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Smoking during pregnancy?

Smoking during pregnancy?

Very bad idea: Smoking will hurt not only your health but also your baby's health for the rest of his/her life. Quit asap. It is not easy. Consult your doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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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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Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

D/w ob-gyn: You should d/w your ob-gyn what is appropriate wt gain for you. Women who are thinner to begin with are expected to gain more wt than women who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. ...Read more

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Difference between spotting during pregnancy and during period.

Difference between spotting during pregnancy and during period.

Emergency: Any bleeding in pregnancy is an emergency and is not expected. If there is any spotting then the OB should be contacted urgently if a female is pregnant. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is eating plums during pregnancy okay?

Is eating plums during pregnancy okay?

Plums are a : Healthy food you can eat during pregnancy. However, plum juice can have a higher sugar content then plums - so use should be judicious. ...Read more

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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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Is having sex during pregnancy normal?

Yes: Sex is ok during pregnancy as long as it causes no discomfort to the woman. There are complications of the pregnancy when sex is not advisable such as bleeding. In that case, you want to avoid sex until the cause is found to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

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Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Always ask OB expert: Many women with low-risk pregnancies successfully work out during pregnancy. But all should discuss this with their OB doctors at the first visit. Conditions change throughout pregnancy. Therefore, women should ask the OB at visits what is ok. Women with risk of pregnancy complications, history of preterm birth, etc. Should consult with OB and maternal-fetal medicine about what activity is safe. ...Read more

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What is normal weight gain during pregnancy if overweight?

What is normal weight gain during pregnancy if overweight?

Depends: On how much you weigh, 25-30 would be average but some of my obese pts sometimes do not gain much at all 10-15 lbs which is fine as long as the baby is growing. ...Read more

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Is having a running tummy during pregnancy dangerous?

???: If u mean is running dangerous if you are pregnant the answer is no as long as you have been running previously and you do not develop any preg complcations where it would be advisable not to run. The 1st time i ran the boston mararthon, joan benoit samuelson a famous runner ran that race 6 mos pregnant , but that would not be advisable for most women. ...Read more

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Are cramps during pregnancy irregular?

Are cramps during pregnancy irregular?

Many causes 4 cramps: Cramping in pregnancy can come from several things from bladder infection to early labor. It is always best to contact an OB provider when they occur so such problems can be assessed and put into perspective given the patient's medical history and status. Thanks for asking @drpam. ...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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Is running during pregnancy healthy for the baby?

Is running during pregnancy healthy for the baby?

Exercise pregnant: Unless a mother has specific contraindications for exercising during pregancy, healthful behaviors like appropriate exercise is always beneficial to the baby. ...Read more

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Can cramping be because you hungry during early pregnancy?

Yes among others: Cramping and stomach difficulties are almost universal complaints in early pregnancy. The uterus itself is being stretched which causes cramping. The hormonal changes cause digestive trouble from nausea, gas, constipation to heartburn. ...Read more

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If overweight during 1st trimester of pregnancy should you loose weight?

If overweight during 1st trimester of pregnancy should you loose weight?

I would not because:: It's good to lose weight if overweight, but pregnancy is not a good time to do this. Our fat contains many environmental toxins like pcb's, dioxins, pbb's ; heavy metals. When you lose weight these toxins enter your bloodstream ; might have serious adverse effects on your developing baby- especially during the first trimester. You can try to not gain much during preg. But now is not time to lose. ...Read more