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6 weeks pregnant with twins. One babies heart rate is 105 and the other is 115. Is this normal?

6 weeks pregnant with twins.  One babies heart rate is 105 and the other is 115. Is this normal?

Yes: It is not unusual for the baby's heart rate to be slower when it first starts (around 6 and 1/2 weeks generally). They will likely be much faster, around 160-170 BPM the next time you hear/see them. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Im 6 weeks pregnant and i get a fluttery feeling often could be baby movememt? And i get real bad nausas when i drive/ride in a car now what can I do?

Im 6 weeks pregnant and i get a fluttery feeling often could be baby movememt? And i get real bad nausas when i drive/ride in a car now what can I do?

Too early : The baby is about the size of an ant at six weeks . Movement is felt around week 20. There are many medications available for nausea. ...Read more

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I'm 263lbs and almost 6 weeks pregnant what's the safest way for me to still lose weight and still making sure baby gets everything it needs?!?!?

I'm 263lbs and almost 6 weeks pregnant what's the safest way for me to still lose weight and still making sure baby gets everything it needs?!?!?

Maintain weight: Would not recommend losing weight during pregnancy. Recommendations from the institute of medicine are to keep total weight gain during pregnancy between 11-20 pounds. Consider these: - Meet with a nutritionist to learn how to eat a healthy diet - Continue to stay active if your body will tolerate it. - Early diabetes screen to make sure you're not coming into pregnancy with diabetes ...Read more

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Had a MMR vaccine on the 07/09/2012. My last period was on the 20/09/2012. I mam 6 weeks pregnant. What. Are the risk s of MMR to my unborn baby?

Had a MMR vaccine on the 07/09/2012. My last period was on the 20/09/2012. I mam 6 weeks pregnant. What. Are the risk s of MMR to my unborn baby?

Probably none.: Pregnancy should be avoided for 3 months (per manufacturer labeling) following MMR vaccination. The acip recommends that pregnancy should be avoided for 1 month following vaccination with any of the individual components of this vaccine. Experience suggests that the actual risk is very low to none. Seek early ultrasound and mfm care to assess the fetal well-being and anatomy! take folate 1-5 mg! ...Read more

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I just found out i'm 6 weeks pregnant with our first child. What specific foods should I start eating that will help growing a healthy baby?

I just found out i'm 6 weeks pregnant with our first child. What specific foods should I start eating that will help growing a healthy baby?

Greens and folate: Seek prenatal care. Take a prenatal vitamin with folate. No alcohol or cigarettes. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables. Kale is a perfect vegetable for you. Practice eating healthy now as an example for your child: avoid junk food, sugary drinks, and large portions of carbs. You'll feel better and your child will be healthier! ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and have a cold is it okay to have a cold while pregnant im concerned about my baby?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and have a cold is it okay to have a cold while pregnant im concerned about my  baby?

Pregnancy and cold: Most pregnant women do well with a having a simple viral illness like a cold, however, they are at higher risk of developing complications like pneumonia. If you're having high fever, productive cough, feeling nauseated with muscle aches, and chills, i would absolutely check in with your OB or primary for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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