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Electric heater is it good for pregnancy?

Electric heater is it good for pregnancy?

Heating pad?: It is not harmful to apply external heat in the form of a heating pad during pregnancy. The important thing is not to increase your "core" temperature, which would be extremely hard to do with a heating pad! ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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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As long as I use a vaporizer I can use an indoor propane heater?

As long as I use a vaporizer I can use an indoor propane heater?

There's a lot of: issues with this. There has to be enough ventilation, the production of carbon monoxide needs to be checked. A lot of people have reactive lungs to the fumes and that's damaging even with the nebulizer ...Read more

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Can the use of a propane heater at home cause any health problems to a baby?

Can the use of a propane heater at home cause any health problems to a baby?

It can kill: Propane heaters release carbon monoxide (CO) and are responsible for many deaths every year in the US. CO is odorless, tasteless and invisible and is poisonous. Propane / kerosene or any fuel heater must be used in a well ventilated space or with a proper exhaust system. Early signs of CO poisoning are headaches, nausea, irritability and confusion. Even low doses can do permanent brain injury. ...Read more

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Can the use of a propane heater at home cause any health problems to a baby?

Can the use of a propane heater at home cause any health problems to a baby?

HEATER: Propane heater provides dry heat so humidity has to be maintained by using vaporizer to help baby not get sick. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my stomache to not hurt but for it to feel wierd in early pregnancy?

Is it normal for my stomache to not hurt but for it to feel wierd in early pregnancy?

Depends: There are a lot of things that change both chemically and physically in early pregnancy. It depends on what you mean by early. In the first twelve weeks, the hormones your body produces are changing how your stomach responds to food, loosening the ligaments that hold your uterus in place and helping the placenta and baby grow. All of these can make the "tummy" feel "weird". ...Read more

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When does breasts start to hurt during pregnancy?

When does breasts start to hurt during pregnancy?

After pregnancy: After pregnancy if engorged with milk, maybe. Breasts don't always "hurt" during pregnancy, even though they get larger. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one boob to hurt during pregnancy?

Is it normal for one boob to hurt during pregnancy?

Breast discomfort: As breasts swell during pregnancy, some discomfort will appear; it can be unilateral or bilateral ...Read more

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Can squatting and bending over hurt the baby during pregnancy?

Can squatting and bending over hurt the baby during pregnancy?

No problem: That's normal to do and not a problem, in a healthy woman with a normal pregnancy. Pregnancies are not that fragile, as babies have been successfully born for 100,000 years before modern medicine. ...Read more

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Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threatening emergencies to save the life of mother is given by highly trained anesthesiologists, who had special knowledge which medication to avoid. ...Read more

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Does topamax (topiramate) hurt a pregnancy should I take it while pregnant?

Does topamax (topiramate) hurt a pregnancy should I take it while pregnant?

Should be avoided if: Topamax (topiramate) is considered a category d drug, meaning there are definite birth defects noted. It depends on what you are taking it for. If it is for seizures, the best thing to do is ask your neurologist if it is absolutely necessary. If it is for migraines or pain issues, you may want to wean off prior to getting pregnant. If you must be on it, Folic Acid needs to be taken daily. ...Read more

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My back hurt through out pregnancy and still hurts up in to my neck . What is going on?

My back hurt through out pregnancy and still hurts up in to my neck . What is going on?

Common complaint: Back pain in pregnancy is a common problem. It is likely due to laxity of the joints due to the hormone relaxin and strain on the joints of the back from the pregnancy itself. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used along with stretching. If this does not relieve the pain, you can try physical therapy. Talk with your obstetrician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How early in a pregnancy can your feet start hurting? I'm six weeks almost seven and mine hurt.

Depends: Everyone reacts differently to changes that occur in pregnancy. Often, leg/feet pain can occur with edema (swelling) that occurs from being pregnant, or even the weight of the growing baby pressing on nerves etc, that may effect your legs. Usually these symptoms do occur later in pregnancy, so let your gyn know and have yourself checked out to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I often get constipated...i was wondering if pushing really hard can hurt the baby during pregnancy? Does the baby feel that?

I often get constipated...i was wondering if pushing really hard can hurt the baby during pregnancy? Does the baby feel that?

Constipation pushing: Pushing during pregnancy should be limited to delivery of the new infant not delivering something more distasteful. Increase the fiber in your diet and drink plenty of water during the day to help alleviate your "delivery issue". ...Read more

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7 months pregnant and I have a pain in my left hip.This happened last pregnancy.What could be causing this.Only hurts when im pregnant?

7 months pregnant and I have a pain in my left hip.This happened last pregnancy.What could be causing this.Only hurts when im pregnant?

Musculoskeletal: There are many musculoskeletal changes associated with pregnancy. Your hip angles change which affect how you walk and your posture.

Find a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) or doctor of chiropractic medicine. They can evaluate you and give you some relief. ...Read more

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I was very stressed my first 10wks of pregnancy, will my baby be ok? Also, can holding my 7 month old, over 21lbs 29 inches, hurt my pregnancy/baby?

I was very stressed my first 10wks of pregnancy,  will my baby be ok? Also, can holding my 7 month old, over 21lbs 29 inches, hurt my pregnancy/baby?

Your baby shoul be: Fine and lifting will hit you not your baby unless you have started to dilate or have been told your cervix is weak and are at risk of early labor then lifting could be a risk for early delivery. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm 6weeks pregnant. I use hot water bottles on my back& sit right infront of an electric heater so back is very hot every night for hours.hurt baby?

Back pain: It is not likely that this would cause fetal harm but it is important to have your back pain evaluated to determine why you are needing this daily treatment. Perhaps there is a medical cause that can be treated. ...Read more

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Boobs hurt what can it be? Could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Boobs hurt what can it be? Could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Possible: That is a common occurrence with pregnancy.
If that is a possibility for you, get tested. ...Read more

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In pregnancy why back hurt so much what to do for relief ?

In pregnancy why back hurt so much what to do for relief  ?

Weight of baby: The weight of the baby, amniotic fluid, & enlarged uterus is altering the mechanics of forces on your spine. For that reason, you r probably walking in a different posture & using muscles to stabiize your spine that u are not used to using. All of these problems frequently lead to back pain, which, unfortunately, is all too common in pregnancy. Talk to ur doctor about helpful treatment & exercises ...Read more