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What are some reasons for a second trimester loss? No cervical incompitence i had a missed miscarriage baby was normal and healthy also 3 misc, in all

What are some reasons for a second trimester loss? No cervical incompitence i had a missed miscarriage baby was normal and healthy also 3 misc, in all

Multiple reasons: Second tm preg loss can be a result genetic (chromosomal factors), blood clotting disorders, infections, placenta/umbilical cord accidents, uterine anatomic problems, and other blood-type related probems among other things. Very sorry for your losses. You should see an OB for evaluation of these possible factors in your case. Here's hoping you can find a reason and enjoy a successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop GERD during 2nd trimester? My mother did. I feel breathless during meal. I'm Slow eater and eat healthy. Advice?

Is it common to develop GERD during 2nd trimester? My mother did. I feel breathless during meal. I'm Slow eater and eat healthy. Advice?

GERD DURING PREGNANC: GERD can happen in any trimester of pregnancy more common in second and third trimester.Eat smaller meals more times than two or three meals a day,after you eat wait 2to3hours before you lie down,avoid late night snacksavoid spicy foods,chocolate and mint.If symptoms worse at night raise the head of the bed 6to8 inches.You can take Mallox,Rolaid or Mylanta Avoid antacids containing sodium Bicarb ...Read more

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When does the second trimester end?

26.5 weeks: See answer to when does 1st trimester end and do the math. ...Read more

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Can I travel in the second trimester?

Can I travel in the second trimester?

Ask you doc: If no problems my pts can travelup till 32 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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What testing is done in 2nd trimester?

What testing is done in 2nd trimester?

Variable: Maternal serum screen (afp4 or 5), fetal anatomy survey, 1- hour gct (glucose challenge test), etc... Check out text4baby. Good resource. ...Read more

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What can I expect during my second trimester?

What can I expect during my second trimester?

Feel great: Second trimester is the best part of pregnancy. You may start looking pregnant with a little bubble and you will probably feel energetic and well. Most nausea and misery improves at second trimester. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain in 2nd trimester?

How much weight should I gain in 2nd trimester?

Variable: In general, one pound per week for the duration of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why do people say the second trimester is the easiest?

Why do people say the second trimester is the easiest?

Better nausea and...: Usually in the second trimester your nausea has decreased but the discomfort and heaviness of the third trimester hasn't come yet. For a lot (but not all) the second trimester is slightly easier. I would never say that any part of pregnancy is easy. ...Read more

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What changes can I expect in my body in the second trimester?

What changes can I expect in my body in the second trimester?

Quite a few: In the second trimester, the baby continues to grow, making room for itself by pushing your organs out of the way. So your abdomen will enlarge, and towards the third trimester other problems like hemorrhoids, heartburn and back pain may result. "what to expect when expecting" is one of many good prenatal education books to consider reading for more information. ...Read more

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When do I get to second trimester so I can go back on my drugs?

When do I get to second trimester so I can go back on my drugs?

After 13 weeks: It is important to discuss all drugs used during pregnancy with your obstetrician. It is important to try to stay away from many drugs during the time of morphogenesis, or the time that most of the organs of the baby are forming, between 8 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are some warning signs to look out for in the 2nd trimester?

What are some warning signs to look out for in the 2nd trimester?

Please ask your OB : You should be asking any preg related ?S to your ob, you should not be having any uterus pains, or bleeding or abnormal discharge, you should have already had a least 1 ultrasound and possibly 2 and u should be getting another one around 19-20 weeks to check the baby- fetal anantomy scan and the cx to make sure it is the pr0per length, if u are worried about something specific then call your ob. ...Read more

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What should I think about when traveling in the second trimester?

What should I think about when traveling in the second trimester?

Avoid if possible.: Travel in pregnancy is not a good idea in general, as far as I am concerned. Emergencies tend to occur unpredictably and you don't want to be a thousand miles from home when they do. Stay put if you are pregnant! ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the second trimester?

What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the second trimester?

Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so i decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp032.Cfm & travel during pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp055.Cfm & getting in shape after your baby is born- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp131.Cfm. ...Read more

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Wife started her second trimester. She is taking only 1 folicacid tab 5mg. Is it enough? Or shall we increase?

Wife started her second trimester.  She is taking only 1 folicacid tab 5mg. Is it enough? Or shall we increase?

Only needs 1mg: Unless she was instructed by her doctor to take high dose Folic acid then 1 mg is more than enough. Folic acid main benefits are in the 3 months prior to pregnancy and in the early first trimester to prevent neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Is it ok to vomit in your second trimester?

Is it ok to vomit in your second trimester?

Morning sickness +: Morning sickness (nausea gravidarum) ends about the 12th week of pregnancy for most women. Persistent vomiting puts you at risk for dehydration, weight loss, low potassium. See your OB if you're still vomiting in the 2nd trimester or later. Try to replace fluids (one sip at a time of water/gatorade/sports drink). Otc emetrol is considered safe during pregnancy & may relieve vomiting until you can. ...Read more

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