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This is my first pregnancy, how can I make sure my food allergy doesn't cause malnutrition for my baby?

This is my first pregnancy, how can I make sure my food allergy doesn't cause malnutrition for my baby?

Healthy variety: Babies are great at stealing the nutrients they need from you while you are pregnant. It is extremely difficult to cause malnutrition in the baby based on mom's diet. Food allergies are unlikely to cause problems, just make sure you are getting a good variety of proteins, whole grains, veggies and fruits from the foods you can eat. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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I don't feel any symtoms of pregnancy after a frozen tranfer, are this normal?

I don't feel any symtoms of pregnancy after a frozen tranfer, are this normal?

Maybe: A pregnancy test or a missed period are the first signs you can count on; symptoms are totally unreliable this early. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have no cravings as of 22wks pregnancy? I haven't had cravings at all.

Is it normal to have no cravings as of 22wks pregnancy? I haven't had cravings at all.

Yes: Not everyone has cravings during pregnancy. Each pregnancy is unique, and the symptoms you will experience will be different with separate pregnancies. At this point in your pregnancy you should be feeling the baby move and your body adjusting to the growing uterus. ...Read more

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What is the chance of viable pregnancy if hCG isn't doubling?

What is the chance of viable pregnancy if hCG isn't doubling?

HCG: Hcg doubles every 2 to 3 days in around 85% of early normal pregnancies. Is your HCG at least increasing? Discuss specifics with your physician. ...Read more

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Sleeping on the floor during pregnancy can't it harm the baby?

Sleeping on the floor during pregnancy can't it harm the baby?

Unlikely : Sleep is wonderful and of great benefit to the success of pregnancy.How and where you do it is less of an issue.The baby is cushioned within the body and unaffected by your choice of sleeping location. ...Read more

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If you haven't had your period in 3 months does that mean pregnancy?

If you haven't had your period in 3 months does that mean pregnancy?

Could be: If you had unprotected sex, you could be pregnant. Do a home pregnancy test. There are other causes of missed periods. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I don't want to risk it. Why would my ob prescribe meds during pregnancy?

I don't want to risk it. Why would my ob prescribe meds during pregnancy?

Then don't take it: If you are that concerned about a particular med and your obgyn can relieve those fears, you shouldn't take the meds. But, keep in mind, that you may need the meds for whatever issue you are facing. Have a meeting with your doc to discuss your concerns. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could my paranoia give me pregnancy symptoms that aren't really there? Help!

HPT: Dear ibex, if you are concerned about being pregnant, the best thing you can do is to reassure yourself one way or another with a home pregnancy test. This can be done as soon as you have actually missed your period. If you are having issues related to paranoia it may be beneficial to seek the assistance of a therapist (unless you are just referring to feeling paranoid about getting pregnant). ...Read more

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Is it normal that I can't eat vegetables in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: It's very common and normal to have food aversions during the first trimester of pregnancy. Luckily, the baby is doing just fine despite this. Baby is using your stores of nutrients just fine at this stage. When you feel better during the second trimester, improve to a more nutritious diet right on time for babies big burst in growth. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Treat before pregnan: Hypothyroidism should be corrected by an appropriate dose of brand name T4 before you get pregnant. If you're already pregnant, make sure your abnormal thyroid is treated properly immediately, as low thyroid level can endanger the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Teen pregnancy and unprotected sex mess up lives. Why don't they realize that?

Teen pregnancy and unprotected sex mess up lives. Why don't they realize that?

Momentary: Unfortunately our society has developed with a terrible lack of discipline. Adolescents are spontaneous in the "heat" of the moment and act without any thought of the potential consequences. Like you, I am old fashioned and merely an unheard voice in the wilderness. ...Read more

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Vasa previa - should I insist on making sure it doesn't exist in my pregnancy?

Vasa previa - should I insist on making sure it doesn't exist in my pregnancy?

Often missed: Vasa previa can be ruled out with a transabdominal ultrasound if the placental cord insertion site can be seen. Many routine scans do not look for this. But it is easy to identify. If it is an area of concern for you, your OB can tell you if it was looked at on your ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant but I don't have any pregnancy symptoms. Is it normal?

I am 11 weeks pregnant but I don't have any pregnancy symptoms. Is it normal?

NORMAL: Symptoms during PG vary greatly between individuals. Not having "symptoms" does not mean anything is wrong with the PG. ...Read more

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Are there any pregnancy symptoms that aren't similar to those of your period's?

Really: The major difference is that bleeding stops with pregnancy (for the most part) ; bleeding occurs with one's period. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor ...Read more