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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?

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?

Not necessarily: The absence of morning sickness does not automatically signal something wrong. Every patient and pregnancy is different. Just see your doctor for possible ultrasound to verify that everything is progressing normally. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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What number of types of delivery are there in pregnancy?

What number of types of delivery are there in pregnancy?

2: Vaginal birth and C-section. Vaginal births can be assisted with forceps or vacuum ...Read more

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Has anyone here witnessed a teen pregnancy delivery?

Has anyone here witnessed a teen pregnancy delivery?

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?

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

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My cellulite is increased from the beginning of my pregnancy is it normal? And it will disappear after the delivery or not?

My cellulite is increased from the beginning of my pregnancy is it normal? And it will disappear after the delivery or not?

It is normal: Cellulite does increase with pregnancy. It is from the increase in estrogen that is associated with pregnancy.
Some of it will go away after pregnancy. The rest will need a healthy diet and exercise. Unfortunately all of it will not go away...Best regards ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I ensure safe delivery with 7 months pregnancy?

How do I ensure safe delivery with 7 months pregnancy?

Preterm labor?: If you are in preterm labor at 7 months you need to be in the hospital now. Your doctor will then assess and see if your labor can be stopped or slowed. Steroids will be given to speed up the baby's lung development. 7 months is very early to deliver. ...Read more

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What is the normal date of delivery after 9th month of pregnancy?

What is the normal date of delivery after 9th month of pregnancy?

Unpredictable: The convention is to use weeks of gestation, and the due date is calculated as 40 weeks from your last menstrual period, or 38 weeks from conception. Of course only 5% of women deliver on their due date, but about 90% will delivery between weeks 37 and 42. ...Read more

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Its been 15 months after my baby delivery. Is it possible to reduce my pregnancy pouch now through diet and exercises?

Its been 15 months after my baby delivery. Is it possible to reduce my pregnancy pouch now through diet and exercises?

Yes: But u need to have caloric restriction and a good exercise program with the proper exercises it will take hard work but u can do if u are comiitted. ...Read more

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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..

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

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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?

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?

Probably: In a chronic (daily) user thc will show-up positive in urine analysis up to 4- 6 weeks after stopping.
You must stop all use as soon as possible in order to minimize health risk to your unborn child. ...Read more

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Can sciatica occur after pregnancy and delivery?

Can sciatica occur after pregnancy and delivery?

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

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Could asthma effect badly pregnancy and delivery! Thanks?

Could asthma effect badly pregnancy and delivery! Thanks?

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

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After delivery, how soon will the home pregnancy tests work?

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

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Does having frequent sex during pregnancy help with the delivery of the baby?

Does having frequent sex during pregnancy help with the delivery of the baby?

Not really!: Go easier the last month, but frequent sex during pregnancy keeps everyone happy (hopefully). Women carrying a male usually express more interest in sex, getting a testosterone infusion from the male fetus. Too vigorous sex late can induce contractions. ...Read more

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Good day. Does pregnancy bring cholesterol levels up and how long after delivery can I check my cholesterol?

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

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For pregnancy in california - is aim better than medicare? In which program I should expect a better care during pregnancy and delivery?

For pregnancy in california - is aim better than medicare? In which program I should expect a better care during pregnancy and delivery?

Ob/Gyn: Do you mean medicaid? Medicare is for people 65 and older. The most important thing is to find a good obstetrician who makes you feel safe and takes good care of you during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Labor nurse: Usually your labor nurse and possibly a nursing student or a resident (only in training facilities). ...Read more

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What can I do during my ninth month of pregnancy that can help me to have a vaginal delivery?

What can I do during my ninth month of pregnancy that can help me to have a vaginal 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

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What are some yoga poses that are good for pregnancy as well as helping with labor & delivery?

What are some yoga poses that are good for pregnancy as well as helping with labor & delivery?

There are many: I practice yoga, and while I am not sure of all of the names of the exact poses, pregnancy yoga is wonderful for stretching the hips, legs and back and increasing flexibility in those areas. Seek out an instructor certified for yoga in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Its my 26th week of pregnancy which kind of vaccination I need n how many times I have to repeat till 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

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I hear that a lot of times a fetus can eat their own waste, during pregnancy and during delivery, what cause this to happen?

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

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Taking 137 x2 a day for levothyroxine. While pregnant. Should I still take that after delivery or go back to 175 before pregnancy?

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

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My wife has pregnancy thyroid but it was detected after 5 months of delivery. Is there any chances of being this disease finished?

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

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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 skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery. Please tell me why and how to improve it?

Normal changes: Pregnancy often causes darkening of the skin particularly in certain areas. The increased pigmentation can fade over time, but that can take months or even years. ...Read more

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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

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My sis has a non cancerous cyst about 20cmby20cm. She is 2mnth pregnant. Should she terminate her pregnancy and remove cyst or after delivery?

My sis has a non cancerous cyst about 20cmby20cm. She is 2mnth pregnant. Should she terminate her pregnancy and remove cyst or after delivery?

Cyst in pregnancy: A cyst can be removed in pregnancy without needing to terminate. We remove these cysts ideally between 12 & 20 weeks. Even of it is malignant the pregnancy does not need to be terminated. ...Read more

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Is unilateral pulsatile tennitus related to pregnancy, and will it go away after delivery? And what to do to manage it during your pregnancy?

Is unilateral pulsatile tennitus related to pregnancy, and will it go away after delivery? And what to do to manage it during your pregnancy?

Ear infection: Since it is one sided, you should see someone to examine your ears. You may have an infection or something else causing tinnitus on just one side. See your internist or an ent. ...Read more

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What exercises or activities can be performed during pregnancy for normal delivery/to avoid surgical delivery? And to stay my baby healthy and safe?

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

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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?

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