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How should I change my skincare routine in pregnancy?

How should I change my skincare routine in pregnancy?

Avoid Active Product: Generally you want to avoid any active products when you are pregnant (things like Retin-A and hydroquinone). One of the beauties of pregnancy is that typically your skin will look fresher and healthier because it is well hydrated and has a nice youthful glow. Stay well hydrated and moisturize your skin with simple products as needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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 have started a new office role where my hours are 4pm-midnight. What can I do to stay healthy and adjust my body clock accordingly?

I have started a new office role where my hours are 4pm-midnight.  What can I do to stay healthy and adjust my body clock accordingly?

Work Schedule: Eat at the same time every day, go to bed at the same time every day. Establish a healthy routine with consistency which will help you adapt to your new schedule. Regular aerobic exercise, proper nutrition and managing stress adequately will all help. Keep the same routine on weekends and when your not working. My best. ...Read more

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I just found out i'm five weeks pregnant. How do I find a good doctor for prenatal care in my area and when should I schedule my first appointment?

I just found out i'm five weeks pregnant. How do I find a good doctor for prenatal care in my area and when should I schedule my first appointment?

Schedule 7 weeks: Ideally, if you can see a doctor around 7 weeks, that's idea as it can date your pregnancy very well. In terms of how to find a doctor, you can try the rating sites, like ratemds, or healthgrades, or yelp. If you post your question again, it's possible someone on healthtap is in your area and you can see what you think of them based on their profile and and answers. Insurance can be factor. ...Read more

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Adding to my workout routine? What should I change?

Adding to my workout routine? What should I change?

You haven't told: Us what your routine is - so it is difficult to tell you what to change. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can I expect my sleep to change in pregnancy?

How can I expect my sleep to change in pregnancy?

Depends: Some people have no problems while others have significant sleep disturbances. Try staying active and doing yoga before bed. ...Read more

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My first pregnancy I did all routine test without any questions, wanted to know if I can decline my first routine blood work with my second child?

My first pregnancy I did all routine test without any questions, wanted to know if I can decline my first routine blood work with my second child?

Why ??????: Routine are based on how to best serve the needs of the fetus & recognizes that the human system can change daily. Screening can detect unrecognized dietary deficiencies blood group problems, chemical imbalance, diabetes, etc. All of which can be properly managed & the baby protected if they are known.If you chose to avoid normal care, please be prepared to accept the outcome. ...Read more

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How can I make sure my pregnancy is healthy in the first four months?

How can I make sure my pregnancy is healthy in the first four months?

Live healthy: Just by living healthy, it will help bolster a pregnancy's health. That means being active, sleeping well, and eating well(avoid diets that a too restrictive in one of the major macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins or fats.) Don't forget to take prenatal vitamins, avoid alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic diet ok for pregnant or breastfeeding women? I am alil over 8 months pregnant with my first child. I am not diabetic but my fiancee is type 1. I want to make sure that i can do everything i can in my power to keep him healthy by cooking good

It is likely ok: It is always recommended to eat healthy during pregnancy by taking in the appropriate and right amount of the different food groups. The underlying purpose of diabetic diets is to promote healthy eating. You should be fine to participate in a healthier lifestyle but if you continue to have concerns, review your pregnancy requirements with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

Prep for lactation: In the first weeks of pregnancy there is breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola (the area around the nipple), darkening of the areola. Later in pregnancy the breasts enlarge. All of these occur in preparation for feeding the newborn. Every pregnant woman should consider these as welcome changes and an opportunity to provide her baby nourishment. ...Read more

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I want to use testosterone and trenbolone cycle for bulking up. I had my thyroid removed years ago and am on T4 daily. Will this affect it in any way?

I want to use testosterone and trenbolone cycle for bulking up. I had my thyroid removed years ago and am on T4 daily. Will this affect it in any way?

Testosterone AAS: Chip, careful with aas. You already have a medical concern, and this can make the situation worse. Everyone would like to build muscle but illegal aas like parabolan comes with many side effects. Talk to your physician or atleast a physician educated in hormone replacement about your androgen levels. Your levels may be off and need replacement or be fine & need diet and a workout program. ...Read more

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I had a baby 7 months ago and i would like to exercise at home to get in shape, any reccomendations?

I had a baby 7 months ago and i would like to exercise at home to get in shape, any reccomendations?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Not necessary: You can maintain the same balanced, healthy diet all year round. Nowadays, we can get fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh fish and meat all year around. ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of back acne in about 2 and a half months?

What should I do to take care of back acne in about 2 and a half months?

