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How To Reduce Body Heat During Pregnancy
Options: I would avoid medications... But would suggest fewer blankets or cool down the room.. Congratulations! ( I am assuming you are too hot). ...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
Binaural beats: Deep sleep is super important for restoration. Listening to music with binaural beats while you sleep can help to deepen your sleep so that it's more efficient. I recommend music from this website. http://www.sleepphones.com/mp3/free-mp3-downloads see my article here. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-weishin-lai/sleep-and-senses_b_3424173.html. ...Read more
Many choices: Start by eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, especially soy which have phytoestrogens. Drink lots of water. Heating pad over your lower belly where your uterus is. Omega 3, vitamin e, thiamine, acupuncture, yoga may help based on studies. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories can help. If persistent moderate to severe pain, see your doctor asap to rule out other causes. Good lucks. ...Read more
You sweat: For one.....but keep in mind don't leave it up to your body.....drink fluids and rest. Overheating is not good for you.... ...Read more
Check out these: Links. There's no magic formula to losing weight quickly but the common sense advice of eating less and exercising more should help u achieve ur goal.Get checked for thyroid, adrenal, ovarian and pituitary problems. http://www.health.com/health/m/gallery/0, 20501331, 00.Html. http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/guide/herbal-remedies. http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/guide/lose-weight-fast-how-to-do-it-safely. ...Read more
Summer hives: Hives occurring only in the summer may be triggered by exposure to sun or being hot and sweaty. They can be treated by avoiding or minimizing the triggers (sun or sweating) and taking antihistamines such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). Sometimes sunscreens can help with solar hives. Look for uva and uvb coverage. See an allergist for persistent hives. ...Read more
Not much: Unless there is a significant deficiency of iron in the mother, there is no impact on the baby. Iron deficiency in the mother can cause significant anemia in the mother however and can lead to the possible need for a blood transfusion. An increase in iron, unless associated with a medical condition, will not cause a problem. ...Read more
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
Exercise: After pregnancy our metabolic rates (the amount of calories we burn in 24 hours) can change. Often women describe, including myself, that weight is harder to lose after pregnancy. Increased exercise definitely can help. Studies show that interval training exercise is the best for weight loss and fitness. There are on-line calculators that can tell you how many calories to have a day. Good luck. ...Read more
Lose weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
What is your opinion on nonstick cookware and pregnancy/fertility? Should it be avoided during pregnancy or when ttc? And when heating up baby's food?
Nonstick cookware: Is best avoided all the time. The heat releases toxins from the coating and the go into the food and into you. Same with plastic wrap. Please never micro anything w/it on top. Olive oil is best. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes - carefully: There's no real danger to the baby. The heating pad isn't likely to affect the temp inside your body (your 'core' temp) much. The danger is to yourself if you lie on the pad or overuse it to the point of burning your skin. (it happens!) a better alternative might be to get a good osteopathic hands-on exam. I've treated many back problems for pregnant women - even taught hubbies to do so at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Be careful not to burn yourself. Towel or sheet between pad and skin. Not on high and limit duration. ...Read more
Elevate: You can try elevation and ask your doctor for some compression stockings. If you have tired, aching, heavy legs it is likely due to backward flow in your veins. This is common in pregnancy and the majority of women will have resolution of these symptoms after delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use a heating pad on mid and lower back when in second and third trimester of pregnancy?
A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more
Are due to hormones: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more
Good diet: "stretch marks" are not strictly mechanical. They are really metabolic in character and often appear in obesity. A good natural food diet and some vitamin supplements help. The largest organ in the body is the skin. Thus it needs to be fed properly like all the other body organs.Ask your ob/gyn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnancy physiology: Nasal stuffiness, nausea, headaches, euphoria, constipation, peculiar taste/cravings, increase in blood volume, enlargement of the uterus and elevation of the diaphragm, depressed immunity, lax joints and propensity for falls, perturbed memory (momnesia), snoring, poor sleeping, fatigue, emotional lability, gastroesophageal reflux/acidity, frequent urination, watery mucous vaginal discharge. ...Read more
Weight loss: Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care. ...Read more
Moderate exercise: Exercise during pregnancy or any other time in life can be helpful for your physical feeling of well being as well as your physical condition. Exercise during pregnancy is certainly still helpful to give you release of endorphins and good feeling. You must be careful, however, and use moderation. Most importantly ask your obstetrician specifics of limitations. Walking normal pace usually good. ...Read more
Wt loss: There are recommendations for the proper amount of weight to gain during pregnancy, however there are women who are overweight during their pregnancy who can lose weight and not affect the fetus. It is not advised however to diet or try to lose weight in pregnancy as there can be adverse outcomes. ...Read more
Body Pump wt lifting: This is being answered by a non-gynecologist. I had to read about body pump weight lifting to answer this question ; it is described as very strenuous. Some things i read said it was ok during pregnancy. However, if it really is strenuous i would check with your personal obstetrician before making a decision. ...Read more
Second our third: Trimester. Pregnancy-induced anemia — a low red-blood-cell count generally caused by an iron deficiency — is extremely common, especially in the second and third trimester. With a few minor nutritional adjustments, you can still sail through the second half of your pregnancy, with no harm done to you or your baby-to-be. ...Read more
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