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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


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Is a fluctuating temperature during pregnancy indicative of labor ?

Is a fluctuating temperature during pregnancy indicative of labor ?

No: A true fever (over 100.4 degrees f) suggests infection, but just feeling hot or warm doesn't indicate labor. Most pregnant women often feel warm in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is it possible for my basal body temperature to rise when I am spotting and bleeding little after a chemical pregnancy?BBT taken at same time.

How is it possible for my basal body temperature to rise when I am spotting and bleeding little after a chemical pregnancy?BBT taken at same time.

Very unreliable: Basal body temperature is notoriously unreliable. In the days before home ovulation kits this was a commonly used tool but it still was not very accurate as small fluctuations in temperature are a normal part of physiology. If you are trying to track ovulation you are better off using a home ovulation kit ...Read more

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Can hot showers increase core body temperature during pregnancy? They're my only relief when my back is sore. I let stream fall on my back not tummy.

Can hot showers increase core body temperature during pregnancy? They're my only relief when my back is sore. I let stream fall on my back not tummy.

Not significantly: While hot tubs and baths with total immersion can increase core temperature, it would be very hard to do with a shower. If the heat is also just localized to your back, then this is probably okay. The issue of increased core temperature is mainly an issue during the first trimester. ...Read more

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Is 99.8-101.3 temperature a normal elevation during early pregnancy (4-5 gestational wks)? Only symptoms are fatigue, nausea, headache, chills/sweat.

Is 99.8-101.3 temperature a normal elevation during early pregnancy (4-5 gestational wks)? Only symptoms are fatigue, nausea, headache, chills/sweat.

Viral illness: presents with these symptoms and it is the likely cause of yore temperature elevation. The one symptom that concerns me, however, is chills, sweating. Shaking chills can occur in both viral and bacterial infections. Keep up good e of fluids to prevent dehydration, rest and if not better in a day or two see your doctor. See earlier if any worsening. ...Read more

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How can I exercise safely during pregnancy?

How can I exercise safely during pregnancy?

Be smart: In the absence of medical or OB complications, pregnant women should continue to exercise at a moderate level for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. Speak with your doctor if you are unsure if exercise is safe for you. Knowing when to stop (vaginal bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath) and avoiding high risk exercises (scuba diving, high risk of falls, contact sports) is important too. ...Read more

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I am already heavy but I don't wanna gain to much during my pregnancy what type of exercise should I do while I aam pregnant?

I am already heavy but I don't wanna gain to much during my pregnancy what type of exercise should I do while I aam pregnant?

Great question!: By far the best exercise you can do is walking! make sure you have a comfortable pair of shoes! and take nice slow walks...Great for the circulation; and low impact. You might also try using an elliptical machine; as this is also low impact on your joints, just do it slowly and you'll get a great work-out. Yoga is another great thing to study while pregnant; very relaxing. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

Varies: Most are cat c meaning concerns exist for animal studies and not proven safe in preg humans. There are times when a pt. And her baby are safer taking an antidepressant, esp if suicide is a risk. You and your physician can decide together what is best for you. ...Read more

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