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How To Not Retain Water During Pregnancy
Can a person dilate fully to 10cm during pregnancy and not know? Can waters break and a person misses it somehow?
Sure but: I have seen a few patients come in to the hospital ready to deliver and they did not think they were really that far along. A few times patients have delivered at home not thinking they were laboring so fast. These are certainly the exceptions to the the normal course of labor ...Read more
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
Who baby comes out being healthier a baby who mommy retained a lot of water or a baby who's mommy only gained the weight the baby gained during pregnan?
Confusing question: During pregnancy, a woman puts on the weight of the baby, the amniotic fluid , the placenta and umbilical cord.The common range is 20-25 pounds, but some gain more or less. If mom only gains the weight of the average 7.5 lb baby she is unhealthy. Some retained leg water is expected when baby mass slows blood flow in the pelvis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormone changes: When our hormones change and do the wacky, we can retain water. Changing estrogen levels can also slow down your gut and cause constipation. This can make you feel bloated too. Things you can do: eat lots of fruits and veggies, don't add extra salt, get regular exercise. ...Read more
Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more
See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more
No: that contains medicines which can be harmful in pregnancy. depending on how far pregnant you are, it can cause birth defects, development problems, or affect the fluid around the baby. that begin said, if you take a pill every so often it will not likely cause a problem but in general it is not recommended in pregnancy ...Read more
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