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Doctor insights on: How To Stop Spitting During Pregnancy

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

Very bad idea: Sudden stopping seizure medications may bring on serious and repetitive seizures. Do not stop your medicines. Take folate (folic acid) and discuss with your doctor the safe use of lowest effective doses. The first trimester is most critical. Good exams including ultrasounds can monitor the well being of the fetus. ...Read more

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How do doctors know that women stop ovulating during pregnancy?

How do doctors know that women stop ovulating during pregnancy?

Good question: but tough to give a short answer in plain English. Basically high levels of any of 3 hormones: estradiol. progesterone, and prolactin will STOP ovulations in non-pregnant women (by disrupting pulses of GnRH and preventing LH surge.) In pregnant women these 3 are all very high. ...Read more

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I can't stop drinking heavily during pregnancy. What's the best way to get serious help?

I can't stop drinking heavily during pregnancy. What's the best way to get serious help?

Alcoholics Anonymous: Aa is a great organization. You have a good motivator to stop due to the pregnancy so attend a meeting. Going through that may help and improve yours and your baby's life. ...Read more

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I'm very early in my pregnancy and cannot stop eating, is this normal? I am literally hungry day and night! I get up many time during sleep to eat!!

I'm very early in my pregnancy and cannot stop eating, is this normal? I am literally hungry day and night! I get up many time during sleep to eat!!

It is normal.: Congrats! It is normal to want to eat everything when your pregnant. Usually this comes in waves as there will be periods during your pregnancy when your appetite will be low. Be careful. Depending on your weight now, you don't want to gain more than about 30 pounds. It is okay to eat...just eat healthy foods. Fruits and veggies, not ice-cream and cake. LOL. Enjoy!! ...Read more

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How to stop smoking during the pregnancy?

How to stop smoking during the pregnancy?

Put baby first.: Let your friends & family know so that they can support you. Get rid of cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays etc. Stay away from people who are smoking so that it won't trigger the urge to smoke. Consider using a smoking cessation App, a quitline, smokefree TXT or joining a support group. ...Read more

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