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Constant Spitting During Pregnancy
See your OB/GYN: With few exceptions, medications should not be prescribed if the patient is pregnant because of possible harm to the unborn child. No drug, including over-the-counter medication, should ever be prescribed without consulting the patient's obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Is it normal that my girlfriend's sex drive has dramatically increased during pregnancy? Shes constantly cheating with multiple guys
Maybe, but: That type of promiscuity during pregnancy is certainly not safe because of the potential exposure to many sexually transmitted diseases which could certainly put the fetus at risk not to mention your relationship. Whether of not pregnancy is the cause she needs some impulse control for her own well being. ...Read more
I constantly crave and eat mashed potatoes and french fries, is that safe for me to eat during my pregnancy?
Cravings: Its not uncommon to have certain cravings during pregnancy. The only issue in your case is that you are craving starches, which might lead to excessive pregnancy weight gain and increased baby size. Big babies mean higher c section rate, more likely to cause vaginal tears at birth and later in life more bladder issues. Eat your spuds, but make sure to eat some veggies and lean protein too. ...Read more
What is safest way to treat severe anxiety during pregnancy? Not allowed to exercise. Tried meditation and therapy cbt emt. Constant feeling of doom.
Zoloft (sertraline): I think that the safest and most time-tested medication in this situation would be zoloft (sertraline). All of the ob/gyn's that I have met have no problem with their patients being on zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy. You should however discuss this with your ob/gyn and with whoever prescribes it for you. Best wishes. Also remember that severe anxiety itself may have negative effects on a pregnancy and therefore should be aggressively treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It's not common, but it's not abnormal. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a faster pulse and heart palpations during pregnancy? Not constantly, normally at night while im feeling anxiety.
My doctor keeps telling me that it is normal to have headaches during pregnancy, but I have constant 24 hour headaches non stop. What is wrong?
Headaches: Headaches are common, but you're not giving enough info to know what is causing your headaches. It could be related to high blood pressure, anemia, new onset migraines, etc. Certainly taking some tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen if not allergic may help as well as drink some caffeine (avoid sugary caffeine drinks) ...Read more
I'm 23 weeks pregnant with twins and I'm constantly sleeping. Is that normal to be sleeping at all times during that time of pregnancy.
Probably normal: Fatigue during pregnancy is very common, as pregnancy puts tremendous demands on the mother's body. If otherwise feeling well (no fever, vomiting, pain, etc.) this is likely a normal response to the changes taking place, and getting as much rest as you can would we beneficial both to you and your babies. Best wishes for you and your family! ...Read more
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