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I am 40 weeks 8 days pregnant. Due to be induced in two days. Want to go naturally, any suggestions?have tried spicy food and long walks. Nothing work

I am 40 weeks 8 days pregnant. Due to be induced in two days. Want to go naturally, any suggestions?have tried spicy food and long walks. Nothing work

Universal mystery: Since the advent of time itself, mankind (&womankind alike) have wanted a way to initiate labor "naturally". Your induction will use a drug called Pitocin (oxytocin). However, labor contractions have been known to occur with orgasm which is harmless to the baby but enjoyable for all and who knows actual labor may result. (smile) ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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Can going on walks while 35 weeks pregnant cause uterine tetany and deprive the baby of oxygen?

Can going on walks while 35 weeks pregnant cause uterine tetany and deprive the baby of oxygen?

No.: Uterine tetany is usually related to Oxytocin administered to augment labor after labor induction. This must be done in the hospital where they can administer Magnesium sulfate to reverse it, if needed, and monitor the well-being of the baby. Abruptio placentae and other rare metabolic conditions. There have been ruled out already, I presume. Actually walking will increase blood flow. ...Read more

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What would be signs of rickets on an 8mo baby? I have low levels of vitamin D now but ignore levels @ pregnancy. Baby crawls, sits, walks, stands.

What would be signs of rickets on an 8mo baby? I have low levels of vitamin D now but ignore levels @ pregnancy. Baby crawls, sits, walks, stands.

Rickets: Signs of rickets in infants including box shaped head, delayed development, widening of space in the wrist joints, beads on the ribs, called rosary beads, irritable children. Vitamin d comes also from sun exposure. If the child has a healthy diet and proper sun exposure, your child should be fine. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant. Not used to exercising. Started 30 min walks 2 weeks ago. Today i did some fast running for short intervals. Felt slight cramp. Be ok?

6 weeks pregnant. Not used to exercising. Started  30 min walks 2 weeks ago. Today i did some fast running for short intervals. Felt slight cramp. Be ok?

Yes this is okay: I would continue with exercise during the pregnancy, but over time you should "expect less" of your self in terms of what you will tolerate. If you are having cramping, then you probably need to back off a little bit. In the absence of bleeding, this cramping is not concerning at this point. ...Read more

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My 11 month baby cries all the time to be in my arms, she already walks, has lots of toys, i can't cook, clean, im also pregnant what can I do?With no cry

My 11 month baby cries all the time to be in my arms, she already walks, has lots of toys, i can't cook, clean, im also pregnant what can I do?With no cry

Separation anxiety: Sounds like separation anxiety which usually escalates around this age in a normal child. You can try finding distractions for her and place her in a safe area (pack and play, crib, playpen) while you go do what you have to do. Most babies who cry but are not hungry or hurt will be ok if you don't rush to console them immediately. If possible, try to get a friend/ family to help give you a break. ...Read more

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Is eating dates s bad during pregnancy?

Is  eating dates s bad during pregnancy?

Why?: Would be in the newspaper. Or the product would have a disclaimer on the package. Dates are eaten regularly in many arabic countries. ...Read more

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Don?T understand all the do s and don ts of pregnancy?

Don?T understand all the do s and don ts of pregnancy?

Normal life.: Pregnancy is a natural process. Lead you normal life. Should not be dieting, smoking, doing drugs and alcohol. No sky jumping, marathon race, paragliding.......Risky habits. It is related to time of gestation also...... To be more precise. ...Read more

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At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

Get it checked.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Is an u/s done by a tech better than the dr with early pregnancy?

Is an u/s done by a tech better than the dr with early pregnancy?

Depends: Typically ultrasounds during a pregnancy are done by a tech. The tech typically has more time to search the nuances of the pregnancy than the doctor. The doctor typically reviews the information and ultrasound by the tech. Without knowing the experience of either professional, it is impossible to say, though they do work as a team to provide you with comprehensive care. ...Read more

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Why do they let the hospital volunteers just walk in my room? It’s really annoying.

Why do they let the hospital volunteers just walk in my room? It’s really annoying.

Tell head nurse: You can limit or restrict people who go to your room. You still have to allow the nurses, and doctors to see you. Volunteers have an important function in hospitals. ...Read more

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My frend s 2weeks pregnant and shes bleeding now..What s the causes for this problem?

My frend s 2weeks pregnant and shes bleeding now..What s the causes for this problem?

Hard to tell: Most common reason for early bleeding may be an impending miscarriage. It is a common occurrence but does not make it any less heartbreaking for the patient. Other causes could include: implantation bleeding- the pregnancy can continue onward, vaginal infection, laceration or cut from intercourse, a mild separation of the placenta causing a retroplacental hemorrhage. See your obgyn soon. ...Read more

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My husband does'nt produce enough semen to get me pregnant how should he improve this?

My husband does'nt produce enough semen to get me pregnant how should he improve this?

Urologist: Only an evaluation by a fertility specialist and a urologist can get to the bottom of that. Sometimes medicines or surgery can improve things but only after we figure out what the specific problem is. ...Read more

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I was wondering how much harder it is to become pregnant in your 30's and 40's. I'm 36 . Thanks?

I was wondering how much harder it is to become pregnant in your 30's and 40's. I'm 36 . Thanks?

Harder: Ovulation frequency begins an inevitable decline in your 30's and by age 40 may only occur 2 to 4 times/year resulting in fewer conceptions. ...Read more

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Hi I am due next month aug 29 according to early 6 wk u/s what r the possible date range i got pregnant from sex plz?

Date of conception: If due date of 29 august is accurate and you will be at term then, 6 december is the probable date of conception. However, your numbers don't jive: you state you are 21 weeks pregnant; if so a delivery date of 29 august is highly unlikely or you'd be very premature. Recheck your figures and resubmit question. ...Read more

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My wife is 11 week pregnant and we went for sonography. The NT came 2mm. Her age is 24yrs please suggest what does it mean?

My wife is 11 week pregnant and we went for sonography.  The NT came 2mm. Her age is 24yrs please suggest what does it mean?

NT= 2 ??: I am not sure what NT stands for but... Just as there are standard curves for growth in wt an length and head circumphrence there is a spread around the mean. What we really are looking for most closely is the continuing growth of th fetus. ...Read more

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If i was told i'm 7 weeks and 5 days pregnant on july 29th at my first u/s does tht mean i'm 7 weeks and 5 days since conception?

If i was told i'm 7 weeks and 5 days pregnant on july 29th at my first u/s does tht mean i'm 7 weeks and 5 days since conception?

No: 7 5/7 weeks estimated gestational age is time from last menstrual period by convention. It is similar to 5 5/7 weeks estimated from time of actual conception. The two weeks difference is adjusting for time of ovulation, usually ~14 days for most women. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more