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Dark Stool During Pregnancy
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
Is there anything that can be done during or prior to the pregnancy to reduce patches of dark skin?
No: The hormonal changes of pregnancy can cause lots of skin changes and there is not much you can do about them. Melasma refers to dark blotchy skin changes on the face sometimes called the mask of pregnancy. It is perfectly natural. You should wear sunscreen when outside and use moisturizer to keep the skin clean and healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But happens at times contact your ob ...Read more
Hormonal: fluctuations can cause it.Get a more detailed answer ›
HCGlevels increase exponentially during early pregnancy,doesn't that mean the pregnancy test line should get darker and darker if the prenancy is norm?
No: There is a limit to the intensity of color in the test system. The line will not get darker with increasing HCG amount. ...Read more
I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but i also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?
No, not at all: Caffeine, less than 200mg a day is definitely okay in pregnancy. New studies have come out saying so. Even american college of ob/gyn issued a statement recently stating that. One cup of coffee usually has around 90 and a shot of expresso, around 75mg. So you could easily have a double shot latte! dark chocolate has health benefits and has even less caffeine. So you're definitely okay! ...Read more
My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery.please tell me why and how to improve it?
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