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Doctor insights on: Aromatherapy Treatment Pregnancy Symptoms

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Is aromatherapy a helpful treatment for pregnancy symptoms?

Is aromatherapy a helpful treatment for pregnancy symptoms?

No: To my knowledge there are no randomized controlled studies demonstrating benefits of aromatherapy for north american women with symptoms generally due to pregnancy. However, we look forward to more studies on alternative therapy for many conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aromatherapy (Definition)

"Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings -- from health spas to hospitals -- to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Several clinical studies suggest that when essential oils (particularly rose, lavender, and frankincense) were used by qualified midwives, pregnant women felt less anxiety and fear, had a stronger sense of well-being, and had less need for pain medications during delivery. Many women also report that peppermint oil relieves nausea and ...Read more


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Questioning UTI symptoms or possible early pregnancy symptoms ?

Questioning UTI symptoms or possible early pregnancy symptoms
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Take HPT to know.: pregnancy - may have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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Are nightmares a possible pregnancy symptom?

Are nightmares a possible pregnancy symptom?

Anxiety: Nightmares are severe anxiety showing up in dreams. They can be a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder, which is an anxiety disorder related to having been severely traumatized. If you are wondering whether you're pregnant, a blood or urine test will tell you. But pregnant or not, being worried and suffering from anxiety can bring on nightmares. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Beware: If you are pregnant and have a UTI I would recommend that you receive antibiotics prescribed by your physician. Untreated UTI can lead to infectious complications to your baby that can cause premature labor/birth. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia symptoms increase after treatment?

Can chlamydia symptoms increase after treatment?

Here are some ...: Usually, chlamydia-related Sx should be subsided after Rx. If not, one needs to consider if other STD such as gono, trichomonas, etc. are involved or cross-reinfection from untreated partners or personal impaired immune defense ability. So, see Doc timely for detailed Hx, analysis, physicals, and possible tests so to confirm what is going on and offer more reasonable Rx/care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What are pregnancy symptoms or period symptoms?

What are pregnancy symptoms or period symptoms?

Classic pregnancy: Sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Many women have no period sx's other then bleeding. Others may feel moody, bloated, >. ...Read more

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How early to pregnant symptoms show? Also, what may these early symptoms be?

How early to pregnant symptoms show? Also, what may these early symptoms be?

Symptoms: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging ; yawning. They may begin after missed period.Take hpt. ...Read more

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What are some medications for PMS (menstrual symptoms)?

What are some medications for PMS (menstrual symptoms)?

PMS: Some are Antidepressants such as Sarafem, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin, Diuretics, & hormones. Consult your PCP or Ob/Gyn. doctors. ...Read more

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Can you notice signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy as early as 4 weeks?

Can you notice signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy as early as 4 weeks?

Probably not: But ultrasound may solve this question. Check with your ob/gyn doc. And why would you ask this question? Are you suspicious? ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for dry wheezing 35 weeks pregnant?

Are there any home treatments for dry wheezing 35 weeks pregnant?

See Doctor: Wheezing is a narrowing of the airway and can have a variety of causes. This would need to be evaluated by a physician in order to prescribe the correct treatment course. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for common pregnancy symptoms?

What are some alternative therapies for common pregnancy symptoms?

Alternatives: For nausea, drink fluids separately from when you eat solids. Sea bands can be used on the wrist accupressure point to treat nausea. Sour things like lemonade often are easier to drink. For constipation, increase the fiber in your diet and/or eat prunes. For swelling in the legs, elevate your feet as much as possible and consider support hose. For breast tenderness, get fitted for a new bra. ...Read more

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Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Same signs as not: Pregnant. The treatment, however, is different. There should be more emphasis on psychotherapy. Most antidepressants should be avoided, at least until the third trimester. Electroconvulsive therapy is very safe for both mother and child, although it is usually only used in severe cases. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection symptoms continue after treatment. What are good treatments for this?

Urinary tract infection symptoms continue after treatment. What are good treatments for this?

Double check: Make sure the infection is cleared with another urine analysis and culture. This is the most common cause of persistent symptoms. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) helps with acute symptoms but it is not for chronic use. It is possible with a severe infection that there is significant bladder inflammation that takes a while to resolve but i would bet persistent infection with a bacteria resistant to original antibiotic. ...Read more

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What types of medication or deemed safe at 29 weeks of pregnancy to treat cold symptoms?

What types of medication or deemed safe at 29 weeks of pregnancy to treat cold symptoms?

None: Sorry, but eventhough your baby is probably fully formed, no drugs are suggested. Drink lots of liquids, ask your OB re tylenol (acetaminophen) or asprin. ...Read more

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Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

No: The cancer symptoms depend to type of cancer and location, and is not mistaken for pregnancy ...Read more

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What are PMS or pregnancy symptoms?

What are PMS or pregnancy symptoms?

Classic pregnancy: Sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. **pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed >. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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