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Dr. Scott Keith
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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 sleep on my back while pregnant?

Can I sleep on my back while pregnant?

Yes.: Please, consult your obgyn, first. You can sleep on your back, while u r pregnant, but it is better to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your back leads to decreased blood supply to the placenta b/c of compression of the umbilical cord. This may effect the growth of the baby. The fetus gets good blood supply, if u sleep on your left lateral side. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?

Probably ok: The back is dense with muscles. The heat should of dissipated and would not have hurt your baby. Burning your skin however is my biggest concern for you in this situation. Be careful. Good luck with your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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I am just 7weeks pregnant. Is it proper lying on my tummy while sleeping.?

I am just 7weeks pregnant. Is it proper lying on my tummy while sleeping.?

Should not hurt at 7: Weeks, uterus is still very small, as you get afrther along you will not be able to do that or lie flat on your back, if u sleep on your back when you get farther you will need to have your head propped up with extra pillows so you will not be flat on your back, left side is ideal but many women cannot sleep on their left side. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant and I like and am comfortable to sleep on my back. Is it ok? I've read that pregnant ladies should not sleep on back.

28 weeks pregnant and I like and am comfortable to sleep on my back. Is it ok? I've read that pregnant ladies should not sleep on back.

You should be fine: until that belly pushes up and stifles your diaphragm. Most women then automatically switch to side sleeping with a big body pillow in between the legs. But until then you are welcome to do whatever is comfortable for you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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If I am trying get pregnant and on 1mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) twice a day, will that prevent me from getting pregnant and will it cause a miscarriage?

If I am trying get pregnant and on 1mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) twice a day, will that prevent me from getting pregnant and will it cause a miscarriage?

Won't prevent/abort.: Can have teratogenic effects. Category D. Not advisable unless all other choices don't work and your untreated symptoms would cause greater damage. ...Read more

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I woke up sleeping on my back ! Can sleeping on your back while pregnant hurt the baby ? Will it cause a still birth in 3rd trimester? Is my baby okay

I woke up sleeping on my back ! Can sleeping on your back while pregnant hurt the baby ? Will it cause a still birth in 3rd trimester? Is my baby okay

Baby should be fine: Normal pregnant women, or any woman, may sleep in whichever position she finds comfortable. Getting a good night's sleep is important, regardless of whether one is pregnant or not. All over the internet, people post "advice" (but without "proof") about pregnancy sleep positions, but one can read about some actual research results at: http://www.jogc.com/abstracts/full/200710_Commentary_1.pdf ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a sleeping pill when you having a hard time sleeping?. I worked during night and sleep at day.

Is it okay to take a sleeping pill when you having a hard time sleeping?. I worked during night and sleep at day.

Sleep: Occassional use of a medication to help with sleep is usually fine. Try working with sleep hygiene as well.Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, >>>. ...Read more

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I take zyprexa watch tv before sleeping then I get tired and turn it off. Sometimes I fall asleep with it on. Tonight i can't sleep. Could it be tv?

I take zyprexa watch tv before sleeping then I get tired and turn it off. Sometimes I fall asleep with it on. Tonight i can't sleep. Could it be tv?

Sleep & TV: Frequently see situations where sleep changes not well tracked and factors easily overlooked. So you might look at what was going through your mind, last time and amount of caffeine and the like. I highly suggest at least an hour without blue light screen before bed. Research says make sure you have a set wakeup time and don't vary it, that that is most effective. All the best! ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on my belly while pregnant?

Is it safe to sleep on my belly while pregnant?

Sure: Sure, as long as you are comfortable. There will come a time when this will not work for you , so enjoy it now. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me and the baby if i'm sleeping on the floor I am 30 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe for me and the baby if i'm sleeping on the floor I am 30 weeks pregnant?

Yes - you need to : Be comfortable. Your baby is very well protected. Do not worry. ...Read more

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On top of a sleeping aid, how can I get to sleep tonigh after eating chocolate?

Avoid chocolate: The best answer to that question is to simply avoid chocolate within 3-4 hours of going to sleep. Chocolate contains compuonds similar to caffeine, plus it has sugar in it, both of which can cause you to stay awake at night. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to get on a sleeping pill for night with leaxpro i can't sleep and stress from college is making it worse and i need sleep?

Would it be safe to get on a sleeping pill for night with leaxpro i can't sleep and stress from college is making it worse and i need sleep?

It can be ok.: You already take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- often that helps with sleep. Your body may be very used to it-- if you only take 1 tab, it might be ok to take one more. Otherwise you could try melatonin (otc) for sleep. If that does not help, see your doctor and ask about trying something by prescription for sleep. Good luck to you ! ...Read more

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Do you think I can go out normally during the day while using Mederma on a pimple dark spot?

Do you think I can go out normally during the day while using Mederma on a pimple dark spot?

Sun worsens scars: I always recommend to my post op patients to use sunscreen on their incision sites for at least 6 months. If you get sun on a scar it will change the color of the scar, making it's appearance worse. Using the mederma shouldn't be affected by the sun, but you should use sunscreen to help prevent worsening of the scar. www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Waterbed (Definition)

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