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Abdominal Pain During Third Trimester
Just started 3rd trimester, and sex causes some cramping in abdomen making it uncomfortable and a bit painful. Should I also be concerned for the baby?
Rare: Fetal complications from exposure to fifth disease or parvovirus are rare in the 3rd trimester. Have you had a test to see if you've been exposed? Your doctor can perform a blood test to see if you have been exposed. Read more
Why do I have tingling numbness in my hands, and should I be worried because of persistance during my third trimester?
Yes: Yes it is safe and whatever position you can get comfortable in! Read more
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
Hello Dr, Did blood test during third trimester. Iron is 7.3 umol/L, reference range is 10.7 - 28.6. What does it mean please? Many thanks.
Yes, but...: The uterus can rotate to the right & impact blood flow back to the heart from compression of the vena cava. Probably the best position for sleep in the 3rd trimester is on the left side in fetal position. That maximizes blood flow to the placenta which is how the baby gets nourishment. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin (oxymetazoline) is fda pregnancy category c. Drugs. Com defines category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” thus discuss with your ob/physician to determine if benefits outweigh risks. Read more