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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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Hi! I'm 24 W prg, I take sertraline75mg for my panic attack. Is that true that sertraline is safe during pregnancy? I'm really worry for my baby health.

Hi! I'm 24 W prg, I take sertraline75mg for my panic attack. Is that true that sertraline is safe during pregnancy? I'm really worry for my baby health.

Low risk: Risk may be increased during the third trimester, there is a risk of withdrawal symptoms for your baby after birth. There is inconclusive risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension or autism in the baby. Pls consider enrolling in the national pregnancy registry for antidepressants: www. Womensmentalhealth. Org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry/antidepressants ...Read more

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Are whey protein powders safe during pregnancy? On healthy diet, thought to help with weight gain and baby health. Thought to mix it in milkshake

Are whey protein powders safe during pregnancy? On healthy diet, thought to help with weight gain and baby health. Thought to mix it in milkshake

Safe with pregnancy: Whey protein comes from milk based products. It is completely safe during pregnancy when used in conjunction with resistance based training it will help increase lean body mass. If not used in conjunction with exercise program, if you are otherwise eating a well balanced diet, not much benefit to supplementation with whey protein. ...Read more

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Is it safe to continue taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy? Age: 37 health: excellent

Is it safe to continue taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy? Age: 37 health: excellent

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is fda pregnancy category c, which means that it is not known whether Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will harm an unborn baby. It could cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes this medication during pregnancy. Be sure that your doctor knows you are taking this medication and that you discuss this as it could have risks. Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby, so be sure to tell your doctor if you are planning to breast feed also. ...Read more

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How to get fair and health baby during pregnancy?

How to get fair and health baby during pregnancy?

See Obs: Follow your Obs recommendations and directions. Prenatal care will help and is extremely important. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is smoking during pregnancy?

How harmful for your health is smoking during pregnancy?

Not sure..: It's just never a good idea to smoke while pregnant. Ever. And because there is no positive effect, why take a chance? Think if you were the fetus. Would you want your mom to smoke while you were trying to grow and survive? And if something were to go wrong with your pregnancy or the baby, why take the chance of living your life wondering if something you did caused it. Just don't do it! ...Read more

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I have a j-pouch, will it be hard for me to get pregnant? Could anything happen to my health during the pregnancy?

I have a j-pouch, will it be hard for me to get pregnant? Could anything happen to my health during the pregnancy?

Seek fertility MD: With a j pouch you are no longer on chemo type drugs. You should wait up to 6 months after stopping certain chemo meds like methotrexate before trying to conceive. Pelvic surgery involved in a j-pouch lowers the odds of having a pregnancy by 5times. There is only a small risk of increase in congenital problems but low birth weight and preterm births can happen more often. Talk to fertility MD. ...Read more

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I have already 3 times abort with tablets. And again taking is safe for health or not and also if any will occur in future pregnancy. Present 35 days?

I have already 3 times abort with tablets. And again taking is safe for health or not and also if any will occur in future pregnancy. Present 35 days?

Maybe: There are a few different medications used for causing abortions. Without knowing which one you are using, I am limited in my response. Some cause birth defects and change the way the ovaries work. Some doctors think too many abortions may cause difficulties carrying future pregnancies. If you are having sex that much, why not use something to prevent pregnancy? ...Read more

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My baby's health comes first during pregnancy but ob says to focus on me. Why?

My baby's health comes first during pregnancy but ob says to focus on me. Why?

Both true.: This is typical for pregnancies in older women; they value their pregnancies and fetuses even more than their own lives - however the obstetrician's primary concern is for the mother's health (not least because healthy mother generally means good pregnancy outcome). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the cat scan during pregnancy affects the child's health in the future?

Can you tell me how the cat scan during pregnancy affects the child's health in the future?

It depends: There is no increased radiation exposure to the fetus unless there is direct radiation to the pelvis, i.e. a pelvic CT. If you had a pelvic CT, then any theoretical cancer/teratogenic risk to the fetus is related to the stage of pregnancy and the radiation dose. ...Read more

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Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?

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

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What are some of the health problems associated with under-nutrition during pregnancy?

What are some of the health problems associated with under-nutrition during pregnancy?

"Under-nutrition": In pregnancy it's very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Otherwise your baby may not develop normally. Also your own health could suffer because the baby will pull nutrients s/he needs from your body. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, I have 35 to 38 days cycle does it effects the baby health, and how can I take care it during pregnancy, is any thing serious?

