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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Can i get a massage while im pregnant?

Can i get a massage while im pregnant?

12 weeks: Most massage therapists won't touch a pregnant woman until after her first trimester because this is the riskiest time for miscarriage. Once you are passed week 12 you should no longer lie on your stomach unless your therapist has a pregnancy pillow or table. If you lie on your back you should have a small pillow or towel under your hip/back. No deep tissue massages. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sore throat while I am pregnant?

What can I do for a sore  throat while I am pregnant?

See below: You may try tylenol, (acetaminophen) gargling with salt water. Topical sprays such as chlorospetic. If your symptoms due not improve in a couple of days, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am confused about can you get pregnant whilst on a period?

I am confused about can you get pregnant whilst on a period?

It can seem like it: It's the other way around. You can be pregnant and you don't know it. Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected periods because the baby as implanted into the womb. This gives the impression of a period when it's not your real period. ...Read more

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What can I do if I am having a hard time sleeping while pregnant?

What can I do if I am having a hard time sleeping while pregnant?

Common: This is a very common problem during pregnancy. Medications either prescription or over the counter should be recommended by your obstetrician. Rest when you can and best of luck to you. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant/may be pregnant I have a super soar throat and am vey tired what can I take that will be safe ?

I am trying to get pregnant/may be pregnant I have a super soar throat and am vey tired what can I take that will be safe ?

Many meds are safe: Its good to check with your doctor before starting medications, even those that are over the counter or herbal. Having said this most medications are safe in most pregnancies. Particularly topical medications, such as throat sprays should be safe, as very little is absorbed. Some medications should be avoided including Ibuprofen during 3rd trimester. Check with your OB for a more complete list. ...Read more

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I am confused about can you get pregnant and have a period?

I am confused about can you get pregnant and have a period?

Yes and no: It can be common to have spotting during pregnancy leading one to think they are still having their period. Get a pregnancy test and go to your doctor. Spotting could be harmless or it could be serious. Your doctor will know which :). ...Read more

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Can I still breastfeed if I am a vegetarian?

Can I still breastfeed if I am a vegetarian?

Yes: Of course! just like anyone else, make certain you are getting a good balance and enough total calories in your diet. ...Read more

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I had sex yesterday and I am doubtful if i could get pregnant anyway...But I am not sure of pregnancy so can I take i pill to be sure?

I had sex yesterday and I am doubtful if i could get pregnant anyway...But I am not sure of pregnancy so can I take i pill to be sure?

Yes. EC: To be very safe take emergency contraception (ec) as soon as possible. No prescription needed if 17 or older. Works best 0-72 hrs after sex but may work up to 120 hrs (5days). Ec encourages ovulation (release of an egg) not abortion and does not harm pregnancies. Check the website eclocator.Not-2-late.Com for info and location of nearby pharmacies. ...Read more

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I miscarried a baby when i was 39 im 42 can I still get pregnant i lost a baby and at 42 i want to get pregnant is this possible

I miscarried a baby when i was 39 im 42 can I still get pregnant i lost a baby and at 42 i want to get pregnant is this possible

It : It depends on why you miscarried, if you have had infertility problems in the past and if you are currently in good health. The good news is that miscarriage is very common and many women go on to have successful pregnancies after a miscarriage. If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, you should make an appointment with an ob/gyne for an exam and to discuss any concerns you may have. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got married 8 months before. I have pcos and I am 88 kg. Can i get pregnant or should I go for treatment?

I got married 8 months before. I have pcos and I am 88 kg. Can i get pregnant or should I go for treatment?

Regular periods? : With pcos the problem is a lack of ovulation. If your cycles are coming each month then you should continue trying on your own for up to 12 months. If you are not having regular cycles then you are likely not ovulating. Treatment would be needed in that case. ...Read more

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Can I go to gym while I am pregnant?

Can I go to gym while I am pregnant?

Yes with limits: It is safe, and healthy, to exercise during pregnancy. However, if you are doing aerobic type exercises, some literature suggests that you limit your workout so that your heart rate does not exceed 140 beats per minute, and that you limit the duration of your workouts to 15 minutes when the heart rate does reach 140 beats per minute. You should not do abdominal exercises after you pass14 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 23wks pregnant and I have an awful dry cough...What can I take?

I am 23wks pregnant and I have an awful dry cough...What can I take?

Check with OB: I feel that all pregnant women should check with their OB before taking any medication-even nonprescription ones. ...Read more

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Iam 47 i turn 47 in may I have a enlarge unterus and i wanted to know if i can get pregnant i been trying now for a year ?

Iam 47 i turn 47 in may I have a enlarge unterus and i wanted to know if i can get pregnant  i been trying now for a  year ?

Trying to get pregna: I am sorry that u have not been successful in getting pregnant . I advise u to see a fertility clinic for evaluation and advise. ...Read more

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I am 38 and pregnant. How will i know that i will not have a baby with down syndrome? I am scared.

I am 38 and pregnant. How will i know that i will not have a baby with down syndrome? I am scared.

Surveylance: There are some screening tests that can be done in pregnancy that are non invasive & give suggestive data. A blood test on you is non specific but can suggest a problem, a high resolution ultrasound can look for some suggestive features, an amniocentesis can tell for sure. Your risk at 38 is ~ 1/270 so you are not as high a risk as you suppose. ...Read more

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Can i still get my period when I am in a coma?

Can i still get my period when I am in a coma?

You can: Without damage to the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, menstrual cycling will continue. ...Read more