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Dr. Liza Kunz
167 doctors shared insights

First Trimester Pregnancy (Overview)

The first trimester of pregnancy is an exciting time when expecting parents have many questions and concerns. And that's okay! Your doctor's there to help explain prenatal screening, your first ultrasound, and what you can do to keep both you and baby healthy.


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First trimester pregnancy week by week getting sicker?

First trimester pregnancy week by week getting sicker?

Symptoms vary: Each week your baby is growing rapidly. Starting with one cell to a completely formed fetus by 12 weeks with fingers, toes etc. Each week you may feel the same with mild symptoms or you may have severe symptoms with vomiting and weight loss. Each baby is different and each pregnancy is different. Many women feel really good during the first trimester. Breasts might feel tender and enlarged. ...Read more

Dr. Liza Kunz
167 doctors shared insights

First Trimester Pregnancy (Overview)

The first trimester of pregnancy is an exciting time when expecting parents have many questions and concerns. And that's okay! Your doctor's there to help explain prenatal screening, your first ultrasound, and what you can do to keep both you and baby healthy.


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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy First Trimester

You can find a baby gender at the end of the first trimester pregnancy by the ultrasound. ...See more

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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Checklist)

Take prenatal vitamins
daily
Take folic acid
daily
See your OB-gyn or midwife
monthly
Take walks
30 min, daily, forever
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How common/what % spot during first trimester pregnancy? What are causes of spotting? 

How common/what % spot during first trimester pregnancy? What are causes of spotting? 

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to spot in the first trimester. Your obgyn should have fully explained possible causes which are, possible loss of pregnancy, implantation bleed, subchorionic hematoma- which is a small blood clot. Abnormalities of the cervix or friable cervix which can bleed after intercourse and other causes. You should get an ultrasound, i always do that in all of my patents. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy First Trimester

Hang in there! it gets better for most patients! the 1st trimester of pregnancy will only last 14 wk. ...See more

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Having a Healthy Second Trimester (Checklist)

Share your pregnancy news with friends, family, and coworkers
once
Get your flu shot during flu season
once
Monitor weight gain and focus on a healthy diet
once
Schedule a dental visit to keep your pregnancy healthy
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Typhoid treatment in first trimester pregnancy?

Typhoid treatment in first trimester pregnancy?

Antibiotics...: ... Usually used to treat typhoid are not recommended in pregnancy, but there are safe alternatives, such a ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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How to cure hemmoroids in first trimester of pregnancy?

How to cure hemmoroids in first trimester of pregnancy?

Fiber and fluids: Hemorrhoids get attention following the intense push often associated with vaginal childbirth. High fiber diet, maintaining regular bms and avoiding straining will help with time. Irritation can be improved with steroids, and other topical agents. Spasm and pain is helped with sitz baths. There are various ways to treat, and the last resort is surgery, but they're treated, usually never cured. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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