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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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I'm 8 weeks pregnant can I use an inhaler if needed? P

I'm 8 weeks pregnant can I use an inhaler if needed? P

Rescue?: If you are referring to your rescue inhaler, then yes, you should use it if you need it. Consult with your doc before using any other inhaler while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I take cyproheptadine while 8 weeks pregnant please?

Can I take cyproheptadine while 8 weeks pregnant please?

It is generally safe: Generally safe with pregnancy, category b, but don't exceed recommended dosage, and consult with ur obstetrician on the next visit for all medicines you are prescribed or regularly take. ...Read more

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Can my wife, who is 8 weeks pregnant, do spin (stationary bike)?

Can my wife, who is 8 weeks pregnant, do spin (stationary bike)?

Yes: Exercise during pregnancy is important. Especially if she was doing it before. Keep the routine. Spinning is great. She could tone it down a bit if needed during class. But really no problems with spin class ...Read more

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Hi? I work at a service station and am 8 weeks pregnant. Is it safe

Hi? I work at a service station and am 8 weeks pregnant. Is it safe

Depends: If you are being exposed to toxic fumes (gas/diesel/oil, etc) then there could be some risk. If there is no significant toxic exposure then you should be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been using restasis and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, should I be worried??

I've been using restasis and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, should I be worried??

No need to: There is no reason to use restasis ™ during your pregnancy. It's labeled as a class C pregnancy risk, which means animal studies show fetal risk, but there are no controlled human or animal studies. There is no need to chance the unlikely risk with Restasis. Similarly with its use during lactation. ...Read more

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I have brown stringy discharge in my urin. I am 8 weeks pregnant. What could that be?

I have brown stringy discharge in my urin. I am 8 weeks pregnant. What could that be?

See your doctor: You could have a urinary tract infection, a vaginal infection or could have had some slight spotting earlier which is now showing up as a brown discharge. You should see your doctor and have an ultrasound and speculum exam... ...Read more

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I'm about 8 weeks pregnant and I'm experiencing discharge pinkish. What does this mean?

I'm about 8 weeks pregnant and I'm experiencing discharge pinkish. What does this mean?

Probably ok: It's not unusual to have some spotting at this point, as the placenta continues to grow and establish a connection with the lining of your uterus. As long as there is no pain, just watch it. If it gets worse, call your OB. ...Read more

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Any information aboit the abortion pill before 8 weeks pregnant? Any would help please

Any information aboit the abortion pill before 8 weeks pregnant? Any would help please

Visit a local doctor: Seems to be no set gestational age limits for abortions. An internet search shows an abortion is legal if done before the fetus is viable (usually before 24 wks); or at anytime when abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman, or if the fetus has a serious genetic defect or abnormality. One should visit a local doctor for details because some states may have different rules. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have liquid in my pants the size of a softball with no color or odor?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have liquid in my pants the size of a softball with no color or odor?

Liquid: Not sure what this liquid is. Miscarriage would be manifesting with bleeding. Premature rupture of membranes would be way too early. Possible bladder incontinence due to infection. I suggest you see an obgyn to get it all worked up. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant and feel like I need to "gasp" for air at rest or exertion... Is this normal/acceptable?

8 weeks pregnant and feel like I need to "gasp" for air at rest or exertion... Is this normal/acceptable?

No. Call UR OB!: Try to avoid er, as all of our investigations into your health seem to involve radiation & you are still 1st trimester--but that still be what is best for you, just try to ask your OB if anything else based on your history. Uterus not out of pelvis until about 12 wks, so hard to blame much on it--at least w/o ruling out lot of other things first! ...Read more

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Is it normal to be disgusted by food. I'm 8 weeks pregnant and I get disgusted by meats and lots of other things.

Is it normal to be disgusted by food. I'm 8 weeks pregnant and I get disgusted by meats and lots of other things.

Common: Aversion or sensitivity to certain foods is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. The good news is this should prove after you enter the 2nd trimester. ...Read more

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I currently work for Mercy in the housekeeping department and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, is it OK to continue working there?

I currently work for Mercy in the housekeeping department and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, is it OK to continue working there?

Pregnant: Being pregnant is not a disability - so one can continue to work. What you have to pay attention to is the exact type of work, the work environment etc... ...Read more