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Dr. James Chapman
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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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It's it okay for a pregnant woman to breath in rubber smoke??

It's it okay for a pregnant woman to breath in rubber smoke??

Probably not: As it is not known what chemical compounds are in the smoke it would be unwise to subject yourself or an unborn baby to the rubber smoke. ...Read more

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I slammed the base of my head and neck on the wood frame of the couch. Blacked out for a few seconds and couldn't breathe. Do I need to see a doctor?

I slammed the base of my head and neck on the wood frame of the couch. Blacked out for a few seconds and couldn't breathe. Do I need to see a doctor?

A brief: Loss of consciousness in itself is not an indication for a CT scan. Persisting/ severe headache, visual changes, any neurological deficit, abnormal pupils, or repetitive vomiting would be signs/ symptoms that you should be evaluated in the ER. If you hit your head and neck, but are now feeling nearly fine, your risk of serious intracranial injury are very low. ...Read more

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Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Stop and walk out&: Stop and walk out of the woods, and go directly to where your inhalers and/or nebuliser are. If you can not get to it, go to the nearest emergency department. You need a bronchodilator and inhaled or oral steroids. ...Read more

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S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

It depends: Holding your breath can increase intra-abdominal pressure which may not be good for placental blood flow. I want to know why you would be holding your breath. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to breathe when you are pregnant with triplets?

What are the different ways to breathe when you are pregnant with triplets?

Not many: Try taking slow deep breaths everytime you remember it. Also, holding your hands on top of your head will help you feel the lungs with air easier. ...Read more

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During pregnancy can I hold my breath long enough to cause damage to my baby?

During pregnancy can I hold my breath long enough to cause damage to my baby?

No: No; even if you could hold you breathe long enough to pass out, you would start breathing again on your own. As for the baby, it has lots of ways to protect itself from running out of oxygen and it would be fine. Nonetheless, I don't recommend that you try! ...Read more

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I am 2 months pregnant and have serious back pains. It hurts that much it takes my breath away sometimes. Is this normal?

I am 2 months pregnant and have serious back pains. It hurts that much it takes my breath away sometimes. Is this normal?

Likely, but: The most important thing is to make sure that you have started prenatal care and have confirmed the pregnancy is inside the uterus with your obgyn. Pregnancies can occur outside the uterus (ectopic) and can be life threatening and very painful). Again knowing more about your pregnancy and history would be helpful here. Assuming all is "normal" your pains are likely related to a growing uterus. ...Read more

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30weeks pregnant and I feel like I can't breathe sometimes or have to take in deep breaths. Would this cut down oxygen to the baby?

30weeks pregnant and I feel like I can't breathe sometimes or have to take in deep breaths. Would this cut down oxygen to the baby?

Unlikely to matter: Babies system selectively steals oxygen from you using blood cells that hold on to it better. Your brief periods of diminished ventilation are unlikely ti affect baby unless you were truly without oxygen for a period. Your bodies fail-safe mechanism is designed to kick in and restart your breathing if you passed out during an event, saving you both. ...Read more

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When im standing and i breath it feels like my stomache is tighter and maybe trying to stretch. Never felt like this before. Could i be pregnant?

When im standing and i breath it feels like my stomache is tighter and maybe trying to stretch. Never felt like this before. Could i be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Hard to breathe chest pain 5 months pregnant?

Hard to breathe chest pain 5 months pregnant?

Go to ER....: You need to go to the ER immediately and get yourself evaluated to find out what's wrong and get it treated. Your symptoms could be due to many things, including life-threatening problems! It's better to find out that everything is fine, especially when you are pregnant! So, get to the ER now!!!! ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to breathe during triplet pregnancy?

Why is it so hard to breathe during triplet pregnancy?

Massive comprssion!: Your triplets are usually all the available space in their "room"(your uterus) and pushing up and compressing your diaphragm(breathing muscle) so that it is difficult to expand it downward into your abdomen when you are taking a breath. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath only symptom of pregnancy? Or more?

Is shortness of breath only symptom of pregnancy? Or more?

No: Shortness of breath is not a symptom of pregnancy. Later in pregnancy, the enlarged uterus can restrict your ability to take a full breath and you may feel SOB as a result. ...Read more

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Can shortness of breath be a sign of pregnancy?

Can shortness of breath be a sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Sometimes extra progesterone can cause shortness of breath as well as fluid retention and eventually the abdomen putting pressure on the lungs can all cause shortness of breath. Anemia can do it as well. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath in pregnancy and frequent burping?

Shortness of breath in pregnancy and frequent burping?

Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also, as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) you're breathing might feel more labored. Burping occurs because the hormones in your body relax the muscles of the GI tract, causing more gas and bloating resulting in frequent burping. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more