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Doctor insights on: Having A Healthy First Trimester

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Is it normal to bleed in your first trimester? 1x qrter size blood stain followed by brown spots. 9wks 2days ago healthy HB. I just want my baby

Is it normal to bleed in your first trimester? 1x qrter size blood stain followed by brown spots. 9wks 2days ago healthy HB. I just want my baby

Early Pregnancy: What you are experiencing is quite common in early pregnancy. As long as you are not having bleeding like a period, or cramping, you should be fine. And, it is reassuring that there is a healthy HB. This is not unusual, however, if things change, see your OB right away. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Why do I worry so much about misscarriage in the first trimester when I have never had a miscarriage before? I can't stop! I have had 2 healthy babies.

Why do I worry so much about misscarriage in the first trimester when I have never had a miscarriage before? I can't stop! I have had 2 healthy babies.

I suspect: Some worrying is normal, but it sounds like you are worrying to the point where it is interfering with your normal life. If you are pregnant now i'd suggest talking with your OB about it when you next see him/her; you would probably find talking with a counselor or psychologist/iatrist helps too. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What weeks are first trimester?

What weeks are first trimester?

Through 13th week: The first trimester of pregnancy is up through the 13th week. The second trimester begins with the 14th week, and the third trimester begins with the 27th week. ...Read more

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When does the first trimester end?

When does the first trimester end?

Week 13: A preg is 40 completed weeks from 1st day of last menstral cycle. The strictest definition would be13 wks, 2 days 8 hrs. By tradition 13 completed weeks will suffice. ...Read more

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What to expect in first trimester?

What to expect in first trimester?

Read a Book: You are asking a question that would require a book length answer. That is not feasible here on this simple application. But, if you are pregnant your OB would have recommended that you get at least one prenatal guide book to read during your pregnancy. These books on being pregnant are readily available. ...Read more

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What heron does to baby in first trimester?

What heron does to baby in first trimester?

Heroin and Pregnancy: It is not good. But, at this point it does not matter. What matters today is that you get to your doctors, to the hospital or to a drug and alcohol treatment facility so that you can be safely detoxed and allowed to join the program with other women like you to help each other stay clean. There really and honestly is a solution to this problem and it requires action today. Please take this advice. ...Read more

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How accurate are first trimester ultrasoubds?

How accurate are first trimester ultrasoubds?

Very accurate: Ultrasounds tend to get more inaccurate as your pregnancy progresses. First trimester ultrasounds are more accurate than second trimester ultrasounds, which are in turn more accurate than third trimester ultrasounds. First trimester ultrasounds can reliably predict gestational age within 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have pain in the first trimester?

Is it ok to have pain in the first trimester?

It depends: It depends on the type of pain. Some mild cramping is normal with the stretching of the growing uterus but any severe pain is not normal. When in doubt see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat tuna in your first trimester?

Is it okay to eat tuna in your first trimester?

Mercury: This is general information (not specifically for pregnant women): big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited (no more than 3 – 6 oz servings per month). Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury (no more than 6 6-oz servings per month). ...Read more

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Which tests should I have in the first trimester?

Which tests should I have in the first trimester?

Depends: Standard first trimester tests in the United States include blood type, blood count, hepatitis test, rubella test, syphilis test, hiv, urine culture. Depending on the patient's history, her desires for genetic testing or the doctor's protocols other tests may be performed. ...Read more

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What's the most weight in a week in first trimester?

What's the most weight in a week in first trimester?

Quite variable: Most women gain about 2-4lbs. During the first trimester and 1 lb./wk from there. Some none, other my lose due to n/v. An average weight woman should gain a total of 25-35 lbs., underweight women 28-40 lbs., and overweight women 15-25 lbs. You don't have to "eat for two", but be sure to eat a variety of nutritious foods. Moderate exercise is also recommended, but talk to your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Is it a bad sign if I don't have symptoms in my first trimester?

Is it a bad sign if I don't have symptoms in my first trimester?

Not necessarily: While women have symptoms like nausea vomiting and fatigue during the first trimester, others normal woman may not have any. The symptoms normally improve by 12-14 weeks. If a patient has symptoms. It is of more concern if there is a sudden loss of symptoms during the early to mid first trimester. If there is any concern consult you md. They can easily check and reassure you. ...Read more

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Do you tend to have odors and fluid dripping during first trimester?

No NOT normal: See your OB for an exam and vaginal cultures and an us, to check for viability and to r/ o other problems call your ob. ...Read more

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What to do if I gained weight in first trimester but not the second?

What to do if I gained weight in first trimester but not the second?

Your diet and OB MD: You need to discuss this question with your treating OB MD who will have all of your current prenatal care exams and will know accurately what adjusts to make if any. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I have not put on any weight in the first trimester?

Is it normal that I have not put on any weight in the first trimester?

Yes: In the first trimester, 2-4 pounds is the average weight gain in a person starting at a normal weight. Most weight is gained later in pregnancy. You only need an additional 100-300 calories per day to support a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the first trimester?

What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the first trimester?

ENjoy: Enjoy the ride and consider taking a first time parent's course and finding a good OB and pediatrician. ...Read more

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When do they consider u/s in the first trimester? What weeks is first trimester?

When do they consider u/s in the first trimester? What weeks is first trimester?

First trimester: About the earliest a pregnancy can be confirmed with ultrasound is 5-6 weeks. The first trimester lasts until 13-14 weeks of pregnancy (~3 months). ...Read more

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Is massage ok in the first trimester? There seems to be a lot of different opinions about this

Is massage ok in the first trimester? There seems to be a lot of different opinions about this

Yes: Simply - yes. There are no contraindications. You are going to be concerned with issues regarding whether modalities penetrate the pelvis and influence the developing fetus. Or whether somethic can make some systemic change (like a drug does, or perhaps the way a hormone influences change). Massage is topical, like an ice pack or a heating pad. ...Read more

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Bleeding while in first trimester?

Bleeding while in first trimester?

See OB/GYN: Any bleeding while pregnant should be discussed with your OB dr. As you may need an exam to assure all is well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to fly in the first trimester?

Is it ok to fly in the first trimester?

No: If you have placenta previa or other pregnancy complications, it may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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I'm spotting n im in my first trimester why?

I'm spotting n im in my first trimester why?

Fairly common: To have spotting in the first trimester. It occurs in 25% of patients and can be due to a number of things, but I recommend a sono to make sure is isn't a miscarriage. If not- it can occur due to implantation of an early pregnancy, or due to formation of the placenta, or due to a subchorionic hemorrhage, or due placenta developing close to or overlyin the cervix. Only way to know is to get a sono. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue in the first trimester?

What causes fatigue in the first trimester?

Low blood: Early in pregnancy the vascular system rapidly expands. This dilutes your red blood cells which carry oxygen. It is similar to having a form of anemia. It takes a while for your body to catch up. It is worse if you are anemic to begin with. ...Read more

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Is azo safe on first trimester?

Is azo safe on first trimester?

It appears to: Be safe but call your doctor to get permission to take it because some of the gyn doctors does not like their patient to take any medication without their consent. Beside that you need to be treated for the UTI with medication so it does not progress to kidney infection which could be dangerous for a pregnant woman. ...Read more