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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What causes breathing problem during pregnancy?

What causes breathing problem during pregnancy?

Hormones and size: The hormones of pregnancy as well as the growing uterus can make you feel short of breath. The breaths you take are more shallow and more frequent so it feels like you are short of breath. In fact, you are getting enough air. Even a very fit woman will feel short of breath after climbing up stairs. If you really are breathing fast and not getting enough air while resting, that is not normal. ...Read more

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Does illness in pregnancy affect my breathing pattern?

Does illness in pregnancy affect my breathing pattern?

It can.: Any pregnancy complicated by illness can lead to even more frequent respiration which is typically more shallow in pregnancy as a result of the elevation of the diaphragm from the enlarging uterus and the effects of progesterone. ...Read more

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Is it common to have breathing difficulty during your pregnancy?

Is it common to have breathing difficulty during your pregnancy?

Depends: Many women will have a gradual elevation of the diaphragm due to the enlarging baby during the late 2nd and 3rd trimester. They may need more effort to take a deep breathe. Some may need to sleep with more pillows.If one has sudden shortness of breathe they should consult their md asap. ...Read more

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When breathing out i get sharpe pains in my belly, is this pregnancy?

When breathing out i get sharpe pains in my belly, is this pregnancy?

Pregnancy symptoms: Hi rmarhl6, that symptoms is unlikely pregnancy but a home pregnancy test can determine your condition. These tests are quite sensitive and able to detect pregnancy as early as 5 days after conception. Common symptoms indicating pregnancy are: periods stop nausea and vomiting breast enlargement and tenderness increased urination fatigue doc ripley. ...Read more

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Wondering some things i could do to help with my breathing. I'm 38wk pregnant and having bad breathing problems. Never had them before pregnancy?

Wondering some things i could do to help with my breathing. I'm 38wk pregnant and having bad breathing problems. Never had them before pregnancy?

Contact OB: When a physician hears the words "bad breathing problems" the sense of emergency is triggered. This is not normal and you need to contact your physician urgently. ...Read more

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Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating,walking and drinking harm the fetus?

Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating,walking and drinking harm the fetus?

No: generally mild breathing issues are very common in pregnancy and provide no risk to the fetus. Only in severe cases (asthma) is there a potential problem ...Read more

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Is going into labour at 35 weeks+3 days considered high risk for future pregnancies? No known cause. Baby was fine; didn't need breathing assistance.

Is going into labour at 35 weeks+3 days considered high risk for future pregnancies? No known cause. Baby was fine; didn't need breathing assistance.

Yes : The greatest risk factor for preterm labor and preterm delivery is having a history of doing that. Therefore, your risk for early labor and delivery is elevated. There is an approved medication (weekly injections from 16 weeks to 6 weeks) to decrease that risk. Talk to your ob/gyn about that when you are pregnant again. ...Read more

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Can old TB scar cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?

Can old TB scar  cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?

OK: Tb (even if active) tends to improve during pregnancy. A scar would not be a problem if you're otherwise healthy. In the modern drug era, it would be prudent to wait until you've finished your medications before conceiving. ...Read more

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I'm at my 6 week pregrancy and i'm experiencing breathing difficulty  and started snoring (i never snored before) I had a high BMI before pragrancy ?

I'm at my 6 week pregrancy and i'm experiencing breathing difficulty  and started snoring (i never snored before) I had a high BMI before pragrancy ?

Breathing changes: Breathing changes with pregnancy, the breaths getting shallower and more frequent so most women feel some shortness of breath even very early on. Snoring can be related to congestion that most women have or it could be sleep apnea that is more common in women with a higher bmi. If it seems to disrupt your sleep, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

Are due to hormones: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more

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Is change in breath smell common in early pregnancy?

Is  change in breath smell common in early pregnancy?

Not typical. : Without knowing you better, i can't say for sure. However one concern I have is gestational diabetes. It could also be gerd, or perhaps side effect of your prenatal vitamins. Please call your ob. ...Read more

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What is the normal pattern of hCG change early in pregnancy?

What is the normal pattern of hCG change early in pregnancy?

Doubles: In very early pregnancies the general rule is the HCG doubles every 48 hours up to a certain level, then gradually increases. ...Read more

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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


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more