I am pregnant, I have 35 to 38 days cycle does it effects the baby health, and how can I take care it during pregnancy, is any thing serious?

Menstruation: I didn't understand your question when pregnant you shouldn't be getting cycles if you're talking about cycles before pregnancy I don't think there's anything to worry about if this is longstanding. But make sure you see you an obstetrician for prenatal visits. ...Read more

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Is dulcoease safe to take while pregnant? I've heard yes and I've heard no. I've had no health problems in the past and this is my 1st pregnancy.

Is dulcoease safe to take while pregnant? I've heard yes and I've heard no. I've had no health problems in the past and this is my 1st pregnancy.

Yes: I am assuming that the dulcoease that you are referring to has a generic name of docusate sodium and is labeled as a stool softener. If the package states stimulant or biscodyl, then I would not recommend it during pregnancy.St. ...Read more

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Tell me about oral health care during pregnancy.?

Same all the time..: Just because a woman is pregnant doesn't mean she starts taking care of her teeth. Proper oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) as well as regular dental checkups and cleanings keep the mouth healthy before, during, and after pregnancy. A change in hormone levels during pregnancy can exacerbate gingival inflammation and periodontal problems. ...Read more

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What are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy.?

What are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy.?

Maintain oral hygien: Ideally, you should have a thorough exam before your pregnancy and have all your treatment done. You should continue your normal dental exams during pregnancy. Xrays are safe if not during the first trimester. If you have a toothache it should be addressed during the pregnancy. If you have minor issues, they can probably wait. Impeccable oral hygiene must be maintained during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy same as usual?

No: Meticulous home care is advised, as hormonal activity in pregnant females increases the risk of develops gum disease. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Smoking in pregnancy: Advise to quit as soon as you found out u r pregnant. Low birth weight and other complications possible. Also if quitting now, it would do both of you good. ...Read more

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I am 3 months pregnant and I have a Cyst in my Left ovary. Can I (or my baby) face any kind of health issue during pregnancy???

I am 3 months pregnant and I have a Cyst in my Left ovary. Can I (or my baby) face any kind of health issue during pregnancy???

What kind of cyst: Cyst means fluid filled and occur cyclically when not pregnant. A corpus luteum cyst supports an early pregnancy until about 10 weeks when the placenta takes over. Discuss the cyst with your doc-usually will present no problems during the pregnancy or to baby if the cyst is small (less 5 cm) ...Read more

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Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Yes but: They are safe for use but not effective. If you have a bladder infection the you need to be treated with antibiotics to prevent the infection from spreading to the kidneys. ...Read more

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My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

Erosion: These are part of the illness and are not themselves life-threatening. Keep up surveillance and the disease should be manageable and compatible with overall good health and longevity ...Read more

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Kindly suggest me which foods are good during pregnancy for mother & babe who increase blood & Calcium & what kind of things wanna do for good health?

Kindly suggest me which foods are good during pregnancy for mother & babe who increase blood & Calcium & what kind of things wanna do for good health?

Food: Go to myplate. Gov pregnant women need to increase their calorie intake and eat a balanced diet to include prenatal vitamin supplements to make sure the developing fetus gets what he/she needs. Read from ACOG and continue to feed you your baby and momma healthfully all your life. Https://m.acog. Org/Patients/FAQs/Nutrition-During-Pregnancy? IsMobileSet=true ...Read more

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Positive OPK this month, had sex during tht time, period delayed by 5 days and still negative pregnancy tests. What other health problem could this be?

Positive OPK this month, had sex during tht time, period delayed by 5 days and still negative pregnancy tests. What other health problem could this be?

Could be: Could be anovulatory cycle - meaning you didn't ovulate - or a late ovulation. If your periods are not regular, it might be worth doing a pregnancy test again to be sure. If you are usually regular and the hpt is still negative, check with a doctor if the next period is missed too. ...Read more

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Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is important to know what kind of HGB the father has-he should have a hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out how the child might be affected. Pregnancy complications are rare, but the baby can have a low weight, and rarely there are complications for the mom. ...Read more

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Is l-tyrosine safe during pregnancy?

Is l-tyrosine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: In recommended doses, it should be very safe to use during pregnancy. It is one of the Amino Acids normally found in proteins. ...Read more

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Holistic Medicine (Definition)

Holistic medicine addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Holistic medical practitioners generally integrate alternative and complementary therapies such as nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy with conventional therapies, and focus on the importance of diet, lifestyle, and stress reduction to achieve ...Read more