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Can I eat steamed clams? I am 23 weeks pregnant .

Can I eat steamed clams? I am 23 weeks pregnant .

I would be careful: the clams must be completely cooked but to be safe I would not risk it till after delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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I am 23 weeks pregnant , I don't feel like eating much . I was 55 kg before n am 58 kg now what should I do or eat?

I am 23 weeks pregnant , I don't feel like eating much . I was 55 kg before n am 58 kg now what should I do or eat?

Eating: You haven't lost any weight, which is the main thing. It's not necessary to "eat for two" Eat healthy, frequent, small meals. As the uterus gets larger, sometimes you don't want as much to eat because of pressure on your stomach. As long as your baby is growing normally, then he/she is getting the proper nutrients. So don't worry about how much you eat. Just watch what you eat. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant. I had a burger that was pink from inside. I only had one bite before i realized it. Will it harm mybaby?

I am 23 weeks pregnant. I had a burger that was pink from inside. I only had one bite before i realized it. Will it harm mybaby?

Please relax: This is unlikely to cause anything but your initial worry. Only those germs that are successful in entering your blood (hard to do) can effect your baby. Viruses like german measles, the chickenpox, can and do cause problems, but simple issues that might bother you, like a cold, strep throat, a UTI or food poisoning are not going to get through the babies defenses. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and my liver ALT levels are at 76. How should this be treated?

I am 23 weeks pregnant and my liver ALT levels are at 76.  How should this be treated?

Monitoring: Elevation of blood pressure during pregnancy can cause increases in liver enzymes. Many things can affect liver enzymes including chronic medication use, alcohol intake, previous liver infection and elevations for unknown reasons. Your doctor will monitor these enzymes along with your blood pressure and check for significant protein excretion in the urine. Liver enzymes can't be treated. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and i haven't felt my baby move for about an hour. I am worried, because she's always moving?

I am 23 weeks pregnant and i haven't felt my baby move for about an hour. I am worried, because she's always moving?

See below: As your pregnancy progresses, your baby matures and develops sleep/wake cycles just like you and i. That being said, if you are worried, you can call your labor and delivery ward and be reassured there. Talk to your doctor about a kick count diary. ...Read more

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I have heart palpations and I am 23 weeks pregnant. What could it be?

I have heart palpations and I am 23 weeks pregnant. What could it be?

Palpitations: Heart palpitations are usually extra atrial or ventricular beats of the heart. However, palpitations can be the heart rate racing. Irregularities of the heart beat with an occasional extra beat usually don't need treatment. A racing heart beat needs to be treated and you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and when i pee it is clear. Should i be worried?

I am 23 weeks pregnant and when i pee it is clear. Should i be worried?

No: It usually indicates that you have been drinking lots of water, and that is wonderful for you and your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and I have pubic symphysis dysfunction, are there any exercises I can do? 

I am 23 weeks pregnant and I have pubic symphysis dysfunction, are there any exercises I can do? 

Kegel & pelvic tilts: In addition to doing kegel or pelvic floor exercises, you can wear a pregnancy or maternity binder, available at most stores that sell maternity clothes. There are a number of websites you can visit with explanations of the exercises and other tips. An example is http://www.Whattoexpect.Com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/symphysis-pubic-dysfunction.Aspx. ...Read more

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I have a week eyesight -2.75. I am 23 weeks pregnant I feel as if my eyesight has weekend more since I conceived. Do I need to take supplements?

I have a week eyesight -2.75. I am 23 weeks pregnant I feel as if my eyesight has weekend more since I conceived. Do I need to take supplements?

Pregnancy: The hormonal levels can effect the shape of the cornea and can even make it difficult to wear your old contacts. You don't need supplements other than your prenatal vitamins. This should get better after delivery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I am 23 weeks pregnant and my front tooth just completely broke off and I am having some pain and I don't have dental insurance what should I do?

Hi I am 23 weeks pregnant and my front tooth just completely broke off and I am having some pain and I don't have dental insurance what should I do?

For baby's sake: For baby's sake you must see a Dentist now. Tooth most probably infected, and that may adversely affect your child. Find a Dentist ASAP. Work out a deferred payment plan. Have the treatment done that you need. Have a healthy baby. ...Read more

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Had dinner over 4 hours ago. I am 23 weeks pregnant and have heartburn almost every night. Should I worry?What causes it? Can I take anything for it?

Had dinner over 4 hours ago. I am 23 weeks pregnant and have heartburn almost every night. Should I worry?What causes it? Can I take anything for it?

Heartburn & pregnant: Heartburn is expected as part of pregnancy due to (1) upward pressure from the growing baby upon the stomach, and (2) the effect of progesterone in relaxing the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach. There may be some medications that are safe to take in pregnancy, but please consult with your Obstetrician first as not all medications are safe for the baby. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant. Why does the right side of my vagina feel swollen? The other side is normal.

I am 23 weeks pregnant. Why does the right side of my vagina feel swollen? The other side is normal.

Swelling: During pregnancy, many parts of your lower body can become swollen. You should always notify your doctor of these findings to rule out a blood clot, which pregnant women are at higher risk for. Swelling in the vaginal area is also common but should always be investigated with a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 23 weeks pregnant, in my last tiffa scan dr's have noted a small marker on echogenic cardi?

What to do if I am 23 weeks pregnant, in my last tiffa scan dr's have noted a small marker on echogenic cardi?

Needs to be followed: It is possible this echogenic marker may be related to the moderator band. Nothing to worry about. It may best be followed to see how baby continues to grow. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and I have a tingling feeling that is all over my belly. Scratching doesn't help it go away?

I am 23 weeks pregnant and I have a tingling feeling that is all over my belly. Scratching doesn't help it go away?

Gt checked: Most of the time this is simply caused by the stretching of the skin. Schedule a visit with your obgyn for an exam to rule out any rash or other causes. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream over the counter can help with itching. ...Read more