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During the first trimester of pregnancy is shark cartilage safe?

During the first trimester of pregnancy is shark cartilage safe?

No: During the first trimester it is particularly important tt avoid substances that can contain toxic agents or interfere with blood vessel development. I don't see why one would take shark cartilage at any time during pregnancy or while breast feeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

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If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

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Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Not usually: Generally, the best ultrasound for dating is an early first trimester ultrasound. It is unlikely to be off by that much from where the actual pregnancy dates are, but it might be off from your menstrually calculated due date due to issues with when your last period was. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin safe during the first trimester of pregnancy? Some sites say amoxicillin is a category a (in australia) and some say its a category b?

Is amoxicillin safe during the first trimester of pregnancy? Some sites say amoxicillin is a category a (in australia) and some say its a category b?

Amoxicillin: In animal studies Amoxicillin did not cause any problems when given in large doses to pregnant rats and mice. The antibiotic has not been studied in pregnant women, but case reports suggest that Amoxicillin does not increase the risk of birth defects or miscarriages. If you are taking Amoxicillin and pregnancy occurs, let your healthcare provider know. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a physically active woman to do a strenuous mountain hike to an altitude of about 3500m during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe for a physically active woman to do a strenuous mountain hike to an altitude of about 3500m during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Not safe: The air at 3500 meters (over 10, 000 ft) above sea level is significantly thinner and has less oxygen in it than you are used to. It is not a good idea to expose your developing baby to reduced oxygen (hypoxia), and the hazard would be greatest in the first trimester. This is especially true if you have a heart or lung problem (asthma). Mountain sickness at altitude is another hazard to your baby. ...Read more

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Are grapes safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Are grapes safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Fruit is a healthy alternative to all the bad choices we have available to us in terms of food consumption. ...Read more

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Is gatorade safe to drink during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is gatorade safe to drink during first trimester of pregnancy?

Gatorade ok in preg: Gatorade is absolutely safe in pregnancy, especially if you are having trouble keeping down food or fluids. If you are vomiting and unable to keep anything down, you should contact your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more