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Blue Lips During Pregnancy
I have been getting blue lips for a while now in my pregnancy. Oxygen is normal and have had an echo done. Was told results are normal.
There are many: Normal vascular and blood volume changes that occur during pregnancy. Your blue lips may just be a sign of this modification of your normal physiology and will resolve after delivery. If your Echo and oxygenation are good it is unlikely to be anything serious. Follow the recommendations of your health care professionals. ...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
Many Things: This can mean any number of things. Sometimes pH changes can cause this and other times it is related to labial swelling. Ask your provider the next time you have an appointment. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is. Take care!Get a more detailed answer ›
No known food causes: Cleft lip occurs when left, right, and upper parts of the lip do not fuse properly in an embryo. No foods are known to cause it. Maternal smoking and alcohol/drug abuse increase the chances of a cleft. Cleft lip runs in some families, but can also happen in a variety of genetic mutations. It occurs least in africans (<1 in 1000 births) and most in oriental asians and native americans (3-4/1000). ...Read more
Is home ipl (phillips) treatment for facial hair removal (upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent?
Hair Removal: I do not feel there is any home unit for hair removal that is either permanent or effective. The lasers that we use in the office is tremendously more powerful and at one talk I was at, the expert said that the amount of laser light you get from the home units is no more than a simple laser pointer! ...Read more
During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?
In general: In general, in the last trimester.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?
Pregnancy can be associated with "dysgeusia, " the "bad taste problem, " maybe caused by high estrogen levels.
It's more common than you might think and can result in no taste or an altered taste, like metallic or bitter or salty. It's said that adding sour will stimulate taste buds. So does MSG. Baking Soda mouthwash, brushing teeth and tongue and frequent rinsing with water will help somewhat. ...Read more
My body feels itchy. I had this during my pregnancy. Took allerid n felt better. But the itch has started again...Its from head to toe. What to do?
Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines are usually the most helpful medications you can take for itching. You can get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, allegra, Claritin and other ah otc now. Any of these may help itching, but Claritin might be the least effective; results are individual. If the itching continues or worsens over time, see an allergist for help figuring out why you are itching. It could be a disease that needs attention. ...Read more
It is a Virus.: I suggest you check with your ob. ...Read more
Baby girl born yesterday 6pound and 12 inch head circumference. Is her head fine I was told during pregnancy that she might have microcephaly?
Head measures small: Her weight is right around the 5th percentile for a newborn but her head is well below the 3rd percentile. The first head measurement after birth is difficult to rely on as there are things like "molding" (shape changes) from passing through the birth canal to consider. This info has to be put into context with the help of your pediatrician. They are there to assist you, don't hesitate to ask quest ...Read more
Always "hairy" d/t my ethnicity but during pregnancy I got tons more body hair. Post partum it remains in excess but hair on head sheds a lot. Causes?
Grade I No: A grade I concussion will result in a brief period of memory loss and a headache and will not affect the fetus. Grade ii and iii concussions resulting in more severe symptoms "may have an impact" but only on the mother's awareness. Comatose mothers still deliver healthy babies. ...Read more
I'm wondering can the metallic taste in your mouth during pregnancy come and go? What does it mean?
Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.
Maybe: I just checked the biofreeze website and drugs. Com. Basically, it uses menhol applied topically to control pain, with some success. Drugs. Com said that there are no studies done to prove or disprove safety in pregnancy. Therefore, I wouldn't use it unless your ob/gyn has had some success with it and recommends it as O.K. ...Read more
Is it normal to get headaches during early pregnancy in your neck and back of head with slight sensitivity to light? Chin touches chest fine. Tension?
Yes: Your body will immediately begin experiencing physical changes. Those that you describe are common ones. ...Read more
Can I use mouth freshener chewing gum during pregnancy? I ve very bitter taste in mouth and bad smell..
Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks
Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?
During pregnancy Can trapped air in vagina caused during sex also cause an air embolism the same way blowing directly into the vagina with mouth can?
No: Not unless the labial lips are forcibly held closed, as the air will escape the vagina during intercourse movements. ...Read more
I have having pregnancy symptoms, do I sound pregnant? I have having pregnancy symptoms, I was spotting this jan 7th -9th during my period time it was brown barely anything and barely any pink. My heart rate is up at 86-90. I am getting head aches. Lower
Good: Good plan to repeat the testing. Another possible cause is anovulation, where you didn't ovulate this month and are having hormonal symptoms rather than pregnancy symptoms. If your next test is negative you may wish to utilize supplemental hormones to re-synchronize your endometrium (uterine lining). ...Read more
Have fungal infection in mouth, what is safe during pregnancy? Also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??
Prego and since 10 weeks, experience dry mouth and throat, feels not enough saliva. Always have to sip on water. Is this normal during pregnancy, now 23 weeks, symptoma on going. What can I do?
Blue lips: Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation). ...Read more
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