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I am 6 weeks preg. I have heartburn & feel heavier but unlike my 1st 3 pregnancies (girls) I have no morning sickness yet. Could something be wrong?
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
I have two grils were c-section, my pregnancies were not the best with the girls. My 3rd never gave anyproblem and I want to try a vaginal b can u advi?
2: Vaginal birth and C-section. Vaginal births can be assisted with forceps or vacuum ...Read more
Yes: My first delivery as a medical student was from a 13yo. She did a lot better than some I've dealt with since. Sad that some go down this road so unprepaired. ...Read more
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7 months preg. I don't want to take nutrition tablets. Instead what foods should I take for healthy pregnancy and delivery?
Iron, folic acid: Foods that are high in folic acid, iron, and calcium to start are good. NUTS have great minerals. Focus on fruits, vegetables and vary them. I like to say eat your colors of the rainbow. Think broad. Great resources include the CDC and mypyramid. Gov for basic food nutrition. Good luck and rest up! ...Read more
My cellulite is increased from the beginning of my pregnancy is it normal? And it will disappear after the delivery or not?
I had a baby when I was 20 and the pregnancy was good and delivery was good. I have been trying to get pregnant after that for 5 yrs and no luck, why?
See a Professional: If you are unable after 5 years, it would be time to seek out your ob/gyn doctor and have him or her assess the situation. ...Read more
Why do people in the U.S. need medicine to have a safe pregnancy/delivery when women in other countries can do it without any doctors or medicine at all?
Can be done, but...: 100 years ago, 1 in 4 women in the USA died in Childbirth. Now, the rate is. 28 per 1000. This is due mostly to the availability of doctors, blood, antibiotics and c/sections. Its true that women in, say, Sierra Leone, frequently give birth without medicine or doctors but the maternal mortality rate is 40 times higher (11 per 1, 000 women). It can (and is) being done but carries some risk. ...Read more
Hi, I am in 8th month of my pregnancy and just a few days before my U/S reports reflected that my expected baby weight at time of delivery could be 2 kgs which is less I think so. My 9th month will start at 28th August. So, will my baby gain weight in the
No: It could be right on time, early or late. ...Read more
Its been 15 months after my baby delivery. Is it possible to reduce my pregnancy pouch now through diet and exercises?
Can the delivery part of the pregnancy be similar from one baby to the next? I had a great one the 1st time I'm scared its going to be bad 2nd time..
Normal worries: I'm sure you hear some horror stories from well meaning friends but take heart. You proved you could get through it once, which means your body can actually do it. Most have a shorter labor with 2nd deliveries. There is never any guarantees that some unexpected thing can show up but as long as you get good prenatal care and behave yourself you have done all you can. ...Read more
Cronic weed smoker through half of pregnancy then slowed to at night within the last month I've smoked here and there. 8 weeks delivery. Will I show pos?
Yes.: Sciatica and other musculoskeletal pain occur in pregnancy due a number of changes that occur in the body with pregnancy. These include compression of nerves due to a number of factors eg postural changes, fluid retention, joint laxity, etc. These changes persist for some time into the postpartum period. Hence, we can see these problems both antepartum and postpartum. ...Read more
Asthma and pregnancy: With appropriate asthma therapy, most women can breathe easily, have a normal pregnancy, and deliver a healthy baby. Overall, the risk of poorly controlled asthma is much greater than the risk of taking medications to control asthma. Asthma therapy during pregnancy is most successful when a woman receives regular medical care and follows her treatment plan closely. Before. ...Read more
Likely: The size and number, and location is relevant. ...Read more
Pregnancy test: After you deliver, your pregnancy test can remain positive for up to a month or so afterwards. It is sometimes hard to tell if positive pregancy test is just leftover from the delivered pregnancy or a new pregnancy. The best way to tell is to do serial a beta HCG levels (a blood test) and see if the numbers are going up or down. ...Read more
Good day. Does pregnancy bring cholesterol levels up and how long after delivery can I check my cholesterol?
