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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. Scott Bolhack
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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

An age-appropriate diet is one that provides adequate nutrition and is appropriate for a child's state of development. During the first 4 - 6 months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. At 4 - 6 months of age an infant should be consuming 28 - 45 ounces of formula, and is often ready to start the transition to solid foods. 6 - 8 MONTHS Continue to offer breast milk or formula 3 - 5 times per day. 8 - 12 MONTHS OF AGE Breast milk or formula should be offered three to four times per day at this age. After a baby is 1-year old, whole milk may replace ...Read more


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Can taking the abortion pill affect your later on pregnancies?

Can taking the abortion pill affect your later on pregnancies?

"abortion pill": No, early, medical abortion should not affect later pregnancies. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect your skin?

How does pregnancy affect your skin?

In several ways: Your skin goes through several changes during pregnancy. Some areas become darker due to changes in the pigment of your skin. Luckily, this generally fades. Blood vessels can become for prominent, moles can change in appearance & stretch marks develop due to connective tissue changes. Itching may be normal or a sign of something more concerning. Always discuss any skin changes with your dr. ...Read more

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Does excess sex affect my pregnancy...Wil I b pregnant?

Does excess sex affect my pregnancy...Wil I b pregnant?

Sex when pregnant: If pregnancy is uncomplicated, sexually intercourse is generally fine. However, if concern with vaginal bleeding or preterm delivery/labor exists, then pelvic rest including sex is usually recommended. ...Read more

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I found out that I am pregnant. My right overi is stuck to my utris will this affect my pregnancy?

I found out that I am pregnant. My right overi is stuck to my utris will this affect my pregnancy?

Not likely: Its usually more of an issue if the ovary is adhered to the bowel when pregnant, but usually this does not cause a problem. Adhesions are relatively common, yet we don't see too many problems associated with them during the pregnancy itself. ...Read more

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Is it mesopril can affect pregnancy ?

Yes : This medication can cause serious damage to the fetal kidney. Contact your doctor to switch to safe alternative. ...Read more

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Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Please tell your: doctors know asap if you are pregnant. Lithium is FDA pregnancy category D & has been associated w cardiac defects. Lamictal is pregnancy category C. ...Read more

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Is allergic pill affect on pregnancy?

Allergy Pills + Preg: If you are talking about oral antihistamines, then Loratadine and Cetirizine are safe, but fexofenadine is not. Montelukast is considered safe but should be used primarily in 2nd/3rd trimester. ...Read more

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Does sex in 9th month affect d pregnancy?

Does sex in 9th month affect d pregnancy?

Sex while pregnant:: Many women safely have vaginal intercourse in late pregnancy. If it is uncomfortable - would refrain. Your obstetrician should tell you if sex is contraindicated for you. ...Read more

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When will i get pregnancy symptoms that affect my work?

When will i get pregnancy symptoms that affect my work?

May or May Not: You may or may not experience pregnancy symptoms that will impact your ability to work. The major issue would be if you developed a pregnancy complication. I worked until the day i delivered for all of my pregnancies, but every woman and every pregnancy is different. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Lydia Collins
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Malnutrition (Definition)

Malnutrition is also known as Poor nutrition. 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