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Which amino acid supplements are safe during pregnancy?

Which amino acid supplements are safe during pregnancy?

Any, likely: Supplements, in general, are probably safe, but there are no data to support this statement. To give you an accurate answer, you would have to ask specifically with regard to what you are taking. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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What tests are done during pregnancy?

What tests are done during pregnancy?

Blood and urine: 1. CBC (complete blood count). 2. Blood type and screen. 3. Variety of STD screens, including HIV. 4. Urine culture. 5. Pap smear (age 21 and over). The above list is not exhaustive. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

FBG and OGTT: Fbg is fasting blood glucose (sugar) and ogtt is an oral glucose tolerance test. For the ogtt, a woman comes in fasting, drinks a sweet liquid with a set amount of glucose. Blood is drawn just before the woman drinks the glucose solution, and at several time points afterwards for up to 3 hours (~ 4 draws total). Having a high glucose for two of the readings means she has gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What is strep test during pregnancy and when is it done?

What is strep test during pregnancy and when is it done?

GBS: The strep test is performed between 34 and 37 weeks and is looking for Group B beta streptococcus colonization. This bacteria is the #1 cause of blood infection in newborns (sepsis). E. coli being #2. Women who are positive should get antibiotics during labor. It is not usually an issue for the pregnant women herself, which is why we just treat once in labor. ...Read more

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Can I test during pregnancy to see if your child will have fap?

Can I test during pregnancy to see if your child will have fap?

Yes, if...: Yes, if fap is familial adenomatous polyposis and if the mutation causing the disorder in your family has already been determined. ...Read more

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When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read more

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It is safe to have smear test during early pregnancy ? I am 8 weeks & 3 days pregnant

It is safe to have smear test during early pregnancy ? I am 8 weeks & 3 days pregnant

Pap smear: If you referring to a pap smear then yes that is a standard part of care and is safe. An update to do pap smear is recommended during pregnancy ...Read more

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Can a ovulation test be positive if you are pregnant? Is it true some women have a cycle or similar to one during their pregnancy?

Can a ovulation test be positive if you are pregnant? Is it true some women have a cycle or similar to one during their pregnancy?

Two questions: Tricky answer in a few words. Women do not ovulate or cycle when pregnant; this is myth. Some bleed from other causes they confuse for a period. An ovulation test could in theory be + but not from ovulation, only if the lh test cross-reacts with hcg. Since a pregancy test is positive before the next ovulation, there'd be no reason to test ovulation. ...Read more

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How long does implantation take during pregnancy. I heard a week or so. So of my preg test said 2/3 weeks really i would of gotten preg 4/5 weeks ago?

How long does implantation take during pregnancy. I heard a week or so. So of my preg test said 2/3 weeks really i would of gotten preg 4/5 weeks ago?

Not exactly: Pregnancy has traditionally been dated from the first day of your last period because this is a date most women know. Getting pregnant happens 2 weeks after this when you ovulate; Implantation about 6 days after getting pregnant. So a 6 week pregnancy is only 4 weeks from getting pregnant. The Clearblue estimates the weeks from becoming pregnant. Add 2 weeks to get to traditional dates! ...Read more

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Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Clarify : If you mean can you do a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant then yes. If you mean can you see a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is proceeding normally then yes. If you are asking something different then please reword your question and ask again. ...Read more

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Is their any test during pregnancy to show if their is down synddrom or not?

Yes there is : However, i don't know how accurate it is .I know a case her lab test came back negative , but her child had down syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Depends: The fourth month, or 16 weeks, is usually a time when genetic testing for down's syndrome is performed. Not all patients want this testing. It is an individual decision. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Anatomy Scan: If a quad screen or Alpha fetal protein not done, that's usually the latest time. An anatomy scan is usually done between 19-20 weeks. (sonogram). ...Read more

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Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

If the spotting : Occurs while you are actually pregnant - then yes it is ok to take a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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What blood tests should I have during pregnancy?

What blood tests should I have during pregnancy?

Depends on risks.: First trimester blood work includes: blood count, blood type, exposure to hiv, syphilis, hepatitis b, immunity to rubella, pap smear and cultures for gc & chlamydia in the second trimester, screening for anemia and gestational diabetes. In the third trimester, a second screen for hiv, syphilis and a vaginal culture for group b strep. Additional testing may be offered depending on risk factors. ...Read more

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Do I need to take a non-stress test during pregnancy?

Do I need to take a non-stress test during pregnancy?

No: Non-stress tests evaluate the baby's heartbeat. They are ordered if there is a medical complication with the pregnancy such as diabetes or pre-eclampsia or if your pregnancy goes past your due date. They are also done if you aren't feeling the baby move for more than an hour or two. If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy you will likely not need a non-stress test. ...Read more

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