Top
20
Doctor insights on: Could A Pregnant Woman Use A Mini Stepper

Share
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
4 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can I pregnant woman be small throughout her last four months of pregnancy?

Can I pregnant woman be small throughout her last four months of pregnancy?

Yes: Body type, size of the baby, and genetic background all impact the "size" the mother shows in pregnancy.

3

3
Can a penis be too small to get a woman pregnant? Husband's penis is seriously small. Around 3 inches when hard.

Can a penis be too small to get a woman pregnant? Husband's penis is seriously small. Around 3 inches when hard.

Depends: If he is able to initiate intercourse, then size would not be the problem. 3 inches should be successful. You may need to try different positions, to allow the greatest penetration.

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Is it okay for a pregnant woman to have a small glass of wine.?

Is it okay for a pregnant woman to have a small glass of wine.?

No: It is not known how much alcohol is necessary to cause fetal alcohol syndrome. The safest route is to avoid all alcohol during pregnancy.

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
1 doctor agreed:
5

5
Can a 5 month pregnant woman belly be small?

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
1 doctor agreed:
Can a 5 month pregnant woman belly be small?

Yes.: 5 months is about 20wks, so the top of the uterus is only at the level of your belly button. See how you measure at the subsequent appointments as you proceed to 24wks, 28wks, 32wks, etc. Don't forget that it's the size of the uterus that gets measured, not how much belly you have. Good luck.

7

7
If a small amount of semen, possibly a drop, gets into a vagina 1/3 of the way in, what are the chances that the woman would get pregnant?

If a small amount of semen, possibly a drop, gets into a vagina 1/3 of the way in, what are the chances that the woman would get pregnant?

Possible: Semen contains millions of sperm and it only takes one. If you're not ready to be a father, be sure you're using a good form of contraception.

8

8
Is there a difference between flying in a small 4-seater non-pressurized plane vs a commercial pressurized airplane for a pregnant woman of 20 weeks?

Is there a difference between flying in a small 4-seater non-pressurized plane vs a commercial pressurized airplane for a pregnant woman of 20 weeks?

No: My understanding is that a pressurized commercial airliner is not like being at ground level, but more like being at 6000-7000 feet above sea level. Depending on how high you are flying in a non-pressurized plane, it might be around the same pressure. Usually non pressurized planes rarely go above 9000 feet.

9

9
I am a healthy 32 year old woman trying to get pregnant. I am on day 10 of cycle, seeing small amounts of blood in egg white discharge. What is it?

I am a healthy 32 year old woman trying to get pregnant. I am on day 10 of cycle, seeing small amounts of blood in egg white discharge. What is it?

Could B a few things: Bleeding or spotting could be coming from the outside of your cervix, from a cervical polyp, infection (cervicitis) or cervical ectropion where the inside part of the cervix extends out. It could also be coming from inside your uterus, from an endometrial polyp or a fibroid, so get checked out if it happens again. See an ob/gyn or a fertility specialist (rei).

11

11
Hi Dr., How much DHA does a pregnant woman intake per day? I used to eat a small slice of salmon once or twice a week. Thank you!

Hi Dr., How much DHA does a pregnant woman intake per day? I used to eat a small slice of salmon once or twice a week. Thank you!

DHA: Various organizations recommend slightly different amounts. Around 500 mg is a general consensus. Many prenatal vitamins have DHA. This is an easy way to get the supplement in.

12

12
If a pregnant woman has a tapeworm, can it affect her baby? I'm 5 months pregnant and thought I saw some small white specks in my stool.

If a pregnant woman has a tapeworm, can it affect her baby? I'm 5 months pregnant and thought I saw some small white specks in my stool.

Likely not tapeworm: Small white specks in your stool does not mean you have a tapeworm. You should check with your ob/gyn if you have persistent symptoms.

13

13
Are clorox products safe to use around small children and pregnant women?

Are clorox products safe to use around small children and pregnant women?

Would not: Everything has fumes, specially bleach. Many people react to fumes. Alternatives are: clean with steam, there are many affordable steam cleaners available that do an excellent job cleansing. Another option is baking soda, you can use it in the same way you use powder cleansers on surfaces. Vinegar with equal parts water works like any all purpose cleaner, lemon juice mixed with any of the above.

14

14
After this week i'll have six weeks to go before my due date. A lot of women keep telling me I'm small for being pregnant. Should this worry me?

After this week i'll have six weeks to go before my due date. A lot of women keep telling me I'm small for being pregnant. Should this worry me?

Nope!: I wouldn't worry about it one bit: pregnant women get more "free advice" than anyone in the world. May I assume you are getting prenatal care? That you are seeing an OB doctor who will be involved in your delivery? If he/she thinks the baby is the right size for dates i'd stop worrying.

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
44yo female, never pregnant. Navel has brown discharge, mild pain/burning feeling, small red bump near center. No other symptoms. What could this be?

44yo female, never pregnant. Navel has brown discharge, mild pain/burning feeling, small red bump near center. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Drainage: The may be a small skin infection in your navel. Sometimes bacteria gets in that area and the navel is not always completely open to air so it can get infection sometimes. I suggest you clean it out 2-3 times a day with soapy water dry it and place antibiotic ointment on it afterwards. If it does not get better in a few days, you should call your doctor

17

17
Can you please explain why some pregnancy women have small belly size even though she is eight months?

Could be a smaller: Baby or a smaller mom, or the way they carry the baby, if one of my pts looks or measures small she always gets an ultrasound to check the size of the baby and the amount of amnioitic fluid because u must make sure the baby is apprpriatesize for dates and there is a normal amount of amniotic fluid.

18

18
I read online that a small percentage (10-15%) of women can get a positive pregnancy test 1-2 days past ovulation. Possible? Impossible?

I read online that a small percentage (10-15%) of women can get a positive pregnancy test 1-2 days past ovulation. Possible? Impossible?

Pregnancy: Impossible. To test positive the egg has to be impregnated. It then has to travel through the fallopian tubes into the uterus. It then has to land on the wall of the uterus and begin to grow. It then has to grow to a certain size to be creating and leaking HCG hormone so that the mother's blood supply can pick it up and thus then be testable. The body does not know a pregnancy has occurred.

19

19
Isn't hcg level meant to be 0 if your not pregnant. Why do some women have small amounts, under 5 in thier blood.

Isn't hcg level meant to be 0 if your not pregnant. Why do some women have small amounts, under 5 in thier blood.

Pituitary: Pituitary makes a small amount of HCG, therefore a level of less then 5 is considered normal for non-pregnant state. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

20

20
I'm 21 week pregnant baby is healthy but my stomach is small compared to other women around 21 weeks and my belly bottom didn't pop out yet?

Probably ok: Next visit, discuss this with you obstetrician. Review your fetal ultrasound (s) and see how the baby is growing. Check how much weight you've gained, it should be 5-8 lbs by now. Your belly will probably "pop out" in the next week or two.