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Diet For Pregnant Women During First Trimester
Yes: Fruit is a healthy alternative to all the bad choices we have available to us in terms of food consumption. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
It's good for you!: Not only safe - it's recommended. It helps w/ morning sickness prevention, eases heartburn, relieves leg cramps, etc., etc. What a joy! Here's a link: http://www.fitpregnancy.com/nutrition/prenatal-nutrition/watermelon-wonders Let's hope the other aspects of your pregnancy are as nice a surprise too! Best wishes. BTW, Don't over do it - you can still get a tummy ache. ...Read more
Yes: It's fine to eat as long as it hasn't gone bad ...Read more
Usually yes!: In early pregnancy there should be no problem having sex. Later on, there are certain medical conditions later in pregnancy that may cause your doctor to recommend you avoid intercourse (placenta previa, preterm labor, etc) but for most pregnancies it is safe to have sex for all 9 months. ...Read more
30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?
Myths: I don't know where you got that statistic, but it is not true or correct or there is a different definition of what the word 'bleeding' means. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Any bleeding in pregnancy should be considered abnormal. And a reason to be in good contact with your OB. ...Read more
Several Issues: With even healthy pregnancy, the very vascular uterine lining continues to grow, facilitating capillary flow to support growing baby, the zygote erodes into the uterine lining needing blood supply/nutrition+waste removal, rapid placental development not perfect, much of the rapidly forming fine vascular network is fragile & stressed by motion, BP elevations, etc. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
Yes: And they are probably good for you. Anyone telling you otherwise is trying to sell you something worthless and making something that's already difficult even more so. And congratulations on the likelihood of your being a mother. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: There's no medical evidence to suggest that sex during pregnancy does any harm to the baby. Your baby is well cushioned by a sac of fluid well beyond the neck of the womb (cervix). A loving physical relationship is important for your wellbeing, and your partner's as well, during pregnancy. ...Read more
A board certified: Obgyn is the best person cause that doc can do a workup and whatever treatment u need , i rec a doc , not a midwife to evaluate this as u need bhcg, prog level , a good exan and an accuarate ultrasound. ...Read more
Always ask OB expert: Many women with low-risk pregnancies successfully work out during pregnancy. But all should discuss this with their OB doctors at the first visit. Conditions change throughout pregnancy. Therefore, women should ask the OB at visits what is ok. Women with risk of pregnancy complications, history of preterm birth, etc. Should consult with OB and maternal-fetal medicine about what activity is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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