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Acupuncture And Pregnancy
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
Could morning sickness and breast tenderness maybe be symptoms of birth control and PMS and not pregnancy?
During 22 week pregnancy,whole body swelling,especially feet and hands,what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?
Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?
Other possibilities: While i don't know what "all the symptoms" are from your point of view, the symptoms we normally associate with early pregnancy are merely suggestive and not definitive. They are all nonspecific and could have other explanations. While you ought to repeat the pregnancy test in a few days to be certain, you should consider getting a check up. ...Read more
Any methods to not to get pregnant in 2weeks after sex still in doubt of pregnancy any medicines that help to avoid pregnancy please help?
Yes: Rather than doing sit ups or crunches, you go do isometric exercises which won't impinge on the baby or hurt your back. The american college of ob/gyn has a webpage: http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp119.Cfm as does webmd: http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/guide/exercise-during-pregnancy which both outline safe exercises in pregnancy, as well as times when exercise should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any natural or organic remedies that i can take to help me with PMS and menses? I experience severe cramps from PMS throughout my period help
PMS and dysmenorrhea: Nature meant women to be pregnant or breastfeeding, 200 years ago women had few menstrual cycles, maybe 150 because there was little birth control. It is not natural to have 13 periods a year, year after year, this is why there can be problems. The birth control pill hormones signal the ovary not to make the menstrual cycle, this can prevent cycle problems and cancer. There is no herb to do this. ...Read more
Can pregnancy with progesterone supplement cause on and off, sometimes bad, period-like cramps in pregnancy after two miscarriages? There's no blood.
What homeopathy medicine can I use in the 9th month of pregnancy to have an easy delivery and reduce labor pain?
Arn.,Caul.,Cimic.&..: A double-blind study done in 1987 showed women taking 12c potencies of caulophyllum, arnica, pulsatilla, gelsemium & cimicifuga 3x/week in the 9th month experienced 40% less time in labor! there are also a variety of remedies one can take during labor as indicated to ease the birthing process. Homeopathy is totally safe to take when pregnant. See http://www.Elixirs.Com/faq.Htm for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thermacare menstrual heat wraps are effective for cramping, however not recommended when pregnant for ligament pains (which are like cramps.) why?
Too hot: The wraps may get too hot for the baby. ...Read more
Probably not: Ncreased emitionality during preg can be due hormonal changes and due to psychological stress of adapting to changing life-roles. Women have been experiencing these challenges for millennia without harming pregnancy. However, if this is disabling, i.e. Keeping you from doing things you normally would, it might warrant an intervention. Best to discuss this with your obgyn soon. Good luck! ...Read more
OBGYN: Seek out an obgyn doctor as soon as you think or find out you are pregnant. We specialize in taking care of pregnant women. Early prenatal care is the key to a healthy pregnancy. If you don't know of any local obgyn doctors, ask you friends or family. They are bound to know a good one. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause of breast pain; not pregnant or PMS. Similar to PMS pain but way too early. Not sexually active. Thyroid rx & 70hr work week my only changes?
Do taking ovulation home tests, such as first response actually help a women in conceiving a pregnancy?
Ovulation: Women with regular cycles, have a surge in lh hormone levels that matures and ovulates (releases) the egg 24 - 48 hours later. This is the time you can get pregnant. If you have intercourse after 2-3 days ovulation, the chance of conceiving is far less but not zero. After 5 days, the chance is < 1% unless ovulation occurred later than you anticipated. ...Read more
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) topical rub: Many OTC meds are safe in pregnancy, including Acetaminophen (tylenol) for muscle aches and pains. Topical rubs and patches (ben-gay, icy-hot) are also safe, which is considered very good news in the third trimester, when back and shoulder pain can really hurt! massage and, yes, heating pads are safe in pregnancy -- even a jacuzzi, as long as the temperature does not exceed that of a warm bath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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