Induced miscarriage with cytote 3 weeks ago,  now hcg level 300( was 337 two days ago), need D&C?

Probably...: Cytotec (misoprostol) will usually cause you to pass the tissue left in your uterus. If it doesn't, a D&C is frequently performed. Its also a good idea to continue repeating the HCG level after the D&C until it is zero. This will ensure that there is no other problems related to the miscarriage such as gestational trophoblastic disease. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Hi do exercise or using treadmill half hour at 5.5 km/hr affects mensturation cycle.do i need to stop using treadmil before or during periods.

Hi do exercise or using treadmill half hour at 5.5 km/hr affects mensturation cycle.do i need to stop using treadmil before or during periods.

Makes period easier: Exercise actually diminishes cramps during menstruation and makes for easier flows. You might not exercise for as long on the treadmill, but good physical conditioning is beneficial to menstrual health as long as excessive weight loss or anorexia are not present. ...Read more

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Do u suppose to have lower cramping while u in ur early stage of pregnancy ?

Do u suppose to have lower cramping while u in ur early stage of pregnancy ?

Sometimes: Hello. It depends on just how early you are. If you think you may be pregnant, take a home test. If you are pregnant, cramping can be a sign of impending miscarriage. See a doctor soon if your period is late. ...Read more

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