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How to control body heat while sleeping during pregnancy?

How to control body heat while sleeping 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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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What's the best thing to use to prevent stretch marks during your pregnancy?

What's the best thing to use to prevent stretch marks during your pregnancy?

Cocao Butter: Utilize cocoa butter to avoid stretch marks. Applying cocoa butter will let the stretch marks become paler if already there ...Read more

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Best way to sleep to reduce neck hump.on back?where should i use the support pillows?

Best way to sleep to reduce neck hump.on back?where  should i use the support pillows?

I can't help you: with pillows or their placement, but if you are having issues with posture, spine alignment, etc. I recommend that you take up yoga. Very helpful in reinforcing good posture, strengthening your core and counteracting effects from slouching, bad posture using computer, watching tv, etc. ...Read more

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How to calculate the dry period in women to avoid pregnancy ?

How to calculate the dry period in women to avoid pregnancy ?

Old fashioned term: You mean when do you ovulate that is the fertile period, u should ovulate if u do ovulate , 14 days before the end of your period so if your periods are every 28 days u ovulate day 14 so the fertile period is day 11-17 and u start counting on the first day of your bleeding is day 1, if periods are every 35 days u ovulate day 21. ...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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What is the safe period of time to participate in sex to avoid pregnancy ?

What is the safe period of time to participate in sex to avoid pregnancy ?

Rhythm method: The best time to have unprotected sex, wishing to avoid pregnancy is 3-4 days prior to ovulation and 3 days after ovulation. The egg is fertilizable for 24 hrs, and sperm live in the female tract for up to 3 days. Check the billings method of contraception. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take back and body aspirin during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take back and body aspirin during pregnancy?

No: Stay away from all anti-inflammatory medications (advil, motrin, or aleve) and aspirin. These drugs can increase the risk of bleeding and miscarriage. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest for pain. Need to discuss your issues with your provider. ...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 a pregnant massage therapist.What oil should a use during treatments to keep my baby safe. Is it safe to do massage treat in my first trimester. ?

I'm a pregnant massage therapist.What oil should a use during treatments to keep my baby safe. Is it safe to do massage treat in my first trimester. ?

Most massage oils: are safe in pregnancy. It is perfectly safe to perform massage in the first trimester. Be careful in the second and third, as too much time on your feet could make you lightheaded, but if it doesn't, it is fine to give massages then as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the period in which one can become pregnant (with menstrural cycle of every 28 to 30 days) and when is it safe to do to prevent pregnancy ?

What is the period in which one can become pregnant (with menstrural cycle of every 28 to 30 days) and 
when is it safe to do to prevent pregnancy ?

Pregnant any time: You can become pregnant at any time during your cycle, but the highest chance is during/around time of ovulation (egg-release). During a normal ovulatory cycle, the ovulation occurs 14-days before the menstrual flow starts. So, for 28-day cycle, ovulation day=14. For 30-day cycle, ovulation on day=16. To prevent unwanted pregnany, contraception is recommended at all time! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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It it safe to use ipad and cellular phones during pregnancy?

It it safe to use ipad and cellular phones during pregnancy?

Studies: To show that electromagnetic energy can cause cancer or diseases have been equivocal. The heat generated also was implicated but that is from the machine moving parts and the battery. There is no conclusive study. Since that is so, i can't say you can't use your gadgets, but limit it to need only so you will stay on the cautious and safe side. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to use pillow .Place pillow under hips after intercourse for about 10 minutes to change angle of pelvis (/vagina) ..Please tell me.. ?

How to use pillow .Place pillow under hips after intercourse for about 10 minutes to change angle of pelvis (/vagina) ..Please tell me.. ?

Pillow: When on your back, you vagina has a natural angle downward, this helping keeping the semen and sperm in the deepest part of the vaginal vault. This allows the sperm more chance to get up to the tubes where the egg is. Using a pill under your hips can change angle to be a little steeper. It isnt totally necessary tho. ...Read more

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When to try to get pregnant during the cycle?

When to try to get pregnant during the cycle?

Mid cycle: When you are ovulating-usually 10-14 days after the start of a normal 28 day cycle. ...Read more

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During 22 week pregnancy,whole body swelling,especially feet and hands,what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?

During 22 week pregnancy,whole body swelling,especially feet and hands,what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?

See your OB: Swelling of feet and hands can be normal or a sign of preeclampsia or eclampsia, please see your OB to check your urine for the presence of protein and to check and monitor your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Yes: Insulin injections are subcutaneous, meaning the medicine is deposited in the skin. Just because you give yourself the injection over the baby does not mean the medication is going directly to the baby. ...Read more

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