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Falling While Pregnant Second Trimester
Any size: The size will vary depending on how much development occurred.You can carry a "non-viable" or dead fetus for a while. ...Read more
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
Sensitivity to HCG: Sensitivity to HCG varies from woman to woman. Some women never experience morning sickness while others deal with it through out the entire pregnancy. The level is lower after the first trimester but there is still HCG present. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
No: This is a complex medical procedure that should be performed in the setting of a healthcare facility. ...Read more
No: But it is not necessarily serious. You should be checked. ...Read more
Yes: They are called Braxton-Hicks contractions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Within 3 days usu.: 6 days maximumGet a more detailed answer ›
Hopefully: The second trimester is often called the honeymoon period of your pregnancy. Most symptoms improve, including nausea fatigue and even constipation. Not everyone sees those improvements right away though. There are many treatments for constipation in the meantime. Prune juice is great to start with. Have you tried an over-the-counter stool softener? Also MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works well for some people. ...Read more
Eat healthy: Make sure you are taking your vitamins, and make sure your hb is normal as it can drop during preg and u may need additional iron and i assume they have checked your thyroid as I do in all my pts at their 1st visit, because hypothyroid can cause decreased energy and make sure u are sleeping as well as possible. ...Read more
FDA class C drugs, : amphetamines (AMPH's) have known fetal risks in animal studies. It's best for a woman of child-bearing age on AMPH to discuss her individual benefits vs.risks with her OB/GYN's & psychiatrists before conception. AMPH's constrict blood vessels; reduced blood flow across the placenta can affect fetal growth, mostly weight gain at therapeutic doses, & ^ risk of prematurity. Discuss with your OB. ...Read more
No: Most patients will generally feel 5 movements per hour when they concentrate and do "kick counts." this is true for most patients after 28 weeks. Before 28 weeks different people feel different things. ...Read more
Prego and cramps: This is not normal. You should report this to your doctor and ask if you need an examination. ...Read more
Being Pregnant: In reality this is not common or normal. Thus most of us here would defer to your OB to explain this. You are correct. The early ultrasounds are usually the most accurate for dating. There must be a reason and i would direct you to your OB to confirm why this was done in your situation. ...Read more
2nd trimester, can't keep any food or drinks down for 4-5days, also very tired, having headaches also what do I do?
Call OB: You are sick. Your baby is at risk. It has been days since you had food and nourishment. Please sign off of the internet and page your doctor now! ...Read more
Is it ok to use temperature controlled jacuzzi when in second trimester if we maintain temperature below 100 f.( not regular use)?
Yes: This should be safe but even so prolonged use may not be wise. If you were to get overheated, even though you could quickly cool down it is not nearly so easy for the baby to cool down. Sustained elevated body temperatures have been associated with damage to the fetus. ...Read more
Is afrin (oxymetazoline) safe to use in the second trimester? I've used it atleast twice a day for the last two weeks? Is the baby ok?
Don't overuse it: Pregnancy causes congestion from swelling of the nasal membranes. Afrin shrinks the lining but should only be used for a couple of days; any longer causes severe "rebound" congestion. It is also a vasoconstrictor (tightens blood vessels), and while the risk is low, it may affect blood flow to your baby. Check with your doctor for safer and better options to treat your congestion. ...Read more
I'm freaking out now! my first trimester due date was 6/23/13 now i'm in second trimester and it changed to 6/20/13, which one is more accurate?
First trimester: First trimester dating is more accurate than second trimester dating. The estimated dates of june 20, june 21, june 22, or june 23 are about the same in real life, because real life is never exact. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
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