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Does Hard Work Affect Pregnancy
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
May worsen disease: Activity of uc and cd at time of conception greatly predicts disease course. If in remission, most stay in remission (2/3) where as 1/3 will flare. Disease that is active during conception usually does not go into remission during the course of pregnancy and may even get worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy? My level is 6.2. Will it make morning sickness worse or trouble firing pregnancy?
Here are some...: Semen color is expected to change from time to time reflecting the frequency of ejaculation, but not affecting the odd to fertilize a waiting egg under right environment and time. In fact, sperm count, concentration, motility, & shape, and semen liquidity are known useful parameter, not color. Furthermore, men bear full responsibility for 30% of infertility and partial one for 20%; women bear 50%. ...Read more
Not usually: There are a number of physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not an illness, however. Most women can continue working safely although certain modifications may be necessary due to physical changes that occur. There are certain chemicals you want to avoid exposure to. As pregnancy progresses, women will experience more discomfort and may need to limit their activity. ...Read more
In several ways: Your skin goes through several changes during pregnancy. Some areas become darker due to changes in the pigment of your skin. Luckily, this generally fades. Blood vessels can become for prominent, moles can change in appearance & stretch marks develop due to connective tissue changes. Itching may be normal or a sign of something more concerning. Always discuss any skin changes with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: The intent to inseminate with non-invasive ways as touted and marketed on line as so-called at-home insemination is virtually & technically no difference from natural insemination by elevating the buttock and lying on bed for 4-6 hours if any possible. I have tried to search such use in www,medscape.com but in vain. As to damaging to sperms, I would not think it physically will. Detail? Ask doc. ...Read more
Not dependable: Breast feeding has been shown to stop ovulation (egg release) in some women for a variable amount of time. However, if you are looking for a dependable birth control method, this is not. You would never be able to predict when the ovulation would resume, and that might be your surprise pregnancy. ...Read more
Serious note: If identified and treated early, there's a good chance everything will resolve with no harm. There's a 30% chance of damage to her tube, but usual outlook for health and fertility is good. On the other hand...If diagnosed late, misdiagnosed, if not treated or inappropraately treated she can lose a tube and can even be life-threatening. Please don't panic, but stay on top of this. ...Read more
A variety of ways: The type and organ involvement of the lupus can be important. Year ago people with lupus were advised not to get pregnant. Now we know people with lupus can have great pregnancy outcomes. There is a risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, lupus flares, hypertension especially with kidney invovlement and smoking. You will need to be evaluated for your lupus risks before pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking prenatals before pregnancy make a good big difference? Does it help with conceiving as well?
Prenatals: Most definitely. Your state of health and nutrition does make a difference not only when trying to conceive but also to support a healthy pregnancy. Such things as vitamin b12, iron, and folic acid, among others are essential. You should discuss this with your gynecologist and help to plan a successful pregnancy. Good luck and congratulations on starting a family! ...Read more
Variably: It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications. Pulmicort and singulair (montelukast) have category b ratings for pregnancy.It is reported that approximatley 1/3 of pregnant asthmatics improve, 1/3 worsen and 1/3 remain the same. Deterioration of asthma during pregnancy can deprive the baby of oxygen and lead to premature birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7-10 days: Most will turn positive about 7-10 days after conception. ...Read more
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