Doctor insights on: Can hookah affect your 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PG test: Do a pregnancy test if you are unsure. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Take pregnancy test: You can take a pregnancy test - if you are pregnant the test will be positive by now. ...Read more
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