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What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

Ultrasound, Testing: Testing and ultrasound are needed to evaluate you for risk factors. Also cvs or amniocentesis (testing the fluid around the fetus) may be needed as well. Your OB doctor will give you a good diet and vitamins to further reduce your risk. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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How to prevent pregnency during sex?

How to prevent pregnency during sex?

No guarantee: There are no 100% guaranteed ways to prevent pregnancy other than abstinence. Other possible preventative measures include oral contraceptives, condoms and iud's to name a few. One thing that is not effective is early withdrawal before ejaculation. ...Read more

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How can you prevent hypertension during pregnancy?

How can you prevent hypertension during pregnancy?

Pregnancy HTN : There is no one way to prevent hypertension during pregnancy, but do your best to eat healthy, limit salt intake and exercise regularly throughout your pregnancy. Doing this will keep you healthy and lessen weight gain during the pregnancy and this will help to prevent hypertension. Also take prenatal vitamins! ...Read more

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How to prevent pregnancy?

How to prevent pregnancy?

Two ways: One, a secure contraceptive utilized as directed. Two, holding one's knees together at all times.( no sexual activity via abstinence.) ...Read more

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How to prevent sperm to come out early during masturbation?

How to prevent sperm to come out early during masturbation?

Squeeze penile base: As soon as you feel close to ejaculation, then resume after feeling disappears. ...Read more

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How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

Diet & exercise: A proper diet, exercise and following the OB MD's instructions will tend to minimize the risk unless you already had either hypertension or a previous pre-eclamptic pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to diagnose reason for early miscarriage? How can we prevent early miscarriage?

How to diagnose reason for early miscarriage?  How can we prevent early miscarriage?

Not always possible: Most early miscarriages are due to pregnancies that are chromosomal abnormal and miscarry for a reason. If you have 2 or more miscarriages your fertility specialist or obgyn can do a work up to look for preventable causes. ...Read more

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How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

How can you prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy?

Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more

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How to prevent skin darkening during pregnancy?

How to prevent skin darkening during pregnancy?

Stay out of the sun: During pregnancy your body excretes something called melanocyte stimulating hormone (among many other hormones) which causes darkening of the skin. There is nothing you can do to prevent this, but you can minimize is effect by staying out of the sun, or applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion (spf ~50) every day. ...Read more

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Why is pre term labour likely to happen again with future pregnancies? Does the body not "know" how to carry to term? How do the shots prevent ptl?

Why is pre term labour likely to happen again with future pregnancies? Does the body not "know" how to carry to term? How do the shots prevent ptl?

We don't really know: Statistically, if you have had preterm labor your chances of having it again are increased, but this does not explain anything. Similarly, some treatments appear to reduce the chances, statistically, but how they work is unclear. Effective and reliable treatment has yet to be developed, nor do we have an effective way to predict it. ...Read more

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How to prevent pregnancy after first intercourse?

How to prevent pregnancy after first intercourse?

Easy answer: Birth control is primary method, either pill, diaphragm, or condom. If none of these were used get the morning after pill. ...Read more

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How can one prevent vaginal rips/tears during child birth?

How can one prevent vaginal rips/tears during child birth?

Episiotomy: Episiotomy a surgical cut on the side of vaginal wall to prevent rips and tear, it heals well compared to tears. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to truly prevent UTI during pregnancy? Thanks.

What are the best ways to truly prevent UTI during pregnancy? Thanks.

Hydrate, Probiotics: Staying well hydrated is a simple way to decrease the frequency of urinary infections. A probiotic supplement, supplying "healthy" bacteria, may help restore balance to the bacterial population in the intestine, and has the added benefit of reducing yeast infections. Yogurt is a good example of a probiotic, also supplying a calcium source. Cranberry tablets have protective benefits, too. ...Read more

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How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

Can affect baby: Stress can potentially cause the baby to be smaller than if mom is not stressed. Lots of stress in pregnancy increases the possibility that the baby will be colicky ( that has been my experience). Babies feel the emotional response of the mother. Hopefully a pregnant mom will find tools to help manage the stress (breathing is #1 and available anytime anywhere). Talk to the OB doc as well. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because the best way/ ways to prevent UTI during intercourse?

I'm concerned because the best way/ ways to prevent UTI during intercourse?

Empty bladder after: The best way to prevent UTI after intercourse is for you and your partner to take a shower before intercourse and to empty your bladder immediately after intercourse. ...Read more

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How can I prevent premature birth in pregnancy?

How can I prevent premature birth in pregnancy?

Not sure entirely: We still don't know what really causes premature birth. New things have come out about Progesterone use in women with a history of a premature birth that seems to be very good at preventing a recurrence. Don't smoke, try not to develop high blood pressure or diabetes. ...Read more

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How can I prevent depression in pregnancy?

How can I prevent depression in pregnancy?

Me time important: Pregnancy and child raising are very demanding times in a women's life. Balance is always important but often gets discounted by women to their own detriment. Take some time to nurture you: for example regular exercise, rest, meditation or yoga. If you don't take care of yourself you won't be at your best to take care of those you care about most. ...Read more

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How can we prevent bleeding during an intercourse?

How can we prevent bleeding during an intercourse?

Bleeding with sex: To know how to treat it, we first have to know why it's occurring. See your doctor to determine the cause so it can be treated. ...Read more

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How can I prevent uterine infections during pregnancy?

How can I prevent uterine infections during pregnancy?

Cannot: Uterine infections during pregnancy are quite uncommon. It is not entirely clear what you are asking, since the nature and mode of acquisition of the infection are not specified. If you are worried about stds, limit your sexual partners and stay completely protected. ...Read more

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What can I do in pregnancy to help prevent autism?

What can I do in pregnancy to help prevent autism?

Do Not Know: The causes of autistic spectrum disorder are unknown, thus prevention is also unknown. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more