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How To Use A Body Pillow During Pregnancy
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
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
Myths: No. That is a joke or a laughable myth. ...Read more
It is safe to use body soap like Dove, and dove lotion during pregnancy? I don't know what kind of soap safe for pregnant women. Please advise thank
Hi doctor, any recommended lotion for body during pregnancy?Is it safe to use body butter for whole body?
Anything you want: Skin lotions won't hurt your baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it true that cellphone use during pregnancy (close to the body especially belly) can cause brain development defects or issues issues on fetus?
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
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
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