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Can You Determine Paternity During Pregnancy
13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
8-9 weeks gestation: Now blood tests are available that can determine paternity as early as the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy, without an invasive procedure. The potential fathers must also be willing to have blood drawn. Google "paternity testing prior to birth" and you can find a lab that will do this for you. Best wishes! ...Read more
Should I get paternity testing done if sex with a guy happened 2 months prior to the starting of my pregnancy countdown?
Your call: I have no idea if you're asking for advice or need encouragement ? If you've had more than one partner in the time in question, and don't know who the father could be, you need the fsther' s DNA as well to do the test. I would limit the number of testers, it's not a cheap test ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I get paternity test done if I had sex with a guy on may31st 2014 and my pregnancy countdown (40 wks) started Aug3rd 2014? could he be the dad?
I had sex with a guy on march 5 and march 17, april 26 ultrasound dated by pregnancy 7 1/2 weeks, who is the father? I gave birth december 13
Be smart: In the absence of medical or OB complications, pregnant women should continue to exercise at a moderate level for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. Speak with your doctor if you are unsure if exercise is safe for you. Knowing when to stop (vaginal bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath) and avoiding high risk exercises (scuba diving, high risk of falls, contact sports) is important too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am already heavy but I don't wanna gain to much during my pregnancy what type of exercise should I do while I aam pregnant?
Great question!: By far the best exercise you can do is walking! make sure you have a comfortable pair of shoes! and take nice slow walks...Great for the circulation; and low impact. You might also try using an elliptical machine; as this is also low impact on your joints, just do it slowly and you'll get a great work-out. Yoga is another great thing to study while pregnant; very relaxing. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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