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Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Ask your OB MD: This is a question you should ask your treating OB MD who is familiar with your current condition. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Cord around neck: That just happens sometimes. I am not aware of anything that can cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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Causes for cord around the neck during pregnancy?please mention tips for avoiding this condition

Causes for cord around the neck during pregnancy?please mention tips for avoiding this condition

Not unusual. : Cord around neck caused by movement of the fetus in utero. Very common. No way to prevent. Ultrasound can show this. OB's will evaluate for a tight cord around neck near time of delivery. Talk to your OB/GYN to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Is neck pain normal during pregnancy?

Is neck pain normal during pregnancy?

Yes: Mild neck pain is very common often in the morning after waking up. Most women have muscle strains especially in the 3rd trimester. But if it is severe and you experience other symptoms then it can be a sign of something more. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement.Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot.I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn.Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

No: I often recommend that pregnant patients sleep with a body pillow as it can help relieve low back pain in pregnancy. Consider a buckwheat stuffed head pillow or foam head pillow if you find you are not getting proper neck support. ...Read more

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What can I do for back and neck pain during pregnancy? Is laying in a warm bath advised?

What can I do for back and neck pain during pregnancy? Is laying in a warm bath advised?

Perfectly OK: A warm compress, warm bath, massage to neck & back area, and tylenol (acetaminophen) are all acceptable ways to alleviate back & neck pain in pregnancy. Relaxation exercises also help and resolving your everyday stresses helps too. Take care. ...Read more

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