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Important Things To Do During Pregnancy
I'm 3 months pregnant. I have a 7 hour flight in three days. Is air travel safe and healthy during 3 months of pregnancy? It is really important for me to know whether i can fly while 3 months pregnant. Based on your answer, i might have to reschedule my
Most : Most likely you are going to be completely fine. The most important things are to be well hydrated during the flight and to talk around a bit during the flight to prevent blood clots in your legs (dvt). ...Read more
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
Why is it important to lay on your left side instead of your right side during pregnancy? And what can happen if you do lay on your right side?
Uterus off vena cava: By lying on your left side (esp. In 2nd and 3rd trimester) it allows the uterus to fall away from the vena cava and improve return blood flow to the heart. Because of the path of the bowel in the abdomen, and the position of the vena cava, the right side is less susceptible to uterine compression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?
Organogenesis: During the first trimester the human being forms, which is called organogenesis (the organs and body parts come into existence). Malformations happen during this time period, which is why mothers-to-be want to be cautious with their diet and the medications they take, as well as alcohol, caffeine, drugs, smoking- to name a few. ...Read more
Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?
Not so: Women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as pregnancy progresses as the vena cava (large blood vessel) can become flattened if lying on back (due to size of uterus). Sleeping on the left side can help to prevent this compression so that blood finds it's way to your uterus. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women. Take care. ...Read more
I have a style on my left eyelid is it important to get this looked at as soon as possible? And is it dangerous during pregnancy i'm 4 weeks almost 5
Not dangerous: It's probably a sty, a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First trimester?: Maternal nutrition is very important throughout peri conception, pregnancy and lactation. Arguably the ingestion of Folic Acid preconceptionally is the most important aspect, however healthy diet throughout pregnancy can prevent maternal-fetal or even remote complications decades later to the offspring. ...Read more
Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant?during pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding?why take the flu shot while pregnant?
A diet guide: There are a number of excellent books on pregnancy and nutrition. If you have food allergies a nutritionist may help. A good balanced diet, plenty of protein, lots of vegetables, plenty of color variety. Avoid fried foods, too much red meat and limit fish, especially large filets. Sugar and sweets should be avoided or limited. A pregnant metabolism is a slow metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What foods should I avoid during pregnancy? I've heard conflicting things from different people and now I'm really confused
Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy..? What are the things that i have to avoid during pregnancy
Alcohol, tobacco, &: Fish with high mercury levels such as swordfish, tuna, tilefish, mackerel, bluefish, shark, grouper in fact those highup on food chain who have eaten other fish and retained their mercury.( shrimp, scallops, clams + salmon are safe) xs liver consuption may be bad from vitamin a toxicity as well as xs tofu (fine in moderate amounts) may have a slight feminizing effect on baby boys' genitalia. ...Read more
Avoid: Prolonged sitting or immobilization, avoid heavy lifting. Do psoas muscle stretches daily, walk often, swim if you can. ...Read more
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