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Is it normal to feel your ears are closed during pregnancy?

Is it normal to feel your ears are closed during pregnancy?

There can be an: Increase in congestion during pregnancy. This can lead to closure of a eustachian tube and pressure in your ear. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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When does mucus plug form during early pregnancy?

When does mucus plug form during early pregnancy?

Almost immediately : The plug forms almost immediately after one becomes pregnant due to the hormonal changes. ...Read more

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How early can a woman lose her mucus plug during pregnancy?

How early can a woman lose her mucus plug during pregnancy?

Very early: Weeks to months sometimes, the usual time is anytime after 37 weeks if u are worried call your OB cause if u are early they will need to check your cervix and do cervical length on ultrasound to make sure it is not thinning out or dilating too soon whcih can be treated but they need to know if the cervix is normal length or not. ...Read more

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What to do if one ear often gets clogged during later stage of pregnancy?

See ear specialist: Could be any of numerous causes such as wax, infection, congestion common to hormones of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How high does your fever have to be to impact baby development during pregnancy? My normal temp is 97.6 rather than 98.6 taken by ear

How high does your fever have to be to impact baby development during pregnancy? My normal temp is 97.6 rather than 98.6 taken by ear

Probably above 102: Although prolonged/repeated exposure to high ambient temperatures of saunas,jacuzzis during the first weeks of pregnancy can increase the risk of some birth defects, it is not clear if fevers "impact on a baby development" because of the high temperature or because of the cause of the fever which can be viral or bacterial infections or other metabolic disorders. Ask MFM doctor with expertise in ID ...Read more

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Hi i want to know risks associated with ear tags of a new born. Amniocentesis was done during pregnancy and was fine, does this rule out any risk?

Hi i want to know risks associated with ear tags of a new born. Amniocentesis was done during pregnancy and was fine,  does this rule out any risk?

Ear tags: Most ear tags are benign and not associated with any abnormalities. One thing i know they can be associated with is hearing abnormalities. Hearing test in the hospital and subsequent one later in life (consult with ent) is important to conduct. Otherwise, no other testing than routine one in the hospital (metabolic profile) is recommended. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant and temp fluctuating between 98.6-99.5 for 2 days (by ear). Normal during pregnancy? 99.5 high enough to harm baby?

5 weeks pregnant and temp fluctuating between 98.6-99.5 for 2 days (by ear). Normal during pregnancy? 99.5 high enough to harm baby?

No harm to baby: Actually, temperatures variate below 100 degrees normally. If your temperature rises above that value assessment of an infection location is needed. ...Read more