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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Is it normal to have bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy?

No: Bleeding is not normal in pregnancy unless it is associated with labor. If you are bleeding, you need to see your doc ASAP. If it is more than just pink-tinged discharge or spotting after intercourse, its best to go to the hospital or your provider for an evaluation. This is especially true if you are also cramping. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it okay to sleep on my right side during my third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it okay to sleep on my right side during my third trimester of pregnancy?

Right side: Have you had any issues or issues with the baby? It is most often ok but Check with your Obgyn first to avoid blood flow issues to the baby. ...Read more

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Discharge with yellowish green tint during third trimester of pregnancy means?

Discharge with yellowish green tint during third trimester of pregnancy means?

Time to call OB: Suspicious for presence of an infection. Might be nothing, but should ask your OB. He/she may want to do an exam and microscopic evaluation of discharge to be certain nothing concerning.. ...Read more

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I've had a non-stop migraine during the third trimester of my pregnancy. What can I do about it?

I've had a non-stop migraine during the third trimester of my pregnancy. What can I do about it?

Migraine & pregnancy: Keeping a healthy life-style and non-pharmacological treatment options such as acupuncture can help lessen the need for prescription medications. For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a flu shot during the third trimester of my pregnancy?

Do you think I should get a flu shot during the third trimester of my pregnancy?

Yes.: It is safe and effective. See the cdc website at:

http://www. Cdc. Gov/features/pregnancyandflu/. ...Read more

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Hi, using hair keratin products during third trimester of pregnancy, is it safe?

Hi, using hair keratin products during third trimester of pregnancy, is it safe?

Little evidence: There is no scientific reason to suspect this would be harmful but also no evidence proving safety ...Read more

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What kind of bowel movements are common during third trimester of pregnancy?

What kind of bowel movements are common during third trimester of pregnancy?

Constipation: Constipation is very common in pregnancy. The more you strain the more likely you are to get hemorrhoids. You should aim to have at least 1 soft bowel movement almost every day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to have anal sex during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Being pregnant: The only restrictions would be if you have a high risk pregnancy and your OB gave you specific sex restrictions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester

Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester

Third trimester diet: What you have described is in general very safe, especially in the third trimester. There are virtually no risks to the fetus under normal consumption standards. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex during your third trimester of pregnancy? I'm 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant

Is it safe to have sex during your third trimester of pregnancy? I'm 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant

See below: As long as pregnancy has been going well and there have been no complications like placenta previa or bleeding it is safe to continue intercourse into the third trimester. If you suspect your membranes are ruptured don't. ...Read more

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If I get oral herpes for the first time during third trimester of pregnancy will this harm my unborn baby?

If I get oral herpes for the first time during third trimester of pregnancy will this harm my unborn baby?

You are FIRST trimes: If you carry the baby 2-3 weeks after infection begins, your body develops immunity which is passed onto the baby for several months. If the baby comes sooner, your body may not yet be producing antibodies. Then the baby needs to be closely observed because herpes in a newborn is very serious. ...Read more

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Is sigmoidoscopy safe during pregnancy? I’m in my third trimester and my doctor wants to do a sigmoidoscopy to find out why i’m bleeding. Can it hurt my baby?

Is sigmoidoscopy safe during pregnancy? I’m in my third trimester and my doctor wants to do a sigmoidoscopy to find out why i’m bleeding. Can it hurt my baby?

Flexible: Flexible sigmoidoscopy and even colonoscopy appears to be safe during pregnancy if it is indicated. A study published in 1996 looked at the safety and effectiveness of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies during pregnancy done at 10 medical centers and showed that sigmoidoscopy does not induce labor or result in congenital malformations, that sigmoidoscopy is not contraindicated during pregnancy, and that sigmoidoscopy may be beneficial in pregnant patients with significant lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
The study included thirteen patients who were in the first trimester of pregnancy, 18 who were in the second trimester, and 15 who were in the third trimester. Twenty-seven patients were found to have significant diagnoses that included colitis and bleeding internal hemorrhoids. No complications occurred in the pregnant patients. Eight colonoscopies were also performed in pregnant patients during this study with no complications to the mother or unborn baby.
You should discuss your particular situation with your doctor before deciding whether or not to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy while you are pregnant.

Reference:
cappell ms, colon vj, sidhom oa. A study at 10 medical centers of the safety and efficacy of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies and 8 colonoscopies during pregnancy with follow-up of fetal outcome and with comparison to control groups. Dig dis sci. 1996;41 (12):2353. ...Read more

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Why is there blood in urine during third trimester pregnancy?

Why is there blood in urine during third trimester pregnancy?

There should not be: Any blood in the urine during any trimester of pregnancy is not normal and need to be investigated and treated
it can be due to urinary tract infection, kidney stones, kidney disorder or cancer
it can also be in women who have medical conditions like lupus, sickle cell disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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I've had a cold and now sinus infection for nearly three weeks and I'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy. May this cause high pulse & bp?

I've had a cold and now sinus infection for nearly three weeks and I'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy. May this cause high pulse & bp?

Possibly: But not likely, and in addition, you should never make that assumption, particularly during pregnancy. Go and see your obstetrician. This could be something more serious. ...Read more

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Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.

Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.

Anxiety...: I am not an MD, but have had hundreds of patients with similar questions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not typically good for anxiety incidently. Anyway, Sertraline (Zoloft) is considered relatively safe for pregnant women and has been used where they know the mother to be prone to depression/anxiety. Ask your MD. All the best in your search for answers and good health for you and your child! ...Read more

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Is afrin safe to use for severe nasal congestion during third trimester of pregnancy? I am currently 33 weeks and a few days and need sleep! Thank you

Is afrin safe to use for severe nasal congestion during third trimester of pregnancy? I am currently 33 weeks and a few days and need sleep! Thank you

If your BP is NML: Afrin (oxymetazoline) contains a vasoconstrictor, which is to say that it constricts blood vessels. In women predisposed to this, especially in late pregnancy, it may cause a rise in your bp, that could make your doctor suspicious of developing preeclampsia.

In small amounts it should be safe, but I would suggest you try antihistamines (they sometimes help), and avoid the decongestants for the above reason. ...Read more

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Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

I do not recommend: Using products on the skin while pregnant unless they have been tested in pregnant women, Vitamin C probably ok but no studies. No sure what this question is, looks like you are saying you have already used it. ...Read more

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When does your third trimester start in pregnancy??

When does your third trimester start in pregnancy??

The start of the 7th: The third trimester is the last 3 months of pregnancy. A normal pregnancy is 40 weeks (rounded to 9 months) so the third trimester starts at 26- 27 weeks. Ob-gyns simplify that to 26 weeks. ...Read more

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What complications can occur in the third trimester of pregnancy?

Many: Growth restriction, pre eclampsia, pre term labor, increased heartburn, back pain; that question is a bit broad, may need to be more specific to have your answer satisfactorily answered. ...Read more