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I am 6 weeks pregnant. &already have a 3 month old.is there any reason my heart should race when I fall asleep.i never sleep much,it's affecting daily?

I am 6 weeks pregnant. &already have a 3 month old.is there any reason my heart should race when I fall asleep.i never sleep much,it's affecting daily?

Discuss w/ OBGYN: There can be so many reasons - some are simple, some may be less. Have your Dr examine you and follow through with Tx plan. I expect you are very tired and that's part of why this is so important. Your baby, the fetus, those who love you and you especially need as much energy and well being as you can have! Best wishes. Make an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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29 weeks pregnant II get good sleep bt for the past twio days ifve had a headach and instantly fall asleep throughout the day..Eewhy?

29 weeks pregnant II get good sleep bt for the past twio days ifve had a headach and instantly fall asleep throughout the day..Eewhy?

Close followup: Headache during pregnancy can mean a subtile or significant increase in your blood preasure. This can bring along changes in your kidney function and make you at risk of seizures or stroke.Call your OB and see if this is a simple issue or one requiring special monitoring & meds. ...Read more

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Its been 2 weeks and i haven't got my period . I feel so tired all the time and all i want to do is sleep am i pregant? I also took a pergncey test

Its been 2 weeks and i haven't got my period . I feel so tired all the time and all i want to do is sleep am i pregant? I also took a pergncey test

You tell us: If you did a pregnancy test then you have your answer. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Could i be pregante I am peeing a lot more then usual and i stay tired but i can't sleep and I am having sharp pains in my lower belly

Your : Your symptoms are somewhat vague and do not necessarily mean that you are pregnant. However, there's no way to know whether you are pregnant or not without a test. As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. If you are not pregnant, you may want to contact your doctor to discuss your symptoms. You may have another illness going on. ...Read more

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Could i be pregante I am peeing a lot more then usual and i stay tired but i can't sleep and I am having sharp pains in my lower belly

There's : There's no way to know whether you are pregnant or not without a test. As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to not have your period or if they become irregular, you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi quick question i have the non hormone iud,nd lately I've been really tired i jst wanna sleep nd i get cramps or i wanna throw up.could i be pregnaN?

Hi quick question i have the non hormone iud,nd lately I've been really tired i jst wanna sleep nd i get cramps or i wanna throw up.could i be pregnaN?

Probably not: Even though it's very very rare you can still get pregnant with an IUD in place. Fatigue, nausea and cramps are all common symptoms during menses. If you are still worried, take a home pregnancy test, if positive see your doctor right away as if you are pregnant there is a higher likelihood it is in the wrong place if you have an IUD. ...Read more

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Im 18 weeks pregnate, and im sleeping on the floor it temp. Until i get a bed will that harm my unborn child im a mother and i just moved into my new place without funiture if i don't have a bed and sleepin on the floor with support under my belly will th

The : The good news: women have been sleeping on floors for thousands of years. Despite being uncomfortable for you, it should not harm your unborn baby. The bad news: you may be sore in the morning and it's not safe to take Ibuprofen while pregnant - only tylenol. I hope your bed comes soon! ...Read more

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Im 35 weeks pregnact and I just can't go to sleep I been awake since 3 & its 5 already I have a little pain in my back also?

Im 35 weeks pregnact and I just can't go to sleep I been awake since 3 & its 5 already I have a little pain in my back also?

Several things: First if the pain is new, talk to your doctor to be sure everything is ok. If it is just pressure from .The baby, try a comfortable body pillow to rest against, posture with one bent knee slightly on your side. Also a pregnancy girdle at this point might help relive some of the lower pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more