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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
Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more
Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more
Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more
Obstetrics: I am not sure what you are asking. In the U.S. The moment one knows they are pregnant they go to see an obstetrician who runs all kinds of tests, gives literature to read and a schedule on how often and when they should be monitored. I am not sure of the culture there in india. ...Read more
Illegal opiates: There are a lot of things to NOT do during pregnancy, but I want to focus on the overuse of opiates by pregnant women and the impact on their unborn children who go through drug "withdrawal". There are several studies about the rising use of these drugs by pregnant women recently and it is a bad testimony to our profession (healthcare) to convey this message to the general public. ...Read more
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