Lipoproteins, not. .: Cholesterol (which is made by every animal&human cell on planet/part of all animal cell membranes/allows cells to change shape/animals to move). Lipoproteins (proteins which transport ALL fats), known since before 1950, are the key issue for arterial disease. Chol. Promoted by NIH. Gov starting 1972 for ↓$ way of estimating LDL but usually works poorly/very misleading. Optimize NMR lipoproteins. ...Read more
For pregnancy in california - is aim better than medicare? In which program I should expect a better care during pregnancy and delivery?
Not much: There is little you can do at 9mo pregnant to make sure you delivery vaginally. Eating a healthy diet without too much sugar (to prevent large babies) and exercising regularly can help women have vaginal deliveries and recover better. Often vaginal delivery can not occur due to things outside of your control such as baby being turned in the wrong way or too big or baby's heart rate dropping ...Read more
Placenta is anterior upper segment grade 2 in 36 week of pregnancy. Is it good for normal delivery?
Its my 26th week of pregnancy which kind of vaccination I need n how many times I have to repeat till delivery?
Depends: If you are RH negative blood type, you may be thinking of the Rhogam injection given to protect baby from blood group reactions. If not and you were fully immunized as a kid, the TdaP and flu vaccines are often given late in pregnancy to pass strong antibodies to baby during the period before they start their own shots. If you are more specific with your information we can be more specific. ...Read more
4 days postpartum and bp is 120/90 it was ok after delivery during pregnancy it was 120/80 to 130/90 highest? Is it serious?
No: Let your OB know, and take it from there on ...Read more
I hear that a lot of times a fetus can eat their own waste, during pregnancy and during delivery, what cause this to happen?
Mother Nature: See during fetal life, fetus is packed inside an amniotic fluid filled sac, he has no choice but to drink and pee that fluid out. Behind this what's the logic is that if his food pipe is blocked he won't be able to swallow the fluid so mother will have too much fluid in sac on other side problem with fetal kidneys don't let him pee so less fluid. His poop he swallows or inhales in distress mostly. ...Read more
Taking 137 x2 a day for levothyroxine. While pregnant. Should I still take that after delivery or go back to 175 before pregnancy?
See your doctor: You will need your labs checked and get the correct dosage accordingly. You should have your levels checked regularly since there is no permanent dosage for anyone. ...Read more
My wife has pregnancy thyroid but it was detected after 5 months of delivery. Is there any chances of being this disease finished?
Possibly: There is a disorder called post partum thyroiditis. This can cause thyroid levels to be temporarily abnormal, and may return to normal within 1 year after pregnancy. However, there are other more permanent thyroid problems that also develop after pregnancy, that do not resolve. Getting thyroid antibody levels can help to decide which problem she has. ...Read more
My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery. Please tell me why and how to improve it?
My first delivery was cesarean, can I take any medication after 16 months for avoiding pregnancy? Should it be taken within 72 hours?
Yes: Odd question coming from a male, but a female can take any medication she wants or needs to, to avoid pregnancy 16 months after a cesarean section. If you are talking about emergency contraception, that ideally is taken as soon as unprotected intercourse occurs. The sooner after this encounter, the more effective in preventing pregnancy. If you had another question, be sure to ask. ...Read more
My sis has a non cancerous cyst about 20cmby20cm. She is 2mnth pregnant. Should she terminate her pregnancy and remove cyst or after delivery?
Is unilateral pulsatile tennitus related to pregnancy, and will it go away after delivery? And what to do to manage it during your pregnancy?
What exercises or activities can be performed during pregnancy for normal delivery/to avoid surgical delivery? And to stay my baby healthy and safe?
Normal exercise ok: Exercise is ok in pregnancy. If you are starting a new program start gradually and keep hydrated while exercising. Avoid repeated jumping and bouncing exercises in the third trimester. If you are very athletic prior to getting pregnant you should be able to continue most of the same activities when pregnant. Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. ...Read more
If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?
Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more