Systemic Rx: You can't do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't touch it. Your physician can probably clear you in about two weeks with a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. If this fails and you're offered isotretinoin, accept it. ...Read more

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Hi! What over the counter pills can I take to delay my period for 3 days? I have a beach trip the same week as my period and I wanna enjoy my vacation

Hi! What over the counter pills can I take to delay my period for 3 days? I have a beach trip the same week as my period and I wanna enjoy my vacation

Sorry, bad news:none: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but there are no over-the-counter pills to delay one's periods. Hormonal contraception eg birth control pills, can be taken in such a manner as to "prevent" menses but these are, of course, by prescription only. Furthermore, even if you got a prescription today, you wouldn't delay period. It requires skipping placebo/sugar pills & starting next pack immediately ...Read more

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How should I change my skincare routine in pregnancy?

Avoid Active Product: Generally you want to avoid any active products when you are pregnant (things like Retin-A and hydroquinone). One of the beauties of pregnancy is that typically your skin will look fresher and healthier because it is well hydrated and has a nice youthful glow. Stay well hydrated and moisturize your skin with simple products as needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Any changes in blood routine that indicates pregnancy?

Any changes in blood routine that indicates pregnancy?

Unsure: It is not clear what you mean by "blood routine.” Perhaps you are referring to your menstrual cycle. If you are pregnant then you do not have periods. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is change in breath smell common in early pregnancy?

Is  change in breath smell common in early pregnancy?

Not typical. : Without knowing you better, i can't say for sure. However one concern I have is gestational diabetes. It could also be gerd, or perhaps side effect of your prenatal vitamins. Please call your ob. ...Read more

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Not so common signs of pregnancy?

Not so common signs of pregnancy?

Only 1 matters: We live in an age where symptoms of pregnancy are totally irrelevant. All you need to do is check a home pregnancy which are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. They are so sensitive they are often positive before you miss your cycle or even begin to have symptoms. ...Read more

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Are tubal pregnancies real common?

Somewhat: About 20 per 1000 pregnancies are ectopic or tubal pregnancies. ...Read more

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Do I need to change my diet for pregnancy?

Do I need to change my diet for pregnancy?

No: If you are already eating a healthy, well balanced diet, then you don't need to change. There are some changes in mineral and vitamin recommendations that can be supplied through a prenatal vitamin. You do not need to "eat for two." the increased calorie requirements during pregnancy amount to approx. 300 cal/day which is not a significant amount. ...Read more

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What are biological changes in pregnancy ?

Many: Pregnancy has biological changes on almost every organ system of the body. Some of the more common include a slowing in bowel function, increased urinary frequency, increased body hair, changes in skin, changes in senses (taste, smell), increased melanin production & a variety of other effects. ...Read more

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Can your body change shape after pregnancy?

Can your body change shape after pregnancy?

Yes: This is not something that should be pondered over much. With effort, and sometimes without much effort, you can regain your former body shape, if it means that much t you. Human pregnancy is a very metabolically transforming state and i will suggest that the outcome, with your precious new baby, should be considered well worth your risk of some personal body changes. ...Read more

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How common are cord accidents during pregnancy?

How common are cord accidents during pregnancy?

Cord accidents: About 1 out of 200 pregnancies end in stillbirth. Of the stillbirths recorded with possible causes 2-4% of those are from cord accidents. So out of every 10,000 pregnancies you will have about 2-3 cord accidents (2-4% of 50 stillbirths in 10,000 births). ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of pregnancy at 7 weeks?

Nausea, fatigue, etc: Early pregnancy symptoms are: fatigue (extreme!), nausea, bloating, lower pelvic cramping, constipation, sometimes food aversions and smell sensitivities. And of course... Missed period! ...Read more

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Is it common to feel overwhelmed after pregnancy?

Is it common to feel overwhelmed after pregnancy?

U can but not good: So call your OB asap as your OB may want to get you on medication or refer you as you may have post partum depression. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of pregnancy at 8 weeks?

What are common symptoms of pregnancy at 8 weeks?

First trimester: One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is a missed menstrual cycle. By convention, once you miss your cycle you are approximately 4 weeks pregnant. Other symptoms include breast tenderness, fatigue, low energy, sleepiness, and at times nausea. As pregnancy progresses towards 8 weeks, these symptoms become more apparent. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel overwhelmed during pregnancy?

Is it common to feel overwhelmed during pregnancy?

Yes: It can get overwhelming, especially with work and having to care for your family. In addition there is a lot of information out there, some good, some not so good, and can lead to information overload. Try doing yoga. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms at 4 weeks of pregnancy?

What are the common symptoms at 4 weeks of pregnancy?

Nausea and vomiting: "hyperemesis gravidarum" is the fancy name for it. Most people think that this is normal for pegnancy, whereas it is due to viamin deficiency. ...Read more

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What stage in pregnancy is it common to start showing?

2-3 months: First pregnancy some women do not show until about 4 months. With the second one...Because the body has done this before----earlier...Around 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Skincare (Definition)

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