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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. Milroy Samuel
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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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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

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What is pregnancy planning?

What is pregnancy planning?

Thinking about it: Pregnancy planning is a conscious thinking about when a couple wants to get pregnant and preparing for it by consulting with a gynecologist or other qualified provider who can be sure that the healthiest possible situation exists before conception occurs. ...Read more

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Earliest pregnancy symptoms?

SXS of pregnancy: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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What are pregnancy symptoms?

Sxs: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more

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What is a stealth pregnancy?

What is a stealth pregnancy?

Unseen pregnancy: It is a pregnancy that is not yet detectable by conventional means, and is usually spoken of in the context of a Fertility MD who wants to describe a "failed" fertilization. Like a stealth fighter bomber which is "unseen" until its' affects are felt by its attack. However, most stealth pregnancies never materialize and vanish like the airplane in "thin air." ...Read more

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What is bpp test in pregnancy.

What is bpp test in pregnancy.

Fetal testing: A bpp (biophysical profile) is a type of antenatal testing designed to determine the status of the fetus. It is offered to women who have high risk conditions such as diabetes, pprom, hypertension, etc. And is performed in the third trimester of pregnancy. It involves using an ultrasound to check certain fetal movements/activity and to measure the amount of fluid around the baby. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pregnancy?

What are symptoms of pregnancy?

Of early pregnancy?: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness or swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings... could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a period. She can do a urine pregnancy test 1 week after missing her period, to see if she will have a baby. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pregnancy ?

What are symptoms of pregnancy ?

Some small changes: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness or swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings... could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a period. She can do a urine pregnancy test 1 week after missing her period, to see if she will have a baby. ...Read more

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All types of pregnancy symptoms?

All types of pregnancy symptoms?

Positive preg test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more