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Doctor insights on: How To Use A Body Pillow During Pregnancy

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I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

No: I often recommend that pregnant patients sleep with a body pillow as it can help relieve low back pain in pregnancy. Consider a buckwheat stuffed head pillow or foam head pillow if you find you are not getting proper neck support. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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During pregnancy, when is it a must to avoid laying on the right side? And can propping belly on a pillow be ok to lay on right side?

During pregnancy, when is it a must to avoid laying on the right side? And can propping belly on a pillow be ok to lay on right side?

Mainly during labor: Avoiding the right side is mainly used during labor when there are fetal heart rate abnormalities as a tool to increase blood flow to the placenta. This labor maneuver has now been adopted as a recommendation throughout pregnancy without much scientific evidence to support it. You may adjust with pillows in whatever way is comfortable for you ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a body fat analysis scale during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a body fat analysis scale during pregnancy?

Not if it is DXA: DXA in used to evaluate body composition and includes X-rays and thus you can not do body composition during pregnancy unless there are very extenuating circumstances. There may be other types of imaging like MRI that are safe. ...Read more

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It is safe to use vix during pregnancy?

It is safe to use vix during pregnancy?

Vicks? yes: Did you mean to say Vicks cough drops? Those contain menthol as a topical treatment for the throat. There is no medical reason why you can't use that during pregnancy. Like all medications in pregnancy, however, you should only use it for the time that you really need it. The only over the counter "medications" that should be taken for the whole pregnancy are prenatal vitamins and/or folic acid. ...Read more

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Is clinique safe to use during pregnancy?

Is clinique safe to use during pregnancy?

Probably: If you are refering to the clinique make up, then most of the products are safe. I might recommend you bring any acne treatment products you use to your OB doctor to double check. ...Read more

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What are all the changes that happen to your body during pregnancy?

What are all the changes that happen to your  body during pregnancy?

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