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Are there any nutritional needs I should be aware of in pregnancy?

Are there any nutritional needs I should be aware of in pregnancy?

Folic acid: Folic acid is should be supplemented during pregnancy to prevent neurological problems in the developing newborn. A general multivitamin with Folic Acid is recommended. Vitamin d and calcium should be in the multivitamin as well as iron. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Can fertility awareness cause accidental pregnancy?

Can fertility awareness cause accidental pregnancy?

Yes: Up to 24% of couples can get pregnant in a year with 'typical use' of the fertility awareness method - making some mistakes. The method depends on getting it right every month. It's not appropriate for teenagers or women with irregular periods. ...Read more

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What environmental hazards should I be aware of in pregnancy?

What environmental hazards should I be aware of in pregnancy?

Heat, topicals: Probably the most commonly overlooked environmental hazards for pregnant women are heat and topical chemicals. First, heat is radiated from the mom to baby and the baby growing inside doesn't have much of a chance to cool off (babies are typically 2 degrees hotter than mom's temp). Second, our skin absorbs almost anything we rub or spray on it. Pay attention to chemicals you put on your body! ...Read more

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Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Yes : Pregnant teenagers face different challenges. Medically speaking, they are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and increased infant mortality. They also have higher rates of depression and children with delayed cognitive abilities. This doesn't include the huge socioeconomic burden that teenage pregnancy brings to the table. ...Read more

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What causes complications in pregnancies?

What causes complications in pregnancies?

Many reasons: Complications in pregnancy can be from the pregnancy itself, such as placenta problems, amniotic fluid problems and problems with the baby's development. Other reasons might be medical complications related to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus and many other medical conditions. Other reasons can be self imposed such as smoking drinking and using drugs. ...Read more

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How to stop pregnancy ?

How to stop pregnancy ?

Celibacy: Benifeits of celibacy includes .Avoid getting hpv which can lead to cervical cancer, or even throat cancer contracted from oral sex. Reduce risk of other stds such as herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts reduce risk of unwanted pregnancy reduce risk of marrying someone solely because of an unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a pregnancy?

Symptoms of a pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Missing your period is the most common symptom also some women will become nauseated and have breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Signs of early pregnancy?

Signs of early pregnancy?

Varies from person: For some the first sign is a missed period without other noticeable early changes at all. For others, you may have one or more of the following symptoms: nausea day or night, increased urinary frequency, breast tenderness, marked fatigue, mood changes, food dislikes or cravings, stronger smell sensations, constipation, bloating, mild cramping, low grade headache. Do a pregnancy test to confirm. ...Read more

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Signs of 1 week pregnancy?

Signs of 1 week pregnancy?

A few signs: Symptoms common to an early pregnancy can include breast tenderness, nausea (possibly vomiting), fatigue, and food cravings or aversions. These are in addition to a missed period. ...Read more

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2month pregnancy symptoms?

2month pregnancy symptoms?

Symptoms can be:: Heartburn, indigestion, abdominal bloating, increased faltulence (gas), constipation, swelling of hands and feet. There are more symptoms and it can vary from one woman to another. Sometimes, pre-pregnancy conditions may worsen like ance, depression or hypertension. In some women ance may actually improve. There are several websites and applications you can download to track your pregnancy. ...Read more