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What shouldn't I do during pregnancy?

What shouldn't I do during pregnancy?

Illegal opiates: There are a lot of things to NOT do during pregnancy, but I want to focus on the overuse of opiates by pregnant women and the impact on their unborn children who go through drug "withdrawal". There are several studies about the rising use of these drugs by pregnant women recently and it is a bad testimony to our profession (healthcare) to convey this message to the general public. ...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


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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Food: I don't know of any food in moderation besides salt which would be dangerous. Alcohol is not a good choice. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more

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Don? T understand all the do s and don ts of pregnancy?

Don? T understand all the do s and don ts of pregnancy?

Normal life.: Pregnancy is a natural process. Lead you normal life. Should not be dieting, smoking, doing drugs and alcohol. No sky jumping, marathon race, paragliding.......Risky habits. It is related to time of gestation also...... To be more precise. ...Read more

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How far along am in my pregnancy, I can't figure it out?

How far along am in my pregnancy, I can't figure it out?

Don't know.: Do you know when your last menstrual period was? Have you had an ultrasound? Sorry - there isn't enough info provided to tell you how many weeks pregnant your are. Take care. ...Read more

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What tests can I avoid so that pregnancy won't be detected?

What tests can I avoid so that pregnancy won't be detected?

WHY: ARE YOU ASKING THIS QUESTION?
Are you in "trouble"
Avoid PREGNANCY tests there are not others I can think of!!
REMEMBER is you are trying to HIDE a Pregnancy eventually NOTHING will HELP!

Hoping this helps!
DR Z ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't gain enough weight in pregnancy?

What will happen if I don't gain enough weight in pregnancy?

Baby may suffer: Recommended wt gain depends on base weight before preg. Too little gain may effect babies growth and nutrition. If your nutrition is compromised resulting in too little gain, you may suffer in child birth. Excess tearing or lacerations have been noted with poor nutrition esp. Low protein intake. ...Read more

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Is it ok if you don't feel any kicks at 3 months of pregnancy?

Is it ok if you don't feel any kicks at 3 months of pregnancy?

Fetal movement: It is not uncommon for first time pregnant women to not feel kicks until 17-18 weeks of pregnancy. Women who have had previous pregnancies may sometimes feel movement by 13-14 weeks. ...Read more

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Why would I have pregnancy symptoms with three negative h.P.T results?

Why would I have pregnancy symptoms with three negative h.P.T results?

Like what?: Are you referring to nausea, cravings, fatigue, euphoria? Several other conditions could mimic pregnancy (viral syndromes, psychological strain). See your gynecologist for a more personalized advice. ...Read more

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I haven't thrown up with this pregnancy will that make me gain more weight?

I haven't thrown up with this pregnancy will that make me gain more weight?

No: Eating too much bad food will make you gain weight. Not throwing up will just make this pregnancy more enjoyable. Be happy, and best wishes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I don't feel any symtoms of pregnancy after a frozen tranfer, are this normal?

I don't feel any symtoms of pregnancy after a frozen tranfer, are this normal?

Maybe: A pregnancy test or a missed period are the first signs you can count on; symptoms are totally unreliable this early. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why some women get sick during pregnancy and others don't?

Can you please explain why some women get sick during pregnancy and others don't?

Everyone's different: There is nor rhyme or reason, but some think it has to do with hormone levels. This has not been proven. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have no cravings as of 22wks pregnancy? I haven't had cravings at all.

Is it normal to have no cravings as of 22wks pregnancy? I haven't had cravings at all.

Yes: Not everyone has cravings during pregnancy. Each pregnancy is unique, and the symptoms you will experience will be different with separate pregnancies. At this point in your pregnancy you should be feeling the baby move and your body adjusting to the growing uterus. ...Read more

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If I didn't eat well or take prenatal first 2 months of pregnancy, should I be worried?

If I didn't eat well or take prenatal first 2 months of pregnancy, should I be worried?

Probably not: Prenatal vitamins are recommended in early pregnancy partly because they contain folic acid. This has been shown to prevent certain problems with the baby's spine. However, if you didn't take prenatal vitamins, these problems are still very rare. Odds are high that your baby will be just fine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why can't my wife lose the pregnancy weight after second child? She kept 15 lb each time

Why can't my wife lose the pregnancy weight after second child? She kept 15 lb each time

Weight: Post pregnancy she might have Insulin resistance, a prediabetic condition. Could also have hypothyroidism which shows up post- pregnancy in many cases. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant earlier pregnancy but I haven't been eaten bit like one time a day is that good?

Depends: Why are you not eating more? Nausea? Just not hungry? What is your weight? If you are skinner, then you can stand to miss meals a lot less than someone heavier. You need to check in with your obgyn. If you haven't started taking prenatal vitamins yet, you need to start.

Good luck and congratulations. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel like I don't eat nearly as much as I used to. Could this be a symptom of early pregnancy?

Sometimes I feel like I don't eat nearly as much as I used to. Could this be a symptom of early pregnancy?

I am not sure.: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more

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I'm 4 weeks 2 days pregnant and I don't have any symptoms of pregnancy or feel pregnant at all. Is this normal?

I'm 4 weeks 2 days pregnant and I don't have any symptoms of pregnancy or feel pregnant at all. Is this normal?

Symptoms will start: 4 weeks is barely pregnant, and symptoms of pregnancy will start this week if one is very in-tune with her body. If less in-tune, then symptoms should be noticeable in another 2-3 weeks. ...Read more