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Depression during pregnancy?

Depression during pregnancy?

Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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Is there ovulation during pregnancy?

Is there ovulation during pregnancy?

NO: Your body naturally blocks ovulation once hormone levels of beta HCG are detected in the blood. ...Read more

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How to abort a status migrainosus during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

How to abort a status migrainosus during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

That's something: that you definitely should do under the care of a live physician who knows your case. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Yes.: Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name). The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant. ...Read more

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Triazolam safety during pregnancy?

Triazolam safety during pregnancy?

Be careful: Benzodiazepines require special precaution if used in the elderly, during pregnancy, in children, alcohol or drug-dependent individuals and individuals with comorbid psychiatric disorders.Triazolam belongs to the pregnancy category x of the fda. This means that it is known to have the potential to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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Is there any mental stress during pregnancy?

Is there any mental stress during pregnancy?

Yes: All of pregnancy is mental stress. Good and bad. The stress on body and body changes, hoping that everything will be all right, changes to family dynamic, money, other health issues...The list is endless. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations safe during pregnancy?

Are vaccinations safe during pregnancy?

Varies: Most inactivated (killed) vaccines like the injected flu and TdaP are safe at any stage of pregnancy. Some like MMR,varicella or the live weakened Flu-mist, are avoided due to a remote possibility of fetal harm.Some practitioners just avoid any in the first 12 weeks out of a sense of caution while the fetus is in its critical formative stage. ...Read more

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Which sex positions are safe during pregnancy?

Sideways from rear: Is safest. Male lying under partner with female on top either facing each other or female's back toward partner are both also safe positions. Male sitting underneath on a chair with female either facing him, or both facing forward works for some couples. ...Read more

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Is sex safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

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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

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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

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Are toothaches during pregnancy normal?

Are toothaches during pregnancy normal?

They can be: A true toothache during pregnancy is likely due to a tooth problem prior to pregnancy. When pregnant, you are definitely more prone to gum disease which can present as toothaches. If you notice more bleeding of your gums when brushing and flossing, you may have pregnancy gingivitis and should see your dentist for treatment. Studies are showing low birth weight babies due to gum disease. ...Read more

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Is bleeding during early pregnancy common?

Is  bleeding during early pregnancy common?

Common but...: While common to have some spotting, it could signal a more serious issue. Be sure to schedule prenatal care right away. ...Read more

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Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Absolutely NOT!: Why would you think of taking anything like that during pregnancy that could endanger your developing fetus? Adulthood should always precede parenthood. ...Read more

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What happened to ovaries during pregnancy? Whethr they ovulate?What is their function during pregnancy time?

What happened to ovaries during pregnancy? Whethr they ovulate?What is their function during pregnancy time?

Sleepy time 4 eggs.: Your ovaries are minimally hormonally active during pregnancy after the first trimester when the placenta takes over the production of estrogen and Progesterone from the corpus luteum. This ovarian rest period (no ovulations for 9 months) is what helps decrease risk of ovarian cancer with repeated pregnancies and the severity of pelvic endometriosis after even one term pregnancy. Good question! ...Read more

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Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Is bleeding during pregnancy ever normal?

Yes: There are innocent causes of bleeding like implantation bleeding and sensitive cervix, but there are also serious causes such as placental separation (abruption), placenta previa, and uterine rupture. Any vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated and explained by a physician and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Are hormone/birth control pills(ex:Sprintec) able to control petit mal seizures especially for someone that has increased seizures during menses?

Are hormone/birth control pills(ex:Sprintec) able to control petit mal seizures especially for someone that has increased seizures during menses?

Work with Neuro: Birth control pills do not control petit mal seizures. Anti epileptic drugs control seizures. (AED) All women taking AEDs of childbearing years should be taking Folic acid. AED medications can induce hepatic enzymes that increase the metabolism of oral contraceptives. I advise your friend to go back to the Neurologist and work on a treatment plan tailored for her particular case. It is dangerous for seizures to remain untreated. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more