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Best Chair For Pregnant Women
Younger: Biologically speaking, the younger the better, since fertility declines with age. It starts to really decline at 30, steeper at 35 and much more after 40. Your risk of Down syndrome and miscarriage also goes up as you age. That being said, there are many good reasons for women not to have babies at age 18. ...Read more
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
Healthy foods!: Try to make sure you are eating healthy as you would otherwise, which means focusing on a colorful plant based diet with lean proteins. Make sure your veggies/fruits are watched. Avoid nonpasteurized food unless you are preparing/making them yourself. Be careful about raw meats/seafoods, would generally avoid them - though Japanese women eat sushi regularly while pregnant. Need prenatal vits. ...Read more
If your not having any symptoms and cyst is not large observation would be the proper course. Most ov cysts during pregnancy will resolve after delivery. Very large cyst my cause labor obstruction if low in the pelvis.
If large cyst has benign appearance it may be treated with needle aspiration. You OB schould discuss with you findings and proper management for specific type of cyst.
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Best Pregnancy Test:
According to american journal of obstetric and gynecology the best home pregnancy test is first responceearly pregnancy test
the study evaluated592 urine specimins from women at different stages of the pregnancy to determine what kind of Chorionic Gonadotropin is prevalent at what time. The inference was that first responce is the most sensitive test and detects pregnancy in 95% cases. ...Read more
Preg test: Take a test. they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Stretch marks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
I am a 42 year old single female who wants to get pregnant; I don't have any fertility issues I know of; where's the best place to begin?
Ivf: Well you are fortunate to be in this time period for you have many options. Now age is against you but see a fertility specialist for options. They are costly bit possible start there and good luck. Don't forget adoption there are a lot of wonderful children who are in need of a nice family ...Read more
All are best: Pulmicort and Atrovent (ipratropium) HFA are class b drugs. All others are class c. If Pulmicort and atrovent (ipratropium) fail to control your asthma do not hesitate to take any class c asthma drug recommended by your physician. The best drug for your fetus is oxygen. Uncontrolled asthma deprives the uterus of oxygen. ...Read more
Whatever is: Comfortable. It may take some creative pillow arrangement to find a comfortable position but whatever one you find that works for you early on is best. Late in pregnancy sleeping on your tummy or back are not advised. Sleeping on your left side is associated with a lower risk to baby. Http://www. Theguardian. Com/science/2011/jun/14/pregnant-women-sleep-left-stillbirth ...Read more
For really bad hemorrhoids you need to decrease the inflammation and keep it clean. Keeping it clean involves sitz baths. Do this after every bowel movement. This is basically cleaning you bottom with warm water for a short period. It cleans and helps decrease inflammation. Do not sit on the toilet to read.
If really bad see a proctologist, colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
Heathy diet: A balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Pregnant women needs plenty of vitamins, folic acid, and calcium that are found in fresh fruits and vegetables. A balanced diet means diet that has all major nutritions like protein, fat, carbonhydrates that is specified in the recommended food pyramid. ...Read more
Topicals: Topical benzoyl peroxide, perhaps with added topical clindamycin, is safe. You can't take oral tetracycline, period. I would be reluctant to use spironolactone even topically because of its hormonal effects. You'll also want to avoid retinoic acid derivatives even topically. Let your physician know. ...Read more
ASK YOUR OB!!: What kind of cramps, if you mena uterine cramps you need to call your OB immedicately cause that could be contractions or something else going on that needs immediate attention, if it is leg cramps or other the treatment is totally differnet, your OB or someone covering for your OB is on call this weekend! ...Read more
Why treat?: It's not a bug that needs to be treated unless causing infection. What makes you want to treat it? ...Read more
Should women take DHA capsule during pregnancy? If so, when to start? What's the best ratio of DHA:EPA? And what's doses recommended for pregnancy?
DHA in pregnancy: Research indicates that the two most beneficial Omega-3s are EPA and DHA Although EPA and DHA naturally occur together and work together in the body, studies show that each fatty acid has unique benifits EPA supports the heart and immune system, DHA supports the brain, eyes, and central nervous system which is why it is uniquely important for pregnant and lactating women 300 mg DHA daily ...Read more