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How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

Fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen): Fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen). But, you should check with your doctor to make sure you don't need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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How fast does a baby develop in the second and third trimester of pregnancy?

How fast does a baby develop in the second and third trimester of pregnancy?

Develope /grow: The babies major structures are defined and recognizable by the end of the first trimester. Elaboration of structure ( finish work ) for things like kidneys, brain, intestine, etc continue thru the 2nd while the third trimester is basically weight gain & some lung work. ...Read more

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What can I do for severe vomiting in the first trimester?

What can I do for severe vomiting in the first trimester?

Small frequent meals: Some people get relief from ginger and vitamin b6. Exercise helps. Getting away from stress makes a big difference. If you are vomiting excessively and losing weight, your doctor can prescribe several medications that help. Make sure you don't allow yourself to get dehydrated: it makes the nausea much worse. ...Read more

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What homeopathy medicine can I use in the 9th month of pregnancy to have an easy delivery and reduce labor pain?

What homeopathy medicine can I use in the 9th month of pregnancy to have an easy delivery and reduce labor pain?

Arn.,Caul.,Cimic.&..: A double-blind study done in 1987 showed women taking 12c potencies of caulophyllum, arnica, pulsatilla, gelsemium & cimicifuga 3x/week in the 9th month experienced 40% less time in labor! there are also a variety of remedies one can take during labor as indicated to ease the birthing process. Homeopathy is totally safe to take when pregnant. See http://www.Elixirs.Com/faq.Htm for more info. ...Read more

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How can you safely have a root canal done in the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy?

How can you safely have a root canal done in the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: The alternative is to wait, but if the tooth gets infected, if you get swollen, and if you have severe pain, it will be more difficult to treat you rather than treat you now. Have your dentist talk to your obgyn. ...Read more

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Besides an antibiotic, what can I take to get rid of a uti? This is the third one in my life that i've ever had

Besides an antibiotic, what can I take to get rid of a uti? This is the third one in my life that i've ever had

Depends: Anectdotal suggestions of drinking cranberry juice have some merit, as the drink can make your urine acidic and kill some minor bacteria, but your best bet is getting a urinalysis and culture with sensitivities to accurately diagnose your UTI and learn what bacteria is causing it, as well as what antibx will erradicate it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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

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

Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so i decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp032.Cfm & travel during pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp055.Cfm & getting in shape after your baby is born- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp131.Cfm. ...Read more

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Is an hCG level of 11.9 in the third or in the second week and is bad gestation please answer me quickly ?

See below: This is low normal wait until the fourth week it should rapidly elevatwe by then but at this point in time this could still be normal. ...Read more

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If I have a fever in the second trimester, does that put the baby at risk?

If I have a fever in the second trimester, does that put the baby at risk?

Why the fever?: Depends what the fever is from. Most common infections that cause fevers do not hurt your baby. There are some, though, that can - rubella, for example. ...Read more

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Is the first time I see a hsv-2 lesion in the eye, can still cause blindness? What OTC can I use to relief the pain and fast healing?

Is the first time I see a hsv-2 lesion in the eye, can still cause blindness? What OTC can I use to relief the pain and fast healing?

Taking a risk: How do you know this is HSV-2? Do you have it elsewhere? Herpes on the eye can be destructive and can scar, affecting the final vision permanently. Do you see a white spot on the cornea? and especially if you are a contact lens wearer? This could be an ulcer which could be dangerous. No OTC products will touch these types of infection. See your ophthalmologist quiickly. ...Read more

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

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

Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so i decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp032.Cfm & travel during pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp055.Cfm & getting in shape after your baby is born- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp131.Cfm. ...Read more

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What are the risks to baby if I have panic attacks in the third trimester?

What are the risks to baby if I have panic attacks in the third trimester?

Minimal: The baby inside you does not know what or how you are feeling - whether you are calm, relaxed, anxious, in pain, etc. There would not be an impact on your baby as long as you maintain your health and nutrition. Anxiety is common in pregnancy and there are good treatment options for pregnant women who require treatment for anxiety (or other mood disorders). Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I protect my children in the case of a tsunami?

How can I protect my children in the case of a tsunami?

Plan beforehand: Find out what the school evacuation plan is. The plan may require you to pick your children up from another location other than school. Keep in mind that telephone lines (including cell phone networks) during a tsunami watch or warning may be overloaded, and routes to and from schools may be blocked with traffic. ...Read more

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How many kicks should I expect per hour from my baby in the third trimester? Is there a rule to predict risk factors or trigger seeing a doctor?

How many kicks should I expect per hour from my baby in the third trimester? Is there a rule to predict risk factors or trigger seeing a doctor?

5 per hour: KIck counts are one technique some use to assess fetal movement. Simply lay down in an area with no distractions. Count the number of fetal movements. Most will count at least 5 within one hour. If less than that then get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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In 16 weeks pregnant and have had 10+ ultrasounds due to different complications can the sonograms affect my child in any way? I got to do another :(

In 16 weeks pregnant and have had 10+ ultrasounds due to different complications can the sonograms affect my child in any way? I got to do another :(

Ultrasounds: We, in the medical community have a lot of experience with ultrasounds and pregnancy at this point, and there is NO evidence what so ever that it affects the child in any way. I am sure if your OB is doing them, they are necessary to be sure the baby is healthy. Good Luck with your pregnancy! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the pregnancy in an early stage without going to a abortion clinic?

How can I get rid of the pregnancy in an early stage without going to a abortion clinic?

learn your options.: This is an issue which warrants more than a rapid on-line exchange with a physician who doesn’t know you. Recommend discussing this with your personal physician, your gynecologist or at a family planning clinic. This way you will be aware of your options and make whatever decision is optimal for you. ...Read more

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How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

Fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen): Fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen). But, you should check with your doctor to make sure you don't need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What tests will I need in the third trimester?

What tests will I need in the third trimester?

GBS, Glucola: A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes. A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies. ...Read more

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What are the best sex positions in the third trimester?

What are the best sex positions in the third trimester?

Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure on the cervix. Sometimes, depending on the patient and the pregnancy, it can be a challenge to find a comfortable position. ...Read more

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Is 125+ BPM at rest to high for the third trimester?

Is 125+ BPM at rest to high for the third trimester?

That is normal: A fetal heart rate of 120-160 is normal in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Yes: Absolutely! some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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What can I do about leaky breasts in the third trimester?

What can I do about leaky breasts in the third trimester?

See answer: This can be an issue and is common. Discuss with your gyn, and you may need to invest in some good maternity bras with padding to prevent the leakage from being noticeable through your clothing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have leaky breasts in the third trimester?

Yes: The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy will prepare the body to produce milk and often can cause leakage late in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Yes, but...: The uterus can rotate to the right & impact blood flow back to the heart from compression of the vena cava. Probably the best position for sleep in the 3rd trimester is on the left side in fetal position. That maximizes blood flow to the placenta which is how the baby gets nourishment. ...Read more

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What to do if migraine in third trimester lasting 5 days and counting!!?

What to do if migraine in third trimester lasting 5 days and counting!!?

Hypertension: i would have your blood pressure tested and if its OK and your urine does not show protein i would call your OB and speak to him/her or a health professional in the office. At your age there is a higher risk of complications. ...Read more

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I am in my third trimester and I have difficulty breathing when i lie down. Why?

I am in my third trimester and I have difficulty breathing when i lie down. Why?

sob: Often the size of the fetus/uterus in the third trimester can interfere with diaphagmatic motion when lying down and cause difficulty breathing, talk you your doctor, lying down with chest higher than abdomen can help in this case rather than lying flat. ...Read more

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Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Fetal pressure +: The pressure and movement of the fetus in the uerus will often initiate "pre-labor" contractions which can be measured on a fetal monitor. These are often rhythmic in nature as opposed to the pressure of "stretching" pains. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Yes: Some women find that a hot tub will help them get through the discomforts of the 3rd trimester. Be sure to drink lots of cool water and not to stay in for more than 10 minutes at a time. Water temperature below 104 will decrease risk of low blood pressure causing a woman to feel faint or pass out. ...Read more

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Is it okay to lift 50 pounds or more in the third trimester? I'm going to be 32 weeks, and starting a cna program. What would you say is the limit?

Possible: If that is part of your usual activity. How big are you? . Bigger, clumsy items can hurt your back. Handles, straps may make it easier. If unusual, work up to it in gradual steps and be careful with the lift, position, posture etc probably 20-25 pounds - grocery bag size is more reasonable. ...